maintenance

Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

| November 06, 2014

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

| November 05, 2014

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

New O/O biz software

| September 22, 2014

TruckLogics is the newest entrant into the mobile-capable owner-operator business software market, with dispatching, invoicing, maintenance and other expense tracking, IFTA reporting and other functionality.

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

Bruce Mallinson | September 11, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an ...

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.

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