Equipment & Maintenance

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

| August 20, 2012

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

Bridgestone cites value of Ecopia-FuelTech combo

| August 15, 2012

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

How to speak DPF

| August 13, 2012

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

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

| August 10, 2012

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.

10 benefits of EOBRs

| June 30, 2012

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.

10 problems with EOBRs

| June 29, 2012

These problems are among many noted by frequent Overdrive commenter E.F. McHenry as Congress considered an EOBR mandate ultimately included in the MAP-21 highway bill.

Bug-removal tip: Scotch Brite ‘Dobie’ pads

| June 28, 2012

This one comes by way of owner-operator Henry Albert's blog, where he shares an anecdote about the Scotch Brite "Dobie" cleaning pads (pictured) he uses to clean bugs from his windshield -- and how he ...

An EOBR that’s ‘by truckers, for truckers’

| June 21, 2012

That's the tagline of the newly created Sable Truck Systems, founded by Bill Taylor, a former owner-operator and small-fleet owner.

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