Time for an overhaul

Max Kvidera | November 02, 2010

Oil analysis and other information can help you determine if an engine’s ripe for rebuilding. The same diagnoses might postpone an overhaul or eliminate engine failure.

How to: Beat Corrosion

John Baxter | November 01, 2010

It’s good old dirt, along with winter chemicals, that causes your tractor’s beautiful finish to deteriorate. Periodic care can stop that process.

Rear-drag fairings

| November 01, 2010

The TrailerTail rear fairings use an aerodynamic design and ultra-light thermoplastic composite materials to reduce rear drag. The fairings use a collapsible origami architecture for convenience. According to a third-party test, the trailer can offer ...

Computer-based driver training

| October 29, 2010

The Pro-TREAD Training series, a driver course for owner-operators and small trucking companies, is available through the freight matching service company Internet Truckstop and computer-based driver training company Instructional Technologies. The training series is a ...

Bluetooth headset

| October 27, 2010

Cobra’s line of 2.1 Bluetooth wireless headsets for hands-free phone operation now comes with noise cancellation technology and VOIP.

| October 26, 2010

Rusty Allen of Monroe Township, N.J., hauls general commodities in the Northeast with his 2000 Freightliner classic, shown in the photo. The rig is equipped with a 430-hp Cat and a 10-speed Rockwell tranny. Allen ...

Heavy-duty clutch

| October 25, 2010

The Advantage Series of heavy-duty clutches have a release bearing with robust bushing material, a bearing housing with three grease fittings that offer flexibility in setting up a lubrication path, grease reservoir that allows for ...

Trailer aerodynamics package

| October 21, 2010

The Next Generation trailer aerodynamics system avoids sideskirts and reduces drag by managing airflow underneath and above the trailer. The system is compliant with the California Air Resources Board’s greenhouse gas regulations and is certified ...

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