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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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A growing spectacular: The Vancouver Island truck lights parade

The Vancouver Island Equipment Owners Association's Christmas Truck Light Parade and Food Drive takes the cake for the most brilliantly extravagant of the Christmas truck parades.

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Dome lamp kit

The Ultra-Thin Retrofit Dome Lamp Kit uses Grote's LightForm technology, which allows for flexible LED lights. The lights are water and shock resistant and can be mounted easily with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing. The system has two lighting options, including a standard LED light and a combination of red/white or blue/white color LEDs to see outside the vehicle but prevent detection by others. The kit will be available in early 2012. GROTE, grote.com

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