Jan. 4, 2007

| January 04, 2007

Steve and May Rodgers of Huntington,
Ind., haul eggs and ice cream in this
2006 Peterbilt 379 with a 450-hp
Caterpillar engine under the hood.

TODAY’S TIP: Stay compliant. Independents are responsible for their own registrations. Leased owner-operators have the option of doing it themselves or letting the company they are leased to handle it. Generally, the company deducts the cost from the driver’s settlements. That’s easier, but not necessarily wiser, because if you get your plate through the carrier, you must leave it behind if you leave the carrier.

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

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

Owner-operator almanac for 2007. We list the important dates, events and deadlines (including those quarterly tax filings) in this handy cut-out calendar.

Clearing the air. A little maintenance and a few dollars’ investment in your in-cab air filtration system can help you remain healthy and safe.

And…

Start retiring now. There’s no time like the present to save for retirement if you have not already.

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;
  • Ways to reduce your fuel bill;
  • Trends in pay and mileage; and
  • How to evaluate fuel surcharges

    Each attendee will receive a free copy of the 2007 Partners in Business manual. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Call (205) 248-1301 to make your free reservation.

    Event sponsored by American Truck Business Services, Castrol and Freightliner Trucks.

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