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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 checks anywhere you have online access to guard against your own or your spouse’s failure to record to record a check. 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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Emergency roadside service offered to owner-operators

The roadside service Advantage Program is being offered to owner-operators, Greensboro, S.C.-based Michelin North America announced. The service includes emergency road service and safety and matinenance training tips and techniques. In the program, purchases for new tires or retread products can be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. Program members also have access to the tire maker’s continuous 24-hour ONCall emergency road service with no dispatch fee, at (800) TIRE-911. For details, visit Michelin ...

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Joplin 44 Petro showroom opens

A new multi-million dollar, 15,000 square-ft. showroom has opened at the Joplin 44 Petro truck stop in Joplin, Mo., the travel center announced. The addition nearly doubles the size of the truck stop and features a retro-styled, bright green Peterbilt 379 dubbed LimeLight and a teal and purple Kenworth W900 tractor-trailer combo with a mural depicting Route 66. The truck stop has also added a Taco Bell and a Blimpie sandwich shop in the Fuel Center for restaurant ...

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Matthew Frechette, a resident of Uncasville, Conn., owns and operates this 2001 Peterbilt 379 heavy hauler. The truck is powered by a 550-hp Caterpillar.

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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 to make it work. Linking to a credit card is a less favorable option, but paid off quickly it’s still a lot less costly than bouncing a check. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants ...

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Boyd Bros. driver honored for 2 million miles safe driving

Company driver Stevie Verges has been recognized for driving 2 million miles of safe driving during his 16-year career with Boyd Bros. Transportation, the carrier announced. The Clayton, Ala.-based fleet is one of 20 finalists in the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For.

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Schneider National raises van owner-operator pay

Van owner-operators are eligible to earn 95 cents per mile, a 5-cent per mile increase, Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National announced today. Schneider owner-operators will earn 92 cents per mile and an additional 3 cents per mile in a quarterly performance premium. Up to $1.65 per mile with short haul premiums can be earned, the carrier said.

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Shane Wood hauls sod and potatoes nationwide with his 2000 Kenworth W900L. The rig is equipped with a 550-hp Caterpillar and a 13-speed transmission.

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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. Don’t forget debit card purchases, and develop a system for logging automatic monthly drafts, such as utilities. 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 ...

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Beyond 2000 through a 3D viewer

Overdrive celebrated the millennium's advent with a special 3D issue and viewer in January 2000.

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