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BUSINESS OF TRUCKING: USING DRIVER REPORTS Pg. 16

August 2011

The Guide To Used Trucks, Equipment and Maintenance

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16/BUSINESS OF TRUCKING A full report:

Driver reports can document more than just HOS compliance

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EDITOR’S PAGE .............................................. 4 Infrastructure needs face fiscal reality

PARTS & SERVICE ............................................ 6 The latest in parts

TIRE RACK ....................................................14 The role of inflate-through valve caps

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editor’s page

BY SEAN KILCARR

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Fiscal reality

Tim Brady Business Editor tbrady@writeuptheroad.com

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It’s a grim business, building transportation policy around a shrinking pocketbook. But that’s precisely the situation faced by our country, and no matter how much we might like to deny it, the nation’s need to improve infrastructure must conform to fiscal reality. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Infrastructure is trying to come to grips with this unpleasant fact. In July, Mica announced a funding meets proposal that would provide $230 billion in surface transportation funding over financial reality six years—equating to the roughly $37 billion generated annually in fuel taxes, according to the Congressional Budget Office. “While the Senate Finance Committee has yet to make its own decision as to the level of transportation funding, they may be expected to come reluctantly to the same conclusion as their colleagues in the House,” says C. Kenneth Orski, a public policy consultant and one who has worked in the transportation field for 30 years. “Namely, that deficit financing is no longer politically feasible and, consequently, that government has to learn to live within its means.” Democrats are hotly responding that such a miserly transportation funding scheme could, in the words of Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), “undermine our nation’s long-term economic competitiveness.” The nation’s nearly $15 trillion in debt is the dark cloud that is dampening many funding initiatives. And it’s that reality that Mica’s proposal is tackling head on. AT

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parts & service

More memory

The more you know

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ccording to Halifax-based TruckWeight, its next-generation Smart Scale system features an improved handheld receiver and greatly expanded memory capacity. The system is now available for trucks and tractor-trailer combinations fitted with either air-ride or mechanical suspensions. TruckWeight said the Smart Scale system features a wireless handheld receiver. The new backlit receiver features a display that’s easy to read in all lighting conditions. The added memory capacity allows the unit to store configuration data for up to 2,000 different trailers, an important feature for drop-and-hook operations. Also, battery replacement has been simplified with the addition of a large, glove-friendly, twist-cap access cover, eliminating the need for tools and small hardware in less accessible under-frame locations. The system includes a signal range

An update to the Smart Scale includes more memory capacity. of up to 500 ft., allowing a driver to monitor loading from the cab, loading station, or at a safe distance away from the truck, noted the maker. The wireless technology also eliminates the need to install and maintain additional wiring and trailer plugs. www.truckweight.com

500,000-mi. oil warranty S hell is rolling out a limited warranty for several blended products within its Rotella engine oil line that provides engine protection up to 500,000 mi. The warranty covers Shell Rotella T6 full synthetic, Shell Rotella T5 synthetic blend, or Shell Rotella Triple Protection heavy-duty engine oils. Coverage is for 10 heavy-duty diesel engine parts for do-it-yourself and installed customer oil changes for up to 10 years, said Chris Guerrero, global brand manager for Shell Rotella. The limited warranty covers Class 2c–8 vehicles with heavy-duty diesel

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engines. The vehicle to be covered may be owned or leased, and must have been driven 50,000 mi. or less when the owner first used an eligible Shell Rotella engine oil. The manufactured date of the vehicle must also be within the last 24 months of the first use of an eligible Shell Rotella engine oil, Guerrero stressed. Other conditions also apply. The warranty takes effect six months after the first purchase of an eligible Shell Rotella engine oil and stays in effect as long as the terms and conditions of the program are followed, he added. www.shell.com

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eep a close eye on what’s happening within your hauling niche. The more you know, the easier it is to stay ahead of your competition. Too many carriers concentrate on what economic events are occurring within their own particular world of trucking. Events such as fuel costs, increased tire costs, new regulations appearing on the horizon, or new competitors entering your niche market can impact your operations. And while these are important to know and track, don’t forget that what occurs in the world of your shippers can also affect your bottom line; for example, tougher regulations on a product they produce, a natural disaster that slows delivery of a vital component needed to make the items you haul, expansion of the shipper’s competitor, or the laying off of workers, indicating a slowing of manufacturing and ultimately fewer loads from that customer. There are many events outside of trucking that can influence your operation and revenue stream. It’s impossible to foretell the future, but you can have the next best thing. Track events and trends of the products you haul and the companies and individuals who manufacture, ship, receive or consume those same products. Doing this will give you a leg up on the competition. 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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parts & service

