partners in business

Partners in Business tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

Run a one-truck owner-operator business? Separate your business account from your personal account -- here's why.

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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: Choosing a trailer

Spec’ing smartly can increase your profits.

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Partners in Business tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider, who can then provide you with a monthly profit and loss statement as well as accurate quarterly tax estimates.

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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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Partners in Business: Understanding costs

Fixed and variable costs affect your bottom line in different ways.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

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

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Partners in Business: Vehicle registration

A state-by-state list of vehicle registration resources.

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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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PIB tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

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