Page 1

AmericanTrucker.com

April 2013 速

The Guide To Trucks, Equipment and Maintenance

New Shop Tools & Products Pg. 20

BUSINESS OF TRUCKING:

Preventing Downtime Also:

American Trucker

Marketplace

A Penton Media Publication

Pg. 33

Pg. 18


Progressive Insurance. We get you back out there fast. At Progressive, our highly trained claims specialists begin the repair process as soon as you report your claim. Often, we’ll even pay for physical damage after the first inspection or reimburse you for your rental or provide immediate downtime coverage. Plus, you’ll get the competitive rates you’d expect from America’s #1 truck insurer. Keeping you rolling. Now that’s Progressive.

Call for a Free Quote

1-888-375-7905

Find an Agent

ProgressiveCommercial.com

Circlee 9 on reply card Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. & affiliates. Rental Reimbursement with Downtime coverage is subject to policy terms. No. 1 truck from SNL Financial’s 2011 national written premium data. 11B00314.T (03/13)

wANt AN EStIMAtE? SCAN hErE.


Plan to attend! Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

May 30 – June 1, 2013 Thursday: Noon – 5:00 p.m. | Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

RNIA IFO AL

RUCKING

SSOC IAT IO

N

Car & Truck Parking

Educational sessions designed for fleets and owner-operators providing information and answers you Produced by A T need to operate efficiently and ed t ori rive r pri f o r a liv in g. S afety is o u profitably W

FREE

TM

y.

More than 200 exhibitors More than 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space Hotel and travel discounts

C

• •

Overdrive’s Pride & Polish continues to set the standard for truck beauty contests and attracts custom bobtails and combo rigs from across the country to compete. • Enter your truck to compete and be part of the National Championship Series • Stop by and check out all of the amazing trucks on display • Register to compete at prideandpolish.com

Partners In Business seminars, produced by the editors of Overdrive and ATBS, are the leading business-training programs for owner-operators. Each attendee at these FREE seminars receives a Partners In Business manual. Follow the Great West Truck Show facebook.com/ greatwesttruckshow @TruckShow

FREE admission to the truck show when you pre-register! Registration sponsored by Register now! Online: greatwesttruckshow.com Call: 888-349-4287 The second annual Great West Fleet Executive Conference will provide fleets with the critical information needed to successfully navigate the challenges of doing business west of I-25. Fleet registration starts at $245.

Helping fleets successfully do business in the West

May 29-30, 2013

Register to attend at fleetconferencevegas.com.

Circle 16 on reply card


/03

20 /COVER STORY

New shop tools and products A look at some of the tools you need to efficiently run your organization

18 /BUSINESS OF TRUCKING Preventing downtime

Finding a trusted maintenance shop can mean more time on the road

6

14

EDITOR’S PAGE .............................................. 4 Identifying the reasons for the driver shortage

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

TIRE RACK ....................................................12 Debating steer tire repair

SHOP TALK ....................................................16 Easing concerns over natural gas shops

ONE FOR ALL

Meritor launches new all-makes parts line

SPEC COMES FIRST

Paying more upfront can mean long-term savings

SPOTLIGHT ON AN AMERICAN TRUCKER ........28 Company maintains customer connections

FOCUS ON .....................................................30 Energy demands continue to grow for batteries

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

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

2 American Trucker/April 2013

Go to

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Another great solution from the most trusted name in the industry. Discover a truly secure online equipment marketplace—proudly brought to you by Ritchie Bros. Buy online and get what you paid for. Sell, knowing you’ll be paid. Experience private sale made fair, easy and safe. Introducing Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne—the only website that delivers: › Access to the most equipment listings online—from EquipmentOne sellers, Ritchie Bros. unreserved auctions and hundreds of other sites › Open, transparent negotiations › Comprehensive buyer protection program › Ritchie Bros. Orange Book™ pricing guidance › Self-serve convenience—easy to search, list, make offers, negotiate and complete transactions › A massive audience of qualified buyers Ritchie Bros. now offers two great solutions for all your needs: unreserved auctions that deliver certainty of sale and global market value, and a secure online equipment marketplace that gives buyers and sellers control over price and process.

Search 2.5+ million listings at EquipmentOne.com Circle 30 on reply card


editor’s page

BY SEAN KILCARR

203/358-9900 or 800/776-1246 Fax: 203/358-5819

Vice President/Group Publisher Thomas W. Duncan

Editorial Staff Jim Mele Editorial Director jim.mele@penton.com

Finding drivers

S

Solving the growing shortage of truck drivers these days has become a complicated and serious problem for the U.S. One study reports that we could experience a shortage of some 200,000 drivers by 2022. Low pay is part of the problem, as evidenced by 2011 Dept. of Labor figures that noted the average startpay for a TL driver is just a shade over A confluence of ing $39,000. This is certainly not the kind of issues contribute income that can stand alone to support a family of four these days. to the shortage During a conference call organized by Wall Street investment firm Stifel Nicolaus back in March, Gordon Klemp, president and founder of the National Transportation Institute, touched on some other issues fueling the shortage. These include generous unemployment benefits (99 weeks), currently available to Americans, combined with a burgeoning “underground economy” that provides tax-free income resulting from part-time work mowing lawns, plowing snow, etc.; stricter driver hiring criteria (relating to health, safety record, substance abuse history, etc.); intrusion of technology into the cab, which has the net effect of pushing away drivers who are uncomfortable with the “big brother” effect; and expansion of private fleets, which offer more regular routes, more home time, and greater annual compensation. In short, finding and keeping drivers is becoming a more difficult issue for trucking firms to deal with. 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

Contributing Editors David Cullen david.cullen@penton.com Wendy Leavitt wendy.leavitt@penton.com Kevin Rohlwing kevinrohlwing@comcast.net Bruce Sauer bruce.sauer@penton.com Rick Weber rick.weber@penton.com Charles Wilson charles.wilson@penton.com

sean.kilcarr@penton.com

4 American Trucker/April 2013

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Circle 17 on reply card

859-282-0440

Circle 40 on reply card


parts & service

Meritor launches all-makes line M

eritor has introduced a new line of drivetrain, axle and suspension parts for all makes that will join its current branded and remanufactured aftermarket product lines. Among the new products in the AllFit line are three heavy-duty shock absorbers: cab, standard and premium adjustable. The shocks are designed for Class 6-8 linehaul trucks and trailers as well as vocational vehicle applications. Suspension controls, ride height controls, load scale, lift axle controls, dump valve units, and single-axle dump systems are also available. The new suspension products join the company’s Euclid branded bushings, equalizers, U-bolts, hangers, threaded rods, torque rods, air springs, shock absorbers, urethane components, air valves, and repair kits. Meritor’s Aftermarket Group also announced a rebranding of

Meritor continues to supply the aftermarket with a new line of parts. its remanufactured drivetrain, suspension and brake components as Meritor Green; an online product catalog and ordering system for its distributor network; and an expedited drivetrain parts program for component rebuilders. Meritor also said its PlatinumShield II coating is now available on lined aftermarket brake shoes. The coating is designed to prevent rustjacking and corrosion. www.meritor.com

Coolant offers extended life T wo new heavy-duty antifreeze/ coolants from Prestone Products Corp. have been reformulated to better protect new engine designs and materials. Prestone Command is now available as both a premium extended life formula and an SCA precharged extended service formula. According to the company, Prestone Command extended life pro-

6 American Trucker/April 2013

vides CAT EC-1 protection for 600,000 mi. or 12,000 hours with just the addition of an extender additive package at 300,000 mi. www.prestone.com

trucking insights

Reverse thinking F

or the majority of small carriers, the best paying and most consistent freight comes from within a 100-mi. radius of a truck driver’s home. This means that if the carrier’s driver is home for a few days, dispatch pushes him to get back on the road because its most important customers need their freight covered. Yet after delivering his last load, this same trucker could spend days at a truck stop waiting for a backhaul. What’s not working? Why should the trucker be stalled at a truck stop waiting for a return load? And when the trucker is trying to get some quality personal time at home, he gets inundated with calls from dispatch trying to get him to take the next outbound load. The solution? Hire truckers from the area where your best customers’ freight is located. So while you’re searching for the best-paying return load, you’ve got a happy trucker, enjoying some welldeserved home time. The result is an increased number of good paying loads hauled, improving your trucking company’s overall revenue and profit as well as quality home time for your truckers. A win–win situation for all. Sometimes looking at the reverse side of an issue can present the best solution. 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

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


parts & service

Mobile computing A new mobile computing platform developed by XRS Corp. runs on more than 50 types of devices and automatically transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management dashboard. It provides compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The subscription-based service will include a per-vehicle, permonth charge with every package, including an XRS Relay incab device that communicates via Bluetooth with the driver’s existing smartphone or tablet. “The beauty of a ‘bring your own device’ platform like XRS is

the ability to share the benefits of tracking mobile compliance and performance data simply and efficiently across any platform,” explained Christian Schenk, senior vice president-strategy. “Whether you’re using fleet-purchased tablets or driver-owned devices, the most important thing is capturing the data in the most affordable and convenient way.” “This cloud-based platform gives XRS the ability to scale and support a very large number of subscribers as the demand for EOBR systems grows dramatically,” added Odell Tuttle, chief technology officer. www.xrscorp.com

Aluminum wheel

T

o help fleets reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency, TRP has introduced a line of all-makes aluminum wheels for trucks and trailers. Available in 22.5- and 24.5-in. sizes in both machined and high-polish finishes, the wheels are forged from one piece of corrosion-resistant aluminum for added strength and durability. The wheels come with a five-year warranty. “TRP aluminum wheels can reduce truck and trailer weight by several hundred pounds compared to steel wheels,” said Jeff Hughes, development manager. www.trpparts.com

LEAVE YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD NOT YOUR FLOOR. Heavy-duty custom molded floor mats. Built by truckers for truckers.

WWW.MINIMIZER.COM

800.248.3855

Circle 41 on reply card


extend your

parts & service

Wheel BearIng Warranty to 3 years unlImIted mIleage. When Installed WIth otr axle nut

Conventional wheel bearings provide one or two year warranties. OTR extends the warranty* on Tapered Bearing Sets to three years unlimited mileage because we use the highest quality steel and precision manufacturing.

download our Wheel Bearing adjustment Instructions now!

Go to www.FleetPride.com/Bearings or use your cell phone to scan the QR code.

Available Exclusively at FleetPride ®

*When installed as a complete package, OTR Wheel Bearings with OTR Axle Nuts.

Circle 12 on reply card

Lightweight bracket

F

ontaine Fifth Wheel has introduced a new lightweight slide bracket assembly it said reduces weight without sacrificing strength. The LWB replaces Fontaine’s ATB slide. It accepts a variety of Fontaine No-Slack top plates, including Model 6000 stamped steel, Model 7000 cast steel, and Model 7000CC cast steel, low-lube. Mounting heights start at an industry low of 63/4 in. and go up to 101/4 in. According to Fontaine, the LWB Quad-Lock four-point locking system increases the locking surface area to provide greater stability and improved wear characteristics. The 2-in. increment positioning capability provides greater versatility for improved payload distribution. A greaseless bracket liner offers consistent lubrication, reduces wear, and diminishes maintenance costs. The LWB is rated up to 55,000 lbs. vertical load and 150,000 lbs.

The assembly is rated at 55,000 lbs. vertical load. drawbar pull rating. “We’ve designed the LWB to be lighter than its predecessor without sacrificing capacity or strength,” said Aaron Puckett, Fontaine Fifth Wheel director of fleet sales. “Our R&D team used computer-aided design to develop the bracket’s smaller footprint, which uses steel reinforcement in key areas to provide greater durability and strength. As a result, the LWB is more robust than the ATB slide.” www.fifthwheel.com

Drive tire verified T

he new Conti EcoPlus HD3 highway drive tire has been verified by the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership as a low rolling resistance tire for Class 8 linehaul tractor-trailers, Continental Tire the Americas said. The HD3 is available in sizes 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 or 285/75R24.5. A ContiTread retread

is expected to be available the middle of this year.   Continental has 19 new and retreaded truck tire product lines currently listed as verified by SmartWay. SmartWay-verified tires can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3% or more, relative to the best-selling new tires for linehaul Class 8 tractor-trailers, according to SmartWay. www.continental-truck.com


www.fleetpride.com

Pride in our exPertise shows in every delivery With FleetPride, you benefit from trained, heavy duty experts who understand the demands of your specific market and what you need to keep moving ahead. For us, delivering the best parts solution is not only a question of unmatched know-how, it’s a matter of pride.

®

®

Circle 12 on reply card


parts & service

Composite skirt A

erodynamic device maker Freight Wing has introduced the AeroFlex Composite trailer side skirt, which it said can help improve fuel economy by up to 7.45%. Made of a pliable composite material and braced with flexible mounting rods, the side skirt weighs 170 lbs. “It’s a great new addition to our line of aerodynamic trailer fairings,” said Sean Graham, Freight Wing’s president. “It joins our family of side skirts, which includes the AeroFlex DMP (formerly called the AeroFlex 2012), constructed of heavy-duty dense matrix polyethylene (DMP). Our new composite model is of the same geometry as the DMP and gets the same fuel economy benefits as our original model. They’re just constructed differently.” While the DMP model can take the most abuse, thanks to the “bounce back” nature of its plastic construc-

The nature of the skirt allows it to absorb damage and regain its shape. tion, Graham stressed that the material of the AeroFlex Composite is still able to bend from impacts such as bottoming out at loading docks. “They are also UV-protected and have a low coefficient of thermal expansion, allowing the skirts to hold their flat panel shape,” he added. www.freightwing.com

New transmission controls A llison Transmission has announced that its “5th generation” electronic controls are now available. According to Allison, the controls are flexible and provide “optimal shift strategies for industry-leading productivity and efficiency while still addressing varying OEM and operator requirements.” The controls feature enhanced programming and a new “bump lever” gear-selector design. Allison pointed out that its engineers also focused on upgrading transmission control module hardware and software “for faster, more

10 American Trucker/April 2013

precise processing capabilities.” Included is a new inclinometer said to enhance vehicle productivity and efficiency in stop-start operations and improve precision and responsiveness in load-based shift scheduling performance. The new controls provide additional levels, which Allison said “enhances vehicle acceleration control to allow for an even greater ability to improve fuel economy by controlling engine fueling and moderating aggressive driving practices.” www.allisontransmission.com

Eco-friendly air disc brake pads B

remskerl North America, a provider of friction material for use in rail and commercial applications, has introduced a new line of air disc brake pads for the North American market. The pads utilize the company’s premium 8010 formulation and are supplied at both the OE and aftermarket level. According to Bremskerl, the material provides lower wear of the pad and disc rotor when compared with other OE and aftermarket manufacturers. In addition, the material is low dusting, low noise, and provides excellent stopping performance, the company added. Bremskerl’s air disc brake pad program includes 20 references covering brake systems produced both domestically and abroad. www.bremskerl.de/

