Equipment

Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

If it ain’t broke, still fix it

You’ve heard the old axiom: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but don’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s so much more economical to maintain an engine and truck than it is to replace parts because of neglect. Specifically, don’t let it apply ...

The six-headed maintenance monster

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do anything for you?'"

Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

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Phillips’ swivel sockets

Phillips’ S1 and S2 Single and Dual Pole Swivel Sockets for liftgates have the same swivel and automatic disconnect features of the company’s Sta-Dry S7. The sockets feature anti-corrosion components and are designed to extend the life of the liftgate’s ...

SmartTruck’s trailer aero system

SmartTruck’s TopKit system consists of an Aero Rain Guard component that runs along the trailer’s top-rear edge and features two side fairing components on the side-rear edges. The system is about one inch thick, weighs 72 pounds and is engineered to provide a ...

Bridgestone’s Bandag B799 tread

Bridgestone’s Bandag B799 tread, which complements the Bridgestone M799, has an open shoulder design that helps improve traction for mild on/off-highway, regional haul and pickup-and-delivery applications. The deep 28/32-inch deep tread is engineered for long ...

Bridgestone’s Firestone FS561 all-position radial

Bridgestone’s Firestone FS561 is an on-highway all-position radial tire designed to reduce susceptibility to stone retention and drilling and is recommended for steering applications in regional and pickup-and-delivery use. A rugged casing with sidewall ...

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