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EDITOR’S PAGE .............................................. 4 Reconditioning tractors now a viable option

PARTS & SERVICE ............................................ 8 The latest in parts

TIRE RACK ....................................................18 Work trucks still searching for solutions

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BY SEAN KILCARR

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conditioning, refurbishing or rebuilding, programs dee life of highway tractors are clearly back in vogue. ers alike have offered a variety of such services over the years, even to the point of repowering equipment with rebuilt engines as well as putting in remanufactured transmissions and axles, too. Yet now, with new-truck prices steeper than ever and good used rolling stock hard to find, revamping tractors Reconditioning trucks already owned may make a lot more fiscal sense for fleets closely watching may be a prudent their bottom lines. Truck OEM Navistar in particular move for fleets. is pushing a new all-make refurbishing program called “ReStar” for any model of Class 5-8 commercial truck. Its program is designed to put latemodel, low-mileage trucks—typically those about three years old—through a “reconditioning” process that replaces worn items starting with basics like belts and hoses and moving all the way up to drivetrain components. According to the truck maker, a ReStar customer may elect to spend from $5,000 to $20,000 on a three-year-old truck it owns and, in effect, reset its lifespan clock back two years. But bear in mind, the key to making ReStar or any similar refurb program work economically is to avoid rebuilding the engine. If an engine overhaul is needed, it might torpedo the economics of the plan. Just the downtime alone for a full overhaul might not make it worthwhile. Whether demand for truck reconditioning takes off or not this time around, at least these programs give truck owners another option to consider as they look to upgrade equipment. AT

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The regs are coming From EOBRs to CSA 2010, Washington has been busy

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rom electronic on-board recorders (EOBR) to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) program, there is plenty of action on the regulatory front these days for trucking, and it’s not likely to subside anytime soon, experts said. The first big ruling to come down recently was the long-awaited EOBR decision. The announcement of the final rule, which goes into effect on June 1, 2012, means that truck and bus operators having serious hoursof-service (HOS) violations will be required to install EOBRs in all their vehicles. This decision, though, is generating some concerns—especially on the law enforcement side of the HOS ledger. “We’ve always thought EOBRs are the way to go as a way to enhance HOS compliance and highway safety, while leveling the industry playing field,” Steve Keppler, interim executive director for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), said. “From a technical perspective, this is very doable for carriers because all they have to do is install a device that meets the rules. However, from a law enforcement perspective, we need to know how to interact with all the devices that may be used to comply with the EOBR mandate. That’s why technology standardization, from where we sit, plays a critical role in this.” EOBRs—colloquially known in trucking as “black boxes”—are

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Fleets violating hours-of-service regulations will be subject to the new EOBR rule. devices attached to commercial vehicles that automatically record the number of hours drivers spend operating the vehicle, replacing the paper logbooks that drivers rely on to properly record their daily on- and off-duty regimen. Under the new EOBR final rule, carriers found with 10% or more HOS violations during a single compliance review will be required to install EOBRs in all their vehicles for a minimum of two years. The rule also details new technical performance standards for EOBRs installed in commercial motor vehicles, including requirements for recording the date, time and location of a driver’s duty status. Ruben Mirensky, CEO & president of software firm Optipoint Custom Tracking, said that most fleets perceive the negatives of this to be threefold: Training will be needed; it will make even minor violations more evident; and it will cost too much.

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Keppler said that the performance criteria necessary for collecting the information is what will be critical— especially if FMCSA plans to expand the rule to cover all operators, not just those with HOS violations, as has been speculated. “From our perspective, we’d rather the agency wait and issue a broader rule covering the entire industry, rather than take this piecemeal approach,” Keppler said. “The concern is that the performance standards in this rule might change if the agency broadens the rule down the road, and that would lead to confusion for both industry and law enforcement.”

CSA 2010 PUSHED BACK

Just as carriers were starting to get their hands around the EOBR ruling, FMCSA announced it was pushing back the start date to November of its CSA 2010 program, a full five months past the original start date of June. “We’re not ‘pushing back’ CSA

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2010’s start time per se; we’re still launching it in 2010 as intended,” Candice Tolliver of the Dept. of Transportation’s Office of Public Affairs, told American Trucker. “We want to put out the best rules possible, making sure they are as complete and thorough as we can, and incorporate all the feedback we’ve received from stakeholders.” CSA 2010 is designed to make it easier for FMCSA to identify the riskiest motor carriers through the use of more “real-time” safety data. Roadside inspection reports, violations, accident records and other safety-related information that is currently stored in a variety of different individual systems will be collected into two distinct databases: one for carriers and one for drivers. That data will then be divided into seven specific categories, dubbed Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs), allowing FMCSA to quickly pinpoint developing safety risks. The resulting safety ratings will be based on the individual categories rather than overall performance. Failing just one of two specific categories, the ones largely based on traffic and hoursof-service violations, will lead to an unsatisfactory rating even if everything is fine in the other six. Unlike the current SafeStat rating system that can be based on very old historical information, CSA fleet and driver data will be updated monthly. That means one bad month can quickly change a fleet’s rating, a rating that is publicly available to shippers and any other interested party. And that data will be held in a fleet’s record for two years and a driver’s record for three. The one exception is accident information, which will be kept on file for both fleets and drivers for five years.

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“This is an active time and it looks like it will remain active for the next two years. Life will be different for the industry, hopefully for the better.” Richard Henderson, CVSA

The unsafe driving and fatigued driving categories are particularly important because a poor rating in either one will result in an overall poor safety rating for the fleet, noted Dave Kraft, Qualcomm’s senior manager of governmental affairs. “FMCSA is serious about getting the bad actors out of the industry,” he said. “The thing to remember is that each of the seven BASIC measurements will be updated monthly and you can fail in any one.”

