maintenance

Put the brakes on inspection

"We had our first Landstar 90-120-day inspection this week. It just so happened to fall right before the big Safety Push 2014, and although it ended up being expensive, I'm really glad it happened when and where it did."

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Lawsuits allege Caterpillar concealed defects in 2007-2010 engines

Lawsuits filed against Caterpillar claim that its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company concealed the information from buyers and owners.

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A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

If you say you’re not mechanically inclined, I’ll tell you that you’re never too old to learn, and you can save yourself thousands of dollars by doing some of your own work and repairs. Here's one such success story.

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Get your load on: The DIY tow

One man, one load, two trucks in Charles Rhodes' DIY tow -- one of those "gettin' 'er done" moments on the highway.

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Potholes and Pennsylvania

Have you come across the well-known pothole on 81, near the Susquehanna, that will rip your front end off?

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The ups and downs of new-truck euphoria

"After months of negotiations and deals falling through, I was almost thinking the new truck was going to go the way of my much anticipated and never achieved boob job."

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A little fuel dilution, soot, blow-by is OK

Some fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.

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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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