Equipment

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April 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pathways to Better Truck Data for Fleets

Big data, telematics, and the "internet of trucks" were discussed by a panel at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. Photo via Today's Trucking.

By Today's Trucking

The future of connected trucks lies in integration and reducing the number of entry points into a truck, according to a panel of industry experts speaking on data and “the internet of trucks” at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in Mississauga, Ontario.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, Canada, Big Data, Connected Vehicles

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How to Maintain Heavy-Haul Trailers

Owners should always conduct a pre-trip inspection of the trailer and key wear parts before taking off with each load. This includes inspecting the frame, chains and straps for damage. Photos: Talbert Manufacturing

By Troy Geisler

Heavy-haul trailers see it all — rocks, ruts, bumps and jolts. It all translates to an increased risk of damage and it is vital that trailers are maintained properly.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Trailers, Heavy Haul, Maintenance Management, Maintenance, Talbert

September 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Wide-Single Tires Need a Little More Care

Getting driver buy-in on regular tire inspections and pressure checks will prolong tire life and reduce costs. Photo: Michelin

By Jim Park

Wide-base single tires have saved truck fleets millions of gallons of fuel over the 20-plus years they have been in service and facilitated the transport of thousands of additional tons of payload. Good maintenance improves the value proposition with wide-base singles.

Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Wide-Base Tires

March 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department

3 Ways to Save on Tires

Which tire is best? Buyers have many price ranges to choose from. Cheaper up front may not be the best value in the long run. Photos: Jim Park

By Jim Park

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

Tags: Maintenance, Tire Costs, Tires

February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department

How to Reduce the Burden of Tire Maintenance

When it comes to tire maintenance, many chores can now be automated.

By Jim Park

Tire maintenance needn’t be a mind-numbing inconvenience. These tools can reduce the workload and improve efficiency.

Tags: Maintenance, Tools, Tires

September 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department

What’s Going on with my Brakes?

Front-axle brakes designed to meet reduced stopping distance rules may not run hot enough under normal driving conditions.

By Jim Park

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

Tags: Brakes, Regulations, Maintenance

October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tips for Maintaining Trailer Floors

By Kate Harlow

When it comes to maintaining your dry van hardwood or composite trailer floor, fleet maintenance managers should follow the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

Tags: Maintenance, Hyundai, Trailers, Utility, Havco, Great Dane, Stoughton

March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Not Your Father's Air Filter

Aerodynamic truck styling is one factor that has moved the air-intake system and filter under the hood instead of hung alongside it.

By Tom Berg

There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by vertical integration — the practice of manufacturers controlling the design and spec'ing process using parts they build themselves or get from a few suppliers.

Tags: Air Filters, Maintenance

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