Logging app A

new electronic hours-of-service logging application from BigRoad for companies and owner-operators is specially designed for use by small fleets looking for a cost-effective logging solution. BigRoad partnered with the National Assn. of Small Trucking Companies and Sprint to create the app. The smartphone e-Log app replaces paper logbooks with an electronic logging system that improves driver record accuracy and saves fleets money, BigRoad said. The app, which is free for drivers and costs $15 per vehicle for a complete fleet solution, is tailor-made for the needs for those looking to lower log auditing costs and protect their CSA 2010 safety score, the company added. www.bigroad.com

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


parts & service

Trailers join fleet

R

ental and leasing company Xtra Lease has ordered more than 2,000 new trailers for this year. Included is a mix of dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, chassis, and liftgate van trailers. Dry vans and reefers will include fuel-saving aerodynamic side skirts and low-rolling resistance tires. All vans will receive trailer tracking units to help fleets attack utilization and costs, Xtra Lease said. In addition, Xtra Lease is retrofitting hundreds of 2010 model-year trailers in California, making them compliant with the California Air Resources Board’s greenhouse gas requirements. Combined with its

All dry vans and refrigerated units will include side skirts. recent purchases, the company has more than 20,000 skirted trailers. “While many companies have struggled to update their fleet, we can provide fleets access to highperforming and safe, newer trailers,” said Bill Franz, president and CEO. www.xtralease.com

Circle 4 on reply card

Online retailer updates site F

indItParts.com, the e-commerce website for heavy- and medium-duty truck parts, has revamped its website for easier navigation and a more positive user experience, the company said. The site includes over 2.5 million parts from over 1,200 manufacturers, offering parts for everything from heavy-duty trucks, to buses, to trailers and forklifts. The site can be searched by number, keyword, manufacturer, category year, make, and model. A 360-deg. view of products allows users to rotate and examine them in detail. www.finditparts.com


t i re ra c k

B Y K E V I N RO H LW I N G

kevinrohlwing@comcast.net

Assuming risk

T

There is no doubt that the tires on the steering axle get the most attention from drivers and maintenance personnel. In many cases, when a tire fails on a drive or trailer position, the driver can still maintain control of the vehicle. But the unpredictability of a steer tire failure dictates a higher degree of caution, so decisions regarding tires on the front are typically made Repairing steer axle from a more conservastandpoint. tires remains an tiveThe most widely debated issue is defiindividual choice nitely centered on the subject of repairing steer tires. In the 1990s, the industry sought regulatory guidance from the Dept. of Transportation when it needed answers to some questions: Is a nail hole repair (stem or plug) of the tread area of a steering axle tire considered a “boot, blowout patch or other ply repair,” and is it prohibited by Section 10(a)(10) of Appendix G to Subchapter B? At the time, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was not in existence, so the Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards within the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) provided the answer: No. A nail hole repaired by using self-curing compounds or procured rubber inserts or stems, with a repair unit on the inside of the tire, is not prohibited by Section 10(a)(10) of Appendix G. Since I am not aware of any expiration on regulatory guidance, I believe that it is still safe to assume that a nail hole repair in the tread area of a steer axle tire is legal. In fact, since the quality of nail hole repair materials has significantly increased since the 1990s, the practice has never been safer.

That being said, there are still fleets and commercial tire dealers that do not repair steer tires. They feel it is not worth the risk, so they make the choice to limit repairs to drive and trailer positions. The important thing to remember is that it is exactly that, a choice. It’s not illegal or inconsistent with industry recommended practices. Neither the Tire Industry Assn. nor the Rubber Manufacturers Assn. even mention wheel position in their tire repair information. Industry guidelines are very specific when it comes to the size and location of the injury, but the limitations for steer, drive and trailer tires are identical. So, why do companies refuse to repair tires on the front axle? In my opinion, they are just being conservative. Since the repaired tire can be run out on the trailer in most instances, the casing can still be saved most of the time. And while people may accuse a tire dealer of just wanting to sell a new tire, the liability associated with a repair failure on a steer tire could be catastrophic if it led to a serious or fatal accident. Some companies have made a conscious decision to eliminate any risk, so it’s unfair to criticize them for erring on the side of caution. On the other hand, there are applications where the repair of a steer tire makes perfect sense. Large flotation tires cannot be run out on the trailer, so the cost of replacement may be difficult to justify when a simple puncture occurs in the tread. Unfortunately, this means that fleets in these situations could be forced to repair the tires themselves if dealers are unwilling to accept the liability. Someone has to assume the risk, so a fleet that insists on repairing steer tires may not have a choice. AT

12 American Trucker/April 2013

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Go to


Right Person • Right Job • Right Now!

Driving Employees to You Your employees are the building blocks of your company. Build with the best. Our custom surveys target candidates with high performance behaviors central to job success. All you have to do is list your job on our job board; we deliver the pre-qualified applicants that work… making your job easier.

Visit OneAccord Job Board Today and Sign your Company up for One Month FREE Membership

www.OneAccordTruckingJobs.com • 866-833-3616 Circle 3 on reply card

T R U C K I N G

J O B S


tr ucks at work

CONSTRUC TION

Right on specs Buying equipment spec’d correctly saves fleet money

T

The surest route to being competitive is to find ways to reduce costs, notes Duane Gilbert, COO at Gibco Construction. “We never shortchange ourselves when investing in new trucks and new equipment,” he says. “We don’t shop by price because we’ve found the best quality products aren’t the least expensive initially; however, they are the most cost-effective in the long run.” That approach is paying off at Gibco. The Cleveland, TN-based company specializes in site preparation for construction projects, excavating work, and building and maintaining highways in a quad-state area of Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. Currently, the company has a three-year backlog of projects, including work on an expansion at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and at a new manufacturing facility for the solar panel industry. Gibco’s philosophy is to spec its 100-vehicle fleet with components that offer long-term value and address the challenges of rising fuel costs and driver retention. In the fleet are Cummins-powered Kenworth T800 tri-axle trucks with dump bod-

14 American Trucker/April 2013

ies from Truck Bodies & Equipment International. In particular, Gilbert cites the choice of Eaton’s fully automated UltraShift Plus Vocational Construction Series transmissions. “We served as a test fleet prior to the introduction of UltraShift Plus in 2009,” he relates. “Now the 8-speed model is a standard specification. So far we’ve put them on 22 new trucks.”

UNEXPECTED BENEFITS

“We weren’t expecting automated transmissions to have a big impact in a construction operation,” Gilbert continues. “We don’t drive up and down the Interstate all day. Our trucks run fully loaded in onand off-highway environments, usually over shorter distances.” Gilbert says the company has seen “a drastic improvement in fuel economy.” From an average of 5 mpg, trucks with the automated transmissions are getting anywhere from 1.5 to 2 mpg better fuel consumption. “If you do the math, it really adds up,” he says. “Even a 1-mpg increase over a 450-mi. day saves 15 gals. At today’s fuel prices, that’s at least $50

Go to

per truck per day or a minimum of $5,000 a day for a 100-truck fleet.” Gilbert believes that the fuel savings are a direct result of computercontrolled shifting patterns. “Drivers are human,” he says. “They have good and bad days, while the UltraShift Plus makes the same optimum gear changes every single time. “Driver concerns about moving away from traditional manual transmissions have been all but erased as well,” Gilbert adds. “They were worried about downshifting but that hasn’t been an issue. They are also less fatigued at the end of the day, and I believe that makes for safer driving.” Another equipment area at Gibco where effective choices are paying off is with tires. “We used to buy different makes of tires depending on the price,” Gilbert explains. “We’ve now switched to buying only Michelin tires that are designed with a construction-specific compound. Before, we were getting about 20,000 mi. out of a tire. Now it’s closer to 80,000 mi. The tires are a little more expensive upfront, but at four times the service life they cost much less in the long haul. “When you stop and look at overall cost,” Gilbert says, “there’s a payback every day. Along with keeping our customers coming back to us for job after job by giving them exactly what they are paying us to do, our goal is to be competitive.”

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Circle 23 on reply card


shop talk

Natural gas primer MANAGER: Jerrold Hutton TITLE: Director-gaseous fuels transportation partnership FLEET: Clean Fuels Ohio, Columbus, OH OPERATION: Statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuels

A

s more fleets contemplate using natural gas to fuel their vehicles, questions also arise as to how such a switch might impact maintenance practices. For example, JX Enterprises, a chain of 15 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealerships headquartered in Waukesha, WI, spent north of $30,000 to make several of its truck service bays ready for natural gas. When it built its 28,000-sq.-ft. JX Truck Center facility in Kronenwetter, WI, last year, the company beefed up a “firewall” between its maintenance and body shop bays, as well as an in-floor heating system powered by waste

PROBLEM

H

oil to remove open flame issues. “We’d just finalized the plans when we started talking about the growing demand for LNG (liquid natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas). That’s when we revisited the plans with our contractor to see what we needed to do in order to work on such equipment,” says Sam Stevenson, general manager of the facility. Thus, one of the challenges fleets face when exploring a changeover to natural gas power is finding information concerning what shop upgrades need to be done in order to comply with fire and safety regulations where this gaseous substance is concerned.

elping fleets deal with the challenges of making the switch to natural gas is a key service of organizations such as Clean Fuels Ohio, explains Jerrold Hutton, the group’s director of its gaseous fuel transportation partnership. The company offers guidance on how to update maintenance facilities and practices to safely work on natural gas-powered equipment. “For example, if you’re going to put a [natural gas vehicle] in the shop for a while, you’ll need to ‘de-fuel’ the unit,” he says. “But you can’t just release the fuel into the air. You need to offload it by attaching it to a compressor station to remove the fuel from the vehicle and put it back into storage.” It’s also important to note that odorants are added to both LNG and CNG so drivers and shop technicians can identify if a leak has occurred; however, both act slightly differently when expelled into the atmosphere. “Natural gas is lighter than air and has a limited range for combustion; between a 5% and 15% concentration in the air is when it can ignite,” Hutton explains. “Yet LNG is stored at -240 deg. F so it liquefies; once it reaches

-30 deg F, it then reverts to a gas and behaves like CNG.” Fleets also need to pay close attention to National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA) codes regarding facility safety in relation to gaseous substances—in particular sections 52, 58 (for propane), 59 A (for LNG), 30 and 30 A (for flammability and combustibility rules), 70 (for national electrical codes), and 88 A (for structural rules). Hutton explains, though, that the NFPA codes serve only as “guidelines”; local authorities retain the final word on shop compliance. “The main issue they focus on is the potential accumulation of flammable gases, so they will evaluate ventilation needs, i.e., how much air needs to be moved per square foot per hour, etc.,” he said. Overhead heating systems, for example, are often a no-no in shops working on natural gas vehicles as are infrared heaters. The scope of paint booth activity is limited by the proximity of natural gas equipment. Hutton says the best advice his group offers to fleets is to isolate a single bay within the maintenance facility so it can be dedicated to handling natural gas-powered equipment.

16 American Trucker/April 2013

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

SOLUTION

Go to

—SEAN KILCARR


DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? , Tell us what you ve done to

BOOST SAFETY, INNOVATE or GO GREEN! GRAND PRIZE

Four (4) 2014 NASCAR or NHRA tickets Up to $2,500 in WIX heavy duty filters $500 Gift Card ▪ WIX Prize Pack

You could be our very first American Trucker of the Year! We want to celebrate independent operators and small trucking businesses with strong commitment to safety, willingness to implement new ideas and concern for the environment.

2ND

Four (4) 2014 NASCAR or NHRA tickets $250 Gift Card WIX Prize Pack

3RD

$100 Gift Card WIX Prize Pack

SPONSORED BY

Visit AmericanTrucker.com/truckeroftheyear to enter today!


business of trucking

Preventing downtime Finding and trusting a maintenance shop can mean more time on the road

A B Y

T I M

B R A D Y,

B U S I N E S S

ll trucks and trailers have maintenance requirements that can’t be neglected. If they are, there’s a significant price to pay for that neglect. The truck’s owner is ultimately responsible for overseeing that necessary maintenance is completed. There are financial consequences to be paid if this is ignored. Murphy’s Law would suggest that if a truck is going to break down, it will take place in the most inconvenient location and at an inopportune time financially. Add to this the consequences of violating CSA rules and it’s easy to see how important it is to properly maintain a truck and/ or trailer. Number one on the list of things to do is the careful selection of who performs your preventive maintenance (PM). While many smaller carriers depend on a diesel mechanic shop or OEM dealer to handle maintenance and repairs, there are micro-carrier owners who will, for the sake of saving a few dollars, do their own maintenance. And while this does have some advantages, it

18 American Trucker/April 2013

E D I T O R

also has one very large disadvantage: Only one set of eyes is looking over a very important piece of equipment. I’m not suggesting you stop doing your own maintenance, as it has much value for you, the owner, if done correctly. But it is recommended you develop a relationship with a diesel repair shop or OEM that can act as your second set of eyes. Have them do your quarterly inspections and from time to time, have them do a complete PM in which the mechanic changes the oil, lubes the truck, and inspects and adjusts the brakes, tires and electrical system. By carefully choosing the right technician for preventive maintenance and inspections, you will eliminate hours of aggravation resulting from expensive roadside downtime. How should you go about finding and selecting the best mechanic for your operation? Your first concern should be quality of service—not price. Locate a diesel mechanic with ASE (Automotive Services Excellence) certification, one who has a thorough knowledge of your par-

Go to

ticular truck and engine model. This individual should know every repair that’s ever occurred on your truck. You should be able to consult the mechanic from the road for his advice and the best course of action to take. Can the repair wait? Can the truck be driven back to the repair shop? Does the truck need to be inspected and repaired immediately, out on the road? This technician should be located within a few miles of your main location, making it convenient to fol-

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


low the preventive maintenance schedule and all inspections and repairs. All of this necessary downtime is easily coordinated with home time or when your driver is coming through. But again, the quality of the work performed must take order of importance over location and price. As you search for your mechanical expert, keep these guidelines in mind: q Is the shop updating skills on a regular basis through OEM ser-

Go to

vice and maintenance updates and memorandum? q Does the shop have a continuing education schedule with all the different OEMs represented? q Is there a certification or testing program in place to verify a technician’s skill level? q Does the shop maintain or have immediate access to parts for your particular truck make and model? q Does the shop have the correct OEM-required tools for repairs? q Are you able to communicate with the shop? q Does the shop work with you and your schedule to keep interruptions to you and your customers at a minimum? q Does the shop foreman look out for your best interests by looking for the lowest possible cost with the best results? Te second important consideration is having the correct inspection program in place so items needing repair are discovered and repaired before they become more costly. Tis requires coordination between the driver of the truck, the technician and the truck’s owner. All three need to be in the loop at all times. Of the three, the most important is the driver (or drivers) operating the truck on a daily basis. Each driver in your fleet must be continuously vigilant: looking, listening and listing everything observed concerning the mechanical condition of the truck and trailer. Any strange sound should be listed on the daily inspection notebook. Any unusual aberration in the handling behavior of the truck should be noted, including odd odors, emissions or fluid leaks.

