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Hoses and belts: How to avoid premature failure and maximize the life

| June 26, 2014

Truck engines are hellish environments, so overlooking belts and hoses is an invitation to disaster. Since good maintenance is no guarantee against premature failure, knowledgeable technicians know to change out belts or hoses if even ...

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

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 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. ...

Truck Centers acquires Indiana Freightliner dealer

| June 04, 2014

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri, announced this week it has completed the acquisition of Freightliner of Evansville, Ind. “This acquisition expands our presence in ...

A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

Bruce Mallinson | May 02, 2014

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 ...

Volvo opens new full-service dealer in N.M.

| April 17, 2014

Volvo Trucks has added Bruckner’s Truck Sales in Alburquerque, N.M. to its dealer network. The 7.5-acre full-service dealership is accessible from Interstate 40, just off the Unser Boulevard exit. The location has 18 truck bays staffed ...

Mobil Delvac engineer talks natural gas engine oil, low-viscosity trends

| March 06, 2014

Prior to the Technology Maintenance Council’s annual Meeting, Overdrive sister site CCJ talked to Lilo Hurtado, applications engineer, ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants, about natural gas engine oil and the upcoming introduction of the low viscosity oil ...

Road Choice Truck Parts enters all-parts market

Overdrive Staff | March 05, 2014

Road Choice Truck Parts is a new brand entering the heavy-duty truck industry’s private label all-makes market. The brand offers growing line of parts, including air conditioning, air springs, air/electrical coils and accessories, brake chambers, ...

Headlight upgrade how-to

| February 07, 2014

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