Freightliner Trucks

Aug. 27: Partners in Business

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.

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Super session panel kicks off GATS

How truck, trailer and engine makers will deal with the future will be discussed during the Super Session panel.

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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 you resist a frivolous spending spree the next time you have a big settlement check. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by ...

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PIB TIP: COSTS VARY MONTHLY. If you drive 9,600 miles one month and 10,000 miles the next, you’ll have two sets of costs for each month. If your monthly tractor payment is $1,850 and you drive 9,600 miles in a month, the payment will cost 19.3 cents per mile. But, if you drive 10,000 miles, the payment will cost 18.5 cents per mile. Fixed costs do not go down over time, buy you can reduce ...

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Freightliner delivery to be celebrated

U.S. Xpress Enterprises will receive its 50,000th Freightliner, a Cascadia equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD15, in an Aug. 5 ceremony, the truck maker announced. The tractor with a 72-in. raised roof sleeper will be presented to U.S. Xpress Enterprises CEO and Co-chairman Max Fuller in a commemoration at 3:30 p.m. EDT at 4080 Jenkins Road, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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PIB TIP: AIM FOR THE MIDDLE ON WEDNESDAYS. By midweek, about half of your gross revenue for the week already should be in hand. The other half of your gross revenue should be generated by Saturday to be profitable for the week. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Schneider National Inc. and Freightliner Trucks.

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Freightliner Slice of Life test drive program continues

Freightliner Trucks launched the second year of its program for test driving Cascadias powered by Detroit Diesel DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions SCR technology, the truck maker announced. The launch for the Slice of Life program continuation, in which owner-operators test drive new Cascadia tractors and blog about their experiences, was at the Penske Racing Headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. At the launch, test drivers Henry Albert, Kurt Grote, Dick McCorkle and the program’s newest participant, Gina Angsten, received 2010 Cascadia trucks. The ...

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PIB TIP:  MANAGE COST 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 saves time to put 175 gallons in the tanks instead of continually topping off with 100 gallons or less. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business ...

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PIB TIP:  GET THE MOST POSSIBLE MILES. Over a weekend, try to make the most of your time. Match your miles with the time you have available to drive. Plan out Friday morning what you will do for the next three days. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by the load-matching service TruckersEdge, powered by TransCore DAT, ...

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PIB TIP: PLAN TRIPS EFFICIENTLY. Deliver as early in the day as possible. On appointment loads, deliver 30 minutes early. An empty trailer gives you more options than a load sitting on your trailer waiting to be delivered. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by the load-matching service TruckersEdge, powered by TransCore DAT, Schneider National Inc. and ...

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