Deep-tread drive tire

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he new G572 LHD is grooves to stabilize tread for the deepest-tread more even wear, and both drive tire to recircumferential and lateral ceive SmartWay verifitread grooves for all-seacation as a fuel-efficient son performance in both truck tire, according to dry and wet conditions, Goodyear. It includes the company said. In adthe company’s Fuel dition, the G572 LHD’s Max technology. The belt package has four tire, which replaces the ultra-tensile steel belts G372A LHD, features a to reinforce the tread and tread depth of 30/32 in. and provide a solid foundation lowers rolling resistance for retreading. by 10%, said Donn Kramer, The tire comes in four Goodyear director of market- G572 LHD sizes: 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 ing for commercial tires. (in load range G and H); and Other features include Tred295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 Lock technology, which uses micro- (in load range G). www.goodyear.com

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Bead holder keeps tire tight

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new bead holder from Ken-Tool includes a special C-Lok shape that allows it to hold a tire bead tightly in place and prevents creeping back below the rim edge during the mounting or demounting process. The 31713 aluminum bead holder can be used on nearly all steel or alloy car, light truck, agricultural and overthe-road truck wheels. It can also be used with super single and super wide truck wheels, Ken-Tool said. Made of cast aluminum, it is designed to resist slipping off the rim. It is offered in a cabled pair set (p/n 31714) for difficult wheel/tire mounting situations. www.kentool.com


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Drive, steer tires utilize new design

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he research team of C ontinental Tire the Americas has created a new tire design that the company has incorporated into a radial steer tire for construction and severeduty applications. The Continental HSC1 (heavy steer construction) uses a tread pattern and compound designed for optimal original mileage with self-cleaning proper-

The HSC1’s tread pattern maximizes original miles. ties, the company said. The HSC1 is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 for load range H, with 12R

sizes scheduled for release later this summer. Continental also unveiled the HDC1 (heavy drive construction), which the company said has a three-groove design created to perform well, even on loose surfaces. Wider tread and shoulder ribs improve wear, while reduced stone retention and improved impact re-

sistance are characteristics of the new tread pattern and contour, according to the company. The HDC1 features a full 32/32-in. tread depth and self-cleaning tread pattern, as well as a heavyduty compound and aggressive open shoulder design. A four-ply belt with reinforced second and third belt is said to prevent fatigue fractures. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 in load range H. www.continental-truck.com

Pilot opens new locations

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ilot Flying J has opened two new Pilot Travel Center locations, one in Florida and another in West Virginia. The facilities are located in Haines City, FL, and in Morgantown, WV. Both new centers feature high-speed fuel pumps, fax and copy services, Western Union, UPS drop box, ATM, check cashing

services, lottery and Lotto tickets, an arcade area, and general merchandise for professional drivers and highway travelers. The centers also offer access to services such as a CAT scale, laundry services, seven automated showers, and 76 parking spaces for trucks. www.pilottravelcenters.com

Hot wheel, cool indicator

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sco Equipment Supply Co. has released a new wheel heat indicator label that it said is designed to warn of a possible wheel end, bearing or brake failure condition during inspections. Hot Wheel is a self-adhesive decal that is attached to the wheel/rim. When the temperature of the wheel reaches 250 deg. F., a temperature-sensitive white arrow changes to a bright orange, indication of an overheated wheel condition. The decal will need to be replaced once the problem has been corrected. www.esco.net

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parts & service

Locking the wheels

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new manual munication of the wheel-lok from restraint’s status for Rite-Hite offorklift drivers as fers communication they enter the trailer. to dock personnel and Leveler-Vu continues stability for a wide to confirm that starange of trailer types, tus once the forklift the company said. The wheel-lok secures trailers is inside and moving The manual wheel- during loading/unloading. around the trailer. lok secures trailers Interior and exterisuch as those with liftgates, or dam- or LED lights and audible alarms are aged or missing rear impact guards. standard on the manual wheel-lok. A The device uses Corner-Vu and 19-in.-high barrier is used to resist in Leveler-Vu, part of the Rite-Vu Light excess of 32,000 lbs. of pullout force. Communication System, to enhance In addition, wheel guides provide onvisual communication of the wheel- center trailer positioning and ensure lok control box. dock seal effectiveness. Corner-Vu provides clear comwww.ritehite.com

