April 5, 2007

Todd Helms of Stanfield, N.C., hauls
logs and timber in this 1989 Peterbilt
379, powered by a 425-hp Caterpillar.

TODAY’S TIP: Maintain tire pressure and cut fuel costs. To reduce rolling resistance, check the pressure in all 18 tires and air them up at least weekly to the manufacturer’s specifications. The trailer tires may belong to your carrier, but why pay the extra cost of pulling a trailer with under inflated tires?

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ATBS, Overdrive, Castrol and Freightliner Trucks

APRIL 10-12: AMERICA’S TRAVELING TRUCK SHOW, Cisco Travel Plaza, Kingsland, Ga., www.travelingtruckshow.com
APRIL 17-19: AMERICA’S TRAVELING TRUCK SHOW, TravelCenters of America, Kenly, N.C., www.travelingtruckshow.com
APRIL 20-21: MARMON TRUCK GATHERING, TravelCenters of America, Terrell, Texas (Exit 503 off I-20), (469) 667-7158 or www.marmontrucks.com
APRIL 21-22: TRUCK SHOW, hosted by American Truck Historical Society, International Agri-Center, Tulare, Calif., (800) 999-9186, www.antiquefarmshow.org
APRIL 23-29: UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK, www.who.int/roadsafety/en
APRIL 24-26: AMERICA’S TRAVELING TRUCK SHOW, Lee Hi Travel Plaza, Lexington, Va., www.travelingtruckshow.com
APRIL 28-29: KIRKLAND RANCH ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, hosted by American Truck Historical Society, Plymouth, Calif., (209) 245-6733, [email protected]
JUNE 7-9: TRUCK SHOW LAS VEGAS, Las Vegas Convention Center, www.truckshow.com
AUG. 23-25: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287 or www.gatsonline.com


Can’t find the time to attend a trucking show? One could be coming to you. The second year of America’s Traveling Truck Show kicked off last month in Atlanta, and will visit some 20 states by mid-November.

Features include:

  • The chance to win the ATTS Dream Package: $12,000 worth of prizes
  • Truck dealers from most every brand
  • New & used Class 8 trucks for sale
  • Show trucks
  • Employment opportunities
  • Live music and other entertainment.

    For a schedule and more information, log onto www.travelingtruckshow.com.


    The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, to be held Aug. 23-25, promises to continue its streak as the fastest growing trade and consumer show in the United States and Canada.
    Features this year include:

  • Scores of truck industry manufacturers and suppliers
  • Employment opportunities
  • The Pride & Polish truck beauty contest
  • Fleet Forum 2007
  • Partners-In-Business seminar
  • Free concerts featuring country stars such as Aaron Tippin

    More information is available at www.gatsonline.com.