Oct. 16, 2008

| October 29, 2008

Mike Cunningham of Dawson, Neb., owns
this 2007 Peterbilt 379 extended hood,
named “Big Red.”

Today’s tip: Use a notebook to record your work-related expenses for which you cannot obtain a receipt, such as when you wash your truck at a coin-operated facility or personal use of your auto, so you can deduct the expenses at tax time. Forward this record to your business services provider monthly with your other receipts. You must track the date, location, amount and reason for each expense in your log in order to meet IRS regulations.

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NOV. 7-9: MECA-SOUTH FLORIDA TRUCK SHOW, Meca Chrome and Accessories, Medley, Fla., www.mecatruckchrome.com (305) 884-2028.

NOV. 8: AMERICAN TRUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Northwest Chapter, Mt. Vernon, Wash. (360) 866-7716.

NOV. 9-12: USED TRUCK ASSOCIATION annual convention, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno., Nev., www.uta.org.

FEB. 5-7: MID-WEST TRUCK SHOW AND CONVENTION, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill. (217) 525-0310, www.mid-westtruckers.com.

MARCH 19-21: MID-AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., www.truckingshow.com.

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Know some weird, wacky — or simply sentimental — trivia about trucks and their drivers? Click here to visit Channel 19′s first-time blog managed by Overdrive senior writer Todd Dills, at tdills.rrpub.com.

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