fuel costs

Fuel taxes change in several states

Several states will see changes to the price of fuel at the pump as new taxes take effect July 1.

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Owner-operators: Master the credit game

With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.

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Hauling expedited — in a Nissan?

Morris Finley hauls expedited freight (mostly auto parts destined for final air leg to assembly plants) in and around Nashville, Tenn., in a 2012 two-skid-capable Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van.

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Speakout

Truckers weigh in on regulating brokers and weight and length limits for trucks.

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Pulse

Some of us at Overdrive were talking with drivers at a truck stop recently to hear about their interests. The conversation drifted to our columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford.

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Xantrex: 3 inverter installation tips

1. Installation best at the factory or authorized dealer aftermarket: If you're considering an aftermarket inverter installation to an older truck or mulling options on a new vehicle, take it under advisement that leading inverter manufacturer Xantrex Technology reps have formally recommended inverter installation by a truck OEM or an authorized dealer. According to Xantrex, inverter shipments have risen sharply since 2005, and the company expects sales to increase at least 40 percent in the next ...

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Four areas that affect fuel saving

Overdrive's Dollars & Sense columnist Kevin Rutherford explains how fuel-saving devices have to make a difference in at least one of four areas to be effective.

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Survey: Economy top concern

About 65 percent of U.S. executives say the economy is their number one concern, followed by fuel costs (23 percent).

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The Two-Truck Transition

The extra profit of a small fleet comes with the high price of investment, planning and stress.

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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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