partners in business

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. It can also cut costs by giving you a precise reading on whether your oil has exhausted its lifespan and needs to be changed to protect your engine, or whether there are many miles of useful life remaining. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator ...

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Partners in Business: Resources

Partners in Business provides contact resources for U.S. government organizations, business and finance assistance, and national and state trucking associations.

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Partners in Business: Choosing a Trailer

According to Overdrive research, most independent owner-operators already own their own trailers, as do around half of leased owner-operators.

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Partners in Business: Financing Your Equipment

The more deliberate you are about this process, the better your position. Give yourself plenty of time to shop for a truck and for favorable financing. Visit dealers and ask questions. Know what risk you present for a potential lender.

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PIB tip: Work to improve your credit

Credit scores can be improved slowly over time. Here's how.

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Partners in Business: Computers, Mobile Devices and the Internet

Online trucking resources combined with ever-cheaper digital tools can help you work faster, smarter and more profitably.

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PIB tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you understand them. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm. The next Partners in Business seminars will be Aug. 22 ...

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PIB 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: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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PIB tip: Prepare for loans

When you apply for a loan, you should come armed with certain information. Here's what you need.

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