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3 owner-operator tax myths to avoid

Here are three of the biggest owner-operator tax myths, taken from Overdrive’s Partners in Business manual.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Circle R, Air-Weigh, Road Choice, Meritor, ATDynamics

Sounds like these two companies could make hay at making weight. Circle R Side Dump has made Air-Weigh’s digital QuickLoad Trailer Scale standard on its 37-foot SuperCube high-capacity side dump trailer. The QuickLoad Trailer Scale includes molded electrical and air connections, and when displaying weight, the bright backlit transflective display features large numbers which are easily readable from a distance. QuickLoad features an icon-based touchscreen set-up and programmable warning weight and alarm weight LEDs that ...

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Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Exxon Mobil, Daimler, Kenworth, Volvo, Navistar

This union sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that Daimler Trucks has chosen Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel engine oils for factory-fill in its Freightliner- and Western Star-branded vehicles. Daimler will feature Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil in nearly all Freightliner- and Western Star-branded Class 8 trucks, while the company¹s fuel-efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models will use Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 10W-30, a low-viscosity heavy-duty ...

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Young singer preaches an offbeat ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

“In ‘Truck Stop Gospel,’ his narration is so astute it's impossible to tell what side he's on — not that it matters,” writes reviewer Kim Ruehl.

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Hey, over here! Obama’s fuel efficiency sideshow

There’s much more to be gained regarding fuel use and emissions by improving our crumbling, cramped infrastructure, as Werner Enterprises President Derek Leathers said in response to the Obama announcement.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Western Star, Fontaine, Progressive, Beall, Stemco

Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.

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The pros and cons of bringing ‘Moneyball’ to trucking

Have any of the industry’s good intentions (longer retention, improved safety) with predictive analytics had effects that drivers would consider not so good?

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Bringing back Overdrive’s Most Beautiful!

Overdrive's Most Beautiful Contest launches on Valentine's Day 2014. Submit your sweetheart.

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Changing Gear: Updates from TRP, Western Star, East, Fontaine

TRP Aftermarket Parts unveils a new user-friendly website, while Western Star brings a tough Allison transmission into the fold and more.

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