MORE TO COME

These rules are just the start. First, FMCSA, in its EOBR ruling, also said it will continue to review the rule and a “broadening” may take place later this year. Both of these rules follow on the heels of the new braking regulations announced last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which mandates new stopping standards for commercial truck tractors. Those regulations require a tractor-trailer traveling at 60 mph to come to a complete stop in 250 ft., versus the old standard of 355 ft. For a small number of very heavy severe-service tractors, the stoppingdistance requirement will be 310 ft. under these same conditions. In addition, this final rule requires that all heavy truck tractors must stop within 235 ft. when loaded to their

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“lightly loaded vehicle weight.” With proposed bans on texting by commercial drivers, a renewed focus on distracted driving, and an ongoing evaluation of hours-of-service regulations, carriers will have plenty to focus on in Washington in the months and years ahead. What Eli Lustgarten, senior research analyst at Longbow Research, suggests is the new spate of regulations is partly due to the rules catching up to technology. “Government has a heightened sensitivity to safety, and in particular the auto industry the last few years, and trucking is following along,” Lustgarten says. “There’s been a constant improvement [in safety over the years]. The trends have been established and will continue, and there will be a continued use of technology to improve safety.” “I think [CSA 2010] is a pretty significant change they are trying to implement and the states have a lot to do with this as well,” said Richard Henderson, director of government affairs for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. “I think the delay is probably a good, cautionary move.” Henderson adds that with the massive reauthorization bill, which may include a mandate for EOBRs, still working its way through Congress, plus HOS rules and other safety-related issues waiting to play out, there will be plenty of regulatory issues for fleets to stay abreast of. “Yes, the regs are coming, but they are not coming tomorrow, so take some time to look at them,” said Henderson. “This is an active time and it looks like it will remain active for the next two years. Life will be different for the industry, hopefully for the better.” —SEAN KILCARR AND BRIAN STRAIGHT

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Yokohama rolls out “eco-sensitive” tire

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he new 101ZL steer and greatly reduce “strain tire model from Yoenergy” in the tire’s shoulkohama Tire Corp. der and bead areas for low is the latest addition to its rolling resistance and betZen vironment product ter fuel efficiency. lineup. The tire maker calls Other features include: the tire “eco-sensitive” becontact pressure equalcause it boasts low rolling izer sipes to optimize rib resistance that in turn imcontact pressure to resist proves fuel economy. uneven wear and improve The 101ZL is designed to wet weather braking and provide at least a 10% inhandling; stress equalcrease in overall tread life, The 101ZL is izer ribs to increase road along with significant re- designed for a 10% contact at the shoulder’s sistance to irregular wear, improvement in edge to reduce step-down said John Cooney, Yoko- tread life. wear; serpentine grooves hama director of comfor shoulder rigidity and mercial sales. It’s also been added to for greater tear resistance; and the EPA’s SmartWay list of verified multiple sipes to create a better tire technologies for tires. “footprint” for optimal rib edge The 101ZL will be available start- contact pressure, reducing irreguing in October in these four sizes: lar wear. 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 11R24.5 Yokohama also announced that, and 285/75R24.5. It joins three in addition to the 101ZL, the 103ZR other models in Yokohama’s Zenvi- steer tire, RY587 trailer tire and the ronment line: the 703ZL drive tire, TY517MC2 drive tire have been 103ZR steer tire and 501ZA. added to the list of verified technolCooney noted that the Zenviron- ogies for EPA’s SmartWay Transport ment manufacturing process is de- Partnership. signed to help control casing growth www.yokohamatire .com

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nance shop operations, automated inventory replenishment, and true total lifecycle costs. Customers can see the entire lifecycle of a tire asset from purchase, to repairs, to retreading, and even to the scrap pile. www.tirecenters.com

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Freight prospecting

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urrently, with more trucks than freight, (too many) small carriers are attempting to pan for freight at the mother lode. But so are all the other large, medium and small carriers. A different approach is to “freight prospect” by looking for the vendors that provide either raw product or finished items to larger shippers. One rule stands: Every company, regardless of how large or small, either ships or receives something brought by truck. Many companies do both. Let’s look at what history has taught us. Name a company that prospected for gold in 1849 that is still in business today? A bit of a challenge. But name a company that supplied the gold miners? That’s easy. Levi Strauss, company founder, saw a need for clothing that would withstand the abuse of mining and started producing the denim jean. The point of this story is Strauss didn’t dig the gold; he provided the means for the miner to stay out longer in his search for riches. You must do the same when prospecting for freight. You don’t need that single contract with the big-box retailer distribution center or the large manufacturer, but you do need to haul for the vendors that supply the distribution center. Tim Brady’s “Trucking Insights” column appears monthly, offering helpful tips on how you can successfully navigate your business in today’s economy. Contact Tim Brady at tbrady@writeuptheroad.com or call 731-749-8567. Join Brady at www.truckersu.com

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Flex-mount design offers options A

new LED lighting product from Truck-Lite is said to offer more versatility and cost savings to customers through a flexible mounting design. The Flex-Lite requires no additional accessories and includes versatile wire options, the company noted. According to Bob Ives, vpmarketing, the light features two robust thermoplastic housing designs, allowing for a flexible mounting surface to be molded directly around the lens. The unique design of the “winged� version allows for a wide array of mounting options and is ideal for placing on the corner radius in trailer and body applications,

The Flex-Lite adheres easily to surfaces. Truck-Lite said. There will also be a non-winged version. The light is manufactured with a peel-and-stick backing that is affixed to the surface with a heavy-duty adhesive designed to hold up in all weather conditions. Available with both a rear-exit and side-exit wiring housing style,

the lamps allow for both installations without a wiring feed hole (for installation against any flat surface), as well as a clean installation with power and ground wires feeding into the vehicle or trailer body. The company has also published a new brochure that highlights its line of Signal-Stat LED lights, including round and square pedestal lamps, colored LEDs and clear lenses. The line offers full-pattern optics and is available for stop, turn and tail lighting, back-up lamps and more. The lights can be retrofitted to nearly all existing trailers. www.truck-lite.com

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New version of Hauf dump trailer S

teco has released the next model of its Hauf dump trailer, a frameless aluminum version ideal for sand-and-gravel operations. The trailer is available in either 24- or 40-ft. lengths. Customization options include length, external or internal cylinder mount, top-hinged tailgate, high-lift or barn door, and a variety of suspensions, wheel and tire choices. A modern version of a classic dump trailer, Hauf uses the same continuous U-formed side post welding as its predecessor, and has added a

The trailer comes in either 24- or 40-ft. lengths with a variety of options. smooth bed and top-hinged tailgate with remote air-controlled open and lock. www.stecotrailers.com

