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Why every owner-operator needs a maintenance account

| February 02, 2015

Most owner-operators don’t have a maintenance account. But they should. Even 10 cents a mile could help save keep you afloat when repairs are needed. Here are some numbers to back up the importance of ...

Three steps to diesel engine winterization

| January 08, 2015

More equipment preps for Old Man Winter

| January 08, 2015

Liner protrusion and why it’s critical

Bruce Mallinson | November 05, 2014

Liner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

Bruce Mallinson | September 11, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an ...

Partners in Business: Maintaining Your Equipment

| September 04, 2014

Routine PM will save money in the long run and help determine when to trade

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

| August 11, 2014

To save turbo, keep oil clean – and your foot light

Bruce Mallinson | August 07, 2014

Turbochargers are sensitive pieces of equipment and are abused many times during everyday driving conditions. They are put through hell — Here's how to help yours survive.

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