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Aug. 26: Learn owner-operator business skills

| August 25, 2011

Don’t miss this free two-hour seminar, with presenter Kevin Rutherford, on how to run a profitable owner-operator business.

TONIGHT: The latest on driver pay trends

| August 15, 2011

Learn more about owner-operator and company driver compensation in a free webinar produced by Overdrive and Truckers News and sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.

| April 05, 2011

PIB TIP: GET ONLINE ACCESS. Even if you don’t pack a computer on the road, once you’re signed up at your bank or credit union for online access, you can check your balance and cleared ...

| March 28, 2011

PIB TIP: USE OVERDRAFT PROTECTION. Most banks offer this service, which automatically draws from your savings or credit card account to cover a bad check. If savings, you obviously need to keep a good stash ...

| March 21, 2011

PIB TIP: MANAGE CASH FLOW. The best practices for managing cash flow include using a business operating account and never taking cash advances. Avoid overdraft fees by recording every check as soon as it’s written. ...

| March 15, 2011

PIB TIP: HAVE A RESERVE ACCOUNT. The best owner-operators have at least $5,000 in reserve before they ever go into business. That amount should be maintained and increased, especially with a truck that ages. The ...

| February 22, 2011

PIB TIP: MAINTAIN PROPER INFLATION. Maintaining correct inflation is free and is the highest saving maintenance you can perform on your truck. Improper inflation is by far the greatest reason that tires fail or wear ...

| February 16, 2011

PIB TIP: PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. Proper maintenance of tires, wheels, axles and the steering column also will help keep your tire costs down. Wheels naturally lose alignment and balance. Bushings, shocks, bearings and valve stems ...

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