David Gibbs of Prineville, Ore.,
drives this 1998 Peterbilt 377
with a 550-hp Cat under the hood.
TODAY’S TIP: 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.
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JUNE 26-28: GREAT WEST TRUCK SHOW, Las Vegas, www.truckshow.com
AUG. 21-23: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas Convention Center, www.gatsonline.com
Don’t miss our February 2008 issue. Featured stories that can help you improve your business and your life as an owner-operator include:
When you kill someone. Even if your exonerated by police and courts in a wreck that kills someone, grief and reget can greatly impact your life and business. We offer tips on how to cope with the greatest of tragedies.
EGR. 2010 — with a new EPA-mandated standard for engines — is just around the corner. We offer a preview of what’s to come.
2008 Trucker of the Year. We profile our selection of the year’s top driver, culled from our Truckers of the Month featured in 2007.
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