Partners in Business

Roadside Attractions

Interesting and odd parts of trucking, truck gauges, truck gallery and many more industry news items are featured.

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Aug. 26: Learn owner-operator business skills

Don’t miss this free two-hour seminar, with presenter Kevin Rutherford, on how to run a profitable owner-operator business.

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Phone app for getting around GATS in Dallas next week

If you're saying "Man I sure could have used that last year," I can assure you you're not alone. The new Great American Trucking Show app for various smartphone platforms, put together by the show's owners (Randall-Reilly Business Media & Information, publishers of Overdrive) with Core Apps and sponsored the Cummins Engine Corp., puts an interactive, searchable map of the show floor at the Dallas convention center at your fingertips, as well as offering one-touch access to showgoer information ...

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TONIGHT: The latest on driver pay trends

Learn more about owner-operator and company driver compensation in a free webinar produced by Overdrive and Truckers News and sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.

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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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Vegas Pride & Polish awards Saturday

One of the biggest attractions of the June 9-11 Great West Truck Show is the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty show.

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Great West Truck Show features seminars

Overdrive will host a free two-hour Partners in Business program presented by Kevin Rutherford June 10.

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LogBook

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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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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PIB TIP: HAVE A RESERVE ACCOUNT. The best owner-operators have at least $5,000 in reserve before they ever go into business. That amount should be maintained and increased, especially with a truck that ages. The purpose of the reserve account is to set aside money for large or unforeseen items that could put a large drain on your operating cash – major maintenance items, tires, quarterly estimated taxes and insurance deductibles, for example. The Partners ...

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