maintenance

The six-headed maintenance monster

| August 25, 2014

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do ...

I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

| August 04, 2014

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

Special edition from ‘the preacher’ on retreads

| July 26, 2014

Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.

Got fatigue? Your crankshaft damper may be the problem

| July 10, 2014

Revisiting the importance of damper replacement at long mileage intervals -- and a worst-case scenario without: crankshaft failure.

Heat so bad you can cut it with a knife

| July 06, 2014

"Sometimes, you know when it's time to go home."

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. ...

DPF ash cleaning retread

| June 04, 2014

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali. ...

Put the brakes on inspection

| May 16, 2014

"We had our first Landstar 90-120-day inspection this week. It just so happened to fall right before the big Safety Push 2014, and although it ended up being expensive, I'm really glad it happened when ...

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