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Equipment & Maintenance

Securement 201: How best to chain to a stake pocket

What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.

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Allison to produce gearless transmissions

Allison Transmission Holdings, Dana Holding Corp. and Fallbrook Technologies have announced plans for high-efficiency transmissions to serve the commercial truck and other vehicular markets.

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PHOTOs: Bridgestone’s retread process, tire maintenance and more

A pictorial tour through Bridgestone's La Vergne, Tenn., North American Manufacturing Education Center and retread plant.

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Natural gas series, Part 4: Maintenance changes

When it comes to maintenance, here are three of the biggest differences between diesel and natural gas engines:

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Utility introduces high-strength steel options

Utility Trailer announced on Aug. 23 that two new high-strength steel options will be available for the 4000D-X Composite dry van. The company also announced the expansion of two of its plants and the appointment of their new director of marketing.

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3 types of gas engines: Natural gas series, Part 2

There are three versions of heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies available or in development in North America.

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Bridgestone cites value of Ecopia-FuelTech combo

Bridgestone officials say the company has redoubled its focus on delivering value to "the boss," its commercial customers.

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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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Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

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10 benefits of EOBRs

In the wake of the EOBR mandate's inclusion in the 2012 MAP-21 highway bill, this round-up comes by way of the people at Xata Turnpike, makers of the RouteTracker EOBR.

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