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February 2013

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The road to greener trucks

Greenhouse gas, fuel efficiency regs are changing the way vehicles are built

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Understanding how to build rates will increase your company’s profit

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EDITOR’S PAGE .............................................. 4 One group is pushing for more road-safety laws

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

TIRE RACK ....................................................14 Carriers are voluntarily adopting TPMS systems

SHOP TALK ....................................................18 Bus fleet goes to school on propane

FUELING CHOICES LESSOR CONCERNS Retrofit solutions increase Leasing company listens, natural gas opportunities responds to customers

SPOTLIGHT ON AN AMERICAN TRUCKER ........28 Family-owned tow service stays ahead of the curve

FOCUS ON .....................................................30 Market demand is pushing change in fifth wheel technology

READERS’ RIGS ..............................................32 Got what it takes?

AMERICAN TRUCKER MARKETPLACE ............33 Used trucks, trailers, parts & services

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BY SEAN KILCARR

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State of safety

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If you think there are already too many traffic laws on the books, think again. At least one group firmly believes there aren’t nearly enough—and it’s out to convince governors and state legislators across the U.S. to pick up the pace. “The traffic safety progress we’ve made since 2005 is at risk of being undone,” said Jacqueline Gillan, presiOne group dent of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, during a press event earlier this year. believes we “Several states have been moving backwards and most states are not moving at all need more laws to enact lifesaving laws.” For example, she said, only 10 state highway safety laws were enacted in 2012, in contrast to 16 laws passed in 2011 and 22 laws passed in 2010. Why the fuss? Gillan said it’s simple. Preliminary National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data recorded the largest jump in traffic fatalities since 1975, a 7.1% increase in crash deaths during the first nine months of 2012 compared to the first nine months of 2011. Every year, she explained, about 33,000 people are killed and over 2 million more are injured in crashes—costing the U.S. some $230 billion every year. We’ll see which governors and state legislators are convinced. AT

Sean Kilcarr Editor sean.kilcarr@penton.com Tim Brady Business Editor tbrady@writeuptheroad.com Brian Straight Managing Editor brian.straight@penton.com Dan Zeis Senior Art Director dan.zeis@penton.com

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Adopting natural gas

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espite growing interest in natural gas within the U.S. trucking industry, many factors are working to cool its growth. High sticker prices for trucks designed to run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a lack of natural gas refueling locations are just two of the obstacles. As a result, the option of using retrofit “dual-fuel” systems is becoming more appealing. These systems allow trucks to operate on diesel and either CNG or LNG. “The key is giving the fleet owner a safety net to address range anxiety as well as a lower-cost way to tap into the benefit of using less expensive natural gas where available,” Lyle Jensen, CEO of American Power Group (APG), told American Trucker. “We also think dual-fuel technology allows any trucking firm, from large national fleets down to owneroperators, to tap into natural gas without extensive challenges,” he explained. Jensen noted that APG’s turbocharged natural gas systems, which he said meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alternative fuel conversion standards, offer a 300 to 800 mi. dual-fuel range with dieselequivalent power and torque. Depending on the route profile, Jensen said the APG system can deliver average annual net fuel savings of 15% to 30% compared to operating on 100% diesel fuel. The system is currently EPA-approved for 88 engine families and

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trucking insights

Retrofit dual-fuel systems can provide the benefits of natural gas at a lower installation cost.

is expected to receive EPA approval for more than 200 additional engine families by the end of this year. More importantly, for Class 8 units, the premium for APG’s retrofit system, including installation fees and natural gas storage tanks, can be significantly less compared to a tractor equipped with a dedicated natural gas engine. Jensen said the premium typically runs between $22,000 for a CNG-based dual-fuel system up to $25,000 for an LNG-based one. This is far less than the $72,450 average premium for a dedicated natural gas tractor, a figure calculated by global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. To provide fleets with simplified installation and maintenance service for its dual-fuel product, APG recently forged an agreement with WheelTime Network. Jensen said WheelTime’s 18 member companies, which are staffed with 3,000 factory-trained technicians, provide installation and warranty support through nearly 200 nationwide service centers.

or the vast majority of micro- and small trucking companies, the bestpaying freight is the outbound freight a carrier hauls from the area in which it is domiciled. The reason is simple. Typically, you can find better-paying freight in an area with which you are familiar. You know the shippers and the key people to contact because many of them are your neighbors, go to the same church, or their kids attend the same school as yours. When dealing directly with people you know, there’s no middleman. Inbound freight, on the other hand, is the biggest challenge for many small carriers. The smaller the trucking company, the bigger the challenge. The reason? The further from home a truck is looking for return freight, the more dependent a carrier is on wholesale (brokered) freight. So what’s the solution? Look for a broker who understands how to plan and load LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. Smaller shipments pay more per cubic and linear foot than full truckloads. When done with precision and skill, in which the trailer is loaded with multiple shipments going in the same direction, that “incoming” truck is not just generating cash, it’s increasing the carrier’s profit. 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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new line of tools for power-to-size ratio powered by with 1,100 lbs.-ft. torque 20-volt lithiumand 780 lbs.-ft. reverse ion batteries is said to torque, the company said. offer the power of a It is 9.4 in. from tip to tail pneumatic in a cordless, and weighs 6.8 lbs. Ingersoll Rand said. The W5130 is modeled Designed specifically after the W7150 and offers for technicians, the the same performance and IQV20 Series of tools durability, with even more are said to last longer The line is powered versatility and accessibilibetween charges. The by 20-volt lithium-ion ty for tighter work spaces. line includes the W7150 batteries. It measures 6.6 in. from 1/2-in., high-torque Imtip to tail and offers 190 pactool; the W5130 3/8-in. 20V lbs.-ft. of torque. mid-torque Impactool; and the The L5110 light casts 180 lumens L5110 cordless LED task light. and lasts up to 20,000 hours. The W7150 rates best in its class www.ingersollrand.com

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oadnet Technologies is now making its MobileCast vehicle GPS tracking software available on the Android smartphone operating system. Users can make changes to particular routes based on occurring events, traffic conditions, or customer needs. Managers can manage by exception, which allows the user to view exact locations of drivers, respond to unexplained stops, and provide proactive customer service. According to Roadnet, the MobileCast proof-of-delivery application offers all information needed for a paperless system. www.roadnet.com

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llison Transmission is preparing to initiate production of a range of new products it announced over the course of last year. The company said it will soon start production of the Allison TC10 TS automatic transmission for Class 8 tractors, along with the Allison Hybrid H 3000 transmission for medium-duty commercial trucks. The Hybrid H 3000 functions within a parallel hybrid architecture that supplies blended power from a conventional diesel engine and stored energy from batteries. It also uses a regenerative braking kinetic energy recovery system. Fuel savings are projected to range from 25% to 35%, depending on vocation and duty cycle. The company said its fifth-generation electronic controls will replace fourth-generation controls on Allison 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series

The TC10 transmission is just one of several new products expected this year from Allison Transmission. transmissions and are incorporated in the new TC10 TS and H 3000 models. Allison said it also expects to expand its presence in the hybrid truck market this year via the noncontrolling equity stake it acquired in Odyne Systems this past July. www.allisontransmission.com

Mobile document scanning

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he Prophesy division of Accellos has partnered with Eleos to incorporate mobile scanning within Prophesy Dispatch solutions. Eleos will supply its Drive Axle application so documents can be scanned for transmission to the back office. To use, drivers take a picture of the document using a smartphone and enter details such as the load number or BOL number, Prophesy said. The driver then selects the document type (POD, BOL, scale ticket, freight bill, log, fuel receipt, scale ticket, invoice, photograph or other). The image is sent to the Drive Axle cloud where it is enhanced and then imported into the Prophesy Dispatch program for indexing into the document imaging module. www.mile.com

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Charging dock for diagnostic tool T S nap-on Diagnostics has released a new docking station that can keep its popular diagnostics tool charged at all times. The Verus Pro docking and charging station allows technicians to leave their Verus Pro diagnostic tool on the work bench for charging. “The new Verus Pro docking and charging station is designed for simple drop-in docking, mak-

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ing for fast grab and go portability,” said Mark Schaefer, director of marketing. With a 15-pin video connector, technicians can hook up to their external bigscreen monitor to display results, the company said. A built-in USB hub connects up to four devices, and the multi-position stand allows for easy storage. www.snapon.com

he Equipment Leasing and Finance Assn. (ELFA) has launched a website designed to help businesses benefit from equipment leasing and financing. Users will find comprehensive information to assist in the equipment financing process, ELFA said, including the benefits of equipment leasing and financing, types of financing options available, key information to know before signing a financing agreement, and how to find an equipment financing company. The site includes questions to ask, a review of the types of financing, a lease vs. loan comparison, glossary of terms, real-world examples, and help locating a provider. www.equipmentfinanceadvantage.org

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Tire bar combines length, leverage

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new tire bar The T45AS utilizes a 7/8-in. shaft for strength from Ken-Tool is said to ofand durability. The 52fer improved strength in. length provides the over previous models technician with up to in a lightweight design. 40% greater leverage The T45AS Super Duty than the T45A and the Tubeless Truck Tire T45AC (at 37 in.), KenIron combines the The tire bar offers more Tool said. The smaller 52-in. length of Ken- length to improve leverage. diameter shaft delivers Tool’s T47A and T47B a tool that weighs 8.25 and the bead- and user-friendly lbs., 25% lighter than the T47A or rounded ends found on the T45A, T47B tools with the same length. the company said. The tool’s heat-treated ends are

precision forged to deliver a slip-free grip on the rim and bead, the company pointed out, adding that the tip ends insert easily and prevent the cutting or ripping of the bead or the sidewall. On the mount end, the unique trademarked curve design always grabs the bead edge. On the demount end, the angled tip easily slips between the bead and the rim and will not slip when demounting the second bead. www.kentool.com

