leasing

Peterbilt ‘Red Oval’ used certification to include PacLease trucks

In addition to long warranty coverage, buyers of qualified pre-leased PacLease trucks receive the full lineup of Red Oval benefits, including comprehensive vehicle inspections, preferred financing and parts discounts.

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ClearPath Financial: Evolution after 10 years

After beginning as a general equipment leasing business in 2006, ClearPath evolved into a specialization in financing both heavy construction equipment and commercial trucks, tailoring financing to owners' needs.

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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Buyers’ market: The truck-purchasing landscape for owner-operators

With the credit market loosened and late-model used truck prices looking better, it’s a good time to trade, but watch out for problems with emissions systems -- results from Overdrive's 2015 Truck Purchase and Lease Survey.

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POLL: New, used, leased: How did you buy your last truck?

New, used or glider? Lease-purchase or straight lease? What best describes your most recent truck purchase?

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Partners in Business: Choosing a Trailer

According to Overdrive research, most independent owner-operators already own their own trailers, as do around half of leased owner-operators.

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POLL: What’s the longest you’ve stayed with one carrier?

If you've ever leased to or driven for another carrier, how long was your longest consecutive tenure with one. Tell us in this poll.

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75 owner-operator spots open

OnTrac has new lease opportunities for 75 owner-operators. The company is hosting an open house along with 15 area transportation companies at its Fontana, Calif., operating facility Aug. 3 at 11 a.m

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Heads-up on new partnership that could change the leasing game

This month in Overdrive, I examined a couple different alternatives to traditional leasing models carriers and their advisers are exploring for ways to avoid what some see as long-term growing challenges to the independent contractor business model. Two models in particular stand a chance to take hold in the future, one being the conversion of a fleet of leased owner-operators to a contract fleet of true independents, running under their own respective authorities. In this model, ...

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Hard Financial Choices

Following are analyses of common financial tough decisions that owner-operators face, with enough information to guide you toward a wise decision.

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