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Tis continuous inspection needs to occur every moment of the day, from the pretrip inspection to the post-trip inspection. It needs to include a walkaround every time the driver gets out of the truck, as well as an inspection while fueling. Drivers need to check running lights, brakes, tires, wheels, airlines, electrical lines, drips and look for liquids in places where they shouldn’t be. All driver observations must be noted and communicated to both the mechanic and vehicle owner. The driver becomes the technician’s eyes and ears and thus can nip in the bud any mechanical problems before they become unscheduled downtime on the road. Tere are financial benefits from effective inspection and preventive maintenance as well: q Reduces unscheduled downtime. q Allows flexibility in scheduling the truck for service, thereby increasing revenue and cash flow by eliminating lost or delayed loads. q Helps maintain value in the truck at trade-in or resale. q Improves your carrier’s CSA BASICs score with zero violation roadside inspections. Don’t let unscheduled downtime caused by an avoidable repair ruin a shipper’s day—and your contract with them. Take control of your equipment maintenance and repair and you’ll reduce costs and increase your revenue. AT Contact Tim Brady at tbrady@ writeuptheroad.com or call 731749-8567. Join Brady in the Trucking Business Community at www.truckersu.com.

American Trucker/April 2013 19


cover story

New shop tools and products

W

hether you have one truck or five, you know that maintenance is crucial to keeping your vehicles on the road and making money. Even if you use an outside maintenance provider, there is some work that you undoubtedly will handle yourself. To help you achieve your maintenance goals, American Trucker has put together this special collection of newly introduced tools, equipment, support systems, and services aimed at creating a better shop for your fleet. Whether it’s a simple device for speeding up a common chore or a new generation of advanced diagnostics, you’re bound to find something that’s just right for bringing improvement to your fleet maintenance program.

20 American Trucker/April 2013


Circle 3 on reply card


shop tool guide

Cordless tool line P

romising the power of a pneumatic in a cordless configuration, Ingersoll Rand offers a line of professional tools utilizing 20-volt lithium-ion batteries. The IQV20 Series is said to last longer between charges. The tool line includes the W7150 ½-in., high-torque Impactool; the W5130 3/8-in. 20V mid-torque Impactool; and the L5110 LED task light. The W7150 rates best in its class for power-to-size ratio with 1,100 lbs.-ft of torque and 780 lbs.-ft. of reverse torque, the company said. It is 9.4 in. from tip to tail and weighs 6.8 lbs. The tool includes a chemical-resistant, patent-pending metal reinforced housing that gives it maximum durability. The design helps reduce fatigue. The W5130 is modeled after the

The W7150 is for high-torque applications.

W7150, offering the same performance and durability, with even more versatility and accessibility for tighter work spaces. Measuring 6.6 in. from tip to tail, the W5130 combines its 190 lbs.-ft. of torque and small size to accomplish everything from brake repairs to drivetrain jobs with maximum power. The L5110 light casts 180 lumens and lasts up to 20,000 hours. www.ingersollrand.com

Heavy-duty overhead door T

he Powerhouse A direct-drive, variRu b b e r D o or able-speed motor profrom Rytec Doors is vides soft starting and designed with heavystopping and reduces duty construction and wear and tear. Patenthigh-quality materials pending Ry-Tension for a strong and lasting side columns create door enclosure. a tight seal along the Created without full height of the door, wear parts, the “selfwhile a bottom loop resetting,” high-speed seal compresses to rubber door utilizes A self-resetting function is form a tight seal along Rytec’s “release & re- included to keep the door the bottom of the door. store” system to with- aligned. The door is operated stand damage and by the company’s Sysreset at the push of a button. Its tem 4 controller, which enables precise ¼-in.-thick SBR panels provide positioning, infinite speed adjustments, stability and performance, the and total control of all door functions. company said. www.rytecdoors.com

22 American Trucker/April 2013

Battery tutorials In addition to producing deep-cycle batteries, Trojan Battery also offers a video tutorial series to help maintain those batteries. The “Trojan Tips” series provides indepth information on a variety of battery topics such as deep-cycle battery technologies, maintenance practices, charging procedures, and safety when handling batteries. Currently, there are 12 videos on the company’s website located under the “tech support” tab; just click on “battery maintenance.” www.trojanbattery.com

Wheel remover Kiene Diesel Accessories now offers an “extender” adapter for its K-1350 wheel grabber. The extender allows a technician to safely remove wheels from vehicles on a floor lift. The Kiene wheel grabber is used for removing seized wheels from heavyduty tractors, trailers and buses, as well as Ford Super Duty vehicles. It aids in the removal of even the most stubborn seized wheels. With the “extender” in place, the vehicle does not have to be taken off the lift to remove a seized wheel. www.kienediesel.com

Aftermarket app Dana Holding Corp. has released its first iPad application for aftermarket customers. The free app provides product and service information and is available for download from the iTunes App Store by searching “Spicer for iPad.” According to Dana, the app features calculators, a literature library, and an easy-to-use graphic interface. A driveline angle calculator helps determine the appropriate driveline angle in order to ensure performance, safety, and proper driveline functionality. www.dana.com

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


shop tool guide

Lift alternatives R

otary Lift has updated its Mod30 inground lift with two new saddle adapters and other design updates to offer greater clearance and flexibility, the company said. The Mod30 uses either two or three hydraulic posts to lift vehicles. A new lower-profile version of Rotary Lift’s patented universal saddle adapter for the front post offers the same reach as the standard saddle while providing greater clearance between the lift and the truck. For the rear post, the company is now offering a “six-pack” adapter featuring six receptacles that can hold multiple inserts that swivel 360 deg. as well as slide left and right to allow users to lift the vehicle at recommended spots. Technicians can operate the Mod30 while standing at an upright control console, which also provides lift status, operation and maintenance information, online training guides,

Webb Wheel gets social To increase the ease with which its customers can locate information, Webb Wheel Aftermarket has added Android and BlackBerry Playbook apps to its social media offerings. The company can now be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and by downloading the Webb iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry Playbook applications. Through these media sources, commercial vehicle operators, maintenance personnel, and parts distributors can easily view current procedural information, part number interchanges and specifications, and a growing library of technician training tools, all of which can be helpful to their operation.

Go to

Acid spill neutralization kit

T The Mod30 uses either two or three hydraulic posts to lift vehicles. and programmable wheelbase settings to save technicians time. A complete line of parallelogram lifts has capacities up to 100,000 lbs. and platform lengths from 26 to 48 ft. long. All are now available with a wash bay lift package that is said to maximize available bay space and improve product life. www.rotarylift.com

Webb is a manufacturer of wheel end components with expertise and data concerning the spec’ing and maintaining of hubs, drums and rotors for medium and heavy trucks, trailers and buses. www.webbwheel.com

Cleaning tools Cleaning the most common electrical connectors and connections is easier, thanks to a new terminal maintenance set from IPA Tools. The set contains the tools needed to clean and maintain connections and connectors used in applications that include Deutsch, Cannon, 7 round pin trailer harnesses, weather packs, bullet connectors, and common ABS sensor and power connectors. Included in the set are two sizes of

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

he Pig battery acid spill kit from New Pig Corp. offers everything needed to safely neutralize, contain and clean up a battery acid spill quickly. Available in see-thru bins for quick inventory inspections, the kit contains Pig socks, loose absorbents, and wipers formulated specifically for neutralizing and cleaning up battery acid. Personal protection equipment and a full face shield is also included. The kit features builtin handles for “grab-and-go” spill response. It mounts easily to a wall or can fit onto most shelves. www.newpig.com

flat male and female terminal cleaners and two gold 7 round pin socket harness cleaners. www.ipatools.com

Safety paint To help keep work environments safe and bright, PlastiKote offers its reformulated premium fluorescent line of aerosol paints. The paints come with PlastiKote’s “twist and spray” technology, which features a twist and lock cap to make spray painting easier. The paints come in stop light red (FL-6), go green (FL-7), pink (FL-8), caution orange (FL-9), and yellow (FL-10). They are available for safety markings, warning signs and other high-visibility applications. www.plastikote.com

American Trucker/April 2013 23


shop tool guide

Service tools O

ver time, dual steel wheels absorb a lot of debris, road salts, and other chemicals from the nation’s roadways. The result is oftentimes a rusted and bonded condition. The dual wheel separator from Ken-Tool is designed to eliminate the pounding and prying necessary to separate the duals. Ideal for use on nearly any dual steel wheel truck, bus or van, the separator slips between the frozen wheels and uses the power of a screwdriven pusher to force them apart, the company said. The innovative pusher is ball bear-

The dual wheel separator is ideal for prying apart frozen wheels. ing-driven for near-zero turning resistance, and its one-piece design ensures that it won’t fall apart

Next Step troubleshooting

N

oregon Systems has added critical updates to its JPRO Commercial Fleet Diagnostics solution. The updated version is available to current JPRO license holders with an active support agreement. It includes expanded coverage for Haldex ABS, enhanced graphical gauges on the key data points and data monitor screens, new wizard for easy initial setup of JPRO Fleet Diagnostics, and links to contact Noregon support or sales from within the application. The new Next Step service

Lens restoration Automotive International offers a lens restoration kit that is said to restore headlights in about 30 minutes. The ValuGard Nite Brite system is a threestep process. First, a technician cleans the lens and then wet sands the surface using 600 grit and then 1,000 grit paper. Following a cleaning, the U.V. protector

24 American Trucker/April 2013

Noregon’s fleet service kit incorporates the JPRO Fleet Diagnostics system.

spray is applied. The protectant is 60% solid content, making it durable and resistant to both U.V. rays and road debris. The final step is to cure the coating with the special curing lamp. “Headlight lens damage takes place gradually and . . . often the driver doesn’t notice how much illumination they have lost,” said Tim Brune, the company’s technical director. www.valugard.net

during use. It is heat-treated for long-lasting strength and durability. Tool components, which have a black oxide or bright nickel-plated finish for rust and corrosion resistance, are laser-etched for easy identification. The forcing screw, pushers and pullers have powerful 11/8 in. diameter x 11 threads for years of reliable service, Ken-Tool said. A new tire bar from Ken-Tool is said to offer improved strength over previous models in a lightweight design. The T45AS Super Duty Tubeless Truck Tire Iron is 52-in. long and utilizes a 7/8-in. shaft for strength and durability. It has 40% greater leverage than the T45A and the T45AC models. www.kentool.com

information module, which is also included, provides direct navigation to service information. JPRO Next Step automatically ties diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) to repair information. Once a DTC is found, technicians click on the Next Step logo (located on the JPRO launch bar within the home screen) and a new window opens containing service information associated with the specific DTC. The information displayed includes Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connect.net troubleshooting data. www.jprofleetproducts.com

Extra protection Galeton’s new maX HD gloves feature neoprene and rubber protection points at the knuckle and palm for extra protection and lower risk of impact injuries. Spandex finger crotches provide ease of movement and ventilation. The gloves also come with a terry brow-wipe and adjustable cinch strap wrist. www.galeton.com

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


shop tool guide

Refrigeration check A

programming tool from Thermo King is designed to help technicians improve diagnostic speed and accuracy when servicing the Thermo King Precedent transport refrigeration unit. ThermoServ includes an updated user interface that is easier to navigate and offers an intuitive design for quick and easy learning, the company said. A direct connection to the refrigeration unit provides faster speeds than series connections and uses standard USB cables. ThermoServ combines both the function of the Wintrac reportingbased utility program for data loggers and Thermo King OptiSet+, an automatic temperature profile con-

Technicians can quickly identify issues using data from ThermoServ. figuration utility, in a single tool for simplicity and consistency. According to Thermo King, enhanced data analysis capabilities allow users to easily refine data by type, quickly search for specific error code or conditions, and customize graphs to show exact time periods or conditions. Integrated help files eliminate the need for a paper manual. www.thermoking.com

Battery status monitor P

hillips Industries has unveiled the next generation of its V-Check battery status indicator. The device provides an immediate signal of available battery power. The V-Check II digitally monitors the state of power for any battery, particularly liftgate batteries, to ensure all work can be performed, Phillips said. If a signal of less than optimum power is displayed, the battery can be charged before a situation occurs where battery power is required but not available. The V-Check II features a large

Go to

display surface for the digital readout of the battery state of charge. Both the voltage measurement and percentage of battery life remaining appear every 15 seconds. The Go/No-Go LED light feature instantly shows if the battery is ready to complete the day’s work. Green indicates available power of 12.6V to greater than 15V; yellow indicates power between 12.4V and 12.5V; and red indicates power below 12.3V. www.phillipsind.com

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Lighting catalog Grote Industries’ 244-page lighting systems catalog includes information not always found in conventional parts listing materials. “We know that to stay current, a printed catalog needs to be produced to harmonize with and link to information found on websites and other media platforms,” said Tom Draper, marketing manager. “We feel it’s important to provide solutions that go beyond specific products in order to help distributors and fleets realize productivity and profitability solutions that go beyond hardware solutions.” The catalog includes product lines and retains much of the material and format of its previous versions but adds QR codes. www.grote.com

Adjustable pole The TPM-12 telescoping light pole from Larson Electronics is an industrial-grade product designed to make it easy to position shop lighting. It can be permanently attached to walls, supports and flat surfaces. The adjustable light pole provides a highly convenient method of mounting lighting, speakers, and similar devices, and elevating them up to 12 ft. in height. www.magnalight.com

Heaters brochure The Racor Div. of Parker Hannifin Corp. has published a brochure on heaters for fuel and coolant applications. According to the company, all diesel fuels (other than #1 diesel) contain dissolved waxes. At cold temperatures wax crystallizes, leading to fuel gelling and filter plugging. These changes greatly reduce fuel flow, adversely affecting the operability of vehicles. It is necessary to utilize an efficient fuel heating system for all cold weather applications. The brochure details a number of heater types that combat this. www.parker.com/racor

American Trucker/April 2013 25


shop tool guide

Parts counter L

ista International’s modular “issue counter” maximizes usable storage and workspace and is designed for quick-moving items within a maintenance shop or repair operation. The counter is configured with Lista’s modular, high-density drawer and shelf storage cabinets, and can be paired with butcher block, steel or plastic laminate countertops. The cabinets provide clean, safe storage for a diverse array of items of different sizes and shapes such as hardware, tools and repair parts while allowing easy and fast retrieval, the

The counter design makes it easy for technicians to access items. company said. There is ample space on top for computer workstations, reference materials, and parts. When the drawers are closed, the handles are flush with the cabinet housing so nothing protrudes to snag clothing. Drawers feature either a 440- or 165-lb. load capacity (depending on drawer size), are available in six different full sidewall heights for maximum cubic storage capacity, and have 100% full extension. www.listaintl.com

Diagnostic tool charging 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 where it can charge for the next use. “The new Verus Pro docking and charging station is designed for simple drop-in docking, making for fast grab-and-go portability,” said Mark Schaefer, director of marketing, Snap-on Diagnostics. With a 15-pin video connector, technicians can hook up to their external big-screen monitor to display

26 American Trucker/April 2013

Tow attachment Maintenance technicians routinely work on tractors and trailers that may need to be towed around the property or into the shop. Tow Your Own is a company dedicated to making that job easier. The company’s Model 10 and Model 20 all-purpose fifth wheel wreckers add versatility to its portable towing systems. The system gives the user a flip-down 2x2-in. receiver hitch that allows for additional towing options and attachments. Users can now tow with pintle hook, hitch pin, ball or virtually any attachment system that can install into a 2x2-in. hitch. www.towyourown.com

Brake diagnostics

Diagnostic coverage of antilock brake systems (ABS) is now available in the ProLink iQ and Pocket iQ handheld diagnostic devices from Nexiq Technologies. With the introduction of the ABS Suite, the ProLink iQ is now a full-service brake scan tool, providing connectivity to tractors and trailers utilizing the SAE J1587 protocol. The complete ABS kit comes with a J560 PLC seven-way adapter (also available separately) that allows direct connection to a trailer without the tractor. With access to an array of tests, techs can quickly obtain a diagnosis of brake systems. www.nexiq.com

Welding system

Verus Pro 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

Miller Electric Mfg. offers the Millermatic 350P aluminum MIG welder. The unit includes a dedicated aluminum welding power source with a true torque push-pull design, electronic wire spool brake, trigger schedule select, and synergic capabilities in both MIG and pulsed MIG settings. Its design gives the operator the ability to tailor the arc to the weld by adjusting machine performance at the point-ofuse, eliminating concerns over wire feed consistency. www.millerwelds.com

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Your World is Mobile.

