Partners in Business

PIB tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

| May 20, 2014

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider.

PIB tip: Obtain a monthly earnings statement

| May 07, 2014

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.

PIB tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

| May 01, 2014

If you are the sole owner of the business, open an additional personal account and save yourself the extra fees associated with business accounts. Deposit your settlement checks in this account and pay yourself for ...

PIB tip: Save your log books

| April 16, 2014

Your log books are your best record of your per diem (daily) expenses, primarily meals, so be sure to keep them in a safe place along with your receipts and tax returns. You may need ...

Credit, net income improving for owner-operators

| June 20, 2013

A few sunny spots for owner-operators, and a few tips on increasing the profitability of your operation.

On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

| April 11, 2013

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

Plan compliance duties before going independent

| November 27, 2012

It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now ...

Check out these videos and more

| September 21, 2012

Got a little extra time on your hands at the truck stop and looking for something to watch? Overdrive has a cache of free trucking-related videos covering a wide-range of interests. If you are interested in ...

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