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Tire rotation

Even when alignment is up to snuff, tires do wear unevenly. Add the tendency for parts to wear and get out of alignment, and tire rotation begins to make sense.

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Feature Article: New tools help power CSA 2010

Although Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 on its own represents a major advance in enforcing federal motor carrier safety regulations, a couple of new information tools add teeth to the process.

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Feature Article: Feeling the heat

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program goes live nationwide in July, it will increase the agency’s attention to owner-operator safety.

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Road poll: The good, the bad, the better

Familiar freeways top the rankings of best, worst and most improved roads in Overdrive survey

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Custom pay

More carriers are using location, length of haul and other factors to diversify owner-operator compensation packages.

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Trucker of the Year 2010: Cowboy spirit

A former cowhand, U.S. Marine, policeman and firefighter, Prime’s Mike “Mustang” Crawford tames the open road, coaches new drivers and helps his wife care for critters on their Missouri ranch.

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Beyond the Rate

Many owner-operators at times depend on brokers, yet brokers appear to hold the upper hand when negotiating loads and rates.

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Owner-Operator Almanac 2010

The Overdrive 2010 Owner-Operator Almanac offers maintenance tips and schedules, important dates and useful information to keep you ahead of the curve on what it takes to run a successful owner-operator business.

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Feature article: Watch your weight

Knowing how to distribute your cargo when loading will help you maximize payload and keep you running legal.

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Featured Article: No wait for weight

Backlogs at weigh stations and toll booths are a thing of the past for efficiency-minded owner-operators who use automated bypass and collection transponder technology.

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