March 7, 2008
Glass hauler Darwin Johnson of
Surgoinsville, Tenn., owns this
2007 Peterbilt extended hood.
Fuel Costs. 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. Most owner-operators log 6 to 12 percent of annual miles that are unnecessary.
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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 this month, 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 soon at Petro Stopping Centers and at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
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.