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Partners in Business tip: Have a fixed residence

Run a single-truck business? You need to report a fixed residence. Here's why.

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Podcast special edition: Lay of the land for owner-ops, by the numbers again with ATBS’ Todd Amen

This special edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features audio from ATBS President Todd Amen's March 20 conference call for owner-operators outlining annual mileage, revenue and income averages from 2017, among other metrics, for segments among its clients -- with a look ahead through this year.

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Analyst notes potential offset to ELDs’ productivity hit

Todd Amen of ATBS predicts that the strong freight market, and with it owner-operator net income, will continue to grow into 2019.

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ATBS to update owner-operators on ELD effects, 2017 income

ATBS, the country's largest owner-operator business services firm, is holding a conference call next week to update owner-operators on 2017 income, outlook for 2018 income, the latest on rates and likely effects of the ELD mandate.

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Hot economy pushes flatbedders’ income way above their peers

ATBS averages for independents and dry van haulers in 2017 were close to $60,000, but reefer haulers averaged only $49,267.

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Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

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Tax-reform Q&A: ATBS e-book, recent webinar on principle considerations for owner-ops

Answering some key questions on the tax-reform legislation with ATBS President Todd Amen, who conducted a webinar earlier this week for owner-operators. An associated e-book available from the business services firm offers further detail.

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Tax reform means annual savings of $2,000 or more for owner-operators

A new deduction allowed for owner-operator businesses, as well as a few other reforms instituted by the tax overhaul, will mean annual savings of $2,000 or more for many owner-operators. Some could see annual savings as high as $7,000.

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Flatbed operators prospering as economy rebounds

Through September, flatbedder clients of ATBS had net income of $51,602. Even though miles driven did not change much during the first three quarters, net income per mile rose dramatically each quarter, indicating rapidly rising rates: 67.3 cents per mile, 74.7 cpm and 81.7 cpm.

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Video: ATBS forecasts higher owner-operator income

Amen revisited his forecasts from last year and made some new ones during an Overdrive Partners in Business seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last month.

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