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hree new products designed for the work truck and construction markets are being showcased by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. The EnPak Mechanic Series is an integrated, self-contained air compressor, hydraulic pump and generator. Installing the EnPak eliminates the need to carry a heavy PTO, yet still provides the power necessary to run air tools, hydraulic cranes and electrical equipment without turning the truck on, Miller said. Because it operates without the need of the truck’s engine, the EnPak reduces engine hours by as much as 60% and can cut fuel costs 30%. It runs on a 27 hp. diesel engine and combines a rotary screw air compressor, hydraulic pump and generator in a single unit. The Miller Air Pak 40 is rated at 40

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cfm at 100 psi with a 175 psi maximum, while the Eaton variable displacement piston hydraulic pump powers a rated 3,000 psi at 8.5 gpm. The generator produces 6,000 watts of power at 100% duty cycle with an additional 2,400 watts of pure sine wave EnVerter power at idle. Miller also unveiled the Trailblazer 302 Air Pak welder, generator and air compressor. The unit comes equipped with a battery charger and jump starter. The Trailblazer includes 450 amp (12 volt)/350 amp (24 volt) battery jumping power; 13,000 watts of peak generator power; up to 350 amps of welding power; and 26 cfm of continuous compressed air. To extend battery life, it provides charging power until it senses a load from the starter. www.millerwelds.com

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Free online rate calculator

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free online truckload rate calculator from FairTran is designed to help fleets identify what rates they should be charging for loads. The calculator, located athttps://www. fairtran.com/calculator.aspx, allows carriers to input variables specific to their company. It returns a customized dollar per mile rate, FairTran said. “FairTran already offers a free national truckload rating index,” said Charlie Collins, president. “However, each carrier is different and will have different costs as a result. Our new rate calculator overcomes this difference.” The National FairTran Value truckload rate index is also offered free of charge; it is updated weekly. www.fairtran.com

New handheld computers

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“Revolutionary” trailer debuts F

ontaine Trailer Co. has introduced its new heavy-haul and hybrid dropdeck trailers. The Magnitude 55MX heavy-haul model is designed to handle a wide variety of flatbed applications. Featuring a modular design, it offers a 29-ft. clear deck length in the retracted position and can easily extend to 50 ft. The loaded deck height is 20 in. with 6 in. ground clearance, the manufacturer said. Fontaine also introduced a 48ft. dropdeck trailer that weighs just 9,300 lbs. yet boasts a load capacity of 54,000 lbs. The Fontaine Revolution Hybrid Dropdeck features a unitized design made possible by technology borrowed from the aerospace industry. With steel

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main beams and an extruded aluminum floor, the design maintains the integrity of the trailer geometry under load and under centrifugal force for superior handling, reduced tire wear and improved fuel economy, Fontaine said. According to the company, the design virtually eliminates “side-bow” so secured loads are less likely to shift in transit. www.fontainetrailer.com

LoadMaster IX adds“Vital Signs”

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dding what it calls “Vital Signs,” McLeod Software has given its LoadMaster IX base software system additional monitoring capabilities. The new reporting functionality offers an interactive way for managers to monitor and review critical indicators. It allows flexibility in configuration to fit the fleet’s specific operating characteristics and provides the opportunity to set goals and standards within the system. Among the metrics that can be monitored are revenue, distance and deadhead by tractor, driver or other factors; utilization indicators such

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as number of tractors and/or trailers being used at any one time; safety and related metrics that include driver turnover rates; over, short and damage claims; and service failures. The reporting can be broken down by division, fleet segment, day of the week and more. “The flexibility in configuring the Vital Signs reports to fit an individual’s unique business operation and the ability to instantly see exactly where their business is empowers the end user,” said Tom McLeod, president & CEO. www.mcleodsoftware.com

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ffiliated Computer Services (ACS) and PeopleNet have teamed up for a new in-cab scanning solution to expedite billing. ACS said this is an automated indexing solution for PeopleNet users that eliminates costs and time associated with out-of-route miles, unreliability of other submission methods, and manual data entry errors by drivers. ACS TripPak Scanning combines the capabilities of PeopleNet’s communications as well as Pacos geofencing and automated messaging integration with ACS’s existing imaging integration and document management infrastructure. ACS also introduced TripPak, a smartphone application that allows drivers to use their phone camera and specially designed clipboard to capture and send high-quality images of their paperwork to the back office. “In-cab scanning gives drivers the added convenience of completing their paperwork without ever having to leave their truck,” said Kelley Walkup, division vp & gm of ACS. “Giving drivers another way to quickly and easily submit their paperwork improves the bottom line for any carrier.” Drivers scan documents directly from the cab on the scanner, which is connected to the PeopleNet Blu device. The information is then sent directly to the back office. The documents are sent through the TripPak processing portal, which records the image and forwards it to the appropriate department within the fleet. “This new smart phone mobile solution is the first of its kind and supports ACS’s commitment to make life on the road easier for drivers, while creating a better bottom line for carriers,” said Walkup. www.acs-inc-com

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Trux computers upgraded

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new 45-gal. water-based trouble-free operation. It parts cleaner delivers opincludes heater and pump timal cleaning at temperatures switches, on/off indicaof 110 deg. F, maker Oil Eattors, and industrial-grade er said. pumps with Viton seals. The cleaner has a There is also a flexible 1,000-watt heater for spigot and hi-flex nylon quicker heat-up time flow-through brush for and a filter system to cleaning the toughest help keep the Oil Eater jobs. cleaner-degreaser soluThe parts cleaner meation clean for prolonged sures 24 in. wide, 31 in. fluid life while minimiz- The unit heats quickly long and 9 in. deep. There ing liquid waste. to speed cleaning time. is also a 19-gal. version The unit is made of with identical features heavy-duty, industrial-grade, high- that measures 19 in. wide, 29 in. long density polyethylene plastic for long, and 15 in. deep. www.oileater.com

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or fleets looking for full Microsoft Windows computing power in a mobile environment, new updates to the Trux line of rugged vehicle-mount computers from LXE offer that power. The VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj computers incorporate sharper LED backlit displays, Intel Atom and Core 2 Duo processing speeds, and mobile radio connectivity. The Kärv offers an Atom 1.6 GHz or Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz processor and up to 2 GB of RAM. It has a 10.4-in. touchscreen with LED display, is Bluetooth-enabled and is available with WWAN connectivity. The The Förj has a larger 12.1-in. touchscreen with outdoor screen option. www.lxe.com


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Skirts receive SmartWay OK

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wo side skirts from Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. have received verification by the EPA’s SmartWay organization, the company has announced. Using galvanized high tensile steel braces, both the Utility Side Skirt 120 (USS-120) and the Utility Side Skirt 160 (USS-160) are capable of flexing both inward and outward, allowing them to be bent back into their original shape if they are damaged. The skirts are made with UVprotected one-piece fiberglass reinforced plastic and are uniquely mounted to the support leg wingplate. Both are CARB-compliant, although the USS-120 as a standalone device is compliant only for refrigerated trailers.

