Quick Guide To Understanding Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

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WHAT’S IN THE AIR

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  • NOx and Soot – these have the most impact on our environment
  • NOx ( Nitrogen oxides)are a group of highly reactive gases containing nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts
  • Nitrogen  dioxide,  along  with  particles  in  the  air,  can  often  be  seen  as  a  reddish-brown  layer  over  many  urban  areas.
  • Particulate matter (Soot) is the visible exhaust from the engine.
  • Soot is made up of unburned fuel, carbon, and other solid materia.
  • Diesel Particulate Filter

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A Deeper Look into Understanding DPF

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OVERVIEW

The two compounds in diesel exhaust that have the most impact on the environment are NOx and particulate matter, which is more commonly called “Soot”.

NOx, or Nitrogen oxides, is the generic term for a group of highly reactive gases, all of which contain nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts. Many of the nitrogen oxides are colorless and odorless. However, one common pollutant, nitrogen dioxide along with particles in the air can often be seen as a reddish-brown layer over many urban areas.

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Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines

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How much tampering with exhaust emissions equipment goes on out there? No one knows for sure, but panelists at a session of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s fall meeting in Pittsburgh last week said they had seen some flagrant cases.

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Counterfeit Parts – Save You Cash Today, Cost You Tomorrow?

Economic realities are forcing fleet managers to look at cost-saving alternatives in their operations that a few years ago simply weren’t worth the trouble for many. As profits narrow or disappear and maintenance costs rise due to older equipment, parts undoubtedly receive more attention.

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So You’re Thinking of Becoming an Owner-Operator

Starting Line

Before you dive into independence as an owner-operator, take time to assess your experience, finances, dedication and skills. Look in the mirror. You’ve been thinking about going into business for yourself as an owner operator, but are you ready? You crave the independence, but do you have what it takes to be successful?

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How to Become an Owner-Operator: A Resource for Getting Started

Knowing the documents you need and when to apply for them will save you time and headaches when you’re ready to obtain your operating authority.

For drivers shifting to become an owner-operator with your own authority, the first dilemma is chicken or egg – do you buy your truck and then get set up as an owner-operator or do you complete the paperwork first before acquiring a rig?

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Learn Why Buying Used Is A Smart Business Decision!

USED VS. NEW COST SAVINGS CALCULATOR

This calculator was specifically designed for Arrow customers to compare costs and savings.

A question that is often asked is “Why should I buy used?”

Although new trucks generally cost less to operate and maintain, the initial purchase price, F.E.T., and higher insurance costs means higher initial investment and higher CPM (Cost Per Mile).

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What You Need to Know About Your DOT-Required Physical

Whether you’re starting a career as a truck driver or you’ve been a truck driver for years, you know that you need a CDL (commercial driver’s license) to legally operate your vehicle. And according to DOT regulations, all truck drivers are required to receive a physical and carry a medical card with them each time they start a haul.

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Dollars & Sense: Any Road Will Get You There If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going

Do you know your destination?

What if you pick up a load and, as you are scanning the bill of lading, you realize that it tells you exactly what’s in the trailer but there is no destination. Would you start driving and hope to reach the destination? Of course not.

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