| September 20, 2010

PIB TIP: CONSIDER AN APU. A recent survey shows the average owner-operator idles more than 5 hours a day, in all weathers. That’s the equivalent of 18,000 yearly miles on the engine, says Argonne National ...

| September 13, 2010

PIB TIP: LIMIT IDLE TIME. Alternatives to idling, which can cost $120 per week if your truck idles eight hours daily, include use of an extra blanket in cold weather and window screens on warm ...

| September 08, 2010

PIB TIP: REDUCE AVERAGE SPEED. It’s easy to get into the trap of driving fast. But speed is the main reason for increased fuel consumption and reduced profit. Experts agree that every mile per hour ...

| August 23, 2010

PIB TIP: CONTROLLING FUEL COSTS. You can make the wisest business decisions about fuel when you know your fuel economy, expressed in miles per gallon, and your fuel cost per mile. The Partners in Business ...

Aug. 27: Partners in Business

| August 19, 2010

You won't find a better two-hour presentation about running an owner-operator business than the Partners in Business seminar by Overdrive and ATBS, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National.

Randy Houser to headline at GATS

| August 18, 2010

Bluegrass band The Grascals will open for Houser at the Great American Trucking Show.

| August 17, 2010

PIB TIP: AVOID FRIVOLOUS SPENDING. The average ATBS client nets only 32 cents for every dollar of gross revenue, hence, 68 cents per dollar earned goes toward vital business expenses. Heeding that ratio can help ...

Aug. 19: Evaluating Prospective Carriers

| August 13, 2010

As part of Truckers News’ How to Become an Owner-Operator series, we are offering a free webinar Thursday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. (CST) to help you evaluate your options. Our featured speaker is ...

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