Utility side skirts offer up to a 5% saving in fuel costs. According to Utility, the USS120 has been verified by SmartWay to provide greater than a 4% fuel savings, while the USS-160 is verified to achieve greater than a 5% savings. www.utilitytrailer.com

Software manager Windows 7 ready

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ersion 3.0 of Mentor Engineering’s XMobile Manager (XMM) has been released. The updated version, which remotely programs, updates and manages software running on Mentor’s in-vehicle computer Mentor Ranger, is now compatible with Windows 7. The software also tracks the current software version of each vehicle, eliminating the time-consuming task of physically updating each vehicle’s device. Version 3.0 includes an updated user interface and improved reporting structure offering a larger range of analytic information. In addi-

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tion, multiple users can run multiple instances of the program from the same server, allowing for faster upgrades, data transfers and more support for large fleets. “By working with Microsoft, we feel confident that the latest version of XMM will offer our clients enhanced functionality and significant business value,” said Mike Koebel, vp-sales and business development. “With XMM passing Microsoftdesigned tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7, it provides Mentor a strong foundation for development in the future.” www.mentoreng.com

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leet managers will be able to make “immediate improvements” to their fleets with a new offering from Qualcomm. “The new Analytics Manager takes reporting to a whole new level,” Norm Ellis, vp-sales, service and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services, said. The Analytics Manager service, which is being added to the Qualcomm Transportation Service suite, is the beginning of about a dozen off-theshelf reports and eventually, a web interface solution that Qualcomm will be introducing this year. Ellis said that included will be the ability to aggregate and “sanitize” fleet data to create “peer group” benchmarking reports to help customers measure their performance against the averages of similar operations. The Analytics Manager will give fleets a holistic view of driving performance by providing a critical event reporting dashboard, driver safety reports, scorecards and key industry benchmarking. The service is expected to be available starting this fall. Actionable data via intuitive user interfaces make information easy to understand, navigate and interpret through customer-set parameters, Qualcomm said. Among the reports planned are fleetwide safety trends captured through the critical event reporting service; driver scorecard that incorporates hours of service, event reporting and performance monitoring services to assist CSA 2010 compliance; and industry benchmarks that pull data from multiple services to show how the fleet measures against averages for key indicators such as fuel, idling time, overspeeding and hard braking. www.qualcomm.com/qes/

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Dual-pole nosebox available A

new nosebox with both singleand dual-pole charging sockets has been released by Phillips Industries. The Charge-Box is a Sta-Dry nosebox and offers fleets the ability to provide power to trailers with liftgates, regardless of whether the liftgate has single- or dual-pole connec-

tor cables. Sta-Dry noseboxes have an impact-resistant, noncorrosive nylon housing with steel reinforced mount-

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pair of tires from Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions have been added to the list of EPA SmartWay-verified technologies. The R260F and R250F all-position radials, both ideal for pickup and delivery fleets, are also California Air Resources Board The R260F is compliant. The an all-position Bridgestone-brandradial. ed tires are engineered to promote long tread life and low cost per mile and offer 22/32 in. tread depth. The R260F uses Bridgestone’s Equalizer Rib structure to help prevent irregular wear, and groove-bottom platforms to enhance retreadability. It also has thick protector ribs on both sidewalls. If one set of protector ribs is worn away, the tires can be reversed on the wheel for continued protection. Straight-line grooves promote traction. The casing incorporates four steel belts with an all-steel casing ply for long life and retreadability. www.bridgestone-firestone.com

ing collars. The sockets are enclosed in zinc die-cast housings for durability. www.phillipsind.com

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ffering 2,500 rpm and 3,000 blows per minute, the new 3/8in. micro cordless impact wrench

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delivers 50 lbs.-ft. of max torque with an oversized forward/reverse toggle-style trigger. It also creates less fatigue, thanks to an integrated soft grip handle. A glass-filled nylon housing delivers durability. A removable 7.2-volt battery is the same battery as that used on Snap-on’s CTS561 series of cordless screwdrivers and the CTLED566 cordless LED flashlight. www.snapon.com

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eighing just 30 lbs., the new Chameleon 2000 van partition provides a lightweight and fuel-efficient alternative to heavier options. The Chameleon is available for Ford E-Series cargo vans, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, and also the older model GM Astro and GMC Safari vans to provide additional safety for drivers and passengers. Installation takes just 30 minutes with self-tapping screws or doublesided tape, and creates a tight seal to allow for rapid heating or cooling of the front passenger area. The product is thermoformed and made of

The Chameleon fits major OEM’s vans. recycled high-density ABS plastic, which is 100% recyclable. The partition also features a poly-

carbonate window to give the driver an unobstructed view, and a console is designed to house a laptop computer between the front seats while creating a hollow extension in the cargo area to fully stow longer items and eliminate the need for external racks. “Not only does the Chameleon 2000 offer work vans the advantage of a weight reduction and enormous fuel savings for both large fleets and individual vehicles, but it is also American-made and fits the cargo van industry’s most popular models,” said designer Bill McCormack. www.chameleon2000.com