Reefer units meet new regulations C

arrier Transicold’s Improvements to the new truck refrig60-Series include optieration unit features immized standby systems, proved performance, reresulting in significant liability and compliance refrigeration capacity with 2013 EPA emissions improvements for most requirements. The Supra models; an extended ser60-Series comprises five vice interval oil system single-temperature mod- The Supra line meets with a 1,500-hour service els—Supra 560, 660, 760, a full range of needs. period; high-performance, 860 and 960—covering maintenance-free integratthe full spectrum of straight truck ed fan/motor assemblies with an exrefrigeration needs. pected 10,000-plus hour motor life;

Fatigue risk solution C ircadian has released a “suite of webbased software tools” to help companies manage driver fatigue. The Fatigue Risk Management System offers three levels of control. The first level is compliance. Circadian’s schedule compliance analyzer will determine if a work schedule conforms with

hours-of-service and work-rest rules. The second level manages risk. The schedule fatigue risk analyzer will instantly determine if a work schedule is creating excessive and costly fatigue risk. It allows managers to see not only who could work, but who should work. The final level of control is the inves-

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and various drive system enhancements for improved performance and reliability. “Supra diesel-powered truck units have a long-standing reputation for providing high performance and reliability by using systems engineered for lower engine and compressor rpm than competitive models,” said David Dunn, product manager-truck products. “Lower speeds mean better durability, longevity and reliability.” www.transicold.carrier.com

tigation. When an incident occurs, the fatigue accident/incident causation testing system will help managers determine whether employee fatigue was a contributing factor. A scientifically validated tool for incident and accident investigation work is utilized, and the system will store, analyze and benchmark all fatigue risk data in a secure database. www.circadian.com

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Real-time messaging

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T&T has released its Enhanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) service to businesses of all sizes that need quick, instant access to communications. The new service is an IP-based solution that offers fast, sub-second performance and advanced features. It also allows for integration with backend office systems and applications on a single platform, including the ability to work with PBX and WiFi networks. PTT is designed for optimal operation on 4G LTE and includes a number of devices capable of handling the service, including the Samsung Rugby III, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro and Sonim XP5560 Bolt. The service also runs on the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and BlackBerry Bold 9900. AT&T is offering several of these devices for free through AT&T Business Solutions with an Enhanced PTT two-year contract.

AT&T said its PTT service offers quick communication for workers. Features include contact lists and talk groups, the ability to combine PTT services and mobile applications, supervisory override and talk group scanning, and sub-second call setup. “For workers in industries like construction, manufacturing and public safety, mobile devices that can withstand harsh conditions are essential,” said Chris Hill, senior vice president, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. www.att.com

Aerodynamic devices okayed

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enver-based Avantechs has announced that its VorBlade Wing system, which improves the aerodynamics and safety for trucks and trailers by reducing drag and crosswind effects, was recently verified by the EPA’s SmartWay program for providing proven fuel savings. The VorBlade system is simple and convenient to use, inexpensive, lightweight (under 50 lbs.), and extremely efficient, said Andrew Praskovsky, chief technology officer for Avantechs. According to Avantechs, tests conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute found that a Class 8 tractortrailer equipped with the VorBlade technology reduced fuel consumption by over 7%. For an average long-haul

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o help fleets maintain compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations while also simplifying driver log and driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) processes, Navman Wireless is developing new add-on applications to be available early this year. Achieved through integration with eFleetSuite from Innovative Software Engineering, the applications will allow fleet managers who use the Navman Wireless OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system to easily use paperless driver logs and DVIRs. According to the company, when the joint deployment goes live, eFleetSuite will be displayed on its M-Nav in-cab touchscreen navigation/messaging terminals. www.navmanwireless.com

NG oil formulations

T Use of the system can save over $5,000 per truck per year, the company said.

trucker, this translates into an annual estimated cost savings of over $5,000 per truck, Praskovsky said. The VorBlade system also improves vehicle stability by mitigating the effects of side forces and cross winds associated with wind-related accidents. www.vorblade.com

wo new natural gas engine oils have been released by Phillips 66 Lubricants. The Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG oils will be tri-branded across the company’s product lines (Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 Lubricants). The two oils are for use in compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas heavy-duty trucks as well as natural gaspowered mobile equipment. Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG replace the discontinued 76 Triton VGEO Plus, the company said, with the formulation remaining the same to meet the enhanced wear protection requirements of natural gas engines. www.phillips66lubricants.com

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In-bed tank offers more range

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itan Fuel minum linings Tanks has present in virtureleased ally all steel diesel a new polyethylfuel tanks. ene in-bed diesel Titan’s tanks fuel tank to give are formed from pickup drivers militar y-grade extended range. cross-linked The 60-gal. tank is The tank significantly extends driving mileage polyethylene. The available for most and fits most pickups. durable tanks are full-sized, Amerifully baffled to can-made diesel pickups, the corrosive properties prevent load shifting and the company said. of diesel and biodiesel have smooth, contoured According to Titan, the fuels, as well as fuel adtank weighs 51 lbs. and is ditives that have been virtually unaffected by known to attack the alu-

edges with no sharp weld points that will rust, fail under stress, or compromise structural integrity. The tank is secured to the truck bed via forged eye nuts. An optional utility riser bracket allows up to 4 in. of clearance for under-tank storage. Titan’s tank is sold as a complete kit. www.titanfueltanks.com

Carbon fiber fender introduced

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ender maker Minimizer has adapted carbon fiber material into its poly fender for a sleeklooking, long-lasting fender, the company said. The fender is manufactured with a thermal polyurethane material. Using proprietary thermoform technology, the material is then shaped into almost

any of Minimizer’s fender styles. “We know there’s market demand for this new product that combines a great look with the Minimizer poly features and durability [fleets have] always depended on,” said Craig Kruckeberg, chief visionary officer. www.minimizer.com

Electrical connection cleaning tool

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he IPA Tools HD fleet tech terminal maintenance set provides the tools necessary to clean and maintain electrical connections and connectors. The set, which comes packaged in a custom leather-type holster, includes two sizes of flat male and female terminal

cleaners, two gold 7 round pin socket harness cleaners, a black ABS sensor/power connector cleaner, 10 super hard round diamond coated micro files, trailer light bullet connector cleaner, and contact chemical cleaner. www.ipatools.com

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Tandem fuel savings

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ruck component maker Meritor expects to offer a new tandem axle dubbed the SMARTandem this year. The company said the axle design combines the benefits of a 6x4 tandem into a 6x2 package that saves weight and boosts overall tractor fuel economy without skimping on performance. Charles Allen, Meritor’s general manager of rear axle drives, noted that Meritor is in the midst of wrapping up two years’ worth of field tests with 15 customer trucks equipped with its new SMARTandem 6x2 axle configuration. “The SMARTandem offers about 400 lbs. of weight savings and a 2% improvement in fuel economy, but it is also rated to handle a gross combination vehicle weight of 110,000 lbs. and 2,050 lbs.-ft. of output torque,” Allen said. “It features automated traction control, load shifting, and

Meritor’s new axle is said to offer an improvement in fuel economy. an automatic differential lock to give it traction equivalent to a 6x4 model.” “The objections to the 6x2 are typically over less traction, less resale value, and increased tire wear,” he said. This new technology can help eliminate those concerns, said Matt Stevenson, general manager of field operations and marketing. www.meritor.com

Transit to get diesel option

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he new Transit full-size van Ford Motor is planning to introduce later this year as the eventual replacement for its E-Series van is going to be offered with an optional 3.2L Power Stroke 5-cyl. diesel engine. The OEM said its 3.2L Power Stroke is currently manufactured in the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It will be imported to its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, MO, which received a $1.1-billion investment for building the Transit van. The engine is one of several that will be available for the Transit in North America, including the OEM’s 3.5L EcoBoost gasoline engine. All engines

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are mated to a Ford 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission, Ford said. Technical features of the new 3.2L Power Stroke include: ❑ Quick-start glow plugs that enable smooth and fast startups at temperatures down to -10 deg. F. ❑ A sand-cast gray iron cylinder block. ❑ Aluminum cylinder heads with double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. ❑ Advanced common rail piezoelectric fuel injectors that deliver multiple injections per stroke to improve performance and reduce noise, vibration, and harshness. www.ford.com

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reated to take some of the hassle out of managing a fleet, Driven Fleet Solutions is a new nationwide, full-service company that offers a suite of services that it said will improve vehicle uptime and decrease maintenance costs. Founded by Michael Parks, the company offers the “Driven Difference,” which it said ensures users of the service deal only with qualified experts, not salespeople, and ensures that they receive a “true cost advantage over any existing program, maximizing efficiencies at all levels of fleet maintenance.” The company said it would provide customized solutions, Driven Preferred Price when purchasing parts to ensure the best prices, and an “approach that will allow for predictability of cost and performance.” www.drivenfleetsolutions.com

Online suspension parts search

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endrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has introduced a search tool to make finding truck and trailer suspension systems easier. The PLUS (parts lookup system) tool is designed for fleet, repair center, and distributor use. This system will recognize truck suspension assembly numbers, trailer suspension model numbers, trailer suspension serial numbers, and display parts or kits available for purchase through local OEM dealers or distributors. PLUS also offers a cross-reference tool for truck suspension part numbers. www.hendrickson-intl.com

