FARM BUSINESS NEWS
MBAg by Adam Erwin
Adam Erwin DTN Special Correspondent
Tue Dec 3, 2013 06:19 AM CST

If you have ever shopped for semi trucks, you quickly learn there are two kinds: owner-operator rigs and fleet trucks.

Fleet trucks are Spartan beasts with dull gray cab interiors and painted wheels lacking the bodacious shine of polished aluminum. Fleet trucks are the 18-wheeler version of the old avocado-colored station wagon you drove in high school.

Owner-operator trucks are the "King of the Road." Sporting hundreds of little orange lights, oncoming cars could mistake such a rig in the nighttime sky for the Aurora Borealis. Their customized cab interiors have that saddle-shop smell of fine Corinthian leather. With hoods ...

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