March 1, 2007

| March 01, 2007

Owned by Mike and Darla McCauley
this 2000 Kenworth W900L features
a hand-painted design that took a
month to complete.

TODAY’S TIP: Prepare a budget, a business plan and a cash-flow statement before applying for a loan. A budget will assure the lender that you can meet the financial obligations of owning a truck. A cash-flow statement shows that your projected revenue will meet current obligations. A business plan outlines the details of your operation, including the types of freight, the lanes you’ll run and the rate you’ll be paid.

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

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 the Partners in Business seminar, brought to by your partners at Overdrive, Freightliner Trucks, Castrol and American Truck Business Services. This must-attend event starts at 2 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. You’ll learn:

  • How smart owner-operators cut costs;
  • How to choose the best loads;and
  • Trends in pay and mileage
  • Call (205) 248-1301 to make your free reservation.

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

  • We offer seven of the best practices common to high-earning owner-operators. These tips are sure to help you cut costs and boost revenue;
  • There’s more to consider than just price when buying fuel. Selecting where and how much to buy can cut costs and avoid quarterly tax surprises;

    and

  • A preview of this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, features Big & Rich in concert.

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