How do you read a tire sidewall and what does it mean? Of course all manufacturers are going to put their name ...
You don’t have to behind the wheel to long to realize that truck wiring is one of the most critical items on ...
Every now and again, the time comes when you have to sell your van and/or truck. But how much will someone pay you for it--and how do you maximize the cash you can get for your sale? ... Full story
The system begins with two solar panels mounted on the roof. The panels convert solar energy (sunlight) into electric current. Wires carry the current to a controller. The controller is also wired to three deep-cycle "house" batteries. All electronic items in the sleeper (lights, microwave, fans, computer, etc.) are wired to and powered by the house batteries. ... Full story
The need for lubrication is basic. Every owner operator worth his salt takes care to protect his livelihood with frequent oil drains. But new oils come out often, making it difficult to keep pace with oil technology. Is it enough to maintain regular oil drain intervals without considering the characteristics of new oils? ... Full story
While no jurisdiction has made filters mandatory, the increasingly stringent emissions regulations that engine manufactures must meet mean that eventually all on-road diesel engines will be fitted with them. The American 2007 heavy truck engine emissions regulations cannot be met without filters. ... Full story
To help protect yourself this winter, do your homework. Talk to cold-flow fuel additive suppliers about whether their additive is optimized for ULSD in the areas where you regularly run. Buy winter-blended fuel when appropriate. If you run in the northern states, consider adding fuel-heating equipment to your trucks. ... Full story
The most radical expediter truck ever is now on tour and coming to a location near you! This rolling work of art, constructed by the Chrome Shop Mafia from television's "Trick My Truck" program, will be on display at Speedco locations and expedited carrier driver appreciation events through July 19. The tour is sponsored by Bolt Express. ... Full story
The ever-changing ours of service regulations now require drivers to spend longer periods in their cabs and sleepers, and they cannot be expected to freeze or bake just because some people want them to shut off their engines to reduce pollution and save fuel. ... Full story