July 24, 2008

When Juan Gonzalez bought this ’57
Pete, it had three colors and did
not even run. Now it’s his pride
and joy.

Today’s tip: Use a notebook to record your work-related expenses for which you cannot obtain a receipt, such as when you wash your truck at a coin-operated facility or personal use of your auto, so you can deduct the expenses at tax time. Forward this record to your business services provider monthly with your other receipts. You must track the date, location, amount and reason for each expense in your log in order to meet IRS regulations.

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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 22, 23, 24: Seattle East TravelCenter
July 29, 30, 31: Troutdale (Ore.) TravelCenter

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Tell us about your rig and yourself

Love your ride? Share it with the world! With a jpg photograph and some quick detailed information such as brand, year, engine and horsepower, you can post your truck at customrigsmag.com, the official site of Custom Rigs magazine. Be sure to tell us about any customizing you’ve done to your ride, be it chrome stacks or a killer sound system in the sleeper. Click here to upload your truck.

Know a great trucker? Tell us about him or her. Overdrive magazine profiles the best of the best owner-operators as the Trucker of the Month. We’re seeking owner-operators with at least 12 years’ experience as an owner-operator who are business-savvy and safe. To nominate yourself or someone else, click here to fill out a Trucker of the Month form.