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Overdrive Staff | May 01, 2011

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

| March 28, 2011

PIB TIP: USE OVERDRAFT PROTECTION. Most banks offer this service, which automatically draws from your savings or credit card account to cover a bad check. If savings, you obviously need to keep a good stash ...

| March 15, 2011

PIB TIP: HAVE A RESERVE ACCOUNT. The best owner-operators have at least $5,000 in reserve before they ever go into business. That amount should be maintained and increased, especially with a truck that ages. The ...

| March 08, 2011

PIB TIP: CREATE SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNTS. It’s important to open a separate bank account that will be used to manage the income and expenses of your business. All your income from your trucking business should ...

| February 27, 2011

PIB TIP: GOOD DRIVING HABITS PRESERVE TIRES. Speeding, hard braking, curbing and tight turns cause tires to wear faster or even develop irregular wear. On the other hand, steady acceleration, braking and steering can extend ...

| February 16, 2011

PIB TIP: PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. Proper maintenance of tires, wheels, axles and the steering column also will help keep your tire costs down. Wheels naturally lose alignment and balance. Bushings, shocks, bearings and valve stems ...

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | February 01, 2011

A review of recent interesting or odd parts of trucking, plus industry data, coming events and a truck gallery.

| February 01, 2011

USE RETREADS. Premium tire makers design casings for retread use. Theoretically, undamaged casings can be repeatedly retreaded, although the tire maker’s casing warranty might run out at, for example, 750,000 miles or after three retreadings. ...

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