Partners in Business

Sept. 29 webinar: Load selection for profit

Trucking radio host and Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford will discuss how to make wise choices in planning your loads in Overdrive’s next webinar

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PIB TIP: LIMIT IDLE TIME. Alternatives to idling, which can cost $120 per week if your truck idles eight hours daily, include use of an extra blanket in cold weather and window screens on warm days. For about $80 you can buy a remote starter with a temperature sensor that starts the truck at a specified temperature. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator ...

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PIB TIP: CONTROLLING FUEL COSTS. You can make the wisest business decisions about fuel when you know your fuel economy, expressed in miles per gallon, and your fuel cost per mile. 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 sponsored by Schneider National Inc. and Freightliner Trucks.

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Aug. 27: Partners in Business

You won't find a better two-hour presentation about running an owner-operator business than the Partners in Business seminar by Overdrive and ATBS, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National.

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Randy Houser to headline at GATS

Bluegrass band The Grascals will open for Houser at the Great American Trucking Show.

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PIB TIP: FIXED AND VARIABLE COSTS. A fixed cost is determined and does not change from month to month. Any expense related to time, such as a tractor payment, insurance payment, permit and license fees, is a fixed cost. That cost will be the same every day whether your truck is driven one mile or 600 miles. A variable cost – such as fuel, tires and maintenance – is related to how much you drive. ...

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PIB TIP: COSTS VARY MONTHLY. If you drive 9,600 miles one month and 10,000 miles the next, you’ll have two sets of costs for each month. If your monthly tractor payment is $1,850 and you drive 9,600 miles in a month, the payment will cost 19.3 cents per mile. But, if you drive 10,000 miles, the payment will cost 18.5 cents per mile. Fixed costs do not go down over time, buy you can reduce ...

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Pulse

In the case of your career, the biggest cost could be opportunities you’ll never know you missed.

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PIB TIP: FRIDAY BEST DAY FOR FREIGHT. A Friday is usually the best day of the week for freight. Being under a load with the most possible miles over the weekend will make the best use of your time. 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 sponsored by Schneider National Inc. and Freightliner Trucks.

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Business and pleasure

Great American Trucking Show in Dallas packed with seminars, exhibits, show trucks, live music and more.

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