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PIB TIP: AVOID FRIVOLOUS SPENDING. The average ATBS client nets only 32 cents for every dollar of gross revenue, hence, 68 cents per dollar earned goes toward vital business expenses. Heeding that ratio can help you resist a frivolous spending spree the next time you have a big settlement check. 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 ...

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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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PIB TIP: AIM FOR THE MIDDLE ON WEDNESDAYS. By midweek, about half of your gross revenue for the week already should be in hand. The other half of your gross revenue should be generated by Saturday to be profitable for the week. 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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PIB TIP:  MANAGE COST OF TIME TO FUEL. The typical owner-operator carries 200 gallons of fuel or more, but buys only 100 gallons at a time and takes about 45 minutes per stop to fuel. Often it saves time to put 175 gallons in the tanks instead of continually topping off with 100 gallons or less. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business ...

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PIB TIP:  GET THE MOST POSSIBLE MILES. Over a weekend, try to make the most of your time. Match your miles with the time you have available to drive. Plan out Friday morning what you will do for the next three days. 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 the load-matching service TruckersEdge, powered by TransCore DAT, ...

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PIB TIP: PLAN TRIPS EFFICIENTLY. Deliver as early in the day as possible. On appointment loads, deliver 30 minutes early. An empty trailer gives you more options than a load sitting on your trailer waiting to be delivered. 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 the load-matching service TruckersEdge, powered by TransCore DAT, Schneider National Inc. and ...

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PIB TIP: PLAN AHEAD IN YOUR DOWNTIME: While you have to wait, plan ahead by wiping off reflective tape or by updating your log book, especially the recap, which if maintained can keep you abreast of your hours of service. 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 the load-matching service TruckersEdge, powered by TransCore DAT, Schneider National ...

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PIB TIP: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DOWNTIME: Make the most of your waiting time, such as while loading or unloading or getting truck washes. A few ways to use the time well include taking a walk, organizing clutter in your cab or checking your tires, lights and maintenance records. 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 ...

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PIB TIP: UNDERSTAND YOUR EARNINGS:  Determine a reasonable amount of miles you expect to run. Consider your age, experience, motivation, financial goals, health, personal and family needs, and your tractor’s condition to make that determination. Establish miles to run each week, month and year, and you have goals to work toward. 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 ...

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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