May 22, 2008

| May 23, 2008

This 2004 Kenworth W900L is owned
by Allen Small of Marion, Ark.

TODAY’S TIP: Financing equipment. Don’t take the first financing option you’re offered. You can negotiate loan rates just as you would haggle over the price of a truck. Interest rates vary from lender to lender, and from one part of the country to another, and finance managers have a good deal of leeway when setting the rate for your transaction.

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:

June 3, 4, 5: Rochelle (Ill.) Petro
June 10, 11, 12: Bloomington (Ill.) TravelCenter
June 17, 18, 19: St. Louis West (Mo.) TravelCenter
June 24, 25, 26: Oklahoma City Petro
July 8, 9, 10: Denver East TravelCenter
July 15, 16, 17: Salt Lake City TravelCenter

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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. You’re truck also will be considered for publication in Overdrive‘s Truck Gallery section. Click here to upload your truck.

Know a great owner-operator?

Each month, 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 here to fill out a Trucker of the Month form. From our 12 Truckers of the Month, Overdrive‘s editors pick the Owner-operator of the Year.

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