SO ARE WE.

Fleet Owner provides breaking news, monthly management content, blogs, and video – speciďŹ cally designed for the phone and tablet experience.

Free Downloads Now Available for your iPad and iPhone. Search for Fleet Owner in the App Store.


spotlight on an Do you stock any parts for your trucks or purchase as needed? If you stock parts, which ones?

BY TIMOTHY BRADY

In many small towns across America, the spirit of being an entrepreneur gets passed down from generation to generation. In the case of WheelWheels, that spirit is evident even in its name: That’s what the Petty brothers, Raymond, Tim and Kenneth, yelled as little boys when they spotted one of the 18-wheelers their truck mechanic grandfather worked on. Those boys grew up to run Wheel-Wheels Trucking, a small trucking company.

What is the primary focus of your business? Our focus is to make a living and be independent.

Tires, brakes, lights, seals, oil and lubricants are kept on hand, with other parts purchased on an asneeded basis.

Wheel-Wheels Trucking Owner: Raymond Petty In business: 23 years Location: Kenton, TN Wheel-Wheels Trucking is a family-owned company specializing in dry van freight running regular and ondemand routes.

How is maintenance handled? We do 80% of our maintenance ourselves and 20% of it is jobbed out. All of our major repairs are jobbed out.

What are three challenges you face with your maintenance program? How do you resolve each of these? Three challenges we face are cost, yard checks and driver checks. We resolve these by budgeting; we go behind the drivers in the yard to double-check, and we hold regular drivers’ meetings pressing the issue of checking the trucks.

How do you handle the maintenance on your trucks and/or trailers to minimize downtime? What are your mileage/time intervals on preventive maintenance? We do 30,000-mi. checks on trailers or preventive maintenance every three months. We also do oil changes once a month on average, plus regular checks in the yard when they come in. We service each truck every 12,000 to 15,000 mi.

28 American Trucker/April 2013

Go to

When does the company determine it’s time to replace a truck or trailer? When the cost of the repair is more than the truck is worth, then we replace it.

What are your specifications for your trucks? Older, pre-emissions trucks.

Are you able to find these on the used market? Or do you purchase used and customize them to your specs? Yes—sometimes. Wheel-Wheels has specific trucks that meet strict California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards, and we lease CARB-complaint trailers with all the SmartWay technology. These make all of our runs to the West Coast.

How do you ensure good mileage from tires? We watch the air pressure and shocks closely and keep trailer loads light.

What programs do you have in place to ensure compliance for your trucks and or trailers? We have regular drivers’ meetings, and we’ll put trucks out of service, even over small things. We’ll also fix the problem immediately. EDITOR’S NOTE: “Spotlight on an American Trucker “ is a monthly feature that aims to bring American Trucker’s readership to life by putting names and faces alongside successes.

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Circle 5 on reply card


focus on...

Batteries

Commercial vehicle battery needs continue to evolve, notes Todd Biggs, director of aftermarket parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America, supplier of the Alliance Truck Parts line of batteries. “In today’s trucks, batteries are obviously still used for cold cranking power,” he says. “However, deeper discharge capabilities and cycling characteristics are also needed to operate a growing array of onboard auxiliary equipment.” The expanding number of electronic accessories and systems on vehicles can have a big impact on batteries, relates Maria OrlandoKrick, marketing manager of Specialty Markets at EnerSys, maker of Odyssey batteries. “The small currents that truck batteries have to deliver continuously have a large effect,” she says. “The cumulative amp-hours extracted from a battery can be significant,” Orlando-Krick explains further. “For example, if the engine is inactive for a long enough time, parasitic loads will drain the battery to discharge. At that point they are unable to maintain a voltage that is high enough for proper operation of electronic equipment, and the battery will not be able to provide enough power to turn over the engine.” Another demand on today’s technology is the growing number of idling restrictions across the country that further increase power demands on truck accessories. These needs have led truck battery manufacturers to develop absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries that offer both cranking power and deep cycle reserve power. AGM technology was used originally in military aircraft because of its reliability and resistance to vibration. Manufacturers point out those attributes, and the ability to provide power even at very low temperatures, make the technology a perfect fit for commercial vehicles. In commercial truck operation, according to Johnson Controls, AGM batteries can incorporate features to extend battery life in tough applications, such as reducing corrosion. In addition, there are no restrictions on mounting the batteries, giving vehicle OEMs added design flexibility.

Interstate Batteries also focuses on offering deep cycling, faster recharging and stronger starting products. The company is rolling out its new 810 CCA 31AGM7 battery for trucks. Featuring Interstate’s Pure Matrix Power solution, the battery utilizes a combination of pure non-alloy lead and an extra-thin plate design. Johnson Controls, which just debuted a new Eveready-branded truck battery, says its Group 31 dualpurpose AGM provides both starting and deep cycle performance for commercial trucks. The battery is rated at 825 CCA. Exide’s latest offering is the RoadForce AGM 200 battery for trucks, which is available in either 925 or 700 CCA ratings. In addition, the manufacturer says the RoadForce has two times better cycling and 40% greater charge acceptance compared to conventional battery designs. EnerSys has rebranded its line as the Odyssey Extreme Series to differentiate between existing products and new batteries that offer cranking and deep cycle reserve power. For fleets, the 31-PC2150 model is available with a 1,150 CCA rating. Alliance Truck Parts makes available a dualpurpose AGM deep FOR MORE INFORMATION, cycle battery designed VISIT THESE WEB SITES: for day cab, sleeper and ALLIANCE TRUCK PARTS vocational truck applica- www.alliancetruckparts.com tions. The battery is rated 925 CCA (at 0 deg. F). ENERSYS Trojan Batter y’s www.odysseybattery.com OverDrive AGM 31 is a 730 CCA heavy-duty EXIDE battery that the com- www.exide.com pany says is designed to provide ample cranking INTERSTATE BATTERIES power and meet higher www.interstatebatteries.com and growing hotel load JOHNSON CONTROLS needs. All-makes AGM www.johnsoncontrols.com batteries from TRP Parts include tightly packaged NAPA separators that resist www.napaonline.com vibration. Fiberglass strands in the plate sur- TRP PARTS faces lock active materi- www.trpparts.com als to the plates, improving cycling and leading TROJAN BATTERY to longer battery life, the www.trojanbattery.com company says.

30 American Trucker/April 2013

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

C

Electrical demands require more power

Go to


Scan this with your mobile device for more information.


readers’ r igs

This month’s featured trucks... S end us a photo for judging in our monthly Readers’ Rigs showcase. Each month’s winner gets entered into the championship round, with the Grand Champion Reader Rig selected and profiled in American Trucker’s December issue.

Dept. of Highways

Email your truck pictures to:

Lake County, IN

SEAN KILCARR EMAIL: sean.kilcarr@penton.com TELEPHONE: 7035691829

Paradise Trucking Corp. Almond, WI

Walters Buildings Allenton, WI

32 American Trucker/April 2013

Go to

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


marketplace

for trucks, trailers, parts and services from dealerships across the US and Canada MARCH 2013 EAST

Go to

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 33


R RO OS SS SV VI IL LL LE E ,, G GE EO OR RG GI IA A

70,000 SQUARE FEET OF TIRES 22 FT. HIGH. SAME DAY SHIPMENTS

PAYING PAYING TOO TOO MUCH MUCH FOR FOR TRUCK TRUCK TIRES? TIRES? NEW Aluminum Wheels Available CALL FOR PRICING!

11R22.5 295/75R22.5 11R24.5 285/75R24.5

CHECK US OUT BEFORE YOU BUY TIRES - 60,000 TIRES IN STOCK SAME DAY SHIPMENTS

Steer Tires

Drive Tires

Trailer Tires

$325.00 $325.00 $339.00 $335.00

$345.00 $345.00 $359.00 $359.00

$310.00 $310.00 $319.00 $319.00

* Prices Include Freight & Federal Excise Taxes. Freight Prepaid On (8) Or More Tires East Of The Rockies. For Orders West Of The Rockies: Call For Prices We Accept: American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Car Care One, Com-Check & Wire Transfers

Call: 1-800-768-0020 Ask For Ron Visit Us On The Web At: www.diprimatire.com 34 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


REMINDER

Call FLEETCO For Specialized Trailers!!!

615-259-0088 Contact: Judd Harnage

ITE

M YNA

D

900 Visco Dr. • Nashville, TN 37210 www.fleetco.net E-mail: jharnage@fleetco.net

New 2012 Trail King Lowboy, 55-ton Capacity, Pony Motor, Wheel Covers, New Style High Lift Gooseneck, Reinforced for Stinger, T OU RICE Long in the Well W O P BL

$$PECIAL PRICING!

New 2013 Trail King Pneumatic Tanker, 1,000 cu. ft., Aluminum Wheels, Sand or Cement

New 2013 Manac Combo Flatbeds, 48x102, Sliding Winches, Tool Box, LEDs, Load Gauge

New Trail King Stingers, 4th Flip Axle, Booster Extension Arm, LED lights, Regulator

$$PECIAL PRICING!

(5) Used 2002 Transcraft Combo Flatbeds, 48x102, Bulkhead, Spring Sliding Suspension

New 2013 Trail King TK 70 SA, 35-Ton Capacity Sliding Axle Lowboy, Upgraded Winch, Plenty of Tie-Downs, LEDs

New Manac Darkwing Aluminum Flatbeds, 48x102, Tool Box, Cargo Hands, Load Gauge, etc

$$PECIAL PRICING!

New Manac Steel Flatbed, 48x102, Galvanized, Winch Track and (12) Sliding Winches Roadside, Spread Axle, Available Now

New 2013 Wabash Duraplates, 53x102, Air Ride, Swing Doors, Hendrickson Suspension, 22.5 lp Tires – AVAILABLE NOW !!!

Go Go to to American AmericanTrucker Trucker.com .com for for used used equipment equipment listings listings

New 2013 Manac Combo Stepdecks, 48x102, Winches, In-Floor Move-able Securement, Tool Box, CALL NOW !!

American American Trucker/ Trucker/April April 2013 2013 -- East East 35 35


WG W.G. Mears and Company INSURANCE M a division of Dick, Johnson & Jefferson, Inc.

W.G. Mears and Company celebrating 40 years of service! (A Florida Company)

Working with YOU to Insure Success…

WIEGAND LINERS INSTALLATION & REPAIR WIEGAND LINER GLOVE?

Your Truck Insurance Market • Personalized Service • Premium Financing Available • Commercial Auto Liability • Physical Damage • Cargo • NEW COMPETITIVE MARKET Petroleum Hauler Program

(800) 226-8606 Bradenton, Florida (941) 756-6958 Fax (941) 756-5788 e-mail: judya@djjinc.com Serving FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, AL Since 1973

THE GLOVE stops material from working forward, stops contamination, stops corrosion under the liner and reduces overall liner maintenance.

WIEGAND LINERS NOW OFFERING SIDE SKIRTS GREEN WING AERODYNAMIC SIDE SKIRTS GREEN WING fairings are designed to provide the highest fuel economy at the lowest cost, delivering 5.2 % fuel savings. Saving you $30 to $40 for each 1000 miles. Weighing less than 200 lbs. Depending on the yearly mileage skirts can return your investment in one year.

• Excavating Program • Commercial Drivers Legal Plan

36 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

CALL US FOR A FREE QUOTE: 800-383-8843 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.wiegandliners.com Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


TRUCK & TRAILER TIRES We can save you money on tires.

IMPORT STEER TIRES

11R22.5 .......... $289.00 11R24.5 .......... $329.00 295/75R22.5 ... $279.00 285/75R24.5 ... $339.00

DROP DECK TRAILER TIRES 255/70R22.5

IMPORT TRAILER TIRES

11R22.5 .......... $279.00 11R24.5 .......... $299.00 295/75R22.5 ... $269.00 285/75R24.5 ... $285.00

IMPORT DRIVE TIRES

11R22.5 .......... $299.00 11R24.5 .......... $339.00 295/75R22.5 ... $309.00 285/75R24.5 ... $339.00

IMPORT ........... $229.00 KUMHO ........... $319.00 TOYO ............... $349.00 YOKOHAMA..... $355.00

APRIL SPECIALS

Kumho Drive 11R24.5 .....................................$435.00 Toyo Steer 11R22.5 ..........................................$415.00 Sumitomo Steer 385/65R22.5..........................$559.00 General All-Position 11R24.5 .........................$479.00 Toyo Steer 285/75R24.5 ...................................$429.00 Goodyear Drive 11R24.5..................................$519.00

Call Us For Prices On All Sizes & Brands

F.E.T. Included In Our Price, Freight Paid On Order Of (8) Or More Tires We Deliver Most Destinations In 1-3 Days

1-800-231-2295 Ext. 3

www.rudolphtrucktire.com Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

* Prices subject to change without notice * Extended service areas could be subject to fuel surcharge

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 37


#1 Liner Worldwide 100% Made In The U.S.A.

OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED • handles “any temperature” asphalt THE ORIGINAL • LIFETIME WARRANTY QUICKSILVER • outlasts other liners

• materials release quickly, smoothly Also available: UHMW DURAPRO

5 Year Warranty

AVAILABLE FOR DUMP BODIES, TRAILERS AND ROLLOFFS

LININGS, INC. 800-939-1016

See Us For All Your Lining Needs at www.liningsinc.com C ALL F OR A Q UOTE

CENTRAL INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. IS

Your Truck Insurance Specialist “W ITH C ENTRAL ,

YOU ’ RE NOT

JUST BUYING TRUCK INSURANCE ,

YOU ’ RE BUYING PEACE OF MIND .”

