Partners in Business

Partners in Business tip: Properly spec your tires

Smart tire spec’ing can save money in two ways: reducing tire cost per mile and fuel cost per mile.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Partners in Business tip: When to upgrade your truck

Rules of thumb on when it's time to trade your old rig for a newer one.

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Partners in Business tip: Update your insurance basics annually

Talk to your insurance agent every year to adjust parts of your insurance policy -- here's why.

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Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

This installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business covers how to control fuel costs. That includes minimizing fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fue

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your money and time

This installment in the podcast series of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, excerpting portions of the manual coproduced with ATBS, covers how to develop and use profit and loss statements, and how to understand your revenue, earnings and costs.

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Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the 2017 Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

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Partners in Business tip: Obtain a monthly earnings statement

All of your records should be converted into a profit and loss statement at the end of every month to show miles, revenue, costs and how much money you made or lost.

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Kevin Rutherford’s case to brokers for stronger partnerships with owner-operators

Hear how Kevin Rutherford broke the ice with a roomful of brokers: "Many of my listeners think the majority of this room are lying, cheating scumbag parasites sitting in a room with a phone and an internet connection sucking all the profit out of the load."

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