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Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | February 24, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. ...

Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

| June 09, 2012

The folks at GITI Tire reminded us of this in their most recent newsletter, citing an article from the Saturday Evening Post that estimated 80 percent of tire failures were due to underinflation -- the ...

How-to: Identify quality air coils

| May 05, 2012

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say the writers behind parts manufacturer Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips monthly newsletter. A chief consideration ...

Do it yourself: Tractor maintenance

| February 27, 2012

The first volume of tractor maintenance topics, compiled by the editors of Overdrive and Truckers News, covers 12 tasks that help optimize equipment life.

Popular Mechanics seeks ‘Worst Road’ nominations

| April 27, 2011

Make your voice heard! No, I'm not talking about the proposed mandate of electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance (for more about that: comments are open through May 23). Popular Mechanics editors are ...

Oil analysis program

| November 25, 2010

Shell’s LubeAnalyst oil analysis program helps assess whether fluids and equipment are performing as intended and determine appropriate lubricant change intervals.

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