July 17, 2008

| July 17, 2008

James Pate owns this 2003
Freightliner Columbia,
named War Wagon.

Today’s tip: Want a sure-fire way to put more money in your pocket by controlling your fuel expenses. First, slow down — for every mile per hour you drive over 60, you reduce your fuel economy by one-tenth of a gallon per mile. Second, keep your rig in top running order. Preventative maintenance can hurt your fuel efficiency. Third, stick to your routes by skipping those out-of-route side trips.

Brought to you by: ATBS, Overdrive and Castrol

The DD15 Demand It All Tour, an interactive customer experience demonstrating the technology behind the Detroit Diesel DD15 engine is traveling the nation. A Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the DD15 engine and customized interactive learning trailer will visit TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers. The Demand It All Tour allows visitors to test drive the new DD15, and compare fuel economy, view driver testimonials and test the engine’s performance.

Upcoming stops include:

July 22, 23, 24: Seattle East TravelCenter
July 29, 30, 31: Troutdale (Ore.) TravelCenter
Aug. 5, 6, 7: Medford (Ore.) Petro
Aug. 12, 13, 14: Ontario East TravelCenter
Aug. 19, 20, 21: Eloy (Ariz.) TravelCenter
Aug. 26, 27, 28: Milan (N.M.) Petro

Tell us about your rig and yourself

Love your ride? Share it with the world! With a jpg photograph and some quick detailed information such as brand, year, engine and horsepower, you can post your truck at customrigsmag.com, the official site of Custom Rigs magazine. Be sure to tell us about any customizing you’ve done to your ride, be it chrome stacks or a killer sound system in the sleeper. Click here to upload your truck.

Know a great trucker? Tell us about him or her. Overdrive magazine profiles the best of the best owner-operators as the Trucker of the Month. We’re seeking owner-operators with at least 12 years’ experience as an owner-operator who are business-savvy and safe. To nominate yourself or someone else, click here to fill out a Trucker of the Month form.

10TH ANNUAL GATS

The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas is celebrating its 10th year as one of America’s largest truck shows. To be held Aug. 21-23, this year’s GATS promises to continue its streak as the fastest-growing trade and consumer show in North America.

Features include:

  • Free concerts for CDL holders, featuring Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • The Pride & Polish truck beauty contest
  • Partners-In-Business seminar
  • Autograph sessions with such celebrities as Bill Mack
  • More information is available at www.gatsonline.com.

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