Read our cover story, and you’ll find this interesting factoid: Owner-operators who keep detailed business records – computing cost per mile and so on – earn $5,000 more per year than those who don’t.
It’s a sober reminder of what most of you well know. Being a successful owner-operator involves a lot more than driving a lot of miles or finding the best per-mile rate.
Want to hear more about building a prosperous owner-operator business? Those of you headed to Louisville, Ky., this month for the Mid-America Trucking Show will have that opportunity at the Partners in Business seminar. It will be presented 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 23.
Experts Jeff Amen and Richard DeForest of American Truck Business Services, the nation’s largest owner-operator financial services company, will share the advice their counselors have used to help thousands of owner-operators get their businesses in shape.
Attendees will get a free copy of the 2007 Partners in Business manual, written by the editors of Overdrive and the pros at ATBS. It’s been expanded to include more detail on fuel costs, money management, personal savings, truck buying, maintenance and the latest tax updates, plus other information. You won’t find a more comprehensive, in-depth manual on this subject.
Thanks to the expertise of ATBS and the support from Freightliner Trucks and Castrol, we’re proud to continue offering this 9-year-old program. I hope you can take advantage of it as you bring your business to a new level.
–Brad Holthaus, Publisher