Sept. 14, 2006

Husband and wife owner-operators
Tony and Lisa Heath drive this ’97
Freightliner Century Class with a
430-hp Detroit Diesel Series 60
under the hood.

TODAY’S TIP: Stay compliant. Independents are responsible for their own registrations. Leased owner-operators have the option of doing it themselves or letting the company they are leased to handle it. Generally, the company deducts the cost from the driver’s settlements. That’s easier, but not necessarily wiser, because if you get your plate through the carrier, you must leave it behind if you leave the carrier. You even could get billed for whatever you owe on the plate you’re no longer using.

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

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 [email protected]
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.

Partner Insights
Information to advance your business from industry suppliers

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,

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