1-800-767-6062

301-431-4940

2930 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783

PROUDLY SERVING MARYLAND, VIRGINIA & DELAWARE AREA TRUCKERS FOR OVER 25 YEARS. PROUDLY REPRESENTING

38 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


1-877-295-4756 Rent By The Day/Rent By The Month/Rent To Own

507-847-3664

-We Make It Easy- Immediate Delivery Available

#C192

#F377

1984 Peterbilt 359 Day Cab 13 Spd. Cummins Big Cam #F421

#F243

1996 Volvo WIA, T/A Detroit, Others Avail.

515 Horse

#B750

#D947

2007 Freightliner Day Cab, 1998 Western Star, Detroit Series 60, 515 hp Cat Power, 13 Spd., 490hp

#D163

#F311

#D414

#F459

#B592C

#B251

#F085

#F128

#A477

Pole Utility Trailer

#B308

RENT TO OWN

2002 International 4900 6x4 Dump Truck Pusher Axles, Heavy Specs

Free Satellite Locator System

#F562

Rent To Own - We Make It Easy

1990 Ford F900 6x6 2001 Sterling L7500, Diesel Aluminum Box Van, Roll-Up Door Vac Truck, Low Miles

CAT

Cat 1693TA, Checks Excel.........$8,500x Cat3116, 275HP, as is...................$3500 3208N Cat Motor-210HP............ $2,500x Cat 3406B PEEC, Test Excel......$4,000x Cat 3412E, 750/820HP................$CALL Cat C11, Test Excel....................$9,500x C15 Acert, 435-550HP...............$7,500x C15 Acert, 650HP....................$16,500x Cat C15Acert, Low Hours........$17,500x Cat C7, 210HP............................$6,500x

CUMMINS

1st Payment $6,810 Monthly Rental $2,880 8 Months - You Own It! Your Word Is Your Bond

MACK 237HP, Good Runner..................$2,750x EM6-237, 235HP.........................$2,750x EM6-237, 235HP.........................$3,000x EM6-250, 250HP.........................$3,000x EM6-250, 250HP........................$3,000x EM6-250L, 250HP.......................$3,000x EM7, 300HP................................$5,000x END673, 235HP..........................$2,500x END673P, Tested Good..............$2,000x END675, 235HP..........................$2,750x

#B303

DETROIT

MISC DIESEL & GAS ENGINES 4 Cyl Diesel, 42hp.........................$5,000 7.5 Hokaj/11451D, 10.05hp..........$2,000 V1903-E, 41.5hp.........................$3,500

RENT TO OWN

#F270

1985 JCB 1400B Backhoe *PARTING OUT* Call For More Information 2000 New Holland LB75 Backhoe #C410

#D439

Interest Free

2006 Caterpillar 930G **PARTING OUT**

1994 Case 9020 Call Today For Details

Galbreath USEX-174 Rolloff Also Available Many V-B ox Sanders Available

Stellar Hooklift Shuttle Model 108-1120-20,000Lb. Rating w/ a 54” Hook Height, Exc.Cond.

Masport HXL 400WV Vacuum/Pressure Pump- Swenson 12/13yd Material Spreader18” Hydraulic Spinner-Good Condition Integral Valve-Exc. Cond.............$7,500

Snow/Ice Control Equipment

INTERNATIONAL

VOLVO

MANY MORE ENGINES ON HAND, ALL PRICES EXCHANGE

No Credit Check

#F139...1983 Load King Belly Dump

6.9L, 175HP.................................$1,500x Cummins 6CTA 8.3L.................. $5,750x DT466E, 230hp...........................$4,500x Cummins 8.3L, 210HP..............$5,000x DT466E,195hp...........................$4,500x ISB275 5.0L................................ $4,000x Max Force 13,A475hp...............$16,500x Cummins ISM, 410HP............... $12,500x Cummins ISX, 450HP.................$8,500x N-14 Celect Plus, 500HP..............$6,500x N-14 Celect Plus, 400HP..............$6,500x VED12D, 435HP, Excel............$9,500

11.1 DDEC II 350HP.................$3,000x 11.1 DDEC II 350HP.................$3,000x 11.1 DDEC II 350HP...................$3,000x 11.1 DDEC II 320/350hp............$3,000x 11.1 DDEC II 350hp...................$3,000x 11.1 DDEC II 320/350HP............$3,000x 11.1 DDEC IV 365HP..................$4,500x 12.7 DDEC I 400hp ....................$2,750x 14.0 DDEC5 490/515HP............$6,500x

#F168....1983 Fruehauf Lowboy #B251....2000 Fontaine 48’ Air Ride 2005 Smithco Side Dump #F128....1974 Detach Drop Deck #A477....1985 Wilson 46’ Flatbed 5/ 2000-2005’s T/A & Tri’sAvail.

* We Have In Stock * Final Drives * Wheels * * Complete Drive Axles * Attachments * *Grapples * Hot Saws * Processor Heads * * Transmissions * Cabs * Buckets * * Tracks * Hydraulic Cylinders *

Tag Trailers

1984 Lodemaster Belly Dump 15 21 Tri’s & T/A’s In Stock #F505

#F168

Parting Out 300+ Pieces of Heavy Equipment

More Available

#D728

2012 Dragon Vac Tanker Others Available

#D408

1998 Ottawa YT-30 2003 J & J Self Contained #D408....1997 Dynaweld Tag Several Others Avail. Pushout Trailer, 2 Avail. #F085....1985 Ditch Witch Tag S/A& T/A Dollies

1996 Ford Day Cab 1997 Ford Super Duty Many Others In Stock Bucketboom, Others In Stock #F115

2003 Clement End Dump, 1977 Polar SS 4500 w/Pump, 2010 Agralite Grain Trailer 2012 Appalachin Several Others Available Dump Trailer Great for 28% & 32% Air Ride, Lightweight

#B311

#F339

Other Booms Available

*Blades & Plows up to 22’ *V-Body Sanders & SpreadersSlide in & Frame Mount1yd to 12 yd *Belly Blades Balzer 4000 Gallon Hooklift Vacuum IMT 8031/36 Knuckleboom w/Midship *V-Plows *Tailgate Spreaders Winch,Good Condition.$8250.00 Tank-Tank is Baffled..............$14,750

Large Inventory Of Transmissions: 1,000’s of Makes & Models Call For Details

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Cat C15 Acert Motors Cat C16 Motor LOW HOURS

$$CALL$$ American Trucker/April 2013 - East 39


888-493-4858 rifetruckparts.com

Heavy Duty Quality & Service!

FREIGHTLINER NEW PARTS AVAILABLE • EATON/FULLER

MONTHLY OIL CHANGE & CLUTCH INSTALLATION SPECIALS TOWING NOW AVAILABLE

• ROCKWELL

CLOSED SATURDAYS

GOOD USED INSPECTED AVAILABLE

INSTALLATION AVAILABLE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

CUSTOM REBUILDS You’re the Boss!

Republic Truck Sales Ted Wilson Sales - Rentals - Leasing - Parts - Service

USED TRUCK CENTER Ð DETROIT

37750 NORTHLINE RD. ~ ROMULUS, MI ¥ 48174

800-292-5565 Cell: 502-664-8684

INTERNATIONAL

TM

2000 Coopers Lane, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

(800) 245-0282

Authorized Capacity Dealer

www.republictrucksales.com PRE-EMISSION

New 2013 Capacity TJ5000 / Off Road Cummins 6.7T3 Eng, Allison 3500 Fuel SaverA/C, Dura Ride Suspension, and more. 3 in stock ............................ Call

2006 Capacity DOT, PRE Emission, Hours 11,800, Cummins ISB02 @ 215 hp, Allison RDS 3000, Ridge, New Tires .......................Sale Price $49,500

2005 Capacity TJ5000 DOT (Street Legal), C-7 CAT, Remanufactured 1 Year Warranty, A/C, Dura-Ride, New Paint, New Tires .... Sale Price $54,300

2007 Capacity TJ6500 Tandem, Eng. Hours 15,892, Cummins ISB 07, Allison RDS (Reman), A/C ....... $63,500

40 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

2011 International Prostar: 73” Dbl. Bunk, International MaxxForce 430 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 236” W.B., 12,350# FA, 40,000# RA

2009 International Prostar: 73” Hi Rise Pro Slpr., Cummins ISX 435 hp, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 226” W.B., 12,000# FA, 40,000# RA

2010 International Prostar: 2010 International 4300: Navistar 73” Sky Rise Pro Slpr., Cummins MaxxForce DT 255 hp, ISX 435 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.55 Ultrashift Trans., Spring Susp., Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, 224” W.B., 24’x102”x96”, All Steel Wheels, 12,350# FA, 40,000# RA 12,000# FA, 21,000# RA

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


SAM’S RIVERSIDE TRUCK PARTS WE’VE MOVED! • 4100 Vandalia Rd Des Moines IA 515-265-1656 • WE’VE MOVED!

800-599-9551

www.samsriverside.com

2004 International 8600 Day Cab Tractor Cummins ISM 370 hp, Fuller FRO 15210C Trans., Tandem Axle, Air Ride, Clean Well Maintained, Ready To Go To Work, Only 325K Miles, 168’’ W.B. .................... $26,900

2005 International 8600 Day Cab Tractor Cummins ISM 370 hp, Fuller FRO 15210C,Tandem Axle, Air Ride, Clean Well Maintained, Ready To Go To Work, Only 531K Miles ...................................... $23,900

1991 International 4900 Chipper Dump, DT466, Auto,10’ Chipper Bed Dump, Single Man Altec Lift Bucket, 46’ Platform Height, 50’ Working Height, Ready To Go, Only 221,400 Miles ................................. $16,900

2006 Freightliner Columbia Non Sleeper Tractor, Mercedes 450 Hp , 10-spd., Air Ride, 295/75R 22.5 , Alum. Wheels, 173’’ W.B., Air Brakes, A/C, Ready To Go Good Miles 631,698........................................... $26,900

2006 Volvo VNL 630 Flat Top Sleeper, VED 12 435 hp, 10-spd. Autoshift, Air Ride, 295/75R22.5 Tires, Nice Clean Truck, 637,105 Miles ................................. $22,900

1996 International 4700 S/A Dump Truck With Snow Blade Mount , DT-466, Auto ...... ........................................................ $11,900

2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty, V-8 Gas Engine, Auto, Cube Van 16’ Supreme Box, Aluminum Ramp, Receiver Hitch, 225/75R16 Tires, Just Off Lease, 148,039 Miles, Runs Great .......... ........................................................ $10,900

2005 International 4300 S/A Tractor ,DT-466 230 hp, 6-spd., 153’’ W.B., C/A 84’’ , Tires 22.5- 70%, Aluminum Wheels, Air Brakes, 192,941 Miles, Ready To Go, Nice Clean Tractor ............................................ $16,900

2006 International 4400 With Stake Side Flatbed, IH DT-466 230 Hp, 6-spd. Fuller, 33K GVW Air Brakes, 283K Miles, Nice Just Off Lease Ready To Go ................... $18,900

2007 International 4400, IH DT-466 230 hp, Fuller 6-spd., 33K GVW, 26’ Soft Side Vanbody, Hyd Brakes, A/C, 208,293 Miles, Off Lease Ready To Go ....................$21,900

2010 Chevy Pickup Silverado K1500, 4X4, V-8 Gas, Auto, Tilt Wheel, A/C, Long Box, Has Been Inspected And Oil Changed, 116,579 Miles, Nice Clean Truck Ready To Go ............ $12,900

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

2006 Sterling 9500 Tractor CAT C-13 430 hp, FRO 15210C, Clean Ready To Go ... $26,900

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 41


1-877-544-3800 3155 S. Sawyer Rd. Saginaw, MI 48601

’02 Sterling L7500, ISM Cum., 280 hp, 9 spd., S/A tractor

’02 Ford F550 SD bucket truck, dsl., auto., 4x4, southern truck, HI-Ranger 40’ boom.

’00 Sterling L9500, ISM Cum., 9 spd., S/A, spg. susp., A/C, 11R22.5 steel whls, 56,106 orig. miles, a rare find!!

’00 Volvo VNL42T S/A day cab, Cum ISM 330/370, 10 spd., 3.08 ratio, 206,428 orig miles, $12,500

’00 Ford F750, 50’ Altec bucket truck, 3126 Cat, auto., 26,000 GVW, air brakes, no rust, clean southern truck

‘00 Freightliner FLD 120 Tandem Day Cab, white, ISM Cum., 300hp, 10 spd, good condition

’95 FTL FLD120 S/A, M11 Cum., 330 hp, 10 spd., air ride, 371,843 orig miles, $9,750.

IMT Model No. 24562 truck mounted hydraulic loader, 62’ reach, 5,000 lb capacity

Save Tons of Money, Buy Quality Used Parts Midwest Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. 10736 M-37 • Buckley, MI 49620

(231) 269-4100

See Our Inventory at www.midwesttractor.com

1996 Ford L8000, Cummins 8.3 275 hp, 2000 Mack CL713, 460 MACK, 13-Spd, Allison Auto. Trans., Spring Susp., 10Õ 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

1997 Volvo WG42F, Cummins M11 280 hp, 1999 Mac Alum. Quad Dump, 37 Foot, 10-spd. Auto Shift, Spring Susp., 11Õ 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

42 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Owner Operators

Shift To OD • Sign-On Bonus • Benefits Available • Lease/Purchase Program • Fuel Card • Home Nights • TAG Program

800-607-DRIVE Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 43


New, Used & Rebuilt Parts

We Ship Nationwide

@

NEW CAT OIL PANS $450

New Warehouse - More Inventory Than Ever! Hoods, Hoods & More Hoods Most Makes & Models In Stock Ready To Go!

WE BUY SALVAGE UNITS!! CALL TODAY!

