The subject of retirement is always a hot topic among owner-ops. Leaving the road well set up for it requires a diligence that isn't easily achievable, to say the least. Yet this well-matched pair of owner-operators -- Bruce and Kellie Cone of Redding, California -- have prepared better than many as they start to run out their last half-decade in business. That's the long-range plan, anyway, for the proud of owners of a pristine pair of Peterbilt 389s you'll hear all about in this edition of Overdrive Radio.
Kellie comes from an education background career-wise, but several years back she met Bruce and took to trucking in an outsize way, originally on ridealong trips in-cab with the third-generation owner-operator. Bruce has hauled longtime for direct customers in California and Oregon, today mostly home every night after a 30-year career that took him all over the Western states and occasionally farther afield.