Getting the Lead Out of Tire Weights
Six states have banned the use of lead tire weights. While a nationwide federal ban is not yet on the radar screen, don’t rule it out.
Beware the lead tire weight cops. They are out there and working in six states, with several more states looking at banning lead weights. Here's a look at the alternatives to lead in weights -- and alternatives to weights themselves.
Aero Add-ons Put to the Test
The Performance Innovation Transport Group recently tested trailer side skirts and undercarriage air deflectors
The Performance Innovation Transport Group recently tested trailer side skirts
and undercarriage air deflectors.
Keeping Your Wheels On
Lax or incorrect maintenance procedures are the most-reported wheel separation events.
There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late 1990s, both concluded after exhaustive studies that inadequate maintenance was the root cause of a series of fatal wheel separation incidents.
Commentary: The Changing World of Choosing Parts and Service
The relatively simple aftermarket of the ‘80s has become a rather complicated one. Fleets now have more choices than ever for their parts and service needs.
The relatively simple aftermarket of the ‘80s has become a rather complicated one. Fleets now have more choices than ever for their parts and service needs. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini explores these changes in her new HDT column.
Beyond the API 'Donut:' Putting a Premium on Oil
Going beyond the API “donut” offers benefits for some fleets.
Every fleet knows how important oil is to the proper operation of their vehicles, but how can they determine if upgrading to a premium oil makes sense for them?