Tag: Kenny Capell
How far would you go for another 1-2 mpg in fuel mileage? One owner-op’s patented engine systems mods
How does a six-year odyssey in modifications to your truck’s engine and related systems — reducing the draw on the engine from the main fan, A/C system and more — sound? In this week’s Overdrive Radio, owner-op Kenny Capell describes his patented method for turning a lot of work over to electrical systems to save 1-1.5 running mpg.
August 7, 2019
Mobility pays off on the road: Owner-op’s trailer-mounted two-wheeled personal transport
Using a 500-lb. pedestal-mount crane and winch mouted behind his sleeper for load and unload, owner-operator Kenny Capell devised a way to mount a relatively lightweight on-/off-road motorcycle to the front of his van trailer on a platform. His bike: a lightweight 2009 Honda CRF250M.
January 23, 2019
Electronic Logging Devices
The not-so-long haul: The operational challenges to owner-ops after the ELD mandate
The relatively sudden impact of the ELD mandate, on top of the growing demands of e-commerce, has narrowed haul lengths and challenged owner-operators to maximize productivity around more picks and drops. The short-haul choice is becoming more attractive even as many owner-ops report taking an income hit.
December 28, 2018
At risk of repeating oneself … Pay and the ‘driver shortage’
More evidence improving financial and other conditions for drivers and owner-operators, and a shift in carriers’ top recruiting concerns to those of retention, will pay dividends for the overall economic health of trucking. That goes for the markets independents operate in, too.
November 29, 2018
Counting down the hours to 2016: The Channel 19 year in review, part 1
We’ve got a full 14-hour clock’s worth of on-duty time, and more, left yet, so check back tomorrow and on New Year’s Eve for the second and third parts of this the annual year in review on the Channel 19 blog.
December 28, 2015
Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words
Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.
March 23, 2015
Driver cleared of obstruction charges after being woken up by police in the sleeper of team-driven truck
Kenny Capell was charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to comply with an ID check after being forced awake during a routine stop at the Northbound scale in Ringgold, Ga.
March 3, 2015
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