maintenance

Shout to a shipper

Holly Knoll Services owner-operator Dave Palmer gives credit where it's due -- to B&T Sand of Columbia, S.C., for efficient load/unload practices.

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Emissions system: Newer trucks’ potential handicap

Almost four in 10 owner-operators buying used trucks report emissions problems for 2010 and newer equipment, three in 10 for 2007-’09, as their biggest maintenance issue, underlining the importance of maintenance records in evaluating a purchase.

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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. This story rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Help me find the love today

Wendy and the fried-inverter blues: "Trucking is an adventure, albeit an expensive one, and even though I'm certain she wants to kill us, every time I hear that deep, bubbly Detroit Diesel percolating and popping I'm in love with this truck all over again..."

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Kenworth TruckTech+ enters production

Every new Kenworth Class 8 truck equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine now comes with a complimentary subscription to TruckTech+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard warranty.

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Changing tires the old-fashioned way: ‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 3

Part 3 excerpting Ed Miller's "A Trucker's Tale" memoir: "It is a wonder my brothers and I didn't get killed changing tires while we were young."

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Learning to become a truck driver — and to cuss like one: ‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 2

Part 2 excerpting Ed Miller's "A Trucker's Tale" memoir: "Tt seemed that every grown man used several cuss words in every sentence. I practiced to myself enough that I could cuss with the best of them before I was out of elementary school. ..."

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POLL: What’s your truck’s oil-change interval?

Whether your oil-change interval varies based on oil analysis results or not, what's your most common interval for change?

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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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Emissions-system issues hamper productivity for one owner-operator

And maybe more than just one, if anecdotal evidence is any indication. A report from Dave Palmer of S.C.-based Holly Knoll Services, whose triaxle dump, put into service in Jan '13, has been in the shop no less than six times over the emissions system.

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