September 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jeremy Cowperthwaite, Maxwell Technologies
Every driver with experience operating heavy-duty diesel trucks knows that batteries have their limitations in cold weather-- they can’t maintain their cranking power when temperatures drop. Extreme cold is their enemy.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Idling, Winter
January 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Although laws in several states require owners to clean off the roofs before the vehicles head for the road, that’s easier decreed than done, as Tom Berg explores in January's Once Around the Yard.
Tags: Trailers, Snow Removal, Winter, A. Duie Pyle
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
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.
Tags: Driver Training, Weather, Winter, Drivers
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Truckinginfo Staff
As winter winds down across North America, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake reminds fleets and drivers readying for springtime brake maintenance to fight rust jacking on two fronts.
Tags: Corrosion, Brakes, Winter, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake
March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
By Jim Park
The 6x2 concept isn't new, but it's not popular on our side of the Atlantic Ocean. Meritor aims to change that with its new SmarTandem single-drive-axle tandem configuration. Equipment Editor Jim Park reports on his driving impressions.
Tags: Meritor, SmarTandem, Test Drive, Winter
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Glen Sokolis, Contributor
Weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest winters in the last five years. Here are a few simple tips to help maintain your equipment and fuel tanks
Tags: Maintenance, Diesel, Winter
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Tags: More Maintenance, Diesel, Winter
November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Winter weather and the harsh driving conditions that come with it can be hard on trucks, but Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America suggests that downtime can be minimized with proper maintenance procedures.
Tags: More Maintenance, Winter
June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge
Ultra low sulfur diesel is causing unique problems in both cold weather operation and maintenance. issues with biodiesel could be even worse.
Tags: Biodiesel, Winter, oil additives
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