Call (888) 257-3362 Today! AST GF

N GOI

KIN

OC LL L

FU

IFFS

GD

28 Years Of Service

SUPERIOR DIESEL

U.S. 30 WEST, WATERMAN, IL

(815) 264-3581 PARTS & SERVICE

(2) 2010 VOLVO 670’s Cummins ISX 485 hp, 61” Condo, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 217” W.B., Alum. Wheels, Stk #64416A Going Fast! ........Starting @ $59,900

(10) 2005 FREIGHTLINER CLASSIC 120 450 Mercedes, 13-spd., 215” W.B., 10 Alum., Full Locking Diffs, Wet Kits, Miles 585K-650K.................$39,900

(2) 2005 VOLVO 200 Volvo D12 365 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 162” W.B., Steel Wheels, A/C, P/S, Miles 333K-461K, Stk #88787 ........Starting @ $28,900

(7) 2005 VOLVO 630 Cummins ISX 450 hp, 61” Mid Roof Slpr., 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 215” W.B., A/C, P/S, Miles 670K-850K, Stk #88776 ........Starting @ $23,900

HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT SERVICE & MAINTENANCE ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭ ✭ Dump Re-flooring ✭ Frame Alteration ✭ Tractor-Trailer Brake & Susp. ✭ Wet Kits ✭ 5th Wheels ✭ Clutches ✭ Electrical ✭ Wreck Repair

✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

www.SyversonTruck.com 44 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

MO BILE REB U S HIN G HENDRICKSON SUSPENSIONS

DEALER FOR MERRITT TRAILERS WARRANTY • PARTS • SERVICE RENTAL • LEASING Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


11250 West 215th St. Lakeville, MN 55044 (866) 207-1776 2005 International 9200i, Cummins ISM 410 hp, PSO 14010S Trans., 4 Bag Air Ride Susp., 3.70 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, Clean Fleet Truck, Eagle Interior, 632,900 Miles, Stk #5380 .......... ......................................$18,500

2003 International 9200i, Cummins ISM 370 hp, PSO 14010C Trans., 4 Bag Air Ride Susp., 3.42 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, Low Miles, Dual Tanks, 263,000 Miles, Stk #5378 ........... $19,500

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, 340,000 Miles, Stk #5348 ......................................................................................$29,500

2004 International 7500, International DT530 300 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 4.11 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, 211” W.B., 19’ of Frame, 386,000 Miles, Stk #5370 ..................... $24,500

2007 Mack CXN613, Mack E7 Etech 460 hp, T318IR Trans., 4 Bag Air Ride Susp., 4.10 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, 228” W.B., Wet Kit, 543,000 Miles, Stk #4765 ... ......................................$47,500

FOR ALL YOUR USED PART NEEDS PLEASE ASK FOR BILL, TERRY, OR JOE NEW PARTS - USED PARTS - RECONDITIONED PARTS

MACK TRANSMISSIONS

EATON AND ROCKWELL REARS

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

MONTHLY SPECIALS Prices are as follows: Eaton: DS404 Front $1,000 DS402 Front $1,000 RS404 Rear $625 RS402 Rear $625 Rockwell: 20 145 Front $1,000 20 145 Rear $595 Many Other Models Available, All Prices Exchange

FULLER TRANSMISSIONS USED ENGINES All Prices Exchange MACK

E6 4 Valve .................... Starting @ $3,000 E6 2 Valve .................... Starting @ $2,750 E7 V-MAC .................... Starting @ $3,500 All Mack Engine Models Available

Exch. RTX14609B .................................... $1,500 RTX12609B .................................... $1,250 FRO15210C.................................... $1,750 RTLO15610B ................................. $1,500 RMX10135 and 145A .................... $1,500 Direct 9 speeds ................................ $495 RTLO16713A ..................................$2,500 Many other Models Available

DETROIT

NEW Aftermarket Mack Bumpers Mack CH @ $520

Series 60 11.1 & 12.7 Detroits.................. .................................. Starting @ $1,500

REAR END SPECIAL CRD92 Rebuilt.........$2,200 CRD92 Recon..........$1,575 CRD93 Rebuilt.........$1,550 CRD93 Recon..........$1,050 Ask For Warranties!

CUMMINS

Big Cam 3 & 4 ......................From $2,000 N14s & M11s ..........................Please Call

CAT

3406B ........................... Starting @ $2,000 3406E ........................... Starting @ $3,500

Many Other Engine Makes & Models Available. Please Call.

V-MAC ETEC III Engines

SPECIAL New and Used Steerable Pusher Axles

NATIONWIDE DELIVERY! NATIONWIDE DELIVERY! NATIONWIDE DELIVERY! Go Go to to AmericanTrucker.com for for used used equipment equipment listings listings

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 45

WE HAVE TRUCKS & TRAILERS FOR SALE OR LEASE • CALL FOR DETAILS

SPECIALIZING IN NEW, USED, & REBUILT MACK PARTS LARGEST SELECTION IN MIDWEST NATIONWIDE DELIVERY


9 ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE

RADIATORWORKS.COM HOURS 8:00am – 7:00pm EST

OPEN SATURDAYS

hEaVY DUTY RaDiaToR CoREs • SERPENTINE & FLAT FIN DESIGN • COPPER & STEEL FINS AvAILABLE • Anti-Clogging Cores • HIGH PERFORMANCE

Core Kits: GASKETS, NUTS, BOLTS & WASHERS

CNC PierCeD HeADers

CoPPer & steeL FiNs

hEaVY DUTY BolT-on REplaCEMEnTs

DETROIT • ATLANTA JOPLIN • LOS ANGELES

(no plasTiC TanKs)

KENWoRTh T600 / T800

fREighTliNER clAssic / flD120

oEM plAsTic TANK RADiAToR

All-METAl REplAcEMENT RADiAToR

EXTREME DUTY ChaRgE aiR CoolERs KENWoRTh W900

pETERBilT 379

• BAR & PLATE DESIGN • ZERO LEAK GUARANTEE • POWDER COAT FINISH

FREE

4 RoW UpgRADE

5 YEAR WARRANTY (BolT-oN DEsigNs)

TRUCK a/C paRTs

877-RaD-WoRK

hEaVY DUTY all METal RaDiaToRs

LIFETIME WARRANTY fan shRoUDs

OEM Quality standards

SAvE up To 50%

• sAnDen & AFterMArKet CoMPressors • PARALLEL FLOW CONDENSERS • RECEIvER DRIERS • ACCUMULATORS • EvAPORATORS

sTainlEss sTEEl CoolanT TUBEs OEM GuarantEEd Fit

LIFETIME WARRANTY

CorNer sUPPort reiNForCeMeNts 1/2”, 5/8” & 3/4” seAMLess tUBes

AXLE SURGEONS, INC. 1-800-227-2953 IN WISCONSIN OR NORTHERN ILLINOIS

INTERNATIONAL

USED TRUCK CENTER – COLUMBUS, OH TM

888-480-0856

www.axlesurgeon.com

Repair Worn Or Damaged Trailer Axles Repair Bent Drive Housing Spindles

SERVING YOUR AREA FOR OVER 20 YEARS WE COME TO YOU – HAVE MACHINE WILL TRAVEL

• • • •

Bearing Journals Repaired Threads Repaired Drive Spindle Replaced Oil Seal Surfaces Repaired

★ Trucks ★ Trailers ★ Motor Homes ★ One Ton & Up (NOT AFFILATED W/THE NATIONAL AXLE SURGEONS NETWORK®)

46 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

2011 International Prostar Premium: 2009 International Prostar Eagle: 56” Hi Rise Pro Slpr., International 73” Sky Rise Pro Slpr., Cummins ISX MaxxForce 13 410 hp, 10-spd., Air 435 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 224” W.B., Alum. Wheels, 228” W.B., 12,000# FA, 40,000# RA 12,350# FA, 40,000# RA

2011 International Prostar: 73” Hi Rise Pro Slpr., International MaxxForce 13 430 hp, 10-spd., 4 Bag Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, 248” W.B., 12,000# FA, 40,000# RA

2010 International Prostar: 73” Sky Rise Pro Slpr., Cummins ISX 435 hp, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, Alum. Wheels, 226” W.B., 13,200# FA, 40,000# RA

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR USED EQUIPMENT. ALL MAKES USED ENGINES IN STOCK.

849 Barricks Rd. - Louisville, KY 40229 USA Cash, Certified Check, Money Order

Offering You “Parts Link” Parts Locating Services

ENGINES SUBJECT

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

TO CORE CHARGES

Se Habla Español

ALL ENGINE OVERHAUL KITS International Cummins

Caterpillar

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 ENGINES ISC 8.3L EGR 350 HP CPL 3093 Lite Fire Dmg. w/Trans ................... $8,000 N-14 Runner 370 HP CPL 1807.............. $4,500 Exch. 903 Marine App. 347 HP CPL 0263 ................ $5,000 Series 60 DDEC 4 14L 372,000 Mi. ............. $5,500

RTLO 18913 Good Take Outs $3,200 EXCH. Like for Like Core Limited Qty!

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

DT466-$1,200

290 - 400 Premium $1,200 Call with ESN Premium Plus $1,250 SER60 New Reduced Price $2,400 Incl. Head Bolts and Dual NI $1,250 Cam Bearings N14 One-Piece Piston $1,695 N14 Two-Piece Piston $2,495

Detroit Mack

E6-4V $1,100

MORE PARTS SPECIALS NEW/REMAN TURBOS Cummins - ISX, ISM, N14 CAT - C15, 3406 B, E Detroit - SR60, DDEC 3, 4, & 5

NEW - 1 YEAR WARRANTY REMAN - 6 MONTHS WARRANTY

Polished ISX Cams ............. $595.00 New BC Camshaft .............. $425.00 Recond. Rods ....................... $99.00 Rebuilt ACC Drive ............... $295.00 DFC Lube Pumps................ $345.00 B/C Water Pump ................... $68.50 88NT Water Pump................. $70.50 N14 Water Pump ................... $90.50 New N14 Front Covers: $475 Used Front Covers: $175 & Up

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

Used Jake Brakes $750/Set & Up

New Oil Pans: $550 & Up

“New” & Used Flywheel Housings: Cummins • CAT • Detroit Available For All Truck Makes Steel & Alum. $250 & Up Made In U.S.A.

New Valves:

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 3406B ............. $1,450 Cummins ECMs Detroit DDE15 ........... ....................... $2,995 REPROGRAMMED ... $1,250 Exch. 60 Series .........$CALL REBUILT ECM .......$1,450 Exch. N14 ................. $1,950

CORES WANTED $ $ $ $ $ TOP DOLLARS PAID ON CORES $ $ $ $ $ CORES SOLD Go Go to to AmericanTrucker.com .com for for used used equipment equipment listings listings

American Trucker/April April 2013 2013 -- East East 47

EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR USED EQUIPMENT. ALL MAKES USED ENGINES IN STOCK.

800.552.5111


SALES • PARTS • RENTALS • SERVICE • LEASING Call one of our 13 locations listed below

Financing Available

www.HaleTrailer.com Online Inventory

• FEATURED EQUIPMENT IN STOCK - CALL NOW tock

tock

In S

In S

NEW East Genesis Frameless Dump Trailers 40’ x 102” x 72”, Air Ride Spread Susp., Alum. Wheels, 2 Way Gate. Genesis Hybrid Dumps Also In Stock

(8) Used 2003 Manac Plate Vans, 53’ x 102”, Air Ride Suspension, Swing Doors, Translucent Roof, Galvanized Rear Frame

NEW Polar APX9 Pneumatic Tanks 40’ x 96”, Air Ride Susp. 1,000 Cu. Ft., 3 Hopper, Alum. Wheels.

le ilab ’ Ava ’ & 48 5 4 in

tock

In S

NEW Peerless Open Top Walking Floors®, 45’ x 96”, Spring Suspension, Roll Tarp, Swing Doors

lats el F Ste Stock In

NEW East Alum. 48’ x 102” x 13’ Refuse Walking Floors® Spring Ride Susp., Keith HD #2299 Walking Floor® Installed

“HALE HAS IT!” N E W & U S E D V A N S I N S T O C K Hyundai Plates • In Stock • Priced Right!

(100) NEW Fontaine Velocity Flatbeds 48’ x 102”, Spring Slide Suspension, Bulkhead & Winches Included

R OLL U P D OOR VANS I N S TOCK

HD Paper Specs • Interior Width 101.5”

➜ (119) NEW Hyundai 53’x102”x13’6” HT Composite-XT Plates - Air Ride Alum. Roof, Plywood Roof Protection, Swing Doors, Vents, Tire Inflation System.

Swing & Roll Door Available • In Stock

Interior Width 101” • Composite Lined Interior

(20) 1996 - 1999 Dorsey 48’ Roll Up Door Vans (7) 2002 Strick 48’ Roll Up Door Vans (40) 1995 - 2002 Strick 53’ Roll Up Door Vans (10) 2000 Trailmobile 53’ Roll Up Door Vans

N EW & U SED R EEFERS I N S TOCK

(365) New Hyundai HY-Cube Dry Vans 53’ x 102” x 13’6”, Composite Lined Interiors, Air Ride Susp., Swing Doors, Tire Inflation System, In Stock

Hyundai Plates • In Stock • Priced Right!

Interior Width 101.5”

(49) Used 2002 Wabash Reefers, 45’ x 96”, Roll Up Door, Spring Susp, Thermo King Units. Also Available: (6)2002 Wabash Reefers, 48’x96”; TK Units (12) Great Dane Reefers, 48’x102”, Carrier Units

Ava For ilable Ren t

(45) Used 2006 & 2007 Wabash Reefers 53’x102”x13’6”, Air Ride, Carrier Units, Stainless Steel Rear Frame & Doors, Excellent Condition

(285) NEW Hyundai HT Composite Plate Vans 53’ x 102” x 13’6”, Alum Roof, Swing Doors, Tire Inflation System.

I N S T O C K -

tock

In S

E Q U I P M E N T

C A L L N O W

Parts & Service Available. Not Ready to BUY Today? Rent!! Voorhees, NJ 800.232.6535

Allentown, PA 800.383.8894

Springfield, MA 800.854.5306

48 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Portland, ME 800.325.4253

Albany, NY 800.854.5307

Walpole, MA 800.854.5310

Scranton, PA 800.569.1400

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


TRAILERS FOR SALE OR RENT

CALL NOW - BUY NOW - SAVE $$’s!! WWW.HALETRAILER.COM • WEIGHT LAWS ARE CHANGING - HEAVY HAULERS: WE

HAVE THE AXLES, JEEPS, FLIP BOXES

&

SPREADERS YOU NEED

E XTENDABLE C ENTRAL

E Q U I P M E N T I N S T O C K

(50+) NEW Manac Extendables 48’ - 80’ or 53’ - 90’, Tandem & Tri-Axle Susp. Available Also Available: 48’ & 53’ Steel Drop Deck Extendables Variety of New & Used Trailers In Stock.

(15+) NEW Manac Steel Single Drop Extendables 53’-71” x 102” Air Tri Axle Suspension

NEW Fontaine Double Drop & Double Drop Extendables, 29’-50’, 40 Ton Capacity, Air Ride, Mechanical & Hydraulic Necks Available 3rd Axle Capable, 255/70R22.5 Tires, Call

NEW LANDOLL 855C LOWBOY TRAILERS 26’ x 102”, 55 Ton Capacity, 19” Deck Height, 2 King Pin Settings, Outter Aluminum Wheels

NEW XL SPECIALIZED 40 TON DOUBLE DROPS 29’ x 102”, Air Ride Suspension, Mechanical Neck, 18” Deck Height

NEW Dorsey 60 Ton Steel Single Drops, 48’ x 102”, Air Tri-Axle Susp, Available in 37” or 41” Deck Height, Also Available with 22.5 or 17.5 Tires, Call for Info

In

Sto

New XL Specialized 35 Ton Double Drop Trailers, 50’6” x 102”, Air Ride Suspension, 31’ Deck Length, 3rd Axle Capable, Aluminum Pull Out Outriggers

N O W

In

Sto ck

New BWS EZ-2-Load Paver Equipment Hauler, 53’ x 102” Air Tri-Axle Suspension, 235/75R17.5 Tires, Air Operated Upper Deck Ramp and Rear Bi-Folding Ramps, No Hydraulics Needed

Sto ck

Your Dealer For Heavy Haul Equipment NEW 65 Ton Capacity Widespread Available: Talbert, Etnyre, Trailking

“HALE HAS IT!” CONSTRUCTION TRAILERS IN STOCK In

Op Uniq po ue rtu nit y

C A L L

In

ck

NEW Trail King 55 Ton Lowboy 24’ x 102” Tri-Axle Air Ride, Tapered Front 6 Ft. Hyd. Deck Ramp to Access Rear Deck

NEW 35 & 55 Etnyre Paver Special Lowboys Level Deck, Air Lift 3rd Axle, 275/70R22.5 Steel Disc Wheels

Sto ck

In

ck Sto

NEW Talbert 35 Ton Lowboys 24’ Deck, 22” Deck Height, Air Ride Susp.