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As part of my day job, I speak at a lot of events on a wide variety of topics. While the content covers practically every aspect of the tire and wheel business, one issue has undoubtedly been the hottest topic over the past few years. Since tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were mandated by the federal government on all vehicles with a of less than TPMS is being GVWR 10,000 lbs. starting the 2008 model adopted as way with year, retailers have to some to control costs struggled degree to keep up with the operational changes that this technology created. Inevitably, every TPMS discussion turns to the medium truck tire market. I am constantly asked if a similar regulation will mandate this technology on Class 3-8 vehicles and wreak similar havoc. While I cannot speak for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), I usually answer these questions by pointing out a few facts. First, both NHTSA and FMCSA are focused on improving safety and driven by data. Part of the reason that we have a TPMS regulation for small vehicles is that tire failures at highway speeds resulted in a number of fatalities, so Congress felt it had to act. According to the “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” released by NHTSA in 2006, 65% of the accidents involving the loss of control were caused by the truck driver traveling too fast for conditions. On the other hand, flat tires and blowouts only accounted for 3% of the total accidents caused by the truck. Clearly, the data does not suggest that the underinflated tire problem exists in the trucking industry,

which means there is no statistical evidence that similar legislation is necessary to improve safety. Second, the 2006 study ultimately led to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. During official NHTSA testimony before Congress in July of 2012, the agency reported that violations per roadside inspection declined by 8% in the first year of CSA and driver violations fell by 12%. Ask anyone in the fleet maintenance business and they will tell you that CSA has changed the way trucks are maintained and inspected. If you ask drivers if CSA has changed the way they drive, I think most will agree it has forced them to think differently when they are behind the wheel. Finally, the increasing popularity of automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS) on trailers means the industry is voluntarily moving towards tire pressure monitoring. While ATIS does not function like the traditional TPMS, the constant supply of regulated air to the most poorly maintained wheel positions has made a positive impact on operating costs. This explains why about 40% of all new trailers are equipped with ATIS and retrofits continue to take place on existing equipment. And since ATIS does notify the driver when one or more of the trailer tires are losing air, more and more tires are already being “monitored” to some degree. Unlike most consumers, fleets understand how improper tire inflation negatively impacts operating costs. Between the reduction in fuel mileage and increase in cost per mile related to tires, trucking companies have all the motivation they need to ensure that inflation pressure is checked regularly and adjusted when necessary without any more legislative intervention. AT

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When Darin McClure sits down with a customer, one of the first subjects he raises is cost per mile. “Many of our customers haven’t calculated a CPM that takes into account all of the costs of running trucks to support their businesses,” says the leasing account manager at Maudlin Idealease. “Our customers are not generally in the trucking business, so we use our expertise to show them how to determine a true CPM and how to use that information to [deploy] the right equipment.” Headquartered in Orlando, Maudlin Idealease is the leasing division of Maudlin International Trucks, a network of five full-service mediumand heavy-duty truck centers located in central and northeast Florida. The Maudlin lease fleet has about 250 trucks in inventory, and there is a rental fleet of about 60 units. The majority of McClure’s medium-duty lease vehicles are Class 7 models. “Most of our full-service lease customers are companies with corporate fleets,” McClure relates. “They

include manufacturing operations that use trucks for wholesale distribution; food, beverage and auto parts distributors; and equipment rental and industrial supply operations. What they have in common is that they don’t own fleet assets and they don’t have company vehicle maintenance operations.”

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McClure explains further that while most Maudlin Idealease customers are focused on what it costs to operate trucks, when they look at CPM, they often overlook factors that are unrelated to their business needs. “For example,” he says, “a customer may tell us what it costs for the truck, the general maintenance, and the fuel. But when we dig deeper, we find many haven’t included costs such as tires, towing, extra rentals, or other maintenancerelated items.” Maudlin’s approach, McClure notes, begins with determining operational needs so the right truck is

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spec’d for the work it will do. Simultaneously, the lessor works to spec components that lower operating and maintenance costs, and to develop cost-effective service programs based on each customer’s needs. An idea that McClure has sold to several customers over the past four years is a case in point. “We’re converting customers from manual to automated transmissions,” he says. “It’s actually easy once we show them that they will see a fuel economy improvement of up to 2 mpg and that maintenance costs will be lower because there’s no clutch and because the transmissions do not require scheduled service for 500,000 mi.,” he continues. “Most of our mediumduty fleet customers are running trucks for about 50,000 mi. a year, so the transmissions will never need service under a typical five- or sixyear lease.” Several Maudlin Idealease customers are now operating trucks with Eaton UltraShift Highway Value (HV) automated transmissions. The UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated gearbox for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195- to 260-hp. range. It is capable of handling torque capacities up to 660 lbs.-ft. “Spec’ing the truck is actually a fairly simple task,” McClure says. “We really focus on how we support our customers with scheduled maintenance, repair services, tire programs, and parts pricing. Internally, we assign customers a single point of contact— people who know their business and are accountable for any issues.” “Reduced CPM for commercial vehicles is based on true costs,” adds McClure. “Our goal is to start every customer with a truck that will let them move goods at the lowest cost, and to support them at every step along the way.”

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from diesel, the company took a long, hard look at how a switch to propane might impact its operational costs. “Our customers wanted a cleaner yet more cost-effective fuel, so we spent three years investigating propane,” says Patrick Vaughn, STA’s COO. “It’s a big deal for school districts simply because of how much can be saved on fuel costs. For example, one of our school district customers in Texas saves $200,000 in fuel costs by using propane instead of diesel.” The rub for STA is how to help school districts achieve fuel savings without increasing maintenance or other operational costs for itself or its customers.

fter three years of research, STA settled on the propane propulsion package developed by Roush CleanTech, which powers a 6.8L V8 engine in buses built by Blue Bird Corp. In fact, STA recently signed a contract with the Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium Interlocal Transportation Assn. in Nebraska to provide 530 vehicles, including over 400 propanepowered Blue Bird school bus models. Ron Halley, STA’s vice president of fleet and facilities, says those propane-powered buses offer lower maintenance costs, allowing STA to generate long-term savings and offset the higher initial purchase price for propanepowered buses. “The propane-powered buses cost more than diesel-powered units, but as the typical ownership cycle is 12 to 13 years, we expect to see some lifecycle savings,” he explains. Those savings come from a number of key differences between diesel and propane engines. For starters, the engines require neither a diesel particulate filter to scrub soot particles from the bus exhaust nor selective catalytic reduction to eliminate oxides of nitrogen.

Halley notes that the propane engines are “naturally aspirated,” meaning they don’t require turbocharging, another component that’s not only expensive but requires regular preventive maintenance (PM) service over time. When it comes to PM service, Halley found that the propane-powered engines only require seven to eight quarts of motor oil versus the 16 typically required by the diesel bus engines used by STA. “I’ve been involved with taking care of trucks for 37 years, and these propane engines are what I like to call ‘simplified,’” he explains. “They are spark-ignited, directinjection, liquid-powered engines—nothing we haven’t seen before. In fact, the injection pressures are far lower than the 30,000 to 40,000 psi seen with modern-day diesels, so we expect to see longer injector life over time.” More importantly, however, the propane-powered buses operate just fine in cold weather. “Propane doesn’t have the same Btu energy content as diesel, so it takes more to travel the same distance. But that can be offset by the maintenance savings over time,” Halley says. “Simply put, we’ve got a good knowledge base to draw from to take care of propane-powered buses.” —SEAN KILCARR

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here is a misnomer when it comes to any discussion about increasing a trucker’s revenue per mile. The fact of the matter is, what you make per mile in a trucking operation is of no importance. There’s a factor that makes this a moot discussion. You can control

specific cost-per-mile items like reducing your use of fuel through different conservation measures such as idle reduction, rolling resistance, aerodynamics, and a comprehensive preventive maintenance program that nips any major repair in the bud before it becomes costly. But take note, while these are important in controlling expenses,

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all are per-mile costs that won’t increase your revenue per mile. There are other expenses that can’t be calculated per mile—and these are your fixed costs. Fixed costs, by their nature, are based on time. Most tractor and trailer lease or loan payments are based on per month, per quarter or annual payment schedules. The

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same can be said about office rent and other monthly, quarterly and annual expenses related to your trucking operation. While it’s possible to drill down expenses related to the rolling operation of a truck to a per-mile basis, it’s not possible to do the same with costs that are based on time. Fixed costs can be a bigger enemy to your profitability than rolling costs because fixed costs must be paid even when a truck is idle. If the truck is parked and not producing revenue, it still requires insurance, truck payments, registration, and other time-sensitive cash outlays to be paid. But operational costs such as fuel, maintenance, tires, and repairs only occur when a truck and/or trailer is moving. Many trucking companies will figure the revenue they need for a load based on a per-mile figure, which is calculated by adding all the costs (fixed and operational) over a period of time and then dividing that number by the number of miles their trucks traveled during the same period. Tey may also take only the operational cost of a truck (driver pay, per-mile fuel, tires, maintenance, repairs, truck payment, insurance, base plate and federal highway use tax [FHUT]) and divide that number by the miles the truck has traveled to arrive at a cost per mile. Tey then add a per-mile profit margin to arrive at a single rate per mile figure they’re going to charge their customers. There are several reasons this methodology doesn’t work.

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Let’s take a look at a formula that will explain this. We’ll assign the following costs to a theoretical truck to use in the formula:

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q Fixed cost per day: $300

This includes truck and trailer payment, insurance, base plates, and FHUT, along with expenses divided equally between all the trucks the trucking company owns such as office expenses and rent, office personnel salaries (including the owners), and any other shared fixed costs that are needed to operate the company. Total fixed expenses over one year are divided by 260 days (5 working days a week for a year). Te vast majority of trucks don’t generate revenue for 365 straight days because of HOS restraints. q Operational cost per mile: 10¢ Tis includes tires, maintenance, and repairs of a specific truck. It’s best to look at what the total cost was for the previous 30 days, with any tire replacement or major repairs in excess of $500 amortizable for each truck’s anticipated life. For example, amortize $800 steer tires for 12 months to arrive at a cost of $66.67/month. Divide the total spent the previous month plus the amortized items by the odometer miles covered in that month to determine the cost per mile. q Fuel cost per mile: 67¢ For this formula we’ve priced the Example A if the truck moves “X” miles in 1 day: (1 mi. x 77¢)+$300=$300.77/mi. ((10 mi. x 77¢)+$300) ÷10 mi.=$30.77/mi. ((100 mi. x 77¢)+$300) ÷100 mi.=$3.77/mi. ((600 mi. x 77¢)+$300) ÷600 mi.=$1.27/mi.

Example B if the truck moves ‘X’ miles in 2 days: (1 mi. x 77¢)+$600=$600.77/mi. ((10 mi. x 77¢)+$600) ÷10 mi.=$60.77/mi. ((100 mi. x 77¢)+$600) ÷100 mi.=$6.77/mi. ((600 mi. x 77¢)+$600) ÷600 mi.=$1.77/mi.

