Tire replacement, disposal an environmental concern

Can combining a few after-market products positively impact the environment? With more than a million 18-wheel trucks delivering freight in the U.S., replacement and disposal of well over six million tires annually should be of great concern. And while tire companies...

Breaking 11 builds custom diverter

This is Breaking11’s custom aluminum underbelly diverter, designed to channel air away from the trailer axles, wheels and other components located under the trailer. When unaddressed, these components cause resistance from wind drag, reducing fuel efficiency....

Why Mike chose MAC

Mike and the Breaking11™ team have chosen MAC for the trailer because the company is known for its quality and durability. “They have the willingness and ability to produce a custom ‘one-off’ trailer,” Mike said. The Breaking11™ team specified a custom...

Bergstrom no-idling system benefits environment, wallet

As environmental concerns grow and idling restrictions become more commonplace, battery power heating and air conditioning systems are becoming more popular. Bergstrom Inc. is sponsoring Breaking11’s endeavor by contributing their NITE Phoenix, a premier battery...

Breaking11™ picks up three new sponsors

In his quest to put a more fuel-efficient rig to work on the road, Mike Niss of Breaking11™ has found support among three major companies. Recently, he picked up sponsorships from Bergstrom Inc., Truck Systems Technologies, and Centramatic. “I’m very pleased these...

Breaking 11 chooses Detroit Diesel Series 60 Engine

Breaking 11 chose a re-manufactured, pre-EGR, Detroit Diesel, 12.7 liter, series 60 engine to power its glider kit. It has a horsepower rating of 500 and delivers 1,650 foot-pounds of torque. There are fewer things that can go wrong with this 2004-era engine –...
Find out why Breaking 11 chose the 2015 Kenworth T660

Find out why Breaking 11 chose the 2015 Kenworth T660

Mike said he chose the Kenworth T660 because of its world renowned reputation for quality, durability, and resale value. “The Kenworth T660 features a sloped hood and a narrow driver compartment, making it one of the most aerodynamic cab designs of the available...

Meet Mike Niss

Long-haul trucking can be a tough lifestyle. But it’s all about attitude, said Mike Niss, who signed on with Roehl Transport in November of 2010 at the age of 49. “You can pick six things you don’t like about it or pick a handful of things you do like about it,” he...