Partners in Business

Partners in Business tip: Have a reserve account

The best owner-operators have at least $5,000 in reserve before they ever go into business.

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Get owner-operator tips during Partners in Business seminars at GATS

Seminar attendance will also include a free PIB manual, a $20 value that includes a variety of practical financial tips, tax and equipment management strategies and more.

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Partners in Business tip: Define your business

Before buying or leasing a truck, spend time researching what type of freight you want to haul.

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Partners in Business tip: Perform regular PM

Preventive maintenance ensures your truck is running efficiently. Here are a few items to regularly check.

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Free GATS registrations benefit trucking charities through end of day today

For each registration by July 4, GATS is donating $1 to the registrant's choice of Truckers Against Trafficking, TruckersFinalMile.Org or the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.

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Partners in Business tip: Have a fixed residence

Run a single-truck business? You need to report a fixed residence. Here's why.

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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 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: 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: 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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