Roy Patterson of Samson, Ala..,
Drives this 1996 Peterbilt 379.
Maintenance issues are the number one reason many owner operators fail. Having a preventative maintenance program is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your business success. Start your PM program when you buy your truck and get to know every inch of your truck. Establish a preventative maintenance schedule based on your operations and budget.
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MARCH 9: DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME begins at 2 a.m., meaning clocks must be set forward one hour.
MARCH 22: LEE REITSMA MEMORIAL POKER RUN, International Agri-Center, Tulare, Calif., (559) 738-3733
MARCH 27: NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR TRUCKERS, nationwide observance at 9 a.m. Eastern, sponsored by TransAlive, (817) 320-0567 or www.transalive.com
MARCH 27-29: MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., http://truckingshow.com
APRIL 18-19: MARMON TRUCK GATHERING, TravelCenters of America, Terrell, Texas, (469) 667-7158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 19: YELLOW ROSE TRUCK SHOW, hosted by the American Truck Historical Society, Marion High School, Marion, Texas, (210) 386-7036
APRIL 25-27: 75 CHROME SHOP TRUCK SHOW, 75 Chrome Shop, Wildwood, Fla., www.prideandpolish.com
APRIL 26: KIRKLAND RANCH TRUCK SHOW AND BARBECUE, hosted by the American Truck Historical Society, Plymouth, Calif., www.centracaliforniaaths.com
Custom Rigs is coming!
Love trucks? Custom Rigs, a new magazine from the publishers of Overdrive, is dedicated to that breed of trucker whose rig is not just their livelihood, but a rolling expression of pride. Debuting in March, each issue will highlight the nation’s most tricked-out rigs, with features detailing step-by-step makeovers done by individual owner-operators and the nation’s most-respected customizers. Look for it at Petro Stopping Centers and at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March.
Overdrive is now available in digital format
To stay ahead of the competition, owner-operators need current information about their industry immediately. Overdrive magazine now is available in a digital format. A link to our digital edition will be sent to your inbox each month and will contain all of the content of the printed version of Overdrive – plus easy-to-use links to related information, as well as ready access job information.
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