Value of GPS detailed in epaper

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etworkfleet has released “Don’t Sit Idle While Fuel Costs Rise,” a free epaper that shows how fleets can use GPS fleet tracking and engine diagnostics to lower fuel costs by as much as 20%. Included are specific actions managers can take to analyze fleet operations and reduce costs. Fleets that have implemented online fleet management systems report a quick ROI. Several fleets are profiled in the epaper, including the Eastern Municipal Water District of Riverside County, CA, which said it reduced fuel costs by $79,000 in the first six months of using the Networkfleet system. www.networkfleet.com

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Seeing is believing

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hillips Industries’ Crimp serve to both indicate and & Seal connectors now guide the installer to the propinclude its Clear-Vu er crimp position. and Sta-Dry technologies to Phillips has also beefed up help provide visual proof that its salesforce with the addition wires are sealed and crimped of Randy Long, Mathew Sayre properly. and Nick Tosie as new territory According to the company, sales managers and the promostandard connectors do not tion of John Nugent to Western allow visual inspection of the regional sales manager. wire, which, if stripped too Nugent was the territory short or not fully seated propsales manager covering the erly, can result in poor connecSouthern U.S. In his new role, tions. The Clear-Vu adhehe will be responsible for sive lined tubing allows for By seeing the wires, building Phillips aftersee-through inspection. users can determine market sales in the western Color-coded strips iden- if they have been states. tify wire gauge size and crimped correctly. www.phillipsind.com

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AFA Fleet Management Assn. has published a Law Guide for fleet professionals to help them recognize legal issues that can then be addressed by experts. The guide is a general review of U.S. and Canadian laws that affect fleets. It takes an in-depth look at contract law, tort law, negligence, vicarious liability, bailments, employment law and regulatory issues. The Law Guide joins NAFA’s other published reference works, the Risk Management Guide and the Professional Development Guide. www.nafa.org

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Tire pressure check

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ew York-based AirChex Corp. has released a new tire pressure monitoring device for dual rear bus, truck, tractor or trailer tires that uses no electronics, batteries or processors and has almost no moving parts. The patented AirChex tire pressure monitoring system is a set of four pressure gauges, which slide into mounting “shoes” that permanently adhere to the wheel rim via a special 3M-produced tape. One gauge is connected to the inner tire valve and the other, positioned on the outer wheel, is connected to the outer tire. Gauges are available for 16- to 24-in. wheels and can be switched between wheels with the extra mounting shoes

provided. Inflation of the inner dual tires can be accomplished right from the triple-seal, flow-through valve of the device, according to the company. Mark Wallach, president of AirChex, said the system allows drivers to check the air pressure on tires in less than two minutes by walking around and reading the gauges. Optional plastic covers are designed to protect the gauge faces. According to Wallach, the AirChex system incorporates high-quality parts throughout, such as a stainless steel bourdon tube in the gauge rather than a copper tube to help protect the device against vibration and fatigue. It is certified as leak-proof, the company said. www.airchexcorp.com

Lamp cuts energy

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new low-beam headlamp from Dialight promises to cut energy use by 70% over conventional halogen headlamps and easily retrofits into the space of existing incandes- The headlamp is said to cut energy use by 70%. cent headlamps. The 4x6-in. LED unit is SAE/DOT approved and operates at less than 14 watts. It features 12- and 24-volt dual-voltage operation. The light’s thermal design requires no cooling fans, Dialight said. A rugged aluminum alloy die cast housing and hard-coated polycarbonate lens make the unit waterproof. Dialight is expecting a 10-year lifecycle from the product. www.dialight.com

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Michelin: Get more out of your steer

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new low-rolling resisefficiency,” according to the tance steer tire that is company. EPA SmartWay veri“Michelin is always lookfied for improving fuel econing to build on our existing omy will also significantly industry-leading products boost miles-to-retread, and bring to market new according to Michelin technologies that deliver the North America. Introducnext level of performance ing its next generation dual without compromise,” said compound tread technolTed Becker, vice president of ogy, Michelin said the new marketing, Michelin AmeriXZA3+ Evertread steer tire cas Truck Tires. will be guaranteed to run at least XZA3+ The XZA3+ Evertread tire is 30% longer than competitive available in North America in steer tires in long-haul applications. 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5 and Michelin’s proprietary Co-Ex 275/80R24.5 (load range G) sizes, technology allows it to use multiple as well as 11R22.5 and 275/80R22.5 rubber compounds in a single tire, (load range H). In addition to the employing one compound for tread mileage guarantee, the new steer stiffness and regular wear in some tire carries a three-retread limited sections, and another compound warranty. in other areas to deliver “ultra fuel www.michelintruck.com

