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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...

Wheel-Ends: Torque your nuts
Wheel-Ends: Torque your nuts

November 2, 2010
Attaching wheels to a truck hub is serious business. Yet it's not uncommon to see some big bruiser of a mechanic, one foot against the bottom of the tire,...

What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs
What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

August 15, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and...

Are Your Wheel Bearings Adjusted Properly?
Are Your Wheel Bearings Adjusted Properly?

December 19, 2011
Good and bad in the wheel-bearing world is divided by a very fine line - about the width of two human hairs, in fact. That's not much of a margin...

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission
Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

August 22, 2017
Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the...

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.

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...

What You Need to Know About Wide-base Singles & Offset Axles
What You Need to Know About Wide-base Singles & Offset Axles

May 13, 2013
Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground. Picture a teeter-totter with a big kid on...

Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?
Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?

September 10, 2013
It’s not uncommon to find highway trucks with front axles and suspensions rated for 13,200 pounds. While 12,000-pound axles were the industry norm for many...

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