Husband and wife owner-operators
Tony and Lisa Heath drive this ’97
Freightliner Century Class with a
430-hp Detroit Diesel Series 60
under the hood.
TODAY’S TIP: Stay compliant. 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. You even could get billed for whatever you owe on the plate you’re no longer using.
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SEPT. 15-17: ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW at the Days of the Past celebration, hosted by the Antique Truck Club of America, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, N.J., (609) 888-4879 or http://daysofthepast.com
SEPT. 15-17: RICHARD CRANE MEMORIAL TRUCK SHOW and Parade of Lights, St. Ignace, Mich., (906) 643-8087 or www.nostalgia-prod.com/otwtruck.htm
SEPT. 15-17: SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS CHAPTER ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, hosted by the American Truck Historical Society, Riverside Park, Aztec, N.M., (505) 333-2599 or email@example.com
SEPT. 16: WORLD’S LARGEST TRUCK CONVOY, nationwide benefit for Special Olympics, (800) 700-8585 or www.worldslargesttruckconvoy.com
SEPT. 18-20: 2007 MODEL TRUCK PRODUCT CONFERENCE, sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association, Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, Mich., (248) 489-7090 or www.ntea.com
SEPT. 19: TRUCKERS APPRECIATION DAY, White’s Truck Stop, Raphine, Va., (540) 377-2111 or www.whitestruckstop.com
SEPT. 21: EXPEDITING WORKSHOP, sponsored by Expediters Online, Holiday Inn Express, Monroe, Mich., (859) 746-2046 or www.expeditersonline.com
Attend the 2006 Owner-Operator Retention Forum and you’ll learn proven ways to help your owner-operators achieve business success. This event, held Oct. 16-18, 2006, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is sponsored Overdrive magazine, American Truck Business Services, Freightliner Trucks and Castrol.
With a schedule jam-packed with expert speakers, including representatives from carriers with some of the lowest turnover rates in the business, you can be certain your time at the Owner-Operator Retention Forum will be time well spent. For more information, including pricing, visit the forum website.
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 .24 cpm. That pays an Owner Operator TEAM a rate of $1.22 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.