Feb. 1, 2007

| February 08, 2007

Billy and Linda Reece have logged
more than 220,000 miles in this
2002 Peterbilt extended hood.

TODAY’S TIP: Vacation time. Take vacation time or plan major work on your tractor during the first week or two weeks of the quarter (early January, April, July and October). Never take time off during the last two weeks of the quarter (or the last week of the month), when freight is most abundant.

Brought to you by:
American Truck Business Services, Castrol and Freightliner Trucks

FEB. 2-3: MID-WEST TRUCK SHOW, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill., (217) 525-0310, www.mid-westtruckers.com
FEB. 17: TRUCKERS’ CHARITY BALL, Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral, Scranton, Pa., (877) 234-6362 or www.truckersball.org
FEB. 17-18: ORLANDO TRUCKERS’ CONFERENCE, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., (888) 414-1874 or jennifer@dotauthority.com
MARCH 22: NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR TRUCKERS, nationwide observance at 9 a.m. Eastern, sponsored by TransAlive, (817) 320-0567 or www.transalive.com
MARCH 22-24: MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., www.truckingshow.com
APRIL 29-MAY 2: NATIONAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND VEHICLE CONFERENCE and Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, (800) 510-6484 or www.afvi.org
JULY 12-13: TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Iowa 80, Walcott, Iowa, http://iowa80truckstop.com/walcott.htm
AUG. 23-25: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287 or www.gatsonline.com

Make the most of your time at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., by attending Overdrive‘s free Partners in Business workshop from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. March 23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Experts from American Truck Business Services will present the advice they share with more than 20,000 owner-operators to help them improve their potential. You’ll learn:

  • How smart owner-operators cut costs;
  • How to choose the best loads;and
  • Trends in pay and mileage
  • Each attendee will receive a free copy of the 2007 Partners in Business manual. Call (205) 248-1301 to make your free reservation. Sponsored by American Truck Business Services, Castrol and Freightliner Trucks.

    Don’t miss the February 2007 issue of Overdrive. Featured stories that can help you improve your business and your life as an owner-operator include:

    How CJ-4 is changing the market. Writer John Baxter details the new oil and how it effects engine life.

    Breakdown? Every truck has the inevitible breakdown or flat. We list tips and resources on how to prepare for and react to that unexpected roadside stop

    And…

    Trucker of the Year. Find out who our newest “Overdrive” Trucker of the Year is.

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