partners in business

Partners in Business: Controlling tire costs

Keep your No. 2 variable expense to a minimum with smart spec’ing.

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Partners in Business tip: Factors that influence interest rates

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

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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: Work to improve your credit

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

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Partners in Business: Trucking insurance

Understand the types of coverage and what your operation requires.

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Partners in Business tip: Learn to bargain

Never settle for the first quote when you are seeking a truck loan.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

This installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business covers how to control fuel costs. That includes minimizing fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fue

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your money and time

This installment in the podcast series of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, excerpting portions of the manual coproduced with ATBS, covers how to develop and use profit and loss statements, and how to understand your revenue, earnings and costs.

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Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the 2017 Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

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Partners in Business tip: Obtain a monthly earnings statement

All of your records should be converted into a profit and loss statement at the end of every month to show miles, revenue, costs and how much money you made or lost.

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