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Trucking specific GPS, a truck sleeper refrigerator, a pen-sized color scanner, a bend restrictor, a temperature monitor, diesel engine oil, ratcheting screwdrivers, transmission filters and spray-on wax are among the items featured.

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Dollars and Sense: A little-known sales venue

They're still not widely used by owner-operators, but auctions offer some advantages over traditional means of trading equipment.

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Trucker of the Month: Sounds of Success

When he's not home in Hawaii, independent Howard Salmon focuses on costs and services to produce a healthy income. He also shares his musical passion along the way.

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Dollars and Sense: Clearing up fuel taxes

Because owners of Class 8 vehicles have to reconcile the amount of fuel burned in a state with the amount of fuel purchased in that state, the state tax owed could be more or less than the tax paid at the pump.

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How To: Shift to protect your drivetrain

You can minimize clutch and drivetrain repairs by shifting properly, especially in certain conditions.

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Pulse: Jack, be nimble

You have one great asset, especially if you are a one-truck operator, that most fleets, shippers and dealers lack.

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Featured article: Ports of Confusion

It's every operator's nightmare: new California Air Resources Board regulations. With last-minute regs changes and a hardcore freight downturn, compliance is even tougher for cash-strapped operators, who are starting to avoid California altogether.

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Featured article: A doubles life

Pulling pups means profitability and predictable routes for owner-operator Ed Geiger.

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Struggling but surviving

The demise of the owner-operator has been a hot topic for more than 30 years, says Overdrive Trucker of the Year Steve Brosnan. "Every time I...

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