equipment

Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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Business base: Mechanical experience before buying the truck

While knowledge of the working systems of the truck is required of an CDL driver, there’s no replacement for maintenance experience when it comes to hands-on know-how to save on repairs by doing them yourself, or knowing when not to.

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Mack unveils Anthem on-highway tractor

The truck was engineered with an emphasis on driver comfort and productivity and is available in day cab, an all-new 48-inch flat top sleeper and an all-new 70-inch stand-up sleeper that features 35 percent more space than previous models and 27 cubic feet of storage.

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POLL: What was your level of mechanical experience when you started as an owner-op?

Owner-operators, when you launched your business, what level of mechanical knowledge and/or experience did you have -- whether the required basic knowledge or more in-depth professional experience or education?

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Freight niche transition — HHG to expedited with owner-operator Greg Huggins

Podcast: A talk with Greg Huggins, currently leased with a 2015 Cascadia straight truck to Landstar Express America, about his transition three years ago from two decades and more of household-moves hauling. And: A prediction on scale house inspectors after the ELD mandate.

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Volvo introduces new long-haul tractor, makes driver assist system standard

Volvo Trucks North America on Tuesday unveiled its new VNL tractor, the first major overhaul of its flagship long-haul model since the VN model was introduced in 1996. The company has also made its Advanced Driver Assist System standard on all VNL and VNR models.

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New full-service Ill. Truck Centers location

Truck Centers Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their 10th full-service dealership in Effingham, Ill.

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Cummins plans electric powertrain for short-haul applications, long-haul still a ways off

Cummins announced Wednesday evening in a teleconference it will introduce a fully electrified powertrain for the urban transportation market by 2019 and a range-extended electrified powertrain by 2020.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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More than 850 moving trucks, trailers owned by shuttered Graebel Van Lines to be sold at auction

The trucks and trailers, previously owned by the now-closed Graebel Van Lines, will be auctioned without minimum bids or reserve prices.

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