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fuel at $4/gal. and based it on a truck getting 6 mpg. To calculate your fuel cost per mile, divide your truck’s mpg into 3,000 mi. to arrive at the gallons required. Multiply your total gallons by the current price per gallon for fuel. Take the total cost of the fuel and divide it by 3,000 mi. to arrive at your fuel cost per mile. Our cost per day is $300; our cost per mile is 10¢ plus 67¢, or 77¢ per mile total. Based on these figures, I’ve calculated the two scenarios (Example A and Example B) to indicate the wide range your cost per mile could be based on how many miles the truck travels in a day. As you can see from Example A, we’ve got a cost-per-mile range from $1.27 all the way up to $300.77. In other words, the fewer miles your truck travels, the higher the cost per mile. Let’s take this one step further. We know it’s not uncommon for a truck and driver to sit an extra day to get the next load or to have to carry a 1,000-mi. load over a three-day weekend. We’ll add one additional day to each of the distances to see how it impacts the per-mile cost (remember that the fixed cost per day of $300 is now doubled). Tis is reflected in Example B. Here, the cost per mile ranges from $1.77/mi. to $600.77/mi. As you can see, sitting to wait for a better paying load will increase your cost per mile very significantly. Te bottom line? If you want to increase your revenue per mile, focus on the time it takes—not just the distance traveled. AT Contact Tim Brady at tbrady@writeuptheroad.com or call 731-7498567. Join Brady in the Trucking Business Community at www.truckersu.com.

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The road to greener trucks

Vehicles changing to meet GHG/fuel eďŹƒciency regs By Sean Kilcarr, editor, and Brian Straight, managing editor 22 American Trucker/February 2013

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reenhouse gas and fuel efficiency have become as much a part of the lexicon of trucking as freight and rates. Yet, the impact these few simple words are having on the industry is indisputable. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued new regulations regarding heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas limits.

an average of 1 gal. of fuel for every 100 mi. of travel. Tractor-trailers and vocational vehicles must meet targets for gallons of fuel consumed and GHG emissions per ton-mile. This figure is calculated by dividing gallons of fuel consumed and grams of carbon dioxide emissions per mile by tons of freight hauled.

To be phased in from 2014 through 2018, the regulations, at least the initial requirements, are being met with relative ease among manufacturers and suppliers. But with each successive year, the requirements get a little bit tougher, and that has truck manufacturers looking at any number of possibilities to help meet the standards. And while the regulations do not specify changes to aerodynamics, transmissions or oils, truck OEMs are leaving no stone unturned as they try to produce the ultimate fuel-efficient vehicle.

On the vehicle side, fuel economy gains are expected to be derived from five main areas, says Bunker. These are aerodynamic improvements, reductions in tire rolling resistance, vehicle weight reductions, speed limiting technology, and reductions in engine idling. He stresses, however, that fleets will not be compelled to make any specific changes to engine, transmission, or axle specs. “We want fleets to maintain the ability to make spec’ing decisions based on their actual operations, not a national average standard,” he adds. “They need to be able to optimize their vehicles correctly.” Even with that flexibility, though, truck makers have their work cut out for them. Al Pearson, director of the vehicle test group for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), notes that there are more than 50 low rolling resistance tire models available for steer axles, with another 50 available for drive axles. Pearson points out that the aerodynamic category alone is made up of five distinct “bins,” while Class 7 and 8 trucks will be broken down into nine separate categories for GHG/fuel efficiency designation. On top of that, the new rules task OEMs with determining the classification for each vehicle they build, be it a long-haul tractor-trailer, medium-duty truck, or vocational ve-

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EPA predicts the greenhouse gas/ fuel economy rules will save the industry some $50 billion in fuel costs with diesel priced at $3.50/gal. Even with an $8 billion price tag to meet the requirements, EPA says the trucking industry should see a net gain of $42 billion. Under the GHG14 regulations, trucks and buses built in 2014 through 2018 are projected to reduce oil consumption by 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas emissions by 270 million metric tons. But what are the rules, exactly? According to Byron Bunker, acting director for the compliance division of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, the rules actually mandate separate yet parallel efficiency improvements for engines

and vehicles. EPA expects engine fuel efficiency to improve 3% in 2014 and a further 3% by 2017. The rules are based on the size and weight of the vehicle, meaning there are many different iterations of the regulations. In fact, the type of vehicle matters as well; within the Class 7 and 8 combination tractor category, the differences in expected emissions and fuel consumption change with the key attributes associated with the vehicles, such as GVWR, cab type, and roof height. Here are the basics: ❑ Most, but not all, tractor-trailers will be required to achieve up to about a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions by model year 2018, saving up to 4 gals. of fuel for every 100 mi. traveled. ❑ For heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans, separate standards are required for gasoline- and dieselpowered trucks. These vehicles will be required to achieve up to about a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions by model year 2018. Under the finalized standards, a typical gasoline- or diesel-powered heavy-duty pickup truck or van could save 1 gal. of fuel for every 100 mi. of travel. ❑ Vocational vehicles, including delivery trucks, buses, and garbage trucks, will be required to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% by model year 2018. These trucks could save

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cover story hicle. While vocational trucks will have the most leeway in complying with the new rules, OEMs will be restricted to building 21,000 such units in a three-year period. Truck engine manufacturers must certify their products as well, but that certification is separate from the vehicles.

ONE TOOL, MANY CALCULATIONS The “certification process” revolves around OEMs being tasked to calculate and then certify the GHG emissions levels for each class of vehicle they build using a special greenhouse gas emissions model (GEM) tool developed by EPA to ensure manufacturers are building trucks on a yearly basis that emit no more than the GHG grams per ton-mile levels set for each vehicle classification. GEM is a free desktop computer application designed to use algorithms to gauge the GHG emissions (and thus fuel efficiency) produced by a slew of truck components, from tires and transmissions to engines. “Specs will need to be extracted exactly as ordered and plugged into the GEM tool, so we’re going to need an automated documentation system to do it,” says DTNA’s Pearson. “It shows how complex calculating

Detroit’s new DT12 transmission is part of the company’s overall powertrain package. all of this is going to be.” Initially, items such as low-rolling resistance tires and aerodynamic fairings will go a long way to meeting the regulations. As the regulations stiffen over the years, though, more work will need to be done. That’s why manufacturers are looking at every aspect of the vehicle to see where efficiencies can be achieved. Engines, too, must meet greenhouse gas standards. Detroit has achieved early certification of its entire 2014 engine lineup. “It is our goal to pace the industry in emissions compliance and fuel efficiency. Early submissions for

Freightliner’s Cascadia Evolution tractor was designed for efficiency from the ground up.

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GHG14 engine compliance is evidence of this strategy for the updated family of Detroit engines,” says Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing for DTNA. “The Detroit brand is synonymous with power and efficiency, and our enhanced engine lineup builds on our tradition of providing our customers with the best performing products in the market today while meeting the emissions regulations.”

MINOR CHANGES Cummins has also achieved early certification of its ISX15 and ISX12 powerplants. “Cummins 2013 truck engines will deliver better fuel economy with no major hardware changes,” says Jeff Jones, Cummins vice president of sales and market communications. “The certification of the ISX15 demonstrates Cummins’ commitment to deliver products that exceed both environmental and customer requirements.” Jones points out that the ISX15 will achieve up to 2% improved fuel economy over the current product with only minor changes, most related to calibrations. Transmissions are another area where work is being done to improve fuel efficiency. Again, while not directly specified by NHTSA

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and EPA, many manufacturers see more efficient transmissions as part of the solution. Mack Trucks’ mDrive and Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift transmissions are among those on the market that seek to maximize fuel efficiency by keeping rpm in the engine’s “sweet spot” as much as possible. Eaton’s UltraShif and UltraShif Plus and Allison Transmission’s new TC10 TS are other options that operate with the same goal in mind. Detroit is launching the DT12 this year, a transmission designed as part of an overall powertrain package aimed at improving fuel economy. The DT12 smoothes out torque inputs to protect the driveline and gives the driver a choice between economy and performance driving characteristics.

THE FUTURE Allison, Dana Holding Corp. and Fallbrook Technologies are working to bring a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to the trucking market before the end of this decade, a transmission designed to boost fuel economy and vehicle efficiency while significantly reducing weight. Te companies will use Fallbrook’s NuVinci CVT design. “We’re exploring exclusively producing transmission components under this agreement,” says Roger Wood, Dana president & CEO. “We expect it will take two to three years to optimize the technology and then ramp up to full-scale manufacturing.” William Klehm III, chairman & CEO of Fallbrook, says the key to the company’s NuVinci CVT design is the use of what he calls “balls and discs” to replace the gears used in a traditional transmission. Tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and varies the speed ratio, thus providing what Klehm says is “an unlimited number of gear ratios” to optimize engine efficiency, thus im-

take place over the next six years. Research by both Kar and Lau indicates that 5W-40 and 5W-30, even so-called “zero weight” oil blends of 0W-20 and 0W-30, are being developed for medium- and heavy-duty truck engines in an attempt to generate the fuel savings necessary to meet federal fuel economy rules. However, Lau stresses that the challenge for such “low” and “no weight” oils will be to maintain engine protection properties as well as temperature handling characteristics.

baTTling THE HEaT Cummins has certified its iSX12 (pictured) and iSX15 as meeting gHg14 standards. proving fuel economy. “It also means the transmission is less complex, scales and packages more easily, and costs less to manufacture—all while achieving optimum performance,” he notes. Te regulations are having an indirect effect on oil as well, a study notes. Frost & Sullivan’s Sandeep Kar, global director of commercial vehicle research, and Wallace Lau, truck research analyst, say that to boost engine efficiency and thus fuel economy, a switch to much lower viscosity formulations must

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“Right now, one of the issues with low viscosity oils is that they do not apply well in warmer regions of North America,” Lau points out. “Yet [diesel] fuel costs across all of the U.S. and Canada are predicted to only keep rising, so fleets want the fuel-saving advantage of a low viscosity fluid. Our fleet-focused research indicates steadily rising interest in advanced engine oils, which is already translating to rising afermarket demand for synthetics and semi-synthetics.” Te desire for oil that helps improve fuel economy is evidenced by the process already underway to develop a new oil category. Tis was

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cover story started by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the governing body that oversees oil and other petroleum classifications, along with truck makers and engine manufacturers. Currently called Proposed Category 11 (PC-11), this new category will likely include two different oils for fleets: a fuel-efficient, low-viscosity version to meet the demands of 2014 and newer engines, and one that is backwardscompatible for older powerplants. Slated to debut in January 2016, the lower viscosity oil that will be required to help new engines meet federal fuel economy standards may not be suitable for older engines, according to Dan Arcy, global OEM technical manager for Shell Lubricants.

