March 2002

COVER STORY
Hooked on Classics
What is it about classic styling? If your idea of the perfect truck includes square hoods and lots of chrome, you’re probably one of the many owner-operators for whom fuel efficiency takes a back seat to time-tested image.

FEATURE ARTICLES
Bouncing Back
Find out how other owner-operators are doing in this economy. overdrive‘s annual income survey reveals the hallmarks of successful owner-operators.

Brake Even
Paying attention to your whole braking system can stop problems short.

Taking Your Lumps
The industry is starting to pay more attention to the problems of lumping, but owner-operators still find themselves paying for a job that isn’t theirs. See what the law says and what you can do about lumpers.

Many Happier Returns
It’s tax season again. Your tax deductions are more complicated than most, but there are ways to pay Uncle Sam and still keep some money for yourself.

Trucker of the Month
Oregon trucker has seen places most people only dream about.

DEPARTMENTS
Viewpoint
Concerns about new engines

Write On
Offended by advertisements / Trucker likes grill teeth

Log Book
Mid-America concerts / Computer logs OK / Highway funding cuts

Dollars & Sense
Be ready for quarterly taxes

Channel 19
7 UP hits the beach / Raining crow / Another Jesse Jackson

@ Your Computer
Protecting your data from power surges

Marketplace
A super tool / Security seal device / Kenworth coupons

Fleet Focus
Prime / Roadway / C.R. England / Werner

Reader Rigs
Big rig beauties

Speak Out
on the first lesson you learned as a driver

The Business Manual for Owner-Operators
Overdrive editors and ATBS present the industry’s best manual for prospective and committed owner-operators. You’ll find exceptional depth on many issues in the 2021 edition of Partners in Business.
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