Partners in Business

| June 01, 2012

TRY TO DEPART EARLY. Especially when bad weather poses potential delays, try to depart early. Leaving late gives you no time to recover from an unexpected storm and is the major reason for service failures ...

| May 24, 2012

PLAN YOUR TRIP IN ADVANCE. Plan your trip and work out the timing in advance to get the most from your time. Ask for directions to every stop, or use mapping software such as Rand ...

| May 17, 2012

TRY TO DEPART EARLY. Especially when bad weather poses potential delays, try to depart early. Leaving late gives you no time to recover from an unexpected storm and is the major reason for service failures ...

| May 10, 2012

MANAGE COSTS OF TIME TO FUEL. The typical owner-operator carries 200 gallons of fuel or more, but buys only 100 gallons at a time and takes about 45 minutes per stop to fuel. Often it ...

| May 03, 2012

PIB TIP: SHOP FOR INSURANCE. Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere. Also, don’t sign up for credit life ...

| April 25, 2012

PIB TIP: CHECK FINE POINTS ON A LOAN. Don’t sign anything you don’t understand about a truck loan, and get a copy of everything you sign. When trading, don’t sign over the title of your ...

| April 18, 2012

PIB TIP: GET FULL DISCLOSURE. Get full disclosure before you sign a finance contract. Make sure that the total price is clearly defined. Truth-in-lending laws do not apply to commercial loans, such as truck financing, ...

| April 13, 2012

PIB TIP: REMEMBER THE WARRANTY. When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect ...

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