Hydraulic lift for panel vans

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roduction is set to begin on the new Tommy Gate Cantilever Series, a hydraulic lift designed specifically for commercial panel vans, including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV, and Chevy Express. In development for over two years, Tommy Gate said the lift features: ❑ Lift controls strategically placed to ensure operator safety. ❑ A large aluminum platform that is corrosion-resistant and pallet-jack compatible. ❑ Bolt-on installation that eliminates welding.

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The lift took more than two years to develop.

Additional features include a laterally folding platform that allows access to the rear of the vehicle when not in use, as well as standard cart stops and internal bridge mounts to make the lift “cartfriendly.” www.tommygate.com

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The real key to tires

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Whenever you say that something is “the key” to success, you immediately open yourself up to ridicule because you can always make the argument that something else is more important. You can soften it up by saying “a key” or “a major key,” but the bottom line is that a true “key” only works in one lock. You can’t use just any key or a key that looks like the key. In order to open the lock, “the key” is necessary. So fire if you disagree Inflate-through away with me. valve caps ensure valveInflate-through caps are the key to truck tire proper inflation inflation pressure maintenance. Without them, the pressure never gets checked or adjusted because it’s just too much of a hassle. Drivers will thump or kick every tire with a standard valve cap, and maintenance people will be tempted to do the same. No valve cap at all is a foolish option because the cap is technically the main seal. I can’t say I understand it, but valve manufacturers maintain that the self-sealing cap is the primary sealing mechanism for the valve stem. Without it, the valve core is exposed, which often leads to a slow leak. The first job of a valve cap is to seal the end of the valve stem and prevent air from escaping. A small rubber O-ring at the base of the cap is a sign that a valve cap is self-sealing. On truck tires, high brake temperatures require metal valve caps because the plastic versions usually melt on inner wheel positions, especially in the summer months. The second job of a valve cap is to protect the valve core from dirt and moisture. The “pin” on a valve core is connected to a tiny spring that allows air to enter the stem when depressed and prevent it from escaping when it’s relaxed. If there is debris around the

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outside of the pin, an air pressure check or adjustment may result in an air leak when the foreign material prevents the core from closing completely. Standard metal valve caps have admirably protected cores for years, but they cannot support an effective tire inflation pressure maintenance program. After 29 years in the tire business, I’ve come to the conclusion that most people are just lazy. We don’t get up to answer the phone, change the channel, or adjust the speed on the ceiling fan. And I say “we” because that was probably me last night. If something can be automated to save me time, effort or money, sign me up. I’m embracing the digital age because it gives me more chances to be lazy. If I were a fleet executive in an ideal world, all of my inflation pressures would be checked at a gate reader so a loud siren would go off in the cab until the driver addressed the low tire situation. Of course, that’s not possible without tire pressure monitoring sensors and since it could be decades before fleets go digital with their inflation pressure maintenance, the world still relies on the air gauge. Notice I didn’t say foot or tire club. The only way to know the air pressure is to use a gauge on the end of the stem. The inflate-through valve cap allows that to happen without the additional effort of removing and reinstalling the cap. It is a “no excuses” approach in every sense of the word because it doesn’t take a lot of time to check the pressure with a gauge when the proper valve cap is installed. Without inflate-through valve caps on every valve stem, fleets cannot expect a tire inflation pressure maintenance program to succeed. People are just too lazy. AT

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A full report Driver reports can document much more than just HOS

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ith electronic logs and EOBRs in every carrier’s future, one benefit of the technology used by many carriers to maintain their drivers’ hours of service (HOS) is the driver efficiency report. “These reports document what percentage of a driver’s daily 11 hours of available drive time is actually spent driving [and producing revenue]. Most carriers have reported that, in reality, drivers are only using 60 to 65% of their legal drive time. This means that 35 to 40% of their available drive time is wasted,” wrote Tom Kretsinger Jr., president & COO of American Central Transport, in a recent blog entry (http://blog.bigtrucktv.com/ tomkretsinger/wasted-time). For the small carrier, wasted time can really erode your bottom line, and with truck capacity as tight as it is, and getting even tighter, finding and eliminating wasted time becomes a priority. So the questions

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that beg to be answered are, where, when and why are these hours being wasted? To find these answers, it’s best to look within. Start by evaluating your drivers’ non-driving, non-loading/ non-unloading times listed within their 11-hour driving window and 14-hour total on-duty time per day. If it isn’t going into or out of the trailer or rolling down the highway, it’s taking money out of your pocket and your driver’s pocket, too.

