Perry Cotrell Jr. hauls supplies to
paper mills across the Southeast in
this 2000 Freightliner Classic XL.
TODAY’S TIP: Maintain tire pressure and cut fuel costs. To reduce rolling resistance, check the pressure in all 18 tires and inflate them 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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FEB. 2-3: MID-WEST TRUCK SHOW, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Ill., (217) 525-0310, www.mid-westtruckers.com
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
Don’t miss our January 2007 issue. Featured stories that can help you improve your business and your life as an owner-operator include:
Owner-operator Almanac for 2007. We list the important dates, events and deadlines (including those quarterly tax filings for your business) in this handy cut-out calendar for the new year.
Clearing the air. A little maintenance and a few dollars’ investment in your in-cab air filtration system can help you remain healthy and safe.
Start retiring now. There’s no time like the present to save for retirement if you have not already. Social Security won’t hack it alone, so we offer information on 401(k)s and other investment opportunities that will keep you comfortable down the road.
Danny Herman Trucking, Inc.
We are always looking for quality o/ops with good looking equipment to join our fleet & family. We have an exceptional average LOH of 1500 miles and a highly competitive rate per mile of .89 for solos and .98 cents per mile for teams plus our 100% escalating FSC, which is currently averaging .26 cpm. That pays an Owner Operator TEAM a rate of $1.24 per mile!
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.