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Avoiding irregular tire wear

The solution requires multiple steps, but they reduce tire wear issues, increase longevity and save money

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Extend drains with bypass filter

The best way to know when engine oil needs to be changed is to take an oil sample, send it to a lab, and let the condition of the oil determine the interval.

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2011 closes strong as clothing leads December factory growth

The monthly report on factory activity from the Institute for Supply Management shows a little increase in manufacturing for December.

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How to do a fuel-saving test

Though it can be labor-intensive, developing your own testing methods to improve fuel mileage pays off.

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Be ready for second year of CSA

CSA's first year might have seemed benign to you, but it’s still warming up. Be prepared for a closer acquaintance in 2012.

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Angry about trucking? Occupy your business

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year. A new, and likely more restrictive, hours of service rule is expected. Carriers are steadily adopting electronic onboard recorders. More emissions-related regulations start in California during 2012, and medical certification will be more closely tied to the CDL. Then there’s the economy, favorable to trucking lately but still showing signs of serious weakness. What’s an owner-operator to ...

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Factory freight finishing strong

Owner-operators with hauls tied closely to factory output should see good demand through year-end, based on today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management.

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Fuel and Physics

With all the fuel saving products in the marketplace, how do you know what works?

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The year-end tax dance

One benefit of good cash flow management is having leeway in covering costs. The end of the year is a good time to put that flexibility to use to reduce your income tax bill on April 15.

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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