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Financing Your Equipment

Keep your debt low and your credit rating high to land a loan with good terms.

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

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An owner-operator’s guide to success

Here's a book I recommend to all owner-operators and owner-operator wannabees.

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Chasing the Green

Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.

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Severe Service

Be proactive on these key maintenance items so that off-road rigors don’t contribute to power-unit downtime.

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Roadside Attractions

Red Giant makes big boast, a truck driver musician plus Gauges, Truck Gallery, Channel 19 and more industry news items.

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Heads-up on new partnership that could change the leasing game

This month in Overdrive, I examined a couple different alternatives to traditional leasing models carriers and their advisers are exploring for ways to avoid what some see as long-term growing challenges to the independent contractor business model. Two models in particular stand a chance to take hold in the future, one being the conversion of a fleet of leased owner-operators to a contract fleet of true independents, running under their own respective authorities. In this model, ...

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Pulse

Any eligible business cost made in 2011 reduces your taxable income dollar for dollar.

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Independent thinking

Carriers test the waters with new owner-operator models to dodge worker classification problems.

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Roadside Attractions

A trucking addict tells all, differential and transmission oil change intervals, truck nuts, how to get and keep the contract plus truck gallery are among the featured industry news items.

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