maintenance

Predetermined oil intervals and what to check in oil analysis

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.

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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More ‘bird business': Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’

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.

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Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

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.

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Blast from the past — and future — at Landmark International show

Scenes here from the customer-appreciation event and antique truck show September 13, 2013, at Landmark International's Cookeville, Tenn., location.

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Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

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The bypass filter advantage

Part 2 in Kevin Rutherford's series on oil-change strategy. While oil analysis gives you the information to handle drain intervals more sensibly, bypass filtration adds another dimension to save money and downtime.

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Change thinking, not oil

Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.

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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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