June 2002

COVER STORY
Going Local
Dining with your family and sleeping in your own bed are among the benefits prompting more owner-operators to get out of over-the-road. Find out what else local hauling offers.

FEATURE ARTICLES
Driven to Distraction?
In-cab technology might save you time and frustration, but it can also take your eyes and mind off the road.

Getting With the Programs
Trucking-specific software can increase your business savvy and your profits. Check the specs on leading owner-operator programs.

Expediter’s Dream
Spec’ed to the hilt, a converted Volvo worth more than $270,000 satisfies the business and personal needs of an expedited team.

Stop & Save
Random truck inspections work for you, not against you.

More Than Skin Deep
Keeping your rig clean, whether using commercial truck washes or your own elbow grease, protects your investment and your reputation.

A Little Help From Your Friends
Parties, vacations and special events are great ways to mix with owner-operators you meet on the road.

Trucker of the Month
Third-generation driver keeps an open mind for business.

DEPARTMENTS
Viewpoint
A leg up on safety

Write On
Courts against truckers / ‘White Knight’ shines / Hazmat security

Log Book
Hazmat scrutiny / Family events at GATS / Volvo chief speaks

Dollars & Sense
Timing your trade-in

Channel 19
Grammy winner / Major League trucker

@ Your Computer
Can spam from your inbox

Marketplace
Kenworth enhancements / Michelin wide tires / Onboard generator

Fleet Focus
Landstar / Paschall / CFI / Sitton

Reader Rigs
Snazzy rides

Speak Out
on what keeps you trucking

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