How a truck DPF works

In trucking terms, the acronym DPF refers to the Diesel Particulate Filter used in the exhaust system of trucks built after 2009. Its purpose is to trap the particulate matter or soot produced from the engine and prevent it (down to 1-micron) from exiting the exhaust pipe. A poorly maintained or blocked PDF will cause…

How to drive an 18-Speed Roadranger

How to drive an Eaton 18-Speed Roadranger Eaton’s 18-Speed Roadranger Driver’s Instruction manual available for download at end of article.  Driving a constant mesh transmission like a 13-speed or 15-speed Roadranger transmission correctly used to be a fundamental part of truck driving, and old school truck drivers took great pride in the way they swapped…

How to operate Mercedes-Benz MirrorCam

The advancements in digital camera technology are certainly making life easier in countless situations: Today, for instance, video calls are considered the norm for our kids, thanks to digital technology. In medicine, miniature digital cameras play a significant role in providing important information about the human body. Furthermore, the inspection scope I use to view…

Understanding S-Cam Brake Balance

Understanding the importance of S-Cam brake balance in heavy-duty trucks is a fundamental part of truck safety and will go a long way to prevent brake failure. Many operators often see brake components as a costly profit eating commodity, consequently and, sadly, they opt for the lowest priced option when selecting replacement parts. However, regulators…

Service Maintenance Contracts Explained.

Service maintenance contracts are maintenance agreements between an equipment owner and a service provider governed by a written agreement or contract. According to Kel Stanton, owner of Kel Stanton’s Mobile Diesel Service, in Brisbane. Service Maintenance Contracts define how the parties will interact and describe all the maintenance events covered, including scheduled preventive maintenance and…