Dec. 10, 2009

| December 09, 2009

This 2007 Volvo FH13 Globetrotter
hauls machinery and green slate on
the coast of north Wales for Thomas
Plant Hire. The truck has a 520-hp
Volvo and a 14-speed transmission.

Free webinar today: Owner-Operator Legal Status Oct. 8, 2 p.m. CDT: Attorney Henry Seaton, a specialist in transportation law, will discuss rapidly evolving judicial precedents, as well as ideas being floated in Washington, D.C., that could jeopardize the independent contractor status now enjoyed by owner-operators and the fleets that use them. For more information, go to PIBLive. The webinar is part of the Partners in Business Retention Forum. The series is sponsored by Overdrive magazine and by the load-matching service TruckersEdge powered by Transcore DAT.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

OCT. 10: REDWOOD CHAPTER TRUCK SHOW, sponsored by American Truck Historical Society, Cotati, Calif., (707) 792-0436.

OCT. 16-17: BIG RIGS ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, Cherokee, N.C., Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. travel@nc-cherokee.com, (800) 438-1601.

OCT. 17: COTTONWOOD NORTHERN ARIZONA TRUCK SHOW, Cottonwood, Ariz., (928) 634-3656 or (928) 634-8304.

OCT. 17: CORBITT TRUCK SHOW & REUNION, I-85 Exit 214, Hwy. 39 South, Henderson, N.C., (252) 767-2247.

OCT. 17: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER TRUCK SHOW, American Truck Historical Society, Orlando, Calif., (530) 865-8631.

OCT. 18-19: TRUCK SHOW LATINO and Construction Truck and Equipment Expo, including Overdrive Pride & Polish, Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, Calif., www.thetruckshowlatino.com.

OCT. 22-24: BIG RIG EXPO, Tulsa, Okla. Convention Center. www.bigrigexpo.com or (800) 481-0650.

OCT. 24: CONVOY FOR A CURE to raise money for breast cancer research, ending at Willie’s Place, I-35E, exit 374, Carl’s Corner, Texas, (903) 288-0374.

NOV. 1-7: NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK, sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, www.ntdaw.org.

NOV. 7: PIEDMONT CAROLINA CHAPTER FALL SHOW, American Truck Historical Society, Colfax, N.C., (336) 431-6824.

The rest of the story

In addition to eTrucker.com’s daily coverage of trucking news, there’s more business news that impacts owner-operators. Read Overdrive Extra, here, a new blog from Editorial Director Max Heine, mheine@rrpub.com.

Call of the weird

You don’t have to wait for Overdrive’s monthly installment of Channel 19 to read about the wacky side of trucking. Click here to visit the Channel 19 blog, managed by Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills, tdills@rrpub.com.

Gorgeous, killer trucks

Give your eyeballs a treat with all the truck galleries you’ll find at Overdrive Galleries here, courtesy of Custom Rigs, Overdrive and eTrucker.com. There are videos, too!

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