Partners in Business

Partners in Business tip: Update your insurance basics annually

Talk to your insurance agent every year to adjust parts of your insurance policy -- here's why.

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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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Partners in Business tip: Have a reserve account

The purpose of the reserve account is to set aside money for large or unforeseen items that could put a large drain on your operating cash.

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Partners in Business tip: Perform regular PM

Preventive maintenance ensures your truck is running efficiently. Here are a few items to regularly check.

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Partners in Business tip: Hire the kids

Cut your business' tax bill and provide tax-free earnings to your work-age-appropriate children. Here's how.

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Partners in Business tip: Save for retirement

If you don’t have a retirement account, start one. Here's why.

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Partners in Business tip: Opt for deadhead over layovers

Be prepared to deadhead instead of laying over. Here's why.

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Partners in Business tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

Run a one-truck owner-operator business? Separate your business account from your personal account -- here's why.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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