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Dollars and Sense: A little-known sales venue

They're still not widely used by owner-operators, but auctions offer some advantages over traditional means of trading equipment.

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Dollars and Sense: Clearing up fuel taxes

Because owners of Class 8 vehicles have to reconcile the amount of fuel burned in a state with the amount of fuel purchased in that state, the state tax owed could be more or less than the tax paid at the pump.

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Dollars and Sense: Expect more pain before any gain

I predict some pickup in freight and rates in this fourth quarter, but the real upward climb will not begin until the second quarter of 2010.

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Dollars & Sense – September 2009

Many economic indicators show the economy may have hit bottom during the summer. Most analysts seem to agree. However, history shows that ...

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Building a rainy day fund

In recent months I’ve covered steps to help you survive the downturn in the economy: • Set clear written goals. • Focus on the bottom line. • Eliminate or minimize debt. Focusing on the bottom line requires looking at your profit and loss statement, and it’s time to do that again for the next step: Build cash reserves. Part of reaching the bottom line goal is to examine each line item on your P&L statement and work to lower ...

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Dollars & Sense – August 2009

In recent months I've covered steps to help you survive the downturn in the economy: · Set clear written goals. · Focus on...

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Dollars & Sense – July 2009

Digging out of debt Do you know the one thing you can do to make yourself richer by next week? Spend less than you earn. It's really...

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Dollars & Sense – June 2009

To really focus on the bottom line, as I discussed last month, you need to monitor costs closely. One of the best ways of doing so is to figur...

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Dollars & Sense – April 2009

Towards a strong bottom line Last month I wrote about the importance of setting concise written goals. If you want to set a goal of ma...

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Dollars & Sense: Do you know your destination?

What if you pick up a load and, as you are scanning the bill of lading, you realize that it tells you exactly what's in the trailer but there...

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