October 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
Excessive friction or uneven contact between the pavement and the tire will cause tread to wear away faster than you should. It’s important that you do all you can to keep your tires running straight and true.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Spec'ing, Tires, Rubber
May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Corrosion, Wheels, Tires and Wheels
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Research into past incidents shows inadequate maintenance is the root cause of most wheel separation incidents.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Wheel Separations, Tires and Wheels
By Stephane Babcock
Landing gear can make a driver’s job that much easier at the beginning and end of a haul, depending on how well the components are protected and how well they work together.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Trailers, Corrosion, Landing Gear
October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
As temperatures dip and the leaves change from green to yellow and red, it’s time to think about winterizing your trucks for the siege ahead.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Winter, COOLANT
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Taking shortcuts when doing a brake job can lead to problems such as uneven wear and substandard braking performance.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brakes, Haldex
By Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
S-cam drum brakes are a familiar sight to every wheel-end technician in the North American trucking industry. These preventive maintenance guidelines can elevate the effectiveness of regular brake jobs.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brakes, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Automatic Slack Adjusters, Drum brakes
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Denise Rondini
Don’t treat your trailers as an afterthought. Give them the attention they deserve by inspecting and maintaining them on a regular basis.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Trailers, Corrosion, Lubricants, Tire Pressure
December 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Mel Kirk, Ryder System
Make sure your vehicle is properly serviced and maintained before the winter season begins to keep your fleet up and running.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Ryder System, Winter, Weather
November 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Corrosion, Tankers
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Routine periodic maintenance and lubrication are a necessary part of your fifth wheel’s service life.
Tags: Fifth Wheels, SAF-Holland, Preventive Maintenance
July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor
Tire problems account for half of roadside breakdowns. A well-run inspection program will save time and money.
Tags: Tires, breakdowns, Downtime, Preventive Maintenance, Inspections
February 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor
Programs to help fleets manage their maintenance on the road are available from truck OEMs.
Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Inspections
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