NEW Fontaine 55 & 60 Ton Drop Sides 26’ Deck, Flip Box Capable, Spreader Bar & Flip Axle Capable, Modular Option

NEW Talbert 55 Ton Lowboys (2) Kingpin Settings, Both Level Deck & Drop Side Models, Air Tri-Axle Susp., Air Lift 3rd Axle, 4th Axle Capable. Gooseneck Extension & Spreader Bar Optional

NEW Landoll 440 Sliding Axle, 50’ x 102”, 20K Winch, LED Lights Wireless Remote System.

Visit Our Website To See Our Complete Inventory: www.HALETRAILER.com KEITH® & WALKING FLOOR ® are registered worldwide trademarks of KEITH MFG. Co.

Elkton, MD 800.544.7127

Baltimore, MD 888.601.7500

Delmar, DE 866.486.1400

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Concord, NC 800.438.2250

Columbia, SC 800.915.9900

Jacksonville, FL 800.828.3055

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 49


Ocala, FL • raneytrucksales.com

352-572-5288

2002 Kenworth T800, CAT C-12 395 hp, 8LL, Chalmers Susp., 22,000# FA, 46,000# RA, 16’ Steel Body, A/C............. $49,950

1996 Kenworth T800, CAT 3306 300 hp, 8LL, Hendrickson Susp., 20,000# FA, 46,000# RA, 16’ Steel Body, A/C.............. $29,500

1998 International 4700, Navistar DT466E 6+1-spd., Spring Susp., 8,000# FA, 17,5000# RA, 12’ Steel Body, A/C............... $14,500

1989 International S1900, Interantional DT466 Turbo, Hendickson Susp., 14,000# FA, 46,000# RA, 14’ Steel Body, Asphalt Apron ............... $16,900

50 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


A+ Rating

A+Rating

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 51


Used Cabs • Used Rear Axle • Used Engines • Used Transmissions • Used Cabs

THOMPSON MOTORS OF WYKOFF, INC.

THOMPSON TRUCKS & PARTS, INC.

Wykoff, Minnesota

(507) 352-2435

TF: 800-862-2002 • FAX: 507-352-4912

1987 International 2600, Cummins BIG CAM IV 400 hp, 10-spd., Spring Susp., 3.58 Ratio, 184” W.B., Stk. #70731 .....................................$9,950

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

Visit our website @ www.thompsontrucks.com

2003 International 4300, International DT466 195 hp, 2000 P 5-spd., Spring Susp., 5.29 Ratio, 175” W.B., Stk. #70708 .............. $10,950

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

So. St. Paul, Minnesota (651) 455-9300

TF: 800-642-6455 • FAX: 651-455-2066

2007 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 400 hp, 51” Hi Roof Slpr., FRF-15210B Trans., Air Ride, 2.64 Ratio, 205” W.B., Stk. #70672 ................ $29,500

TRANSMISSIONS DIFFERENTIALS MOTORS Always in stock - a good Always in stock - good used, Huge inventory of new, rebuilt new surplus, late model and and good used units. in stock selection of used & rebuilt. Fuller, Rockwell & Spicer. and ready today. Ask about older cummins, CAT, Detroit ratio changes and overnight Ask about upgrading to a 13 and International Diesel Speed today delivery today. engines, from 180 to 600 HP

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

2005 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 435 hp, FRO16210C, Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, 228” W.B., Stk. #70526 .......... .................................. $29,950

Used Engines • Used Transmissions • Used Cabs • Used Rear Axle • Used Engines • Used Transmissions • Used Cabs

52 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Used Cabs • Used Rear Axle • Used Engines • Used Transmissions • Used Cabs

Used Engines • Used Transmissions • Used Cabs • Used Rear Axle • Used Engines • Used Transmissions • Used Cabs


Used TrUck sales 10 Speed | Automated UltraShift 70” Raised Roof - Double Bunk 58” Mid Roof - Single Bunk Day Cabs Detroit Diesel Series 60 455 hP 2.62, 2.64 & 3.42 Ratio | 14- & 12.7-liter 226” & 214” Wheel Base Dual 100 Gallon Fuel Tanks Auxiliary Bunk heater & AC

InTeresTed In qUalITy, Used fleeT TrUcks? Schneider National has an excellent selection of used, well-maintained tractors for sale. All trucks are just coming off the road and have been serviced and maintained to Schneider’s high standards from a preventative maintenance scheduling standpoint. • 2005-2007 Freightliners with Detroit Diesel power • Maintained with Schneider’s history of aggressive preventative maintenance schedules • Excellent fuel mileage • Available at the following locations:

Portland Toronto Green Bay Sacramento

Gary Salt Lake City

Indianapolis

Harrisburg Columbus

St. Louis Fontana

West Memphis

Charlotte Atlanta

Dallas Gainesville

Houston New Orleans

For more information and to view our constantly changing inventory, visit our website. Website: www.schneidertrucks.com Call: 1-800-635-9801 E-mail: TruckSales@schneider.com

Go to AmericanDrive Trucker for used 3101 South Packerland | .com P.O. Box 2545equipment | Greenlistings Bay, WI 54306-2545 |American PhOne 1-800-635-9801 | schneidertrucks.com Trucker/April 2013 - East 53


Plunks Truck Parts & Equipment-Jackson, Inc.

4100 I-55 S., Jackson, MS 39212 Exit 88 Elton Rd. North on East Frontage Phone: 601-939-3000 • Toll Free: 800-737-3011

BUY • SELL • TRADE

PARTS & WHOLE TRUCKS

AFTERMARKET & USED www.lkqcorp.com TM

Ryder Road Ready

A Better Used Truck

631-293-4449 631-747-8789

To view our inventory listings, visit our website at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com FINANCING AVAILABLE

2007 Isuzu NPR HD, 16’ Alum. Van, Isuzu 4HK1-TC ‘04 190/2600 190 hp, AISI A45043LE 4-spd., Roll Rear Door, 150” W.B., A/C, 81,406 Miles, Stk. #398752. LOW MILES

2006 Navistar International 4400, 26’ Alum. Van, Internationl DT466 HT ‘04 245/2400 245 hp, Fuller FS-6406N 6-spd., Roll Rear Door, 254” W.B., A/C, 107,415 Miles, Stk. #436941.

54 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

$21,995 OBO

2005 Freightliner M2 106, 24’ Alum. Van, CAT C704A 210/2200 210 hp, Allison 2100HS 5-spd. Auto., Roll Rear Door, A/C, 252” W.B., 193,211 Miles, Stk. #414882.

$33,995 OBO

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., 580,725 Miles, Stk. #596922.

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Since 1939

. c n I , s ’ g a a H r e d 888-944-5030 Van Your Trucks, Parts & Equipment Headquarters

Parts Lookup and “Buy It Now” Ordering Now Available Online !

C15 Acert 472hp ISL 370hp, w/Jakes, Low Miles Under 10k Miles! #24218336 $10,000 exch #24250588 $13,000 exch

NEW ISX12 425hp #24252416 $23,000 exch

Used Mercedes MBE4000 OM460LA 435hp, Jakes #24237318 $15,000 exch

New DT466 Long Block Assembly less Injectors #24251753 $7,000 exch

VED12 465hp w/Jakes, 744k Miles #24186132 $6,500 exch

All Engines Sold Exchange ~ Premium Engines Sold with 180 Day Limited Parts & Labor Warranty !

Used & Rebuilt Drivetrain Parts !

Service!

Our friendly, qualified technicians are ready to help you with everything from D.O.T. inspections & engine rebuilding to frame stretching & equipment installation. Call today!

Parts from 1000’s of Units at Your Fingertips All Makes & Models! 2006 VOLVO VNL

2006 FRTLINER M2

2012 KENWORTH T660

(6) 2002 PETERBILT 387

2007 PETERBILT 387

2005 IHC 9400

06VV023 VED12 465HP ENGINE ........ 8000 FRO16210B TRANS ............. 1850 RD20145 3.58R PWR DVDR .. 750 RR20145 3.58R CARRIER...... 375 (10) 22.5 PILOT WHEELS..... 1750

06WH089 C7 ACERT 179K MI ENG...... 9500 ALLISON 2100 TRANS ......... 1750 COMPLETE HOOD ............... 2450 LH DOOR ................................ 850 80 GAL ALUM FUEL TANK..... 750

12KN002 ISX15 197K MILES ENG .... 22,500 RTLO16913A TRANS ........... 2500 DSP40 AG380 CUTOFF ....... 5500 72” AERO SLEEPER............. 5500 TACH/SPEEDOMETER .......... 850

02PB016 C12 410HP ENGINE ............. 6500 COMPLETE HOOD ............... 3000 COMPLETE FRONT DOOR.. 1000 LH/RH DOOR MIRROR .... 750 ea 110 GAL ALUM FUEL TANK... 500

07PB009 C15 ACERT 435HP ENG ..... 9500 RTLOC16909A TRANS ........ 2500 NEW LOW AIR SUSPEN ..... 2000 COOL PACK......................... 1500 CATALYST DPF EXHAUST . 2500

05IH095 ISX 475HP ENGINE .......... 10,500 FRO16210C TRANS ............ 1850 LH DOOR ............................... 650 DOOR MIRROR ASSEM........ 300 FONTAINE 6000 5TH WHL.... 450

Your Complete Source for Quality Truck Parts ~ New, Used & Rebuilt

Truck of the Month!

2002 Peterbilt 387,C12 CAT 410hp, 10 Spd, Webasto Unit, 63” Hi-Rise Sleeper Only $16,900 02PB014

We’re Your One-Stop for All Types of Trailers! New & Used!

2008 Kenworth T660, C15 CAT 475hp, 13 Spd, Carrier Unit, 72” Condo Sleeper Only $62,900 08KN006

Shipping Nationwide!

2013 Neville 53’ Drop Deck Trailer, Spread Axle, 3 Ramps 13NE023

www.vanderhaags.com

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 55


TM

Ryder Road Ready

A Better Used Truck

1-800-873-3875 To view our inventory listings, visit our website at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com

Nashville, TN • 888-857-9337 or 615-259-5525 • Russ Carrigan NEW INVENTORY

NEW INVENTORY

2006 Isuzu NPR, 16’ Alum. Van, Isuzu 4HK1-TC ‘04 190/2600 190 hp, AISI A450-43LE 4-spd., Roll Rear Door, 150” W.B., 152,579 Miles, Stk. #428889.

NEW INVENTORY

2006 Isuzu NPR HD, 16’ Insulation Van, Isuzu 4HK1-TC ‘04 190/2600 190 hp, AISI A 450-43LE 4-spd., Roll Rear Door, Carrier Supra 844/Standby Reefer, 150” W.B., Stk. #467926.

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 182” W.B., 396,244 Miles, Stk. #469238.

NEW INVENTORY

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 48” Mid-Roof Slpr., 3.58 Ratio, 210” W.B., 456,073 Miles, Stk. #463656.

2005 Freightliner M2 106, 26’ Alum. Van, CAT C704A 210/2200 210 hp, Allison 2100HS 5-spd., Roll Rear Door, 270” W.B., 219,258 Miles, Stk. #426212.

2004 Utility, 53’x102”x162” Insulation Van, Thermo King Super II-190 Refr., Swing Door, Air Ride, Stk. #966124.

Knoxville, TN • 866-325-5864 or 865-524-5065 • Ed Graves MANAGERS SPECIAL

2005 Freightliner M2 106, CAT C704A 210/2200 210 hp, Allison 2000P 5-spd., 26,000# GVW, 270” W.B., 223,084 Miles, Stk. #410390.

2007 Freightliner M2 106, 26’ FRP Van, CAT C704A 250/2200 250 hp, Fuller FS6406A 6-spd., Roll Rear Door, 270” W.B., 318,771 Miles, Stk. #487174.

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 12.7L ‘04 380/1800 380 hp, Fuller FRO-13210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 160” W.B., 491,786 Miles, Stk. #314577.

2005 Mack CXN613, Mack AC27 ‘04 427/1800 427 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.55 Ratio, 176” W.B., 463,523 Miles, Stk. #745004.

2007 Navistar International 9400, CAT C15 ‘02 435/2100 435 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 72” Mid-Roof Slpr., 3.58 Ratio, 230” W.B., 794,348 Miles, Stk. #300244.

NEW INVENTORY

2006 Freightliner Columbia 120, Detroit 12.7L ‘04 445/1800 445 hp, Fuller FRO-14210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., 612,074 Miles, Stk. #456779.

56 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


TM

Ryder Road Ready

A Better Used Truck

1-800-873-3875 To view our inventory listings, visit our website at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com

Greater Louisville • 812-284-2154 or 800-873-3875 • Brad Brutcher MANAGER’S SPECIAL

MANAGER’S SPECIAL

2006 Freightliner Sprinter 3500, Mercedes 2.7L MBE600 154/3800 154 hp, Mercedes 5-spd., Auto. O/D, 158” W.B., A/C, 132,416 Miles, Stk. #485234.

MANAGERS SPECIAL

2006 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 12.7L ‘04 445/1800 445 hp, Fuller FRO-14210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., 730,580 Miles, Stk. #460101.

2005 Navistar International 4400, 22’ Stake Flat, International 530E ‘04 300/2200 300 hp, Fuller FRO11210C 10-spd., 254” W.B., 233,755 Miles, Stk. #406978.

MANAGER SPECIAL

2007 Freightliner M2 106, CAT C704A 210/2200 210 hp, Fuller FS6406A 6-spd., 270” W.B., A/C, 306,497 Miles, Stk. #495383.

2007 Freightliner CL120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller RTO-16910C-AS2 10-spd., Air Ride, 70” Condo Slpr., 3.58 Ratio, 226” W.B., 726,396 Miles, Stk. #479063.

2006 Freightliner Columbia 120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 70” Condo Slpr., 3.58 Ratio, 226” W.B., 681,985 Miles, Stk.#439713.

Birmingham, AL • 205-320-0173 or 800-834-9176 • Kerry Autrey MANAGERS SPECIAL

2007 Freightliner/Splinter 2500, Mercedes 3.0L EP ‘07 154/1400 154 hp, Mercedes 5-spd. Auto. O/D, 170” W.B., 218,860 Miles, Stk. #383026.

