maintenance

Used parts gaining traction with owner-operators

Used and refurbished parts are catching on as a maintenance alternative for owner-operators due in large part to harsh economic conditions.

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Three ways to get more from your tires

There’s hundreds of dollars a year to be saved by careful tire management.

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Don’t overlook cost of a truck wash

If you wash your truck at home, you can claim the cost of household water and detergent for washing the truck as a business expense at tax time.

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Polar Service Center moves

Polar Service  has moved to a new location in Rosemount, Minn., with eight service bays, 3,800 square-feet of parts inventory and parking for 75 trailers. The location is ASME National Board R-stamp certified and provides sales, parts and repairs, as well as other services, for all makes of tank bodies and trailers. The location will replace the service center in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through ...

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Record temps cause uptick in tire problems

Some states are reporting seeing more blowouts this year due to high temperatures. Carriers say they're battling the issue by trying to keep tires inflated properly.

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How to speak DPF

There’s no need to panic when a DPF light signals routine regeneration — at least in most cases.

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Bosselman opens shop in AZ

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has opened a new location in Bellemont, Ariz., at I-40 Exit 185.

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Time for an overhaul

Oil analysis and other information can help you determine if an engine’s ripe for rebuilding. The same diagnoses might postpone an overhaul or eliminate engine failure.

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