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Your role in tax prep

Kevin Rutherford | April 01, 2012

If you want to avoid the most common mistakes I see with owner-operator tax returns, you need to get involved in checking the major numbers your tax preparer is using.

Do it yourself: Tractor maintenance

| February 27, 2012

The first volume of tractor maintenance topics, compiled by the editors of Overdrive and Truckers News, covers 12 tasks that help optimize equipment life.

Safe-cracking time: The Evel Knievel haul rig restore-in-progressImage Gallery

| February 17, 2012

If all goes well, says American Trucker host Robb Mariani, tomorrow he, North Carolina-based Brad Wike and the rig's owner will at least attempt to crack a gallon-size safe found under a cabinet in the ...

Are fuel-injector-cleaning diesel additives worth it?; Apnea update

| February 06, 2012

I'm at the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's joint meeting with the Medical Review Board today -- watch my Twitter feed for updates from the meeting, where committee members are slated to draft guidance ...

Meet the maker of the Cubby Buddy truck toolbox

| January 20, 2012

I've written about the toolbox before, which you may remember. Since then, says Debbie Zehrer, wife and business partner of owner-operator Jeff Zehrer (both pictured), the Cubby Buddy toolbox system has added models, with a ...

Experts: Tire maintenance critical in CSA era

| August 29, 2011

Truckers should use fuel-efficient, properly mounted tires that suit the hauls they carry, experts said during a tire technology seminar.

Motorhead Garage TV’s ‘Big Rig Edition’ series continues

| July 18, 2011

Hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman, formerly of such television shows as Two Guys Garage, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Crank and Chrome, have launched a series of "Big Rig Editions" of Motorhead Garage, Sundays at ...

Driver accountability under CSA: a video talk with owner-operator Robert Shumate

| May 26, 2011

I met Robert Shumate researching my two-part feature on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in the April and May editions of Overdrive. In the vid, selected from the in-person portion ...

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