THE WAITING PLACE

The No. 1 area in which your trucks and drivers are delayed and experience the greatest inefficiency is the time spent waiting to get to a dock. The driver efficiency report provides statistics to show customers how much time is wasted, and

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how these delays create problems for on-time deliveries or pickups. Keep in mind that most shippers don’t understand that just paying the driver overtime isn’t an option. Unlike a manufacturing worker, it’s against the law for a trucker to go over his daily and weekly hours. With the electronic logs and the driver efficiency report, you now have the information to demonstrate how these dock delays are costing your carrier revenue, which causes higher fees for the shipper. Other areas of concern that show up on a report are engine idling time, time sitting in traffic or moving below the speed limit, or the truck sitting with the engine off. All these require further investigation as well. Engine idling reports tell you when the truck is sitting stationary, burning costly fuel and causing excessive engine wear—an undesirable, potentially expensive activity. If that idling time is in five- or ten-minute

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increments, most likely it isn’t worth pursuing. But if it’s over an hour or longer, then it’s necessary to find the reasons for the excessive idle time. Is it because the driver needs to stay warm or keep cool? If this is the case, and it’s happening on a consistent basis, it’s time to look into APUs, shore power, or other idle-reduction technologies. If it’s due to the driver leaving the truck engine running while he/she is out of the truck, then you need to have a conversation with the driver. Be sure guidelines and incentives are in place for your truckers to encourage a reduction in idle time. Time sitting in traffic or moving below the speed limit is another possible cause of excessive idling. Tere’s not much you can do about events that can’t be anticipated, such as a traffic accident or police action. But if it’s because of rush-hour slow-

downs, construction congestion, or a traffic tie-up due to a ballgame or concert, these occurrences are known in advance. Your truck can either be routed around a major event or scheduled to drive through heavy traffic areas at less-congested times. Anticipate and reduce the impact of events and congestion on your operation’s efficiency.

ENGINE OFF, TIME WASTED

Sitting with the engine off can be another concern. Is the driver waiting to be assigned a load and is cooling his heels in a truck stop? If so, then the planning of loads has fallen short. In a tight operation, a trucker should know three or more loads into the future what and when they will be hauling. Unless a driver is on a rest period, the truck should be loading, unloading or rolling down the highway. Again, a study of the driver

efficiency report will provide all the details. Electronic logs allow you to plan loads based on the actual available hours of each trucker. With this technology, a dispatcher or driver can create “what-if ” scenarios to see how a load needs to be run to stay legal and give the trucker needed rest. It’s also very simple for the driver to do a split-sleeper berth when necessary, without making mistakes in arithmetic. It’s up to you to take the driver information provided by the electronic logs and create profitable efficiency for your carrier, and a safe driving template for your driver. AT Contact Tim Brady at tbrady@writeuptheroad.com or call 731-749-8567. Join Brady in the Trucking Business Community at www.truckersu.com.

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Plain or F Done right, custom trucks can help win business

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BY SEAN KILCARR, EDITOR

n the surface, at least, customizing trucks with fancy paint jobs, chrome and aluminum accents, and finely crafted oneof-a-kind interiors seems extremely gratuitous for this industry. For starters, while profits in trucking used to be measured in pennies, they are today reduced to mere percentages of pennies—meaning the price tag for all that bling cuts heavily into a fleet or owneroperators’ bottom line. Then there’s the work environment these trucks must survive in: racking up 120,000 to 150,000 mi. a year over rough roads, A skilled welder since age seven, in bad weather, Jerry Beaudoin, owner of SRS, covered in dirt, likes to do much of the fabrication grime, and cor- work on his custom trucks. “I mean, rosive ice-melting why spend $1,200 to $1,500 on a chemicals to boot. custom battery box when I can do it With all that in myself?” he explains. mind, not only does dumping some $10,000 into an eye-popping paint job or sheet metal work seem highly impractical, it borders on the suicidal, from a purely business perspective, of course. Then you meet folks like Jerry Beaudoin, owner of

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Soil Recovery Systems (SRS), or Shawn Cielke, president of Sweet Rides Logistics, and your thinking on the practicality of show trucks takes a 180 deg. turn. “I get a lot of work simply because people remember these trucks,” says Beaudoin, whose fleet of 13 trucks operates out of Southington, CT. “You’re a rock star every day you’re behind the wheel of one these trucks because no one forgets a delivery you make.”

