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Lease Purchase Calculator

The best time to know if a Lease-Purchase contract will be profitable for you is before you sign it. The same is true if the contract is so flawed that there is no way on earth you can buy that truck and make a living at the same time. You don’t want to come to … Continued

Hot Fuel Calculator

The price of gasoline and diesel is already a major concern to all motorists. What you may not know is that the temperature of the fuel you pump into your tank affects how much money you spend and how much fuel is ultimately consumed. In short, you may not be getting what you pay for. … Continued

Visual Inspection Checklist

Pre- and post-trip inspection checks…made easy. Use the checklist below to complete your pre- and post-trip inspections.

Cost Per Mile

Figuring Cost Per Mile Truckers must not be flying by the seat of their pants When airplanes were a new idea, pilots were the cowboys of the air. Barnstormers would fly in and out the open doors of barns: they truly flew by the seat of their pants. They had a wicker seat, a control … Continued

Fuel Surcharge Calculator

Currently there is no rule, law or regulation mandating the pass-through of Fuel Surcharge. Knowing your Cost of Operation is still your key to success. This app is just a tool to assist you in knowing the “Freight Rate” you need to move your truck. *Fuel Price Base Line – This is the fuel cost amount … Continued

Owner Operators-A Guide for Working with Brokers

Helpful tools to assist you in your day-to-day business dealings with Brokers! It is important to always remember that there are valuable resources available to assist you in choosing legitimate brokers to do business with. For instance you can check the status of a broker’s authority on the FMCSA website http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov . If you do … Continued

Getting your DAC Report

You are entitled to request disclosure of the contents of your HireRight “DAC” file, and HireRight is required to respond within 15 days. This includes both owner-operators and company drivers. Drivers wishing to obtain a copy of employment information previous employers have stored on them, may visit this link: http://www.hireright.com/Consumers-Applicants.aspx. If you are unable to access … Continued

Free credit reports

Marking the final phase of the process, residents of 14 states and the District of Columbia can now obtain free copies of their credit reports in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Staff in the OOIDA Business Services Department recommend that truckers check their credit reports every year to make sure all of the … Continued