BAD MIX FOR CARRIERS One drawback to this development is that companies with a mix of older and newer equipment may be saddled with using different oils. In addition to the new viscosity characteristics, PC-11 will include a number of updated or new specifications and tests required by recent changes in engine technology and materials. Arcy says the new tests should result in improvements in oxidation and shear stability, aeration reduction, scuffing and adhesion wear, and biodiesel compatibility. With all the moving parts that continue to be shuffled around to meet ever-changing regulations, the result can sometimes be growing confusion among truck buyers. Along with all the changes happening to meet the greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations, trucks and tractors will continue to see advances in aerodynamics and weight reductions, to name just two. As part of that, engines will see additional changes in terms of size and power density, accord-

It took Peterbilt five years to design and build its SmartWay-designated Model 579.

chase price and total lifecycle costs of smaller engines are lower, while fuel economy is better.” The key is that power isn’t necessarily lost in the transition to smaller engines anymore, he explains, meaning fleets don’t necessarily have to sacrifice performance to gain a better TCO position. And it’s the ability to retain power density that’s getting more fleets to consider “downsizing” their truck engines, Kar says.

RISING PRICES, RISING PROFITS ing to a survey by Frost & Sullivan. The firm projects that the average displacement for Class 8 truck engines in the U.S. is going to shrink anywhere from 2% to 3% by 2018 as OEMs and fleets alike seek ways to improve fuel economy and payload capacity simultaneously for tractor-trailers. However, Kar says the power density of Class 8 engines will actually increase significantly—some 6% to 8%—over the next six years even as they shrink in size, providing in many cases an opportunity, in his words, for fleets “to have their cake and eat it too.” “What we’re finding is that criteria such as total cost of operation [TCO] are becoming more important to fleets in the face of rising fuel prices,” Kar says. “The upfront pur-

Based on its research, Frost & Sullivan projects that average Class 8 truck engine displacement will fall to between 13.4L and 13.7L by 2018, down from an average range of 13.7L to 14.1L back in 2011. Conversely, average horsepower will climb to between 425 and 540 by 2018, compared to a range of 400 to 520 back in 2011. Torque will also jump as well, increasing to between 1,300 and 1,750 lbs.-ft. on average compared to between 1,250 and 1,650 lbs.-ft. averaged in 2011. The end result? While truck buyers can expect to see an increase in sticker prices due to the technological improvements to meet new regulations, the overall drop in fuel costs is predicted to offset that, leaving truckers to run rigs that are more efficient, cleaner and profitable. AT

Allison’s TC10 TS is a fully automatic model that could provide fuel savings up to 5%.

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How is maintenance handled? We own our own shop so we do all maintenance and minor repairs in-house.

How do you determine when it’s time to replace a truck?

How are major repairs handled? TriState International, a local International Truck dealership handles repairs.

What are three challenges you face with your maintenance program? Being notified when a problem exists, making sure it isn’t ignored, and then ensuring that it was correctly repaired so it doesn’t become a bigger problem down the road.

Buddy’s Wrecker Service Owner: Steve Sedberry In business: 50 years Location: Union City, TN Website: www.buddyswrecker.com Buddy’s Wrecker is a family-owned, full-service tow operation and auto repair shop serving Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky.

How do you resolve each of these? The best means is through regular communications with our drivers. We make sure each of them performs pretrip and post-trip inspections and then look over each inspection on a daily basis to be sure any problem or potential problem is addressed.

When reliability is fading. This is determined by tracking things like an increase in repair cost, a decrease in fuel mileage, and excessive downtime.

What are your specifications for your trucks? For our towing applications, we like Miller Industries specs, because we put those units on our trucks. If we buy a used truck, we like to buy a complete unit.

What programs do you have in place to ensure CSA compliance for your trucks and or trailers? We use Bullion Consulting in Obion, TN, to keep us up to par. The owner is a retired Tennessee commercial vehicle enforcement officer and CVSA Level 1 DOT inspector.

What does your company do best? How do you ensure good mileage from tires? We keep tires properly inflated and rotated. It’s part of the pretrip inspection for each driver. It’s much easier to handle at our shop with cold tires than finding a problem on the road. And with a towing operation, tire maintenance and inspection is paramount as many of our trucks respond to accident scenes where crash debris is a major concern. This requires constant inspection of the area and tires by the driver.

Do you stock any parts for your trucks, or purchase as needed? We stock mainly oil, filters and lights. We order all other parts as needed. We have several local parts vendors and dealerships that do an excellent job of keeping an inven-

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Through our constant upgrading of skills and state-of-theart equipment, we’re experts at transporting disabled cars and trucks. Where we also shine is in recovery of vehicles of all sizes and shapes involved in traffic accidents. Our Mobile Crane Service utilizing our 40-ton rotator truck with heavy-duty underlift is called upon to assist local industry in the placement of machines and equipment. We also have a complete auto service and repair facility with ASE-certified technicians. But what we do best is take care of our customer’s needs. EDITOR’S NOTE: “Spotlight on an American Trucker “ is a new monthly feature that aims to bring American Trucker’s readership to life by putting names and faces alongside successes.

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In the words of one manufacturer, fifth wheel technology hasn’t changed significantly in decades. While there have been advances such as cab-actuated air release, low maintenance offerings, no-tilt designs, and the use of lighter weight materials, core systems remain fundamentally unchanged. “Today, however, we are in the early stages of an evolution in fifth wheel technology,” says Rich Carroll, vice president of sales & marketing at Jost International. “What we are witnessing now is the automation of the coupling process and the elimination of the manual function of a driver pulling the release handle. The main driver for this shift is the rising cost of insurance and claims within fleet operations.”

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Light weight and improved performance are attributes fifth wheel makers are striving for today. to a vehicle,” he says. “It makes the cost per pound for weight-saving technology a different equation.” The focus does remain on locking system integrity. At Fontaine, the self-adjusting No-Slack lock reduces shock inputs into the frame when braking and accelerating. The company’s latest fifth wheel design also has a positive secondary lock integrated into the pull handle system, and a safety trigger that eliminates the possibility of false coupling.

Mike Ginocchio, vice president of product planning and market development at SAF-Holland Power Vehicle Systems, notes that there is increasing market demand for lighter weight, user–friendly fifth wheels. “As new features are developed,” he adds, “any changes that affect vehicle dynamics and forces must be reviewed. Shorter stopping distances, changes in vehicle design, load, and vehicle capacity changes all have an affect on the locking mechanism. Continuous improvements in fifth wheel design must always take these changes into account to assure that locking mechanisms perform reliably and safely.” “Weight savings is very important,” says Terry Mennen, vice president of sales and marketing at Fontaine Fifth Wheel. “One area of focus is the lower assembly, with design initiatives aimed at shortening overall slide length while maintaining strength. The shorter slide reduces weight in the fifth wheel assembly, and it also allows OEMs to shorten mounting angles on the frame, which produces a weight savings. Aaron Puckett, director of fleet sales at Fontaine, is quick to note that carriers, including truckload fleets, are more interested in weight-saving fifth wheel designs. “They have to address the weight that new engines add

At Jost International, notes Rich Carroll, a simple device called Locktronic is offered. “It’s basically a battery-operated sensor located at the release point of the fifth wheel,” he explains. “The sensor picks up a magnet embedded on the release handle only FOR MORE INFORMATION, if the handle is com- VISIT THESE WEB SITES: pletely retracted and in the bottom step of the FONTAINE FIFTH WHEEL release, indicating a safe www.fifthwheel.com condition. “The next logical JOST INTERNATIONAL step in this evolution is www.jostinternational.com validation of safe coupling,” Carroll contin- SAF-HOLLAND ues. “Through sensor www.safholland.com systems, we will be able

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focus on... to signal that the vehicle com combination is in the proper relationship to continu continue the coupling process and then to prov provide an indication back to the cab that a successful and safe coupling has occurred.” This type of technology is available today, and early adop adoption has begun in various fleet segm segments. “Our ELI (Electronic Lock In Indicator) sensor system continues to gro grow in popularity as a stand-alone option option,” says SAFHolland’s Ginocchio. “We are now working to connect the ELI system dir directly with newer vehicle telematics solutions and in-dash displays. p y ”

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Proper maintenance is also part of the key to safe, reliable and cost-effective fifth wheels. A thorough program includes lubrication and adjustment, as well as regularly scheduled inspections for damage or other issues, including trailer kingpin wear that can be damaging to

brication, while particularly the fifth wheel. Lubrication, important, is a recognized challenge for what is a large area exposed to twists ns, rain and snow, and highly and turns, ive road salts. corrosive Manufacturers also note that or safe operation, inflating for tractor drive axle air suspensions when a trailer is oupled can cause fifth wheel coupled age. damage. Beyond safety and reliability, manufacturers encourage fleetss to consider the total cost of The addition of emis- ownership, rship, not simply the acquisions-control equip- sition cost, when it comes time to ment means that specify fifth wheels on new vehicompanies are now cles. They say the process should looking to save weight take into account a design’s ease elsewhere, such as on of maintenance and other factors fifth wheels. such as warranty and aftermarket parts availability.

