Partners in Business

Video: Investing in relationships — Tips and an amazing story

Knowing your primary customers has been a big theme of trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford’s. He explains the importance of cultivating relationships with them.

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Partners in Business tip: Shop for insurance

Trucks on highway

Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere.

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Video: Prepping your business for the coming downturn

Todd Amen and Richard DeForest with ATBS both agreed that regardless of how long the strong economy, tight trucking capacity and soaring freight rates last, the high tide will eventually ebb.

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Partners in Business tip: Properly spec your tires

Smart tire spec’ing can save money in two ways: reducing tire cost per mile and fuel cost per mile.

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Partners in Business tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Calculator, change, and a pile of receipts on a check spindle

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider, who can then provide you with a monthly profit and loss statement as well as accurate quarterly tax estimates.

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Partners in Business tip: Define your business

Before buying or leasing a truck, spend time researching what type of freight you want to haul.

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This week’s Great American Trucking Show to feature show trucks, live music, business seminars, more

The Great American Trucking Show will be held next week in downtown Dallas, Texas, and will feature Pride & Polish show trucks, live music and entertainment, business seminars, driver recruiting, health screenings and more.

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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: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Get owner-op business tips during Partners in Business seminars at GATS

Four PIB seminars will be held at GATS. Todd Amen and Richard DeForest with business services provider ATBS will present the first two seminars on Friday, Aug. 24, and Kevin Rutherford with Let's Truck will host the two seminars on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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