Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

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Equipment and operational practices to reduce fuel usage can save thousands of dollars a year.Equipment and operational practices to reduce fuel usage can save thousands of dollars a year.

Fuel is an owner-operator’s number one variable cost. You can make the wisest business decisions about fuel when you know your fuel economy, expressed in miles per gallon, and your fuel cost per mile, or CPM.

Hear this podcast installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, covering how to control fuel costs, in the playlist above or via the player at bottom. Topics include how to minimize fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fuel.

For almost two decades, Overdrive has produced its Partners in Business program to help existing and prospective owner-operators do the best they can as small-business owners. This podcast covers slightly edited chapters from the 2017 Partners in Business manual. It combines the best material from Overdrive magazine with the expertise of the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator financial services provider.

To buy the manual, visit the eTrucker.com store. You can receive a free copy of the manual when attending the free Partners in Business seminars at the Great American Trucking Show, held every August in Dallas. The 2016 program is sponsored by truckstop.com, Ryder and Goodyear Smart Fleet.

Hear the two previous installments in this Overdrive Radio series via the links below.

The Business Manual for Owner-Operators
Overdrive editors and ATBS present the industry’s best manual for prospective and committed owner-operators. You’ll find exceptional depth on many issues in the 2021 edition of Partners in Business.
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