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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...

Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines
Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines

February 11, 2014
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck...

Growing a Small Fleet
Growing a Small Fleet

October 8, 2013
To be a fleet of fewer than 100 trucks in America today is to be a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs: every move fraught with risk, perils at...

Keeping Your Wheels On
Keeping Your Wheels On

October 15, 2013
There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late...

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs
5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

April 6, 2016
Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out...

QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen

October 23, 2014
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation
ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

May 21, 2014
There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along...

A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer
A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer

January 26, 2016
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?

Hands-off on the Highway
Hands-off on the Highway

May 7, 2015
There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little...

Are You Putting Enough Air In Your Steer Tires?
Are You Putting Enough Air  In Your Steer Tires?

December 9, 2014
If you are not running at least 105 psi in your steer tires, you’re running underinflated. In some cases, those tires may be in run-flat condition.

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