Bruce MallinsonBusinessWhy every owner-operator needs a maintenance accountMost owner-operators don’t have a maintenance account. But they should. Even 10 cents a mile could help save keep you afloat when repairs are needed. Here are some numbers to back up the importance of having a maintenance account.February 2, 2015BusinessLiner protrusion and why it’s criticalLiner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.November 5, 2014EquipmentGaining turbo boost: Start with a new muffler, then look at air intakeInstead of opting for a larger turbo, opt to make you engine run “free,” by allowing better exhaust flow, writes Bruce Mallinson. That’ll then yield better fuel mileage, performance and longevity.March 6, 2014BusinessDamper questions answered: How they fail, why you should replace themPitt Power’s Bruce Mallinson gives pointers as to when and why you should change your engine’s damper.December 27, 2013BusinessA little fuel dilution, soot, blow-by is OKSome fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.December 9, 2013Page 1 of 1Top StoriesOverdrive ExtraForget speed limiters: Safe parking, highway infrastructure should be top priorityClifford Petersen argues that lawmakers/regulators should set aside legislative and regulatory projects pushed by those with little to no familiarity with OTR realities, in favor of a push for real progress on parking, highway infrastructure needs.BusinessHow fleet's operator-first approach seeks to pay off for leased haulersChannel 19AB 5 contractor law: California small fleets, owner-ops take stockCustom Rigs‘Back Home’: Blue Leasing’s 1982 Peterbilt 362Trucking LawTrucking Law: What are your rights when a broker doesn’t pay?