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. ...
Have you come across the well-known pothole on 81, near the Susquehanna, that will rip your front end off?
"After months of negotiations and deals falling through, I was almost thinking the new truck was going to go the way of my much anticipated and never achieved boob job."
Some fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.
As a responsible truck owner, you should change your oil at predetermined intervals. Oil analysis provides great information and is the best way to keep track of how your engine is wearing.
Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.
Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.
What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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