Equipment

Green heavy-duty soap

The new Gent-L-Green line of hand care items are biodegradable, petroleum-free, NPE-free and VOC-free. Products that have earned the Gent-L-Green seal include: Premium Blue Hand and Body Soap, Soy Blast Conditioner Enriched Hand Cleaner, Foaming Waterless Hand Cleaner and Foaming Gent-L-Kleen. Gent-L-Kleen (800) 233-9382

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Great Dane shows reefer at GATS

Great Dane Trailers is debuting its newest refrigerated trailer at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Great Dane says the Classic Truckload reefer features its proprietary ThermoGuard and CorroGuard, which, respectively, help extend the useful life of refrigerated trailers and combat equipment deterioration and corrosion. The ...

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RoadKing Shocks at GATS

Most shock absorbers on heavy-duty trucks today are out of their element, says Lonnie Woods, CEO of RoadKing Shocks. "The design of the average truck shock absorber today appeared in the 1950s and was primarily intended for passenger cars and trucks," he says. "They are ...

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Informational book

Crushing Cones, a book about the experience of earning a CDL written by Ellen Voie, President and founder of Women In Trucking, includes chapters on choosing a school, selecting the best carrier and what a potential driver will learn while attending driver-training classes. It also ...

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Manual for a downturn: How to keep your operation above water.

There's no one tried-and-true method for an owner-operator to weather the current economic storm. There are many different problems, after al...

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Profit and loss statement: How to interpret your monthly financial scorecard.

All your settlement statements and expense receipts should be accumulated throughout the month and turned into a profit and loss statement, al...

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How to spend less on health care

Fuel isn't the only staggering expense chomping at your income. Health care spending in America jumped 7 percent in 2007. ...

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How to Replace Brake Shoes

TOOLBOX Small sledgehammer Ball peen hammers Inch-drive air gun and sockets Hydraulic or air jack Heavy-duty jack stands Com...

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