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Understanding Fuel Surcharges

There are no rules covering fuel surcharges. As with freight rates, anything goes.

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Your role in tax prep

If you want to avoid the most common mistakes I see with owner-operator tax returns, you need to get involved in checking the major numbers your tax preparer is using.

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Avoiding irregular tire wear

The solution requires multiple steps, but they reduce tire wear issues, increase longevity and save money

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Extend drains with bypass filter

The best way to know when engine oil needs to be changed is to take an oil sample, send it to a lab, and let the condition of the oil determine the interval.

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How to do a fuel-saving test

Though it can be labor-intensive, developing your own testing methods to improve fuel mileage pays off.

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Fuel and Physics

With all the fuel saving products in the marketplace, how do you know what works?

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Choosing a business form

There are three main things to consider when you choose a legal form for a business: asset protection, taxation and simplicity.

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Taking the per diem deduction

Knowing the per diem basics will help you navigate the tax labyrinth.

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2 trucks, 20 new costs

If you really want to be successful, don’t cut corners or try to save money when it comes to drivers. You get what you pay for.

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3 keys to expansion

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

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