PROOF OF COMMITMENT Cielke, an owner-operator based out of Haugan, MT, puts it even more bluntly: “I’d say my truck affects about 80% of the freight I haul,” he says. The reason Cielke feels so much of his business is related to his one-ofa-kind 2006 Kenworth W900B stems not only from the way it stands out from the other trucks on the highway, but what all the time, effort, and money he’s put into the vehicle represents in terms of service commitment to the customer. “The customer knows a truck like this won’t break down often, or at all, because by the way it looks, they know I take great care of it,” he explains. “They also know a truck like mine


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delivering their products impresses their customers. Dock workers and yard guards take pictures of this truck; so do DOT [Dept. of Transportation] inspectors. Thus my customers get noticed in ways they’ve never been noticed before.” SRS’s Beaudoin echoes Cielke’s comments, saying he gets a lot of work simply because he operates such sharp-dressed steel. “Nobody forgets a delivery by one of his rigs,” he points out. Beaudoin adds that operating such high-class trucks also allows him to find and retain some of the best drivers in the trucking business; not only does he own and staff a fleet of 13, he’s got another 100 owner-operators signed on to haul for him as well.

WORK DETAIL Jerry Beaudoin favors what he calls “traditional” Peterbilt paint schemes for the 13 trucks he owns in his fleet, using just orange and black as his base colors, though combining them in different patterns for each vehicle.

And it’s important to note that neither Beaudoin nor Cielke haul “special freight” in the sense that they serve markets that offer a high premium for cargo services. In SRS’s case, in and around the northeastern U.S., numerous construction sites needed soil filled with chemical residues from factories and other heavy industries to be hauled away. It’s dirty, grimy, unappealing

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cover story work for any trucker, yet also requires real skill in terms of operating end-dump trailers. Beaudoin thought he could do such work as well as anyone, while also bringing some major pizzazz to the business, a belief that paid off in spades for him.

A GATEWAY TO NEW BUSINESS Cielke hauls a smattering of everything, which includes a recent load of watermelons. But it’s what happens when a customer sees his truck that makes the difference, he says, pointing to the “watermelon load” as an example. “We got that load through a broker,” Cielke notes. “But when I made my delivery, the customer came running up to my truck while we were unloading, camera in hand to take photos, and wanted us to start hauling his produce direct for him. All of a sudden, I now have a chance to sign up another regular customer. That’s the advantage a ‘fancy truck’ can sometimes bring you.” “Driving a truck like this really puts a trucker in a whole new light for everyone he or she meets during the day,” stresses SRS’s Beaudoin. “That includes the customer, fellow truckers, and everyday motorists alike.” AT

Shawn Cielke (perched on the top of his truck with wife Amy), president of Sweet Rides Logistics, spent three years customizing his 2006 Kenworth W900B with what he calls “hunting camouflage designs.”

Restoring classic trucks to their former glory is the specialty of Bill Warner Jr. of Circleville, WV, who completely brought back to life a Ford LTL 9000 Aeromax after five years, about $10,000, and lots of his own elbow grease. “But this is a working truck—like all my equipment,” he says.

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V&M Trucking out of Harrisonburg, VA, is another example of a company trying to keep trucking’s heritage alive. This is one of several Mack day cab tractors they’ve restored to mint condition to show off at truck shows.

The Graves family, owners of Farmer’s Oil out of Anthony, KS, constructed this one-of-a-kind 2011 Peterbilt Model 389 from a glider kit, fully restored Caterpillar C-15 diesel engine and Eaton 18-spd. manual transmission. The truck’s name? “Mama Cried.”


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2004 GMC W5500, 6-Cylinder Diesel, Auto., 14’ Refrigerated Box w/ThermoKing Unit, 19,500# GVWR, 183,000 Miles, Stk. #783841.

