Front Chrome Hub Cover

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Bowhunter's Comment
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I've got a 2011 587 peterbilt and I've bought front hub covers. The driver side went on great but the passenger side is being very difficult. Is there a trick or something to persuade this thing on??

Tractor Man's Comment
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You should probably check with the place you bought them, or a Chrome Shop. Mostly Company Drivers on this forum. We don't install bling bling on our Tractors.

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Bowhunter's Comment
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Well I am a company driver. I just like my ride to look to good so I'm adding bling to it and lights and well whatever I want. But I got it on, some of the tabs just needed adjusted and it fits snuge

Rick S.'s Comment
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Well I am a company driver. I just like my ride to look to good so I'm adding bling to it and lights and well whatever I want. But I got it on, some of the tabs just needed adjusted and it fits snuge

Depending on the company - I wouldn't be adding too much. Despite you wanting to trick-out your ride, most companies have STRICT POLICIES on doing ANY MODIFICATIONS to a company truck.

Forewarned is forearmed. Wouldn't want to see anyone roll into a terminal for a PM, and get rolled out to the greyhound station because they added a few lights to their truck.

Just sayin.

Rick

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Sambo's Comment
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Absolutely. I imagine they won't have an issue with snap on type stuff, ut always ask first. However, lights will probably be a no go. Also, if you are driving a company truck, why would you want to go through that?

Besides the expense, you do realize that when you add lights to your truck, they become dot inspectable. So, you see those cool Pete's rolling down the highway with 100 chicken lights all over it, and if one of them goes out, if the officer wants to be a jerk, he can write you a ticket for that.

Granted, with the age of led lighting, that's likely not to occur, however, it is a possibility that you could have a break in a wire and cause a set of those lights to stop working.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I don't know of any of the big companies who care about hub covers, lugnut covers or changing interior light bulbs for colored ones. Major mods, adding on lights, any kind of drilling holes etc, that's the issue they're more concerned with. I've known several company drivers who take pride in their ride and will spend a little money on simple things to personalize it and take care of it, I say go for it. Sambo, the ad on chicken lights you mention and DOT requirements of them all working is false. The factory installed lights and standard DOT marker lights are required to function but aftermarket lights are under much less scrutiny than they used to be. They aren't gonna mess with you over it unless you already have bigger issues.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Sambo's Comment
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Oh, ok. Never mind! 😂

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