Tag: J.D. Howard
Round-up: Brood of kittens hauled Hayward to San Diego, a 1940 COE project out west, and — more proof W9’s a work truck
A look at J.D. Howard’s restored 1995 W900L — a show-worthy unit we saw at MATS — doing what it does in the Great Lakes winter; imagine the surprise of the jobsite crew in San Diego when a 60-foot steel column start mewling at them; and: Howard Salmon’s 1940 Chevy COE find.
May 22, 2019
J.D. Howard: Short hauls and frequent home time with Midwest asphalt
Four years ago, owner-operator J.D. Howard joined Dan Ratta’s Marshallville, Ohio-based small liquid-asphalt-hauling operation, Ratta Trucking. At that time, he paid around $65,000 for a new 42-foot 7,500-gallon all-aluminum insulated 2015 Polar high-heat asphalt tanker.
May 7, 2019
Think tank: A closer look at liquid bulk hauling
Owner-operators who consider pulling a tanker after other trucking niches often don’t look back after enjoying higher earnings, shorter waits and less physical demand.
May 3, 2019
How-to: Custom walk-in storage at the front of a dry van; bulk tank niche explored
Daniel and Phyllis Snow detail their four-foot walk-in storage compartment they built into the front of their dry-van trailer, accessible from the tractor’s deck catwalk via a door assembly, to house tools and other supplies. Also in this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast: liquid-bulk-tank insights from owner-ops Mike Landis, J.D. Howard.
April 26, 2019
Ohio-based bulk asphalt hauler J.D. Howard’s custom 1995 KW W900L, with an older A-model feel
VIDEO: In addition to a down-to-the-frame refurbishment of many of the mechanical components of the truck, Howard invested in Jones Performance’s older A-model-style hood for the W900L and an 66-inch ICT flattop sleeper built to resemble a classic Double Eagle-style model, giving the rig an overall retro feel.
April 2, 2019
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