Maintenance

Rolf Lockwood

Articles

Commentary: Complacency Is a Killer

Downtime, unhappy drivers, bitching customers... they all contribute to an ugly bottom line, writes Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

The new API FA-4 oil-service category was developed specifically to work in concert with the new generation of more fuel-efficient heavy-duty diesels starting to come on the market. Photo: Shell Oil

Articles

FA-4: Oil Worth Waiting For

The newest API oil-service category promises to boost mpg, but its use is limited to new engines.

New technicians progress based on what they've learned. Photo: Pro-Mech Learning Systems.

News

TechSpedite Offers Expedited New-Technician Training

One company has developed a program aimed at tackling the technician shortage, with an expedited training program promising to create work-ready technicians.

One key to effective outsourcing isn't the technician -- it's the data. Photo: PacLease

Articles

Reports: The Final Piece of the Outsourcing Equation

One concern fleets have when considering outsourcing their maintenance and repair is that they will lose control over that portion of their operation. Paying attention to reporting can help address that fear.

Haldex&#39;s new online calculator allows the fleet to input a number of factors to determine which type of brake is best for its application.<br />Photo: Haldex

News

Haldex Launches Online Drum-vs.-Disc Brake Calculator

Haldex's new web-based calculator was developed to allow fleets to input customized data so they can compare the overall cost of ownership between drum brakes and air disc brakes.

The ADB22X air disc brake now standard on LT Series tractors features a patented lightweight design that significantly reduces stopping distance and extends brake system life.<br />Photo: International

News

International Announces Standard Air Disc Brakes For New LT Series Tractor

International Truck is making air disc brakes standard equipment on all axles for all models of the new International LT Series tractor, a move the company says is a first.

Michelin&#39;s long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a &quot;wheel with no air.&quot; Photo: Michelin

News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Products

Liquid Wrench Pro Penetrant Features a Spray Nozzle With an LED

Liquid Wrench’s Pro Penetrant and Lubricant features a built in FlashSight LED light located above the spray nozzle to help users lubricate equipment in low light.

Products

Pirelli Launches Pentathlon D Long Haul Drive Tire

Pirelli has launched Pentathlon D, its first tire in the Pentathlon product line dedicated to long haul drive applications in North America.

Products

Two-Post Lift Designed for Strength and Flexibility

Forward Lift’s DP15 two-post lift is a lift for servicing vehicles weighing up to 15,000 pounds. Low-profile two-stage arms with lightweight adapters provide flexibility for spotting and lifting a wide range of vehicles.

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