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Tractor-Trailer.net features a robust search capability that takes you right to the information you are looking for. Just type a word or phrase in the Search field, and pick from the articles that mention the word or phrase in a heading.

To initiate a word or phrase search:

1. Type a word or phrase in the Search box and click on the Search button.

2. The word search returns Category/Subcategories of Articles with an exact match of the search text in a heading.

3. Select the desired Article Title.    

4. The article opens to display the first occurrence of the requested word or phrase highlighted in yellow.

5. Clicking on the yellow highlighted text will advance the article to the next occurrence of the word or phrase.

Logical Operators

In addition to searching all article text (not just headings), Full Search also uses logical operators. This means that you can craft more complicated searches to either increase, or narrow down, the "hits" to your search criteria. The most important operators are "and" and "or". Examples of each are shown below.

The "And" Operator

Let's say for example, you want to find all the articles that mention the words brakes and fluids. If you simply type "brakes fluid" in the Search box, you will likely get no hits as it is unlikely that any article heading includes the exact phrase "brakes fluid." Similarly, a Full Search on "brakes fluid" will not likely result in success as the two words will not likely appear as an exact phrase anywhere in the article text. You need to do a Full Search using the logical operator "and."

To conduct a Search using the "and" operator:

1. Type brakes and fluids in the Search field.

2. Click the Search button. All articles that mention Brakes and Fluids in the same article are displayed.

The "Or" Operator

Let's say for example, you want to find all the articles that mention the word "brakes" or the word "fluids". You need to do a Full Search using the logical operator "or."

To conduct a Search using the "or" operator:

1. Type brakes or fluids in the Search field.

2. Click the Search button. All articles that mention Brakes or Fluids in the same article are displayed.

Wildcards

The use of wildcards allows you to conduct a search when you are unsure of the exact spelling of a word.

"*" is the universal wildcard character. For example, the search term br* will return all words that start with "br" (brakes, bright, etc.)

"?" is the single wildcard character. For example, the search term brake? will return all words that start with "brake" with one character after it (brakes, for example).

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