NEW INVENTORY

2011 Ford F550, 16’ Alum. Van, Ford 6.7L ‘10 390/2800 390 hp, Ford 6-spd. Auto O/D, Roll Rear Door, 201” W.B., 172,155 Miles, Stk. #422806.

2005 Freightliner M2 106, 26’ Alum. Van, CAT C704A 210/2200 210 hp, Allison 2100HS 5-spd. Auto., Roll Rear Door, 270” W.B., A/C, 228,147 Miles, Stk. #425565.

MANAGERS SPECIAL

2005 Freightliner Columbia 120, Detroit 14L ‘04 455/1800 455 hp, Fuller FRO-15210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 169” W.B., 489,25 Miles, Stk. #412456.

2005 Navistar International 8600, CAT C11 ‘04 335/2100 335 hp, Fuller FRO-12210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 146” W.B., 464,898 Miles, Stk. #423368.

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

2006 Freightliner Columbia 120, Detroit 14L ‘04 470/1800 470 hp, Fuller FRO-16210C 10-spd., Air Ride, 58” Mid-Roof Slpr., 3.58 Ratio, 222” W.B., 553,964 Miles, Stk. #434851.

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 57


To Place a Bulletin Board ad with American Trucker, call: (800) 827-7468 www.pgadams.com

TRUCK24 FRAMES hour turnaround Extreme Guaranteed lengths

TOLL FREE:

accurate

866-851-6478 Insurance For Truckers CALL

“JIM”

Don Dens Sales, Inc. I-35 & Hwy 210 - Carlton, MN

FIRST

SPECIALIZING IN SERVICE Serving Ohio, Indiana, & West Virginia

E TIV I T PE S COM RATE JIM LYNCH INSURANCE AGENCY 2160 W. Breese Road P.O. Box 1020 Lima, OH 45802

1990 Talbert 2+2+2, 68 Ton Self Contained Diesel Power, 25’ Well w/Drop Sides, Mech Susp., CA Legal ... $115,000

1-800-445-8405

MUNICIPAL OWNED HI-DUMP SWEEPERS

1990-1999 M9B Topgun Perkins Power, Low, Low Hours, Low Miles, Extra Lights, Many Extras, Mint Condition, A/C, Reconditioned, New Paint, New Brooms ............................................................P.O.R. Call Charlie @ Mohawk

631-491-1411

Don Dens Sales, Inc. I-35 & Hwy 210 - Carlton, MN

1986 Siebert 70 Ton 2+3+2, 58” x 102” Lowboy, Walking Beam Susp., Mechnical Detach, 25’ 6” Well, 55” Axle Spacing, Includes 26’2” Axle Jeep ....................... $85,000

1-877-366-1090 • www.dondenssales.com

TOM’S TRUCK PAINTING, INC

707-473-0806

allenjacfueltanks.com

DIRECT PRICING. NO BACK TALK.

1-877-366-1090 • www.dondenssales.com

POST YOUR EQUIPMENT HERE! CALL (800) 827-7468

Collision Repair REPAIR & CUSTOM PAINTING Fontana, CA 92335

909.574.8751

909.356.0404 email: tomstruckpainting@msn.com WWW.TOMSTRUCKPAINTING.COM

58 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Visit American Trucker on Facebook® and discuss a wide range of topics, receive periodic announcements and more!

Go to

Search for “American Trucker Magazine”

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


NATIONWIDE LOCATOR SERVICE FOR THOSE HARD TO FIND PARTS • INSTALLATION AVAILABLE • NATIONWIDE DELIVERY

www.kadingers.com • 866-207-1774 DOWNING, WI HEAVY DUTY PARTS & SALES AIR CLEANERS

CABS

TRANSMISSION

AXLE HOUSING

USED ENGINES

BUMPERS

CRANKSHAFTS

CYLINDER HEAD

DOORS

ECM

SLEEPERS

DUMP BODIES

FUEL TANKS

GRILLS

PTO’S

RADIATORS

REAR ENDS

TAG AXLES

WHEELS

LARGE INVENTORY OF AFTERMARKET HOOD SHELLS

TRUCKS - TRAILERS - EQUIPMENT

1997 Bluebird TC2000 72 Passenger, 5.9L 190 hp, Allison, Stk. #2745 ...................... $4,500

(2) 1992 Mack FDM7133 6X6 1994 Ford LN7000, 5.9L 175 hp, 1981 Peterbilt 359 Tri Axle, CAT Mixer Trucks, Mack EM7-300 6-spd. Eaton, Stk. #2757........... 3406B 425 hp, 13-spd. Fuller, Engine, Mack T2080 Trans., ........................................ $6,500 Stk. #2761 ...................... $7,000 Eaton DS461P Rears ................. .................................$10,000 ea.

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

“PARTING OUT” 2007 Freightliner M2-106 CAT C7 (bad engine), FS6406A Trans., Good Cab, 26’ X 102” Alum. Van Body, Lift Gate, Parting Out, Stk. #2680.

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

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 59


ad index American Truck Parts ............................ 44

Fuel Purchase Management Handbook

LKQ Plunks ........................................... 54

Axle Surgeons, Inc. .............................. 46

............................................................ 5

Manders................................................. 45

Bulletin Boards ..................................... 58

General Radiator ................................... 51

Marvin Johnson & Associates ............... 64

Central Insurance Services.................... 38

GWTS ...................................................... 1

Midwest Tractor & Equipment .............. 42

Dave Syverson....................................... 44

Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel ............. 48-49

Michigan Truck Parts ............................ 42

Detroit Radiator..................................... 62

Hotsy ..................................................... 63

Mt. Horeb Truck Parts, Inc .................... 42

Diprima Tire .......................................... 34

International Used Truck Center

NPTC ..................................................... 21

Equipment One....................................... 3 Erickson Truck Sales & Salvage ............ 39

Ohio .................................................. 46 International Used Truck Center

Old Dominion ....................................... 43 One Accord ........................................... 13

Fleetco, Inc ............................................ 35

Detroit ............................................... 40

Opdyke Inc. ......................................... 50

FleetPride ............................................ 8, 9

Kadingers Salvage ................................. 59

Four State Trucks ............................ 36, 52

Kaufman Trailers ................................... 50

Insurance ........................................ IFC

Linings, Inc ............................................ 38

Protech .................................................. 38

Progressive Commerical Auto

April 2013, East Edition Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Eastern Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

A Penton Media Publication Sales & Marketing Office (800) 827-7468

Indianapolis, IN

Visit us online at www.americantrucker.com Production Office 9800 Metcalf Ave.,Overland Park, KS 66212 Email: american_trucker@penton.com Subscription Number: (866) 910-2711 Subscription Fax: (913) 514-7266

Copyright 2012 - Penton Media, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Vice President/Group Publisher—Thomas W. Duncan 203-358-4201 • tom.duncan@penton.com

Circulation Inquiries 1-866-910-2711

Managing Director, Sales —Reggie Lawrence 404-327-7770 • reg_lawrence@msn.com 8190 Prestwick Circle, Duluth, GA 30097

Chief Executive Officer—David Kieselstein david.kieselstein@penton.com

Brand Manager—Richard White 317-384-1032 • richard.white@penton.com 27 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis IN 46219 Classified Manager—Michael Penelton 913-967-7449 • michael.penelton@penton.com

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Finance- Nicola Allais nicola.allais@penton.com Assistant General Counsel—Julie Smith julie.smith@penton.com

Group Marketing Director—Chris Lamphear chris.lamphear@penton.com Fulfillment Manager—Lori Reeves 913-967-1940 • lori.reeves@penton.com

60 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings


Radiator Works ...................................... 46

Superior Diesel ..................................... 44

MARKETPLACE AD SALES Jeff Kuryla jeff.kuryla@penton.com

Raney Truck Sales ................................. 50

Thompson Motors................................. 52

Red Eye Radio ....................................... 29

Tiger Tool .............................................. 11

859-282-0440

AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV

Ellen Rowlett ellen.rowlett@penton.com 800-827-7468

Republic Truck Sales ............................. 40

Trail King.............................................IBC

Rife Heavy Duty Truck Parts ................. 40

Vander Haag’s Inc. ................................ 55

River City Truck Parts ............................ 47

WG Mears & Company ......................... 36

Rudolph’s, Inc ....................................... 37

Wiegand Liners ..................................... 36

Ryder ................................................56-57

WIX Filters............................................ BC

Ryder Farmingdale ................................ 54

Write Up The Road................................ 54

Dan Elm dan.elm@penton.com 800-827-7468 IL, IN, MI, Eastern MO, Canada

Richard White richard.white@penton.com 317-384-1032 Custom Print Projects

DISPLAY AD SALES William J. Doucette 603-236-3310 Fax: 603-236-3304 wjduce@aol.com CT, DE, Eastern PA, MA, MD, ME, Metro NY, NH, NJ, RI, VA, VT

David Haggett

Sam’s Riverside Truck Parts .................. 41

847-934-9123 Fax: 847-934-9128 dghaggett@aol.com IL, IN, KS, KY, IA, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI

Schneider National/Used Trucks .......... 53

Reggie Lawrence 678-957-1414 Fax: 913-514-3822 reg_lawrence@msn.com AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX

Spray Control System Inc ........................ 7

Tom Neil

Sprint ..................................................... 15

734-426-3297 Fax: 913-514-3983 tom.neil@penton.com Eastern Canada, MI, NY State, OH, Western PA, WV

To advertise in our May issue, please contact your sales representative. Editorial Office: 11 Riverbend Drive South, P.O. Box 4211, Stamford, CT 06907-0211 Telephone: 1-800-776-1246. Copyright 2010, Penton Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Postmaster: Send address changes to AMERICAN TRUCKER, P.O. Box 12921, Overland Park, KS 66282-2921.

Woody Newell 360-944-6572 Fax: 360-944-8452 swnewell@earthlink.net AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, WA, UT, WY, AK, HI, Western Canada

PRODUCTION STAFF

Subscriptions: Rates for non-qualifying individuals in U.S. and its possessions: $48 per year. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any subscription.

Sam Schulenberg

Advertising & Editorial Reprints: Reprints available through Penton Media Reprints. Please contact your salesperson for more information. Photocopies: Authorization to photocopy articles for internal corporate, personal or instructional use may be obtained from the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at 978-750-8400. Obtain further information at copyright.com.

Production Service Coordinator sam.schulenberg@penton.com

Corporate Office: Penton Media, Inc., 249 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 www.penton.com

Justin Marciniak Group Production Manager justin.marciniak@penton.com

Go to

AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

American Trucker/April 2013 - East

61


HEAVYDUTYRADIATOR.COM MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST SATURDAY: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

g

Am

ce 1 9 3 6 Sin

eric an M

ufacturin n a

home

of

800-525-0011

Bolt-On Radiators

PETERBILT TER RB BILT 387 7

Solder-On Radiators All metal replacement for plastic oem (No plastic tanks)

VOLVO VN SERIES

KENWORTH KE EN NW W900 W9 W

FREIGHT FREIGHTLINER G TL CLASSIC CL LASS S

5Y EA RW AR RA NT Y

THEIRS

FREIGHT FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA COLUM

MACK RD MODEL

INCREASED COOLING INCREASES YOUR MPG!

Get to the Core of it!

Oval Holes Teir Corner Support (A Screw) Restricted Flow

OURS

-VS-

Machined Holes Solid Corner Support (No Screw) No Restricted Flow On Tubes

GM Automotive Channel

Full Corner Support

Automotive Type Core

Industrial Strength Core

Flimsy Header Plate (.035)

Heavy Duty Brass Header (.060)

Charge C g Air Coo Coolers s

Good Te most common failure in a charge air cooler is at the tube to header joint.

Fan Shrouds

Stainless Steel Coolant Tubes

Better Some companies insert rubber grommets to help absorb vibration but like windshield wipers & tires, they crack & wear out.

Silicone Hoses

Best DRC has developed a CAC w/no tube to header joint. Tis Bar & Plate design allows the tubes to be welded directly to the tanks.

EGR COOLERS

GENERATION 1 CUMMINS ISX 2002-2006 2002 02 2 APPLICATIONS REVOLUTION EGR’S

LAST 277% L LONGER THAN OE

COST SAVINGS/DOUBLE WARRANTY Michigan • Alabama • Colorado • Florida • Maryland • Missouri • Pennsylvania • Utah Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings 62 - East Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings 62 American American Trucker/April Trucker/April 2013 2013 - East


This promotion is our biggest of the year on our most popular models. Hurry, offer good March 1st thru April 30th, 2013.

Your Choice:

Save $500

on Hot Water models 555SS, 795SS or 1075SSE

OR

Save $700

on Hot Water model 1065SSE

Special Financing Available on these models:

90 DAYS SAME AS CASH No application, documentation or filing fees. Program is subject to participating dealers, applicable taxes and credit approval. Finance programs offered through Lease Consultants.

Go to AmericanTrucker.com for used equipment listings

Stop by your local Hotsy dealer to learn more about these washers and ask for a free demo. Visit www.hotsy.com or call 800-525-1976 to ďŹ nd your local Dealer.

American Trucker/April 2013 - East 63


The Source for Truck Insurance

Marvin Johnson & Associates, Inc. has been writing truck insurance for over 30 years. Over the years we have established ourselves as one of the most stable sources for truck insurance in the Midwest. We have several exclusive contracts and have access to virtually every insurance company writing trucking insurance.

We offer: Fleet Physical Damage and Bobtail programs for owner/operator Instant quotes for 1-10 power units Primary Liability Physical Damage Cargo Worker’s Compensation Safety / Loss Control / D.O.T. Compliance

BEFORE YOU RENEW CALL

(800) 457-5255

*OPEN SATURDAYS TILL NOON*

Bobtail/Deadhead Bonds and Permits Pay Plans Available In-House Claims Department 24-hr. Emergency Phone # Health Plans Building and Premises Coverage

MARVIN JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Call Us To

SAVE MONE NOW TO US Y E FOR FUEL LATER!

Specializing in Trucking Insurance

VISIT US ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

www.mjai.com

64 American Trucker/April 2013 - East

Go to to AmericanTrucker.com for for used used equipment equipment listings listings Go


Circlee 35 on reply card


nd er. A e oth ing h t t u ect witho t-coll n live e dir a iv c . Visit s r g n livin eithe r an exte a N . . g ip gines arnin ionsh y we offe er – e for en relat iv h n r e w io d u s at’s pas d its uniq their m. Th ing it – an ve a share ck ha oth of the p e u s r r e t e k , is m tb ngine our custo and h otec f an e river h to pr o d c t t e k il a f c u li w b he to A tru rs are rotects t code ® filte e QR tp h a t h WIX t n a ne sc uct li ge or prod ok pa o b e ac our F

WE E LOV ES! N I G EN

wixfilters.com

Circlee 1 on reply card

American Trucker East April Edition  
American Trucker East April Edition  

American Trucker East April Edition

Advertisement