2005 International 4300, International DT466’04 210/2600 210 hp, Allison 2200HS 5-spd. Auto., 26,000# GVW, 205” W.B., A/C, 201,832 Miles, Stk. #412842.

2003 Mack CH612, Mack E7-310/330 E-Tech 310 hp, Rockwell MO-13G10C-M13 10-spd., Air Ride, 157” W.B., 3.91 Ratio, 335,431 Miles, Stk. #960191.

2005 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., Jake Brake, 549,253 Miles, Stk. #418546.

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2000 International 8100, CAT C10 305/1800 305 hp, Fuller RTX14609B 9-spd., Leaf Springs, 180” W.B., 4.10 Ratio, 67,940 Miles, Stk. #789091.

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit DDC 60 14.0L 455/490 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 176” W.B., Jake, 683,337 Miles, Stk. #372252.

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit DDC 60 14.0L 455/490 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 176” W.B., Jake Brake, 706,828 Miles, Stk. #386976.

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2003 Freightliner FL70, 22’x96” Insulation Van, CAT 3126 230/2200 230 hp, Fuller FS6406A 6-spd., 32,000# GVW, Swing Rear Door, 234” W.B., A/C, 279,788 Miles, Stk. #954317.

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit DDC 60 14.0L 455/490 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 176” W.B., Jake Brake, 781,766 Miles, Stk. #372253.

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2006 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller RTO-16910B-DM2 10-spd., Air Ride, 70” Flat Slpr., 226” W.B., 3.58 Ratio, Jake Brake, 742,179 Miles, Stk. #433352.

2004 Mack CXV613, Mack EP02 AC-427/1800 427 hp, Fuller RTOC-16909A 9-spd., Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 169” W.B., Jake Brake, 388,128 Miles, Stk. #973115.

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2001 International 4900, 21’x96” Aluminum Van, International DT-466E 215/2300 215 hp, International ES06-7B 7-spd., 33,000# GVW, 236” W.B., A/C, 238,200 Miles, Stk. #936561.

2005 Freightliner CL112, CAT C11 ‘04 335/2100 335 hp, Fuller FRO-12210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 48” Flat Slpr., 197” W.B., 3.91 Ratio, 447,268 Miles, Stk. #410649.

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2006 Freightliner CL120, CAT C15 ‘04 435/2100 435 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 48” Mid-Roof Slpr., 3.58 Ratio, 206” W.B., 736,732 Miles, Stk. #432167.

2004 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/2100 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., Jake Brake, 529,089 Miles, Stk. #402359.

2001 Isuzu FPR, 18’x91” Insulation Van, Isuzu 6HK1-TC 200/2400 200 hp, 18,000# GVW, Allison AT542 4-spd. Auto., Roll Rear Door, ThermoKing RD-II SR Reefer, 191” W.B., A/C, 188,865 Miles, Stk. #946010.

2004 Ford E350, Ford 6.0L ‘02 325/3300 325 hp, Ford 4-spd. Auto., 9,400# GVW, 138” W.B., A/C, 85,918 Miles, Stk. #977695.

2005 Freightliner M2 106, 24’x102” Aluminum Van, CAT C704A 190/2300 190 hp, Allison 2200HS 5-spd. Auto., 25,500# GVW, Roll Rear Door, 252” W.B., A/C, 134,341 Miles, Stk. #422179.

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2007 Volvo VNL64T670, 64” Dbl. Bunk, Cummins ISX 450 hp, 10-spd., Eng. Brake, Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, Stk. #20470................ $37,500

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American Made Liner Systems .............. 35

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American Truck Parts ............................ 32

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B&C Truck Sales, Inc............................. 28

Doran Manufacturing.............................. 8

Knight Truck & Trailer Sales ................. 36

Bay Shore Insurance ............................. 54

Erickson Truck Sales & Salvage ............ 34

Linings, Inc ............................................ 40

Borg Warner Turbo ................................. 7

Felling Trailers, Inc................................ 51

Lucken Trucks & Parts, Inc ................... 39

Bulletin Board ....................................... 50

Firestone ................................................. 1

Mahle Clevite ........................................ 10

Central Insurance Services.................... 35

Fleetco, Inc ............................................ 27

Marvin Johnson & Associates ............... 56

Citgo ................................................ 12, 13

Frontier Truck Parts .............................. 41

Mt. Horeb Truck Parts, Inc .................... 40

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