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Go Cubs? Forrest, Ill.-based Dave Marti Trucking’s custom 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider

Marti's custom 389 glider, "High Maintenance Too", was a hit at the Guilty by Association Truck Show. Spec'd with Fitzgerald for liquid bulk tank, the 389 hauls fuel leased to Transport Service Inc. in the region around Marti's home base.

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North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help

Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn't, by and large, "looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA's Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.

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Volvo fans, this one’s for you: Trux’ custom ’06 VNL 670

This 2006 VNL 670 might well be the only Volvo with eight-inch straight pipes, builder Josh Foster says. Take a video run through the numerous custom mods Foster took the truck through his his employer, Trux Accessories.

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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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Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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Electrical system tech tip: Choosing a trailer nosebox

Space and moisture and circuit protection dominate concerns when choosing a nosebox to house wiring on the trailer.

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Lighting plug and socket PM tips

The Phillips company's latest Qwik Tech Tips newsletter details plug and socket preventive maintenance steps in trademark quick-and-simple format.

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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Light up the night!; Come on, Ghostwriter

Reader: "I am 12-year-old boy with a big passion for lit-up bull haulers!" -- and a bit of radio check, come on.

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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