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MOTORS In Stock good used late model and older Cummins, Cat, Det., & IH diesel engines

CUMMINS L-10 260HP & 240HP ............................... $2,500 NTC FORMULA 300, BCII ........................ $2,500 NTC 315, BC IV ........................................ $2,500 NTC 350, BC II&IV..................................... $3,000 NTC 350, BC IV w/jakes ........................... $3,500 NTC 400, NC IV ........................................ $3,500 NTC 350, BC III ......................................... $3,000 N-14 ESP..................................................... CALL 5.9 195 HP ............................................... $2,500 8.3 240 HP & 275HP ................................. $4,000 ISX ............................................................. $6,500

DETROIT 6-71 ........................................................... $2,500 8V, ’71 ........................................................ $2,500 60 S 11.1, DD1&2 ...................................... $2,500 60 S 12.7, DD4&5 ...................................... CALL

MACK EMG, 250 HP ............................................ $3,000 T675, 237 HP ............................................ $2,500 EM6, 300 HP ............................................. $3,000 E7, 400 HP ................................................ $4,000

2009 D Dec 6 Detroit with 26,000 Actual Miles $14,000 Exchange

CAT 3208, 210 HP............................................. $2,000 3208T, 250 HP ........................................... $2,500 3176, 380 HP............................................. $4,000 3406A, 350 HP ......................................... $2,500 3406B, 425 HP .......................................... $4,000 3406-E 455-550HP ..................................... CALL

FORD 7.8, FITS LN .............................................. $3,500 361 CI, GAS................................................. $750 6.6.............................................................. $2,500

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Rebuilt Fuller: Rebuilt & Reman Differentials RTX15210C RTLO14609B RTLO16913A Eaton: RTLO20913B DS402 $1,000 RTLO20918B RS402 $800 DS404 RS404 Rockwell: RD20 145 RR20 145 Spicer: N400F N400R

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IHC V345 ............................................................. $750 V392 ............................................................ $950 V549 .......................................................... $1,200 DT466, 210 HP ......................................... $2,500 DT466E..................................................... $3,750

Mack CRD92 Recond $1,800 CRD93 Recond $1,100 All parts sold with warranty Good selection of rear cuts and tri-drive assemblies starting at $3,500

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1991 Freightliner FL112, CAT 3306B 300 hp, Spring Susp., 16’ Length, All Steel Wheels ..$19,250

2004 Kenworth W900, CAT C15 500 hp, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.36 Ratio, 255” W.B. ...............$39,900

2000 Freightliner FLD11264, 36” Flat Top Slpr., Cummins ISM 400 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride .........$13,900

2004 Mack Vision CX613, 56” Slpr., Mack AC 460 hp, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 209” W.B. ....... $26,900

2004 Mack Vision, Mack AC 355/380 380 hp, 9-spd., Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 174” W.B.. ........................... $24,900

2000 Mack CH613, Mack 427 hp, 3.86 Ratio, Alum. Wheels .$19,900

2004 Peterbilt 379, CAT C15 525 hp, 18-spd., Air Ride, 238” W.B., Alum. Wheels .................................. $39,900

1997 Kenworth T300, Cummins 8.3 275 hp, Reyco Susp., 10’6” Box, 4.11 Ratio, 160” W.B. .......$24,900

2001 Dodge Ram 3500, Magnum V10, Spring Susp., Eagle Lift Gate ... ............................................ $13,900

2004 International 8600, Cummins ISM 300 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 21’ Loadline Box, 242” W.B. ...$59,900

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2010 Volvo VNL64T300, Volvo D13, 3.07 2007 Mack CHN613, Mack AC-427 427 hp, Ratio, Air Ride, 182” W.B., 5,200# GVWR, 13-spd., Air Ride, Eaton-Fuller RTLO-18913A 40,000# RA, Stk# 1009 ............... $66,000 Trans., 38,000# RA, 206” W.B., 360,000 Miles, Stk# 1076P ..........................$69,850

2009 Volvo VNL64T780, Cummins ISX 450 hp, Eaton-Fuller RTO-18910B-AS3 Trans., 71” Slpr., 3.21 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, Air Ride, 10-spd., 40,000# RA, 233” W.B., Stk# 1140 .................................... $68,500

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2008 Mack CHU613, Mack MP-8 425 hp, 13-spd., 228” W.B., 4.17 Ratio, 38,000# RA, T313LR Trans., SS38 Susp., 136,766 Miles, Stk# 1178 ..........................$88,500

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2011 VOLVO D13 EGR 2010 ISX 15 L 525 HP CPL 2249 LOW MILES $17,500

455 HP FRAME CUT W/TRANS ATO2612D $17,500

USED CUMMINS N14 460 hp ...........................$5,600 N14 430 hp ...........................$5,250 N14 400 hp ...........................$5,250 NTC400 BCIII w/Jake ..........$4,950 NTC400 BCIV w/Jake ..........$4,750 L10 300 hp ...........................$4,950 M11 370 hp ..........................$4,950

USED DETROIT 12.7L DDEC III 470 hp .........$5,000

RTLO 16913A GTO $2,350 EXCH. Like for Like Core

TRANSMISSIONS DIFFERENTIALS RTX14608LL ........................$2,200 DS404 Front .........................$1,250 RTX14708LL ........................$2,500 RS404 Rear .............................$700 20145 Rear ..............................$650 RTX14609B ..........................$1,450 DST40 ..................................$1,250 RTO14613 ............................$1,450 RST40......................................$850 RTO14615 ............................$1,800 20145 Front ..........................$1,250 RTX15715.............................$2,500 N400 Front ...........................$1,450 RTO15618 ............................$2,200 DS 381 Front ...........................$900 DS 402 Front ........................$1,250 RTLO16610B........................$1,600 Freightliner Air Ride, Cut-Off ......... RTLO16913 ....... $2,500 Like Exch. ..............................................$2,500 RTLO18913 ....... $2,500 Like Exch. RA472 Front .........................$1,200 Prices Plus Core. Remanufactured Transmissions and Diffs Also Available

3208 (3-Ring) $900 3406B $1,795 3406E $2,150 3406E (w/Crowns) $2,750

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Used Oil Pans: (Alum. & Steel) $200 & Up

Used Jake Brakes $750/Set & Up

New Oil Pans: $550 & Up

New 3406B Cams ............... $425.00 New BC Camshaft .............. $425.00 Recond. Rods ....................... $99.00 Rebuilt ACC Drive ............... $295.00 DFC Lube Pumps................ $345.00 “New” & Used B/C Water Pump ................... $68.50 Flywheel Housings: 88NT Water Pump................. $70.50 Cummins • CAT • Detroit N14 Water Pump ................... $90.50 Available For All Truck Makes Steel & Alum. $250 & Up New N14 Front Made In U.S.A. Covers: New Valves: $475 Used Front Covers: $175 & Up

New Manifold Kits Rebuilt Heads 855 Pulse w/hdwe ............. $295 w/Acceptable Core: Series 60......................$1,750 New N-14 Celect ............... $295 3406E...........................$2,395 New N-14 Celect + ............ $375 N14 ............................$360.00 New 3406E ......................... $375 STD Crankshafts: 60 Series ..$1200 ISX ...........$1,850 C12 ..........$1,450 N14 ..........$1,350 USED ECM BOXES 3406E/C15 .......$1,850 CAT, Detroit Machined Blocks Starting At 3406E ...........$1,950 $500 BC Cummins........... .....................$1,450 Cummins ECMs 3406B ...........$1,450 L10 ...............$1,450 REPROGRAMMED ... $1,250 Exch. 60 Series ...... $CALL REBUILT ECM .......$1,450 Exch. N14 ...............$1,950

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2008 KENWORTH T600, Cummins ISX 550 hp, 13-spd., 72Ó Aerocab Flattop Slpr., AG380 Susp., 3.25 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, Rigmaster APU, 1,850 Tq., VIT Leather, Nav., New DPF Filter, DOC Filter Cleaned, Fresh PM Service, 10 New Virgin Tires, Stk #: 8J214173, $65,000

2007 PETERBILT 379EXHD, 70Ó Ultracab Unibilt Slpr., CAT C-15 18-spd., Pete Low Air Leaf Susp., 3.36 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 270Ó W.B., 2YR/200K Mile ATP Warranty (Eng,Trans,Rears), Platinum, Leather, Fridge, Double Bunk, 4 Horns, 4 Boxes, 7Ó Stacks, 10 New Virgin Tires, New Brakes, 1850 Tq, Stk #: 7D682851, $72,000

2007 PETERBILT 387, CAT C-15 475 hp, 13-spd., 75Ó Raised Roof Condo Slpr., Pete Low Air Leaf Susp., 3.36 Ratio, 235Ó W.B., 6.42 MPG Lifetime Avg., Double Bunk, Stk #: 7D683491, $45,000

2004 FREIGHTLINER FLD12064SD, Detroit 14.0L 500 hp, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 245Ó W.B., 70Ó Mid Roof Slpr., 2YR/200K Mile ATP Warranty (Eng., Trans., Rears), New Steers, Dual Exhaust, Chaparral Interior, Leather, Stk #: 4DM89701, $35,000

2007 PETERBILT 379EXHD, 70Ó Ultracab Unibilt Slpr., Cummins ISX 475 hp, 13-spd., Air Leaf Susp., 3.36 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 285Ó W.B., 2YR/200K Mile ATP Warranty (Eng,Trans,Rears), New WTI Fenders, Before & After Boxes, 7Ó Stacks, New Legacy Leather Seats, Drop Visor, Woodgrain Steering Wheel, 95% Virgin Michelin Tires, New Brakes, 6.0 MPG Lifetime Avg, Stk #: 7D650978, $69,000

2009 PETERBILT 387, Cummins ISX 450 hp, 10-spd., 75Ó Raised Roof Condo Slpr., Pete Low Air Leaf Susp., 3.42 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 240Ó W.B., 10 New Virgin Tires, Fridge, DPF and DOC Filters Cleaned, All New Brakes, 6.73 MPG Lifetime Avg., Stk #: 9D772636, $48,000

