Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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www.truckinginfo.com how much money drivers can make piloting a rig that is owner-operator spec'd and loaded with options defi- nitely helps sway drivers. While the company was founded in 1986 with only one truck and Daniels as its only driver, the vibrant paint schemes did not make their appearance until about 15 years ago, which the founder calls a huge part of the company's growth and success in "attracting the best drivers in the industry." The paint jobs, which include gunslingers, bulldogs, flames and a patriotic red, white and blue motif, have also helped on the business end. "We gain clients all the time from them seeing our trucks, as well as the appearance of our drivers," Daniels says. Long Haul can also create fully wrapped billboards. Daniels called the above rig "a perfect advertising fit for Bully Dog, as this truck's C 15 Cat engine is equipped with a Bully Dog tuner." As part of a 2012 rebranding effort, Quest Global gave all of its haulers a refreshed look that mimicked the company's new visual direction. PHOTO: LONG HAUL TRUCKING PHOTOS: QUEST GLOBAL Daniels employs an in-house designer who creates graphics for many of the company's tractors and billboard trailers, while work- ing with Top Gun Customs, which produces many of the custom- painted tractors. For designing his wrapped trucks, Daniels uses Transport Graphics, a local company in Rogers, Minn., which installs them and does some of the design work as well. Long Haul also offers these creative services to other fleets at its Spec the system now. Learn more at danacv.com/advantek40 Spicer ® AdvanTEK ® 40 Tandem Axle SPL ® 250/350 Driveshafts The system with greater merit Withstands 30 PERCENT HIGHER input torque More than 2 percent IMPROVED EFFICIENCY Up to 21 POUNDS LIGHTER than a standard axle Tested to perform for a MILLION MILES In an ever-changing industry, Dana keeps on charging ahead. We have engineered the Spicer ® AdvanTEK ® 40 tandem axle and the SPL ® 250/350 driveshafts with innovative technologies to become the most durable, reliable system available for downsped engines in Class 8 commercial vehicles. In line with industry trends and geared for tomorrow, let our complete solution take your truck to the highest level of effciency. Circle 226 on Reader Action Card Appearances

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