December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
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
By Tom Berg
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, Vehicle Inspection
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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