partners in business

Partners in Business tip: Change your own oil

A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases.

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Partners in Business tip: Properly spec your tires

Smart tire spec’ing can save money in two ways: reducing tire cost per mile and fuel cost per mile.

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Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Partners in Business: Controlling fuel costs

Your survival depends on minimizing fuel consumption and getting a fair surcharge,

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage.

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Partners in Business tip: Use a separate credit card for business expenses

Try to find a credit card without an annual fee and with a low interest rate. If possible, pay the balance in full every month

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Partners in Business: Maintaining your equipment

Routine preventive maintenance will save money in the long run and help determine when to trade.

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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PIB tip: Get full disclosure in finance contracts

Get full disclosure before you sign a finance contract. Here's why.

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