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Buy Used, Build Equity
Buy Used, Build Equity

July 8, 2013
Here are two things you need to know about buying a truck: it takes big bucks to play with big trucks, and there no such thing as a free lunch. Keep those...

4 Ways to Get More Miles from your Tires
4 Ways to Get More Miles from your Tires

July 8, 2013
Irregular tire wear is usually a symptom of some other malfunction such as poor alignment, improper inflation or even poor driving habits. The peril with...

What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?
What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?

July 3, 2013
Why should we worry about defining underinflation? Because of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability)...

Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock
Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock

June 27, 2013
With just days to go before the scheduled implementation of the new and more restrictive hours of service rules, fleets and drivers need to be asking if...

5 Ways to Succeed or Fail as an Owner-Operator
5 Ways to Succeed or Fail as an Owner-Operator

June 10, 2013
Sometimes owner-operators are their own worst enemy. They too often do things to undermine their business – like budgeting based on the best of times, not...

Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires
Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

June 10, 2013
You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel...

Say Goodbye to Booster Cables
Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

June 5, 2013
Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting...

What Drivers Should Know About Brake Problems
What Drivers Should Know About Brake Problems

May 22, 2013
If you know what to look for, and are sensitive to the symptoms, you can spot many potential brake problems before they become real liabilities. And having...

Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go
Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

April 29, 2013
Tony, a 550-lb, 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger that lives in a 40 by 80 foot pen at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. may soon need a new home.

Are Your Driving Habits Feeding Your Fuel Bill?
Are Your Driving Habits Feeding Your Fuel Bill?

April 10, 2013
Poor fuel mileage can be a make-or-break proposition for owner-operators, and a lot of whether you get 6 mpg or 8 mpg depends on your skills and habits as a...