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Back in the day, when stud-pilot (or “Budd”) wheels ruled the disc wheel world, maintenance professionals dreamed of a system without the inherent limitations of ball seats and inner/outer cap nuts. While they were infinitely better than demountable (or “Dayton”) rims, the wheels still wore out too quickly and the fasteners would “freeze” together or just snap off and break. So when the hub-pilot (or “Uni-mount”) Hub-pilot wheel system was introduced, indusproblems may be a try professionals welcomed the nuthing of the past. merous advantages. Since the changeover has been complete for well over a decade, the trucking industry has quietly enjoyed the benefits of a superior wheel system. When hub-pilot wheels are properly serviced and maintained, the integrity of the wheel is seemingly limitless because there are no bolt holes to be ground away. In some applications, aluminum hub-pilot wheels can outlive the vehicle while the lifespan of steel wheels can be extended for years with proper refinishing and maintenance. For the majority of fleets, the hub-pilot wheel is more or less the perfect solution for large trucks and trailers. Like every component on a vehicle, the application determines the degree of maintenance, which ultimately dictates performance. For example, on the road, a typical tractor spends the majority of its time running at highway speeds, so heat and lateral forces are rarely a factor. On the other hand, refuse and recycling trucks are constantly stopping and starting (which increases brake heat) while twisting and turning (lateral forces). As it turns out, despite good maintenance practices, some

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vocational operators, such as construction and waste fleets, are struggling to find a way to make hub-pilot wheels work in their applications. It’s possible that a solution was unveiled at the recent TMC Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. It starts with a set of positioning pins from Alcoa that allow the technician to secure the drum to the hub before installing the wheels. Outboard drums are centered on the hub in the same manner as hub-pilot wheels. If the drum slips off the pilot pad, it creates a gap that technicians cannot see when the wheels are installed. The wheels will appear to be secured to the vehicle, but the unseated brake drum will eventually seat—but improperly—during operation and when it does, the beginnings of a wheel-off are in place. Since the pins are slightly smaller than the bolt holes, they pass through the wheel and allow the technician to install and torque the remaining fasteners. This ensures the outboard drum is properly seated. The other half of the solution is a new fastener from ITW CIP called the Pacnut. It loosely resembles the standard hub-pilot flange nut, but the design incorporates a stack of threaded Belleville washers. The washers act like cone-disc springs after torque is applied so the fastener’s clamping ability is improved. Testing has shown that by using the positioning pins with the Pacnut, fleets in severe-service applications can improve the performance of hub-pilot wheels while reducing the frequency of loose wheels. Of course, everything still depends on the correct installation, including the recommended torque for the fasteners, but it definitely looks like the industry has found a way to make hub-pilot wheels work for almost any fleet. AT

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t saving fuel—and cutting emissions standby option for stationary units.” oosting cooling capacity, the latest inCarrier also said technological enhancements to Vecut by the two leading manufacturers of tor system components and operating software as well as tion units warrant more than a passing a more efficient design amount to higher performance look by fleet owners running reefer trucks and trailers. and greater efficiencies than were possible with its firstThermo King’s latest offering is the all-new T-Series generation hybrid power systems. unit for straight trucks—the “These two next-generation units are a dynamic duo, T-1000 Spectrum. The com- improving on Carrier’s proprietary Deltek technology pany said the self-powered with enhancements that result in a no-compromise hymulti-temp unit benefits from brid solution for virtually any trailer application,” said the latest in scroll compressor David Kiefer, director of marketing & product managetechnology for quiet operation ment. “Whether the need is for single-temperature long and fewer moving parts. It is hauls or multi-temperature distribution for the grocery aimed at customers who need more than one tempera- and food service industries, Carrier hybrid technology ture zone in their truck. now offers capacities that are comparable to, or exceed, According to Thermo King, key features of the T-1000 our industry-leading conventional refrigeration units.” include greater fuel economy in all ambient conditions, At 100 deg. F ambient and a setpoint of 35 deg. F, the whether hauling fresh or frozen; Vector units deliver 59,000 Btu/hr. SmartPower electric standby opof cooling capacity. For the Vector eration, which cuts engine running 6600MT, Kiefer noted, that’s 15% hours; and a new TSR-2 control sysmore capacity than the nearest multitem that increases fuel savings. temperature competitor and 9% better Thermo King has also added a than Carrier’s original multi-temperhigh-output version of its Smartature hybrid and conventional multiPower electric standby option, which temperature unit under the same is available on select reefer units. The conditions. At a setpoint of -20 deg. F, new addition is called the Smartcapacity is as much as 15% better than Power HO, which allows the reefer Thermo King’s T-1000 includes electric that of a conventional unit. to run on electricity when not being standby power. According to Carrier Transicold, powered by a diesel engine. Customcustomers committed to green straters can choose from the 24-hp. high-output or the exist- egies are warming to hybrid technology as well as to the ing 14-hp. version. advantage of electric standby capabilities. Thanks to an Carrier Transicold is continuing to place a lot of em- “all-electric architecture,” the company said that Vector phasis on its hybrid-power line of refrigeration units. Its units provide about the same performance on electric new hybrid Vector 6600MT is said to provide the high- standby as they do under diesel power. est refrigeration capacity of any multi-temperature reefer Kiefer said that due to the less efficient “add-on nature” unit on the market yet delivers up to 20% greater fuel of standby components in a conventional unit, Vector efficiency than its predecessor. units can deliver up to 85% more cooling capacity in The Vector 6600MT enters alongside its single-tem- standby mode than a conventional unit. perature sibling, the Vector 6500 unit, which was introduced last year. According to the company, both Vector FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THESE WEB SITES: units “take advantage of Carrier’s exclusive Deltek diesel-electric technology, which features high-operating CARRIER TRANISCOLD THERMO KING efficiencies, significantly reduced maintenance requirewww.trucktrailer.carrier.com www.thermoking.com ments vs. conventional belt-drive systems, and an electric

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f you want to know why maintenance is the cornerstone of any trucking operation, just ask Paul Geiger, president and founder of Darcol International in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As an approved carrier under the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program—operating a fleet of 35 trucks that includes Kenworth T800, W900 and T660 models—Darcol routinely crosses the U.S.-Canadian border hauling furniture and other justin-time general freight in dry vans and heavy equipment on flatbed trailers. “Our customers rely on our promise to deliver their shipments safely and on time,” says Geiger. “Having a good preventive maintenance program is absolutely critical to ensuring that our power units are in top shape and we don’t have delays due to equipment failure.” It’s a mantra any good fleet operator knows by heart, but one that gets harder to follow as equipment ages and accumulates mile after hardrun mile. Trucks and engines are designed to get a million miles (and sometimes more) worth of productive life, so solid maintenance and repair procedures can help fleets obtain high odometer readings plus years of useful work from their equipment without breaking the bank. Oahu Transit Services (OTS), which operates mass transit for the island of Oahu in Hawaii, moving over 226,000 passengers a day, is a prime example of how a good preventive maintenance program should work. Operating 531 fixedroute buses and 166 Paratransit trucks, for a total fleet size of 697 vehicles, OTS expects to get a “normal” 12-year lifecycle out of its buses— with 355 big Gillig coaches making up the lion’s share of the fleet.

