September 7, 2006

Dave and Robbie Brandt drive up
to 6,500 miles a week in this
2003 Peterbilt 379-127, powered
by a 625-hp Caterpillar engine.

TODAY’S TIP: Track business use of your personal vehicle. Record for each business trip, such as to the bank, the date, mileage, destination and purpose. This information can be kept in a notebook you carry in the vehicle so that you can have it ready for your business services provider at the end of the year to include as a tax deduction.

Brought to you by:
American Truck Business Services, Castrol and Freightliner Trucks

SEPT. 7-10: TOW FEST, Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tenn., (707) 799-0725 or
SEPT. 10: ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, hosted by the Antique Truck Club of America, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington, Pa., (724) 941-9615
SEPT. 15-17: ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW at the Days of the Past celebration, hosted by the Antique Truck Club of America, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, N.J., (609) 888-4879 or
SEPT. 15-17: RICHARD CRANE MEMORIAL TRUCK SHOW and Parade of Lights, St. Ignace, Mich., (906) 643-8087 or
SEPT. 15-17: SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS CHAPTER ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, hosted by the American Truck Historical Society, Riverside Park, Aztec, N.M., (505) 333-2599 or
SEPT. 16: WORLD’S LARGEST TRUCK CONVOY, nationwide benefit for Special Olympics, (800) 700-8585 or
SEPT. 18-20: 2007 MODEL TRUCK PRODUCT CONFERENCE, sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association, Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, Mich., (248) 489-7090 or
SEPT. 19: TRUCKERS APPRECIATION DAY, White’s Truck Stop, Raphine, Va., (540) 377-2111 or
SEPT. 21: EXPEDITING WORKSHOP, sponsored by Expediters Online, Holiday Inn Express, Monroe, Mich., (859) 746-2046 or

Attend the 2006 Owner-Operator Retention Forum and you’ll learn proven ways to help your owner-operators achieve business success. This event, held Oct. 16-18, 2006, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is sponsored Overdrive magazine, American Truck Business Services, Freightliner Trucks and Castrol.

With a schedule jam-packed with expert speakers, including representatives from carriers with some of the lowest turnover rates in the business, you can be certain your time at the Owner-Operator Retention Forum will be time well spent. For more information, including pricing, visit the forum website.

Danny Herman Trucking, Inc.
Hello Owner/Operators,

We are always looking for quality o/ops with good looking equipment to join our fleet & family. We have an exceptional average LOH of 1500 miles and a highly competitive rate per mile of .89 for solos and .98 cents per mile for teams plus our 100% escalating FSC, which is currently averaging .24 cpm. That pays an Owner Operator TEAM a rate of $1.22 per mile!

Click on us now and drive right on into our very defined lane structure.

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