maintenance

One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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Surplus parts online at cost or less

The new Surplus-Solutions.com online parts engine is also working to expand its discounted labor rates offering throughout the year.

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(Not) Making friends on the road

Sometimes it's hard, particularly when dogskin boots are involved. "I'm not good at making friends, but I had to comment to the guy wearing them."

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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. Check these Overdrive articles for help.

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Letter: ‘No gray areas’ for maintenance?

"To be super safe perhaps we should all park our vehicles when the first snowflake falls." --owner-operator Glenn Gilbert

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Mack to place QRs on trucks

Mack Trucks today announced that all new units will feature a unique QR code to speed service response times and improve customer uptime. QR codes, or quick-response codes, are matrix bar codes that supply rapid retrieval of information when a tablet or other mobile device scans the code. Starting in April, Mack will install QR codes on the vehicle’s doorframe during the manufacturing process. When the vehicle arrives at the dealership, service advisors scan the vehicle’s ...

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Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could come back to haunt you.

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Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

Adjustment isn't the only brake problem going -- observer and longtime former driver Allan Powell suggests treadle valve corrosion is a growing issue.

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Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

California-based owner-operator Jez realized he'd need to upgrade his emissions system in the near term -- he delayed the need by, well, buying old.

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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 3

September-December 2012 on the Channel 19 blog -- one operator reaches a milestone, amid ongoing industry conversation, weird-weird trucking news and .... Happy new year, drivers!

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