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March 2002

KEEPING HIS COOL Mike Boulia of Newport, N.C., affectionately calls his ride Cool 359, but his trucks have not always been so pleasa...

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Many Happier Returns

In tax season, owner-operator John E. Smith of Jackson, Neb., has even more reason than usual to love his mother. "I was lucky," Smith sa...

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Power Struggle

After spending millions on research and development, heavy-duty engine makers will begin selling engines this October that meet the Environmen...

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Fry Now, Pay Later

Most computer users associate power surges with lightning strikes, but they're more common than that. However unlikely they may seem, if you...

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Travelin’ man

TRUCKER: Tod Hale, 55, of Central Point, Ore. LEASED TO: Interstate Distributor Co. in Tacoma, Wash. EQUIPMENT: ...

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Tax Game Easily Lost in First Few Quarters

Here's the nightmare: You buy a brand new truck. For the first two years, thanks to your accountant's aggressive use of depreciation, you pa...

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March 2002

OWNER-OPERATOR OFFENDED BY ADVERTISEMENT Today I was reading the January 2002 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I came across a...

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March 2002

RETIRED OWNER-OPERATOR FINALLY GETS DIPLOMA Lawrence "Bud" Yackley of Glen Ellyn, Ill., got his diploma in a one-man graduation ce...

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Taking Your Lumps

They're on the CB soliciting you before you even get to the warehouse," says owner-operator Mark Taylor of Warren, Ark. "They say, 'Hey, m...

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Bouncing Back

After three years of high diesel prices and, more recently, slower freight, owner-operators who've stuck it out have proved their mettle. Man...

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