HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

February 2006

Cover Story By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor
TMC Celebrates 50 years

Here are just a few of its many accomplishments, colorful characters and "war stories" from the early years.

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Repairs on the Run

By Tim Barton, Contributing Editor

When you're talking OTR service, it all boils down to choices.

Maintaining Tires

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Taking care of your tires is one of the easiest types of routine maintenance you can perform on a truck.

Shop-Floor Diagnostics

By John Bendel, Technology Editor

A particular tractor might have Meritor Wabco brakes, a Caterpillar engine and a multiplexed cab.

Spec'ing For Low Maintenance

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Certain equipment allows trucks to run longer without scheduled or unscheduled work. Here are some examples.

Breakdown Solutions

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Our annual guide to help you manage on-the-road emergencies.

Test Drives

Driving A Basic F-350 Super Duty

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's Plain Jane but very comfortable, and as capable as you'd expect a Ford to be.

Driving Volvo's VT800

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's made for hauling heavy loads in contemporary style and comfort.


Big Changes In 50 Years

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

Here's a nostalgic review of some of the names and brands that have come and gone over the past half century.

Praise For America's Road Team

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Grooming drivers to be part of America's Road Team can only improve your driver team and your company's image.

Safety Belt Non-Use: Let's Stop The Silliness

By Doug Condra, President

Truck drivers aren't getting the message, and it's costing lives – theirs.


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