Equipment & Maintenance

Staying ahead of the inspectors

| April 01, 2013

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. Check these Overdrive articles for help.

New one-truck portable tarping system

| March 25, 2013

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

Utility introduces new side skirt

| March 22, 2013

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used ...

Idle Smart launches next-generation unit

| March 21, 2013

The automatic engine start-stop system provides enhanced features and functionality to allow vehicle owners to save substantially on overnight fuel costs

New Kinedyne tarp ties, more at MATS

| March 21, 2013

Five lucky MATS attendees visiting the Kinedyne booth will win $1,000 Kinedyne shopping sprees.

The wrap on Continental’s custom LoneStar

| March 21, 2013

Continental Tire's new Road-Show trailer, debuting at the Mid-America Trucking Show, deserved a high-custom-class hauler, so the company took its 2010 International LoneStar to the Mafia at 4 State Trucks...

‘One Continental’ offers more than truck tires

| March 20, 2013

Continental introduces a new hybrid-application driver tire, a tire-pressure monitoring system and an EOBR, leveraging different company competencies to help owners save.

Letter: ‘No gray areas’ for maintenance?

| March 14, 2013

"To be super safe perhaps we should all park our vehicles when the first snowflake falls." --owner-operator Glenn Gilbert

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