July 11, 2008

Kenneth Howard owns this 2001
International Eagle.

Today’s Tip: Know your budget. Getting a good, serviceable truck at the lowest payment possible is your goal. Before you head to the bargaining table, however, know how much you want to pay for a truck, how much you can manage per month and what interest rate you want. Then negotiate with what you consider to be the top three dealers. Never settle for the first quote.

Brought to you by: ATBS, Overdrive and Castrol

The DD15 Demand It All Tour, an interactive customer experience demonstrating the technology behind the Detroit Diesel DD15 engine is traveling the nation. A Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the DD15 engine and customized interactive learning trailer will visit TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers. The Demand It All Tour allows visitors to test drive the new DD15, and compare fuel economy, view driver testimonials and test the engine’s performance.

Upcoming stops include:

July 15, 16, 17: Salt Lake City TravelCenter
July 22, 23, 24: Seattle East TravelCenter
July 29, 30, 31: Troutdale (Ore.) TravelCenter
Aug. 5, 6, 7: Medford (Ore.) Petro
Aug. 12, 13, 14: Ontario East TravelCenter
Aug. 19, 20, 21: Eloy (Ariz.) TravelCenter
Aug. 26, 27, 28: Milan (N.M.) Petro

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