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“The durability of our fleet can also be linked to a very aggressive quality assurance, or QA, program we developed some 20 years ago that continues to be our first line of defense in keeping our fleet safe, clean and dependable,” says Herb Barboza, vp-maintenance. “Our philosophy is straightforward. It’s not what you expect, but what you inspect, that ensures results.”

A STEPBYSTEP ROUTINE

While buses and trucks are two different “animals” in the commercial vehicle world, the stop-and-go nature of city bus service is undeniably tough on equipment, especially for any fleet trying to get its buses to last 12 years or more under such constant duress. So Barboza and his staff of 370 employees (some 184 of them heavy equipment diesel technicians) follow a rigorous step-by-step process when it comes to maintenance and repair procedures. First, all vehicles are subject to a QA inspection before being released to revenue service after receiving scheduled and/or unscheduled maintenance. “The QA process requires the assigned technician to perform a predetermined vehicle inspection once the vehicle service and/or repairs have been completed,” he explains. “If a defect is identified during the vehicle inspection, that defect must be addressed before the vehicle moves onto the ‘quality assurance station,’ where a team of inspectors will perform a comprehensive inspection of any repairs, [including] the undercarriage, foundation brakes, safetyrelated systems, and an overall general check of the entire coach.” OTS’s system has been proven to work. Two of its Gillig transit buses powered by M11 Cummins engines became the first vehicles of their kind to earn recognition in the Cummins

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Million Mile Club after amassing one million miles each on their engine over 15 years of service. The club is predominantly comprised of freight trucking customers. “Engine longevity is really not the result of doing anything special,” Barboza says. “The trick is timely preventive maintenance compliance. In other words, do what the engine manufacturer recommends at the time or mileage intervals recommended.” For OTS, that means using good quality engine oil, which, by the way, isn’t a synthetic blend, combined with a good oil analysis program. “If fuel, coolant and/or any other contaminants enter the lube system, we identify the problem immediately and remedy the cause before premature damage and/or wear to the engine can occur,” he says.

THE RIGHT PHILOSOPHY

No matter how good a fleet owner may think his or her garage operation is, it pays handsomely to review the fundamentals and make sure they’re sound before even thinking about layering on the latest advances in maintenance software and shop equipment. “Everything that happens in the shop should be tied to repair time,” says Darry Stuart, president of Wrentham, MA-based DWS Fleet Management Services, a firm specializing in fleet maintenance issues. “Every minute wasted in a shop is worth something. Repair time can be valued at $1 a minute minimum for a fleet and runs around $1.35 for a dealer shop.” Stuart’s 40-plus year career as a fleet manager encompasses experience with everything from trash trucks to over-the-road highway tractors of all ages, makes and models. He stresses that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to positively

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cover story influence this key variable. “For starters, techs need space to work efficiently,” Stuart says. “The minimum bay width should be 24 or 25 ft., but often managers do not allow for space in the middle of the shop. The techs need to be able to work around the truck. This is not hard to analyze. Just stand in the middle of the shop and look around, and you will see where the lost productivity is.”

CLEANLINESS EQUALS PRODUCTION

It’s easy to blame the mechanic for lost time, he notes, but so much can be gained just by how clean and organized the shop is. “I figure 70 to 80% of the productivity loss can be gained back by cleaning up and organizing the shop,” Stuart believes. He also suggests keeping the image of a supermarket in mind when tackling this—wide, clear aisles, a clean floor, and “a place for everything—and everything in its place.” For existing shops, Stuart recom-

Good maintenance shops offer plenty of room to work around the vehicle. mends using oil and antifreeze drain carts “to keep it clean.” And he says each technician “needs to clean his or her assigned bay at the end of the shift” in keeping with the supermarket approach. Save steps, too, he says, by installing small cantilevered benches off the wall around the shop and fit each with a grinder and a vise. “It’s a small investment to avoid lots of walking around, which consumes valuable time,” he stresses. “Always think of what you can do to

buy minutes.” In the end, Stuart contends that “mechanics need to understand the basic principle of cost per minute. If in five minutes they can’t figure it out, they need to consult a supervisor to keep the repair cost from ballooning.” He adds that time gets eaten up by techs going online to seek out technical info when “given most of what goes wrong [with a truck] is well known.” That’s something OTS’s Barboza agrees with. “In retrospect, on-time

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cover story preventive maintenance did the job it was intended to do for us,” he says. “All components attached to the engine were monitored for the appropriate performance level and replacement thresholds established. The key is to follow established thresholds and replace components before the component fails and possibly causes engine damage.” A good example in OTS’s case: a

water pump and/or radiator “not” replaced as a scheduled maintenance item on time will ultimately fail and result in damage to the engine. Another area to keep a close eye on is cooling system maintenance. “Monitor SCAs [supplemental coolant additives] and keep the system performing as it did when it was new,” he says. “Even just keeping an engine

Point-and-click maintenance E ven the most mundane of truck and trailer maintenance chores—changing oils and other fluids, replacing a nut here or a bolt there—adds up to big dollars over the life of any piece of equipment. That’s why the information about maintenance and repair activities these days is almost, if not more, vital than the actual service itself. It is through information that fleet owners and managers can figure out if they are paying too much or too little to keep older equipment up and running. “Gathering and sorting through a myriad of information to achieve those objectives, while still directing day-today operations, remains one of the biggest challenges facing fleet maintenance directors and shop supervisors,” says John Wisdom, director of customer systems for Kenworth PremierCare Connect, a parts and service management system developed by Kenworth Truck Co. “A good maintenance management software program can help,” he explains. “It allows managers to track the time taken by mechanics or technicians to perform tasks, such as preventive maintenance and general repairs. Users can also track parts purchasing and inventory so that their shops don’t carry more parts than needed.” To help fleet managers and shop supervisors get the most out of their mainte-