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2007 KENWORTH W900L, CAT C-15 475 hp, 18-spd., Hendrickson PRIMAXX Susp., All Alum. Wheels, 3.91 Ratio, 17Õ Tebco Steel Dump w/72Ó Sides, 1850 Tq, Full Locking Rears, Factory Steerable Lift Axle, 14,320 FA, 13,200 LA, 46K RA, VIT Interior, Leather, 8,550 Hours; Gross Vehicle Weight (lbs): 73520, Stk #: 7J190434, $99,000

2011 INTERNATIONAL LONESTAR, 73Ó Hi Rise Slpr., Cummins ISX 550 hp, 18-spd., Air Ride, 3.08 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 250Ó W.B., 1,850 Tq, Wing, Toolboxes, Espar Bunk Heater, New DPF Filter, Immaculate Condition, Stk #: BN370103, $118,000

2004 PETERBILT 379EXHD, 63Ó Ultracab Unibilt Slpr., CAT C-15 475 hp, 10-spd., Pete Low Air Leaf Susp., 3.36 Ratio, 265Ó W.B., 2YR/200K Mile ATP Warranty (Eng., Trans., Rears), Before & After Boxes, 8 New Virgin Tires, 1,850 Tq., Double Bunk, One Owner, Very Well Maintained, Stk #: 4N830923 , $49,000

2008 PETERBILT 386, 70Ó Ultracab Unibilt Slpr., Cummins ISX 485 hp, 10-spd., Pete Low Air Leaf Susp., 3.55 Ratio, 245Ó W.B., 2YR/200K Mile ATP Warranty (Eng,Trans,Rears), New Steers, Fridge, Stk #: 8N756707, $54,000

2006 PETERBILT 379EXHD, 70Ó Unicab Unibilt Slpr., CAT C-15 475 hp, 10-spd., Pete Flex Air Susp., 3.36 Ratio, 270Ó W.B., New Rod & Main Bearings at CAT, TriPac APU, 1850 Tq, Double Bunk, 10 New Virgin Tires, Stk #: 6N889095, $58,000

2008 VOLVO VNL64T670, 61Ó Raised Roof Condo Slpr., Volvo D13 485 hp, Ultrashift Trans., Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 215Ó W.B., 7.5 MPG Lifetime Avg, 75% Virgin Tires, New DPF Filter, Very Clean Truck, Stk #: 8N494270, $43,000

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Midwest Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. 10736 M-37 • Buckley, MI 49620

(231) 269-4100

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1996 Ford L8000, Cummins 8.3 275 hp, 2000 Mack CL713, 460 MACK, 13-Spd, Allison Auto. Trans., Spring Susp., 10’ Box, 18,000# FA, 46,000# RA, Wet Kit, Alum. Electric Tarp, 16,000# FA, 23,000# RA, Wheels, Low Miles ...........................$43,900 Underbody Blade ..........................$17,900

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1997 Volvo WG42F, Cummins M11 280 hp, 1999 Mac Alum. Quad Dump, 37 Foot, 10-spd. Auto Shift, Spring Susp., 11’ Box, 4-Axle, Electric Tarp .....................$26,500 16,000# FA, 23,000# RA, Underbody Blade, Front Plow Mount, Several Blade Trucks In Stock............................................. $16,900

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Spalding Inc. Truck Division N. 2210 University • Spokane, WA 99206

(509) 924-3300

ALL PARTS CARRY 180 DAY WARRANTY!!

In-State & Out-Of-State (800) 366-2070 Ext. 4 FAX: (509) 444-1921 Craig Rush, James Thomas & * TRUCK PARTS * Duane Soderstrom LIGHT THRU HEAVY DUTY IN STOCK. – ENGINES – (Takeouts, Priced Outright) NTC400BC4 ...................... $3,500 5.9L-190 HP ...................... $2,500 C15-475 HP..................... $10,000 3126-210 HP ..................... $3,500 3406E-550 HP ................... $7,500 S60-470 HP ....................... $4,500 S60-430 HP ....................... $7,500 E7-460 HP ......................... $7,500 VED12-465 HP .................. $5,000

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RT40-145 Frt.................$1,250 Exch. RT40-145 Rear ................$500 Exch. SQ100/SQHP Frt. .........$1,150 Exch. SQ100/SQHP Rear..........$750 Exch. SQHD Frt. .....................$1,000 Exch. SQHD Rear ......................$550 Exch. DS404 ...........................$1,250 Exch. RS404 ..............................$650 Exch. DS400/402 ....................$1,150 Exch. RS400/402 .......................$650 Exch. Medium Duty 1 & 2-spd. Eaton, Rockwell, Spicer ............... P.O.R. R170 ............................$350 Outright

Kenworth Air Glide 200, On DS404 Housings ............................. $2,000 Kenworth 8-Bag, On DS402 Housings ............................. $1,500 Freightliner Air, On DS404 Housings ............................................. $1,500 Freightliner Air, On RT40-145 Housings ............................. $1,250 Peterbilt Air Leaf, On SQ100 Housings ............................. $1,500 International Air, On SQ100 Housings ............................. $1,000 4-Spring Suspensions ....................... .......................................$500-$750

RTLO18718B ............... $3,750 Exch. RTL016913A ................ $3,500 Exch. RTLO16713A ............... $3,000 Exch. RTO16915 .................... $2,750 Exch. RTO14613 .................... $1,850 Exch. RTO12513 .................... $1,250 Exch. RTX14710 .................... $1,500 Exch. RTO14609 .................... $1,250 Exch. FRLO15410C ............... $2,500 Exch. RECONDITIONED UNITS AVAILABLE Clark, Spicer, Muncie, New Process, Allison ..................... P.O.R.

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DT466E-245 HP ................ $5,500

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2006 Kenworth T600, C15-475HP, RTLO16913A, DSP40 on AG380. #VH32.

2000 Volvo VNL, S60-500HP, RTLO16913A, DS404 on Airide, lift axle. #VG15

2000 Freightliner C120, 3406E-475HP, RTLO18913A, RT40-145 on Airide. #VJ22.

2000 Western Star, 3406E-550 HP, RD46-160, RTLO18918B, Dbl. Lockers, on Chalmers. #VL01.

(4) 1999 International AmTran's, T444E, Auto., 66 Pass., Approx. 100-120K Miles, $4,300 Ea.

2008 Volvo VNL,VED13-405HP, FR14210C, RT40145 on Airide. #VL08.

2003 Freightliner ST120, S60-430HP (bad engine), MO15G10A-M15, RT40-145 on Airide. #VG38.

2003 Peterbilt 379, C15-475HP, RTLO18913A, DSP40 on Flex Air. #VG71.

2005 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, C15-625HP, RTLO20918A AS2, DSH40 on Flex Air. #VG75.

2012 International Prostar, Maxxforce 13-475HP, FRO16210C, MT40-14X (double lockers) on Airide. #VH21.

1996 Chevrolet P6 Tool Van, 3116, AT. #VL03. $8300.00.

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11250 West 215th St. Lakeville, MN 55044 (866) 207-1776 2004 Volvo VNL, Cummins ISX 400 hp, FRLO14CT2, Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, Dbl. Bunk, 10 Brand New Tires, Runs and Drives Great, Stk #5242 ...... ......................................$22,500

1985 Ford 8000, CAT 3208 Turbo, Spring Susp., Steel Wheels, 162” W.B., A/C, P/S, Clean Truck, Stk #5102C ........... ........................................ $5,500

1998 Sterling 9513, CAT 3306 300 hp, 10-spd., Chalmers Susp., 4.63 Ratio, 17,000# FA, 40,000# RA, 241” W.B., 19’ Steel Box, Stk #5348.....$29,500

2006 Mack CXN613, Mack AC 410 hp, 42” Flat Top Slpr., Ultra Shift Trans., 4 Bag Air Ride Susp., 3.73 Ratio, Thermo King APU, New Injectors and Turbo, Stk #5318 .....................$22,500

2007 Mack CXN613, Mack AC 355 hp, T309LR, Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 12,000# FA, 40,000# RA, A/C, P/S, Stk #5163 ...... $34,500

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Exch. T2180 Reconditioned .................. $3,950 T2090 Reconditioned .................. $3,500 T2100 Reconditioned .................. $2,950 X107 6-spd. Reconditioned ........ $1,450 X107A 6-spd. Reconditioned ...... $1,950 1076 5-spd. Reconditioned ............ $750

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BERGSTROM fORd Of nEEnah 525 South Green Bay road • neenah, WI

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2012 Ford Transit Connect Vans, All Have Automatic Transmission, Front Wheel Drive, and a Fuel Efficient Two Liter Four Cylinder Engine. The Highway Fuel Economy on these Models is 27 MPG, We Have Several Different Colors and Models to Choose From, Starting At $20953 Plus Tax Title and Documentation Fees.

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2012 Ford F350, 4x4 Chassis And Too Start Things Off, This Is A Cab Deisel, Auto., 84 CA, Aft O Preowned 2008 Ford F550 4X2 Axle, Tank 40 Gallons, XLT Trim, Chassis 200 Inch Wheelbase Very Power Windows And Locks Rubber Very Low Miles! (36000) Diesel Floor 402040 Split Bench Cloth Seat. Automatic Trans., Power Windows After All Chicago Region Incentives And Locks, Original Tires, Clean $37,798 This Vehicle Is A Clean Frame, Vinyl Seating, Bench Front Chassis, This Is After Commercial and Rear Seats Six!! This Rare Upfit Incentive And Proper Proof One Owner Chassis Is Sale Priced Of Business. @ Four Doors People!!!!! $27498!!! All pricing is using current northeast WI incentive structure, Bergstrom Ford of Neenah is not responsible for changes brought on by Ford Motor company 2012 Ford E350 Cube Van, 14’ Van Body, Buy Utilimaster Flat Floor, Translucent Roof, Roll Up Door, Automatic Gas V8, Air And Cruise, High Series Front End, Composite Headlights, $31,483.04 After All Chicago Area Incentives.

