Johnie Waddle hauls construction
equipment in this 1998 Western
Star, owned by Scott-Macon
Equipment of Tulsa, Okla.
TODAY’S TIP: Know what risk you present for a potential lender. Get a copy of your credit report before you attempt to secure equipment financing. Your credit history could contain wrong or hurtful information that you’ll want to explain to a potential lender. Always be up front about your problems. Showing that you have overcome hard times demonstrates determination and strong character.
Partners in Business Seminar
Brought to you by your partners at Overdrive, Freightliner Trucks, Castrol and American Truck Business Services
FEB. 17: TRUCKERS’ CHARITY BALL, Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral, Scranton, Pa., (877) 234-6362 or www.truckersball.org
FEB. 17-18: ORLANDO TRUCKERS’ CONFERENCE, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., (888) 414-1874 or email@example.com
MARCH 22: NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR TRUCKERS, nationwide observance at 9 a.m. Eastern, sponsored by TransAlive, (817) 320-0567 or www.transalive.com
MARCH 22-24: MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., www.truckingshow.com
APRIL 29-MAY 2: NATIONAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND VEHICLE CONFERENCE and Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, (800) 510-6484 or www.afvi.org
JULY 12-13: TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Iowa 80, Walcott, Iowa, http://iowa80truckstop.com/walcott.htm
AUG. 23-25: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287 or www.gatsonline.com
Make the most of your time at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., by attending Overdrive‘s free Partners in Business workshop from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. March 23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Experts from American Truck Business Services will present the advice they share with more than 20,000 owner-operators. You’ll learn:
Each attendee will receive a free copy of the 2007 Partners in Business manual. Call (205) 248-1301 to make your free reservation.
Don’t miss the February 2007 issue of Overdrive. Featured stories that can help you improve your business and your life as an owner-operator include:
How CJ-4 is changing the market. Writer John Baxter details the new oil and how it effects engine life.
Breakdown? Every truck has the inevitible breakdown or flat. We list tips and resources on how to prepare for and react to that unexpected roadside stop
Trucker of the Year. Find out who our newest “Overdrive” Trucker of the Year is.