Gary Leader’s 1997 Kenworth W900L
is powered by a 550-hp Caterpillar
and an 18-speed double-overdrive
TODAY’S TIP: Reserve account. Smart owner-operator maintain a reserve account. The purpose is to have money for large or unforeseen items that could put a substantial drain on your operating cash. Examples include major maintenance items, tires, quarterly estimated taxes and insurance deductibles. This money also can be used for a down payment on your next truck purchase or improvements to your existing truck.
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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) in this handy cut-out calendar.
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.
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 trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.