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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CLUTCH REBUILDING

In the U.S.A. an 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000lbs when fully loaded - almost 32x the average weight of a hatchback. A responsive engine is essential to controlling a vehicle of this size, especially in challenging road conditions. The Clutch is especially important to this process and must be maintained.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIESEL FILTER OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Diesel trucks are the backbone of America's highway transportation fleet, but they are also associated with air pollution. Technicians aren't the only ones responsible for understanding diesel particulate filters, as drivers also have a duty to provide ongoing maintenance to their rig.

2 SIGNS OF BRAKE PROBLEMS IN A SEMI-TRUCK

To an owner-operator, a semi-truck represents a key investment, a source of income, and even a home during long cross-country drives. A semi is a livilihood. To prevent mechanical issues from compromising all of those important roles, you must be especially vigilant about keeping your truck in tip-top shape.

STAYING ON THE ROAD: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AN ENGINE OVERHAUL

Your truck is your way to make money, and you need to keep it on the road and running. Here's what you need to know about complete engine overhauls.

SAFE DRIVING THROUGH THOROUGH UPKEEP - SIGNS YOUR TRUCK NEEDS A TUNE UP

Even with a variety of developments in commerce and information sharing, trucking remains an important part of the backbone of the American economy. Maintain it!

THREE SIGNS YOUR TRANSMISSION IS GOING BAD

You should know some of the warning signs of a failing transmission to get your truck checked sooner rather than later. Here are three ways to tell your transmission is in need of repair.

SYNTHETIC OIL VS. REGULAR OIL: WHAT IS BEST FOR MY FLEET?

Advances in oil refining technology have brought to the forefront a relatively new type of oil - synthetic oil. Read on to learn more about synthetic and regular oil to determine which type of oil is suitable for your fleet.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A PROPER TRACTOR TRAILER ALIGNMENT

The average tractor trailer takes goes over plenty of bumps, curbs and potholes in the line of duty. This type of use is normal, but the stress will slowly affect the alignment.

HOW IGNORING MISALIGNED TRAILER TIRES CAN COST YOU

If you are a truck driver, you might be tempted to ignore the symptoms of misaligned tires. Here are four reasons why you should have your tires checked.