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2001 International 9200i, Cummins ISX 450 hp, 72” Hi Roof Slpr., MO16G10A-M16 10, Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 230” W.B., Stk. #70699 ............... $12,950

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2007 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 400 hp, FRF15210B Trans., Air Ride, 2.64 Ratio, 172” W.B., Stk. #70677 .................................. $32,950

2005 International 8600, CAT C-13 380 hp, FRO15210C Trans., Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, 171” W.B., Stk. #70656 ......... .................................. $26,950

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2007 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 400 hp, 51” Hi Roof Slpr., FRF-15210B Trans., Air Ride, 2.64 Ratio, 205” W.B., Stk. #70674 ................ $29,500

2005 International 9200i, TRANSMISSIONS DIFFERENTIALS MOTORS CAT ISX 435 hp, 72” Hi Always in stock - good used, Huge inventory of new, rebuilt Always in stock - a good Rise Slpr., FRO-15210C, Air new surplus, late model and and good used units. in stock selection of used & rebuilt. Ride, 3.55 Ratio, 234” W.B., older cummins, CAT, Detroit Fuller, Rockwell & Spicer. and ready today. Ask about Stk. #70502 .............. $29,950 ratio changes and overnight Ask about upgrading to a 13 and International Diesel Speed today delivery today. engines, from 180 to 600 HP

2003 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 500 hp, 72” Hi Roof Slpr., RTLO-16913A, Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 234” W.B., Stk. #70707 ...............$13,950

1988 International Paystar 5000, Cummins L10 285 hp, 7LL Trans., Hendrickson Susp., 5.38 Ratio, 242” W.B., Stk. #70613 .............. $10,950

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2005 International 9400i 1987 IH 2500 Plow Truck, Cummins ISX 435HP, Rock- DT466, Allison Auto., 11’ Hydrawell Auto. Trans, Rockwell Turn Plow, Stk. #2632 .... $7,000 3.42 Rears, All Alum. Wheels, Stk. #2727 .................... $21,000 Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

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1976 PayStar 5000 Tri Axle Dump IH V800 280 hp, Fuller 9555ALL 5-spd., 18’ Box, Stk. #2780 ...................... $7,500

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WE ARE THE EASTERN VA. DEALER FOR STRICK, CHEETAH & EVANS TRAILERS WE ARE THE VIRGINIA DEALER FOR GLOBE TRAILERS, LOWBOY, FLATS, DEMO. & TAG ALONG. (2) 4900SA Western Star Day Cab Tractors, (1) 2005 (1) 2007, 12.7 D/D 445 hp, 10-spd., Overdrive and Direct Trans., Air Ride, Rt40-145 40K RA, 12K FA, 3.58-1 Ratio, 22.5 LP Tires, Alum. Front Wheels & Steel Rear, Air Slide 5th, 192” WB, Dual 80 Gal Alum. Tanks, Mileage Range From 307K To 510K ...........................................................poR

2004 Kenworth W900L, C15-550, RTLO18918B, 12K FA, 40K RA, Air Ride, All Alum. Wheels, 72” Aerocab Slpr., 24.5 LP Tires, Loaded w/Extras, Excellent Condition, 30 Months Left On OPTS Engine Overhaul ...................................................$44,950

new 2013 4900 FA Western Star Dump, 18.5’ Rhodes Alum. Body, 500 ISX Cummins, 8LL Trans. 20K FA, 40K RA, 46K Chalmers Suspension, 22.5 All Alum. Wheels, Electric Swing Arm Tarp, (3) Steerable Lift Axles .................................. poR

2005 East 28’ Quad Axle All Alum. Dump, Swing Arm Tarp, 60” Sides, Grain Door, Air Ride ............. .....................................................................$35,500

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2008 48’ Utility Comb., 102” Wide’, Winches And Straps, Head Board, 24.5 Alum Outside, Tool Box, Like New Condition ...................$21,500

1998 Freightliners, N14 370 Cummins, 10-spd. Fuller, 12K FA, 40K RA, Air Ride, 40” Sleeper, 22.5 Alum. & Steel Wheels, Exc. Cond. ................$15,500

2003 Mack Vision CX613, 427 Mack Engine, 10-spd. Trans. , 11R 22.5 Alum. Wheels, Good Work Truck...... ............................................... $16,500

1998 Kenworth W900L, CAT 475 hp, 15-spd., 12K FA, 40K RA, 60” Flat Top Slpr., All Alum. 24.5 Wheels, As Is .....................$19,500

2005 Western Star 4900EX, Series 60 515 HP D/D, 13-spd., 12K FA, 40K RA, Air Ride, 24.5 All Alum. Wheels, Low Pro. Tires, Loaded w/ extras, ONE OWNER SINCE NEW, Very Clean .......................... $50,950

2004 pitts Log trailer, 42’, Double Bunk, Head Board, 22.5 Steel Disc Wheels, 96” Width .............$14,500

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2013 Rhodes, 34’ All Alum. TriAxle Dump, Air Ride, 60”Sides, Man Door In Front, 24.5 Alum ....... poR

1985 Ford 8000 Tandem Dump, 3208 CAT, 13-spd., 22.5 Spoke Wheels, 15’ Steel Body .... $10,000

new Evans 2013 42’ Log Trailer, Double Bunk, 102” Width, 11X22.5 Steel Wheels, Winches & Straps. .. .................................................poR

2004 Eager Beaver Lowboy, Ramps & Beavertail, 10’ 2” WIDTH, Ideal for Farm or Logging Equipment..... ............................................$15,500

2006 Mac 34’ All Alum. Tri-Axle Dump Trailer, 60” Sides, New Side Roll Tarp, All Alum. 24.5 Wheels, Tires Like New, Grain Door, Excellent Condition ...........$36,500

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Complete Wet Kits Available!!! 1986 siebert 70 ton 2+3+2 lowboy, mechanical detach, 25’ 6” well, 55” axle spacing, 6’ of rear deck covered, flat back outriggers, 26’ 2” jeep, tandem axle stinger ca legal .................................. $85,000

WE SHIP ANYWHERE! Air Shift PTO...................................................................$397.50 Direct Mount Air Shift C-102 Dump Pump ....................$375.00 50 Gallon Alum. Side Mount or Upright Tank ................$450.00

Wholesale Pricing, Replacement Hyd. Pumps & Cylinders Available!

1998 Peterbilt 378, CAT C-12, 13-spd., 228” W.B., Alum Outers, Set Up with Wet Kit, Dump Box Hinge and Hoist Cradle Along With 5th Wheel .............$18,000

1992 International 4900 Crew Cab, DT466 215 hp, Allison Auto., 31,000 GVWR, Altec D842A w/42’ Bucket Reach...................................... $9,000

Military M-920 Tri-Axle Tractor, All Wheel Drive, Cummins 400 hp, Auto. Trans., Hendrickson Susp., 45K Rear Mounted Drag Winch, 22 GPM Wet Kit ..............................................$20,500

(2) 1993 AM General M35A3 6x6, CAT 3116 170 hp, Allison Auto. Trans., Soft Top Over Cargo Bed, Tire Inflation System, Spare Tire ...............$12,500

1997 International 4900 Tandem Axle Dump Truck, 15’ Dump Box, DT466 Set Up For Plow (Plow Not Included) ....... ..............................................$15,000

1994 Ford L9000 w/Texoma TX245 Crane, 45’ Boom, Daul Controls, Outriggers, Diff Lock, Air Ride Driver and Pass Seat, Auto. Trans., CAT 3176, 175,000 Miles .......................$17,500

40’ 3 Axle Military Surplus Trailer, 34 Ton, Container Locks, Large Storage Boxes ................................$7,500 ea.

1994 Monon Car Or Trailer Hauler, Set Up To Haul Campers, Trailers, Cars, Winch For Pulling Campers On With Ball Coupler ............................ $6,500

2006 Wade 45’ Steel Flat Bed, Spring Ride, Tandem Axle On Slider, Set Up For Piggy Back Fork Truck ...........$12,000

1991 Talbert 68 ton hyd detach, 25’ well, 22 1/2” loaded side ht, self contained diesel pony motor, includes jeep and stinger .................$125,000

2003 Colombia Mfg 18’ pup trailer, gov’t owned like new never used, 96” wide, air ride, turn table front axle with lock, extendable tongue .......$16,000

1996 Doonan Step Deck w/Loader & Scrap Bins, 49’x102”, Air Ride, Serco 7000 Loader w/Outriggers ....$17,000

HD Dual Steer Dolly, (2) Available, Self Contained Honda Power Unit, Dual Steering, Power Tower, Wireless Remote Control, 17.5 Alum. Wheels ... ........................................$65,000 ea.

2007 Ranco Anvil 34’ End Dump, Spring Susp., Front And Rear Fenders, Hi Lift Double Acting Gate ................ $35,000

2004 Ranco 34’ End Dump, Model ED26-34, High Lift Gate, Roll Back Tarp, Front & Rear Fenders, Front Ladder, Center Point Susp. ................$25,500

1993 Remtec M970 Stainless Steel 5000 Gal Tanker, 96” Wide X 30’ Long, 11:00 X 20 Tires, Self Priming Pump With Diesel Motor .................$18,000

2013 McLendon 3 Axle 5 Bunk Trailer, 47’, All Alum. Wheels, Front And Rear Lift Axles, 30K Axles, L.E.D. Lights ..... .................................. $49,000 w/FET

2013 McLendon Tri Axle Rail Trailer, 47’, All Alum. Wheels, Front And Rear Lift Axles, 30K Axles, L.E.D. Lights, Empty Weight 11,440#.. ..................... .................................. $44,000 w/FET

1999 Teledyne Piggy Back Fork Truck, Model E2-3TRX w/SR2-25-9 Fork Attachement, Side Shift, 5,500# Cap., Hyd. Drive Wheels................... $8,000

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Hale Trailer .................................. 64-65

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Bulletin Board ................................... 66

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