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| February 01, 2011

USE RETREADS. Premium tire makers design casings for retread use. Theoretically, undamaged casings can be repeatedly retreaded, although the tire maker’s casing warranty might run out at, for example, 750,000 miles or after three retreadings. ...

| January 18, 2011

PIB TIP: SHOP FOR THE BEST VALUE. Get the most for your money in tires, whether you spend a little or a lot. It’s tempting to shop primarily by sticker price, but cost per mile ...

| January 11, 2011

PIB TIP: SPEC FOR YOUR APPLICATION. Effort put into careful spec’ing will pay off in any of the four main tire applications: long haul, regional, on/off road and urban. The different applications mean different tire ...

| January 05, 2011

PIB TIP: CHECK TIRE WEAR. Pre- and post-trip inspection of your tires is a great time to check for irregular wear, flat spots and other indications of tire maintenance needs. Since tires are the second ...

| December 29, 2010

PIB TIP: YOUR IFTA ACCOUNT. You must get your own International Fuel Tax Agreement account to do your own fuel tax reporting, whether you do it yourself or through a third party. You do not ...

| December 17, 2010

PIB TIP: PASS UP COSTLY FUEL STOPS. Owner-operators are well advised to pass up network fuel stops that are too costly, too far off route, sell inferior fuel, are dangerous or poorly maintained, or are ...

| December 14, 2010

PIB TIP: GET WITH THE PROGRAM. Owner-operators can save an average of 6 cents per gallon when they are able to participate in major carriers’ discount fuel networks. If your fleet has a fuel-optimizer program, ...

| November 22, 2010

PIB TIP: FINDING THE CHEAPEST FUEL. The real cost of fuel is the pump price minus the taxes. There are ways to save money on both the fuel you buy and the fuel taxes you ...

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