maintenance

New Rush Truck Center in N.M.

The Farmington, N.M., facility features a parts showroom with an extensive parts inventory and eight service bays utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Building the gremlin wall

"Engine trouble is straightforward with our Detroit. It's the dang electrical gremlins that baffle and make us crazy. Those and the black hole that sucks socks and lighters into it.... Sometimes, it's hard to build walls. Even for gremlins."

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Readers debate viability of pre-2000 model year approach to avoiding ELD mandate

At the center of the commentary, pushback on the notion that near-20-year-old equipment could be considered reliable enough to deliver suitable profitability. As one commenter noted, telling his story, an owner-operator might do well "to have two -- one to run, and one for a spare. And one for parts if you can store it.""

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MyGeotab app now in iOS

If you run a small fleet and utilize Geotab for logs or other services, the MyGeotab app, newly available for iPhones and iPads, makes it easier to manage productivity, safety and vehicle status from a mobile phone.

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Former operator James Brotz and the Super-Air on-board tire-inflation system

Former driver James Brotz details the Super-Air on-board tire inflation system, detailing efficacy in improving tire life and avoiding road calls for flats. Do you have experience with such a system? There are several on the market today.

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Autosist maintenance records app

Use of the smartphone as a maintenance and fuel-purchase record-keeping tool is the bedrock functionality enabled by the Autosist app from founder Zorrane Abdeali.

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Iowa 80: Oil changes in 40 minutes or $40 credit to drivers

The guarantee is offered at all four Iowa 80 Group-owned locations – Iowa 80 TA in Walcott, Iowa; Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Mo.; Oak Grove 80 Petro in Oak Grove, Mo.; and Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C.

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Top 10 toughest states for tire violations

Oregon, Texas and North Carolina lead the tire-violations rankings, the latter two also showing an uncommonly strong focus on maintenance/equipment-related violations overall. Peruse more nationally ranked data on equipment violations here.

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Love’s plans to expand maintenance offerings in 2017

The additional maintenance offering focuses on oil changes to the motor, transmission and gearboxes, as well as preventive maintenance services including fluid levels, fluid and filter quality checks and lube services.

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