maintenance

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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Do the right thing

The “you drive your truck, I'll drive mine” attitude isn't helping anyone.

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Kenworth adds mid-roof sleeper to T680, T880

Kenworth announced the launch of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, likewise TruckTech+ and Nav+ HD connected-vehicle sysems to transmit diagnostics for maintenance and offer access to nav information, entertainment and more.

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A basic understanding of the magic … of the diesel

"How terrifying would it be to pull into a service bay at a shop and have me pop out to run a diagnostic? I can take your blood pressure while we wait ..."

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Career advancement for the long haul: One small fleet’s growth story

While a family business is certainly not the only way to start and/or run a small fleet, it is one of the more common; run through Old Time Express here with Mark, Mitch and founder owner-operator Bo White.

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Sharing a birthday with Romans, Stan Brown, maintenance worry …

"Transportation of freight is the Kevin Bacon of the world – you can loosely tie it to almost anything." A happy birthday wish to all who share the 25th, from one among you...

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

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.

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