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nance software packages, Wisdom offers some tips as to the capabilities such systems should have: X Manage parts inventory accurately. This function reduces on-hand inventory and inventory shrinkage by helping shops maintain an accurate physical inventory. By adding optional tethered or portable bar code scanners and bar code label printers, shops can further automate this process, notes Wisdom. X Manage and track the cost of parts. This helps eliminate duplicate orders, track special parts orders, and compare a part’s current cost to its cost when last ordered. If the maintenance management system is connected to a parts supplier, the parts supplier may offer special rebates for purchases made through that system, he adds. X Provide an automated parts reorder process. Establishing minimum/maximum settings allow users to maintain a steady supply of parts critical to the company’s everyday operations. It also helps users control parts inventory costs. X Analyze and track costs by VMRS codes. The system should come preloaded with the American Trucking Assns. Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) codes to allow for quick comparisons and analysis of part costs by component or repair type, such as brakes, engine or air conditioning.

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properly tuned can be a major contributor to longevity,” Barboza stresses. “A poorly tuned engine and/or a dirty air cleaner can cause cylinder walls to be washed with diesel fuel during normal operation and severely accelerate cylinder wear. Because at the end of the day, successful maintenance is all about paying me now or paying me much more later on.” AT

X Provide equipment cost tracking reports. This helps fleet managers investigate cost details of internal repair work orders and analyze 12-month equipment costs. Managers can view work order histories, as well as labor and parts histories. X Provide frequent updates to mileage readings. This allows users to upload vehicle mileage readings from a fleet or fuel management system provider, says Wisdom. The feature improves the accuracy of mileage-dependent reports, such as “maintenance due” and “cost per reading,” because it eliminates the need to manually enter mileage data and provides more timely updates. X Capture technician time. This allows fleets to compare actual job times with estimated completion times. Since the work orders are scanned instead of manually entered into the system, managers can more accurately monitor productivity and address issues that slow shop operations. This allows managers to monitor shop work at a macro level, while looking for exceptions. X Interoperability with accounting software. This eliminates “double entry” of a work order into a third-party accounting package. According to a recent study conducted by the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, England, the average error rate for keyboard entry was between 12 and 24%, depending on the typing skill of the person entering the data. Thus this feature can significantly reduce manual input errors.

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e global steel busis viewed through lens. Buildings, highway bridges, and other such large-scale projects that require steel beams for support (along with steel bolts, etc.) take years to complete, and thus require steel suppliers to take the long view in every aspect of their business, including logistics operations and the trucks supporting them. Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG, an integrated materials and technology group with almost 188,000 employees in more than 80 countries, generated sales of more than $58.7 billion in 2008 and 2009. The company doesn’t just manufacture steel, high-performance metals, and technology components for manufacturing facilities; it also tries to bring out the artistic capabilities within the metal as well. For example, the company’s ThyssenKrupp Nirosta division supplied specially made stainless steel for construction of the Goldman Sachs global headquarters in New York City, a 43-story building that houses more than 9,000 employees and took five years to construct. “Stainless steel is being used more and more in the construction of highrise buildings,” says Gert Weiss, head of product service at ThyssenKrupp

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Nirosta. “Architects are attracted not only by the material’s durability, but also by the variety of finishes available and its consistent high quality, even over large areas.” Such attention to detail is also embedded within ThyssenKrupp Logistics, part of ThyssenKrupp Materials North America. It operates a fleet of just under 300 tractors and straight trucks, plus more than 300 trailers, from nearly 50 service centers scattered throughout the U.S. and Canada. It has four primary facilities, including its main center and corporate office in Northwood, OH, eight miles southeast of Toledo. ThyssenKrupp Logistics provides over-the-road, regional and local delivery service and logistical support to other divisions within ThyssenKrupp Materials NA. It also provides just-in-time, expedited and intermodal fleet service. As a common carrier, its trucks haul a variety of loads, including steel, parts and finished products. Many of the company’s trucks and trailers are based out of its four primary facilities for long-distance hauls and regional deliveries. The remainder of the fleet, which includes heavy-duty trucks with day cabs and medium-duty straight trucks, is scattered at various locations across the continent for local

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and regional deliveries. That’s partly why the logistics and transportation company hires outside vendors to provide maintenance on all of its trucks. It’s also why the fleet focuses closely on every trucking detail, no matter how small, so it can maximize uptime and productivity for its operation. As a result, everything is closely monitored—especially tires. Tirerelated issues used to cost the company time and productivity. That changed seven years ago, however, when Brian Brandenburg, fleet maintenance manager for ThyssenKrupp Logistics, came on board and switched to Goodyear-branded tires for the fleet’s trucks and trailers and increased the use of retreads. “We are able to get more miles out of our tires by retreading them, and that retreading is costing us half of what it would cost to buy brand new trailer tires,” he explains. “This really helps drive down our cost per mile.” And that helps keep ThyssenKrupp Logistics up and running without beefing up bottom-line costs. “Our company’s other divisions and our outside customers expect us to run an efficient, cost-effective fleet that can respond quickly to their transportation needs,” Brandenburg says. “Keeping our trucks moving is critical.”

