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  • Parked semi-truck on the street, covered with snow
    Avoid Bone-Chilling Problems

    by: Homer Hogg, MANAGER OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT for TA-Petro With searing summer heat gripping the country just a few weeks ago and trees still adorned with green leaves, winter is hardly on your mind. It should be....

    • Posted September 1, 2016
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  • particulate
    Be Particular About Particulate Matter

    by: Homer Hogg, Manager for Technical Development for TA-Petro In 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a set of emissions standards to be applied to on-highway diesel engines. These standards require almost zero Particulate Matter to be...

    • Posted July 1, 2016
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    Parasite on Board

    After parking your truck for two or three days, have you ever returned just to learn that it would not crank? It could be a simple case of forgetting to turn off the lights or leaving some...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • When-Green-Wasn’t-Clean
    Today’s trucks require a far more refined fuel than the green diesel of old

    Growing up on a farm afforded me the chance to operate tractors, combines and trucks. I remember the green color of the fuel that we used in every dieselpowered engine we had. That fuel was not very...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Air-in-the-Fuel-System
    Bubble, bubble means toil and trouble!

    If your engine feels sluggish or you’re seeing reduced miles per gallon, the problem could be in your fuel. Mileage and performance suffer when fuel does not meet the engine manufacturer’s minimum specifications for quality. Diesel engines...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Homer-KeepYourCool
    Don’t live with A/C that doesn’t keep the cab cool

    When summer temperatures start climbing, a long drive in an enclosed space would be unbearable if not for the modern convenience of air conditioning. The sun may blaze down heat, but with just a flick of the...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • abs-alert
    A few minutes of investigating can lead you to the cause of an ABS alert

    Any warning light warrants attention, but the ABS light on the dash of your truck or the side indicator light on your trailer should never be shrugged off. It indicates a malfunction with your ABS system, which...

    • Posted May 4, 2015
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  • Homer-KeepYourCool
    The mechanics behind slowing down and stopping are not so simple anymore

    Take a short walk around a truck and you will notice the evolution of the brake system. This has become a very sophisticated bit of engineering, often due to the need to meet six requirements of the...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • HC11851
    The power of preventative maintenance done right on schedule

    Arguably, the single most important thing you can do to control your maintenance cost is a quality preventative maintenance visit — on time every time. The power of discovering potential failures before they actually occur is undeniable....

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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