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2007 Western Star 4900, CAT C-15 550 hp, RTLO18918B Trans., Tri-Drive Rear Axle, 23-164, 4.56 Ratio w/Lockers. Parting Out

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2002 Peterbilt 387, ISX 475 hp, 13-spd., 40K Rears, Lockers. Parting Out

2005 Peterbilt 378, 24’ Flatbed Truck, C-15 CAT 475 hp, FRO18210C Trans., DSP41 on Air Ride, Low Miles, Wreckers’s Bill of Sale. $45,000

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2002 Volvo VNL, Cummins ISX 400 hp, RTLO16610B, Air Ride. Parting Out

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2004 Kenworth T800, C-15, 18-spd., 46K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

2005 Freightliner Columbia, Series 60 515 hp, 15-spd., 40K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

2006 Freightliner, Series 60 515 hp, 18-spd., 46K Rears w/Lockers. Parting Out

2002 Freightliner Heavy Duty Dump, C-15 CAT, 18-spd., 2 Lift Axles, 46K Rears/Lockers, 19’ Demolishon Box, 20K Frt. Axle, Hendrickson HN. Selling Complete

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2004 Freightliner Columbia, C-15 CAT, 18-spd. Trans., 40K Rears On Air. Parting Out

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2000 International 9900i, Detroit 60 Series 500 hp, 18-spd., 46K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

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2006 International F9200 Cummins ISM-370 hp, 10-spd. OD, 4.11 Ratio, 173” W.B., All Alum. Wheels, Wet Kit, 349,421 Miles ..... ..........................................$39,500

(5) 2002/2003 Freightliner CST1126ST, Cummins & MBE 370 hp, 10-spd. OD, 4.11 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels .............Starting at $18,200

2005 Volvo VNM64T Volvo D12-365, 10-spd. OD, 3.55 Ratio, 176” W.B., All Alum. Wheels, 461,336 Miles ................... $25,800

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1999 International Paystar Quad Axle Dump, M11 370 hp, 10-spd., 16K Steer Axle, Hendrickson 40K Rears, 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alum. Dump Box .................................. $35,000

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1994 Peterbilt 379, CAT 3406 Mech., 13-spd, 63â&#x20AC;? Slpr., All Alum. Wheels, 24.5 Tires........................................... $10,500

1998 Freightliner FLD, Cummins M-11 330 hp, 10-spd., Air Slide.....$12,500

1994 Ford Super Duty, Hyd. Car Lift, Pusher Bumper w/Winch, Tool Crane, Jump Start Pack, Full Light Bar, 7.3 Diesel, 76,700 Miles ............... $7,500

1993 Freightliner FL-70 Service Truck, 81,000 Miles, Allison Auto., Cummins 230 hp, Locking Diff., Enclosed Service Body........................................ $9,500

2002 Chevrolet C-6500, 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reefer Box, Thermo King MD-2-SR, CAT 210 hp, 5-spd., Under CDL................... $9,500

1992 Crane Carrier Corp, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; J-Craft Dump Box w/Fold Down Sides, Life Gate, CAT 3116, Allison Auto. ..$8,000

(2) 2001 Elgin Pelican Model P Street Sweepers, Diesel Power, Hydrostatic Drives...............................$18,500 Ea

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2001 GMC 3500 Bucket Truck, 5.7 Liter Gas, Auto. Trans., 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Van Body, 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucket Reach...........................$9,500

2000 Sterling LT9500 Car Hauler w/2000 Boydston Trailer, Cummins ISM, Auto., 3.58 Rears ............................. $25,000

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2004 International 9200, Cummins ISM 385 hp, 10-spd., 51” Hi-Style Sleeper, Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 210” W.B., Stk. #70026 ........................................$19,750

2004 International 9400i, CAT C-15 435 hp, 72” Hi Rise Pro Sleeper, Air Ride, 3.21 Ratio, 232” W.B., Stk. #70021 .......................$18,950

2004 Freightliner CL12064S - Columbia 120, Detroit 12.7 435 hp, 58” Mid Roof XT Sleeper, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 234” W.B., Stk. #70051 ........................................$16,500

2004 International 9200i Eagle, Cummins ISM 385 hp, 51” Hi Rise Pro Sleeper, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 210” W.B., Stk. #70037 ......... ............................................................$20,950

2004 International 9200i Eagle, Cummins ISX 475 hp, 51” Hi Rise Pro Sleeper, 10-spd., Air Ride, 2.64 Ratio, 204” W.B., Stk. #70067 ......... ............................................................$19,950

2004 International 9200i Eagle, Cummins ISX 475 hp, 51” Hi Rise Pro Sleeper, 10-spd., Air Ride, 2.64 Ratio, 204” W.B., Stk. #70068 ......... ............................................................$18,950

2001 International 9400i, Detroit 12.7 430 hp, 72” Sky Rise Pro Sleeer, Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 234” W.B., Stk. #10917 .......................$11,750

2003 International 9400i Eagle, Detroit 12.7 500 hp, 72” Hi Rise Pro Sleeper, Super 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 230” W.B., Stk. #70041 .... ............................................................$12,950

1999 International 9900, CAT C-12 425 hp, 72” Hi Rise Pro Sleeper, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, 250” W.B., Weak Engine, Stk. #10938.... ..............................................................$6,000

1995 Peterbilt 379EXHD, Cummins N14 525 hp, 63” Unibilt Sleeper, 18-spd., Air Ride, 285” W.B., Stk. #70035 ...............................$19,950

2005 Volvo VNL64T630, Volvo VED12 435 hp, 60” Mid Roof Sleeper, Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 210” W.B., Stk. #70033 ...............................$19,950

1999 Freightliner CST11264ST - Century 112, Detroit 12.7 Series 60 430 hp, Autoshift, Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, 179” W.B., Stk. #70065 ......... ............................................................$14,500

2002 International 9200i, Cummins ISM 410 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.70 Ratio, 169” W.B., Rebuilt Motor, Stk. #70020 .................$24,500

2001 International 9200i, Cummins ISM 410 hp, 10-spd., 4 Spring Susp., 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., Stk. #70019 .......................$19,950

1995 International 4900, International DT466 195 hp, 5+2 spd., Spring Susp., 5.57 Ratio, 170” W.B., Stk. #70007 .........................$9,950

1998 International 2574, Cummins M11 Plus 400 hp, 6x6 Automatic, Hendrickson Susp., 4.88 Ratio, All Steel Wheels, 208” W.B., Stk. #70069 ........................................$25,950

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1998 Mack RD688S, Mack EM7 300 hp, 8-spd., Walking Beam Susp., 6.06 Ratio, All Steel Wheels, 248” W.B., Stk. #70044.......... $16,500

1991 Kenworth T800, CAT 3176 350 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 4.11 Ratio, All Steel Wheels, 246” W.B., Stk. #70018 .........................$9,950

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2002 Sterling Day Cab, C12, 10-spd., Air Liner Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 12FA/40RA, 185K Miles ..... .............................................................. $25,500

2004 International, ISM 370 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.07 Ratio, 161” W.B., 12FA/40RA, 445K Miles .............................................................. $36,500

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