Maintenance

Haldex utilizes a unique boltless brake pad retainer, requiring no tools to replace the brake pads. Like most air disc brakes, the pads can be changed out in about half the time it typically takes to change drum brake linings once the wheels are off.

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Air Disc Brakes: The Real Savings

Air disc brakes require less maintenance, deliver longer pad and rotor life, and reduce service time. This creates the perfect solution for fleets looking for efficiency with greater control and stability for a long service life.

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Meritor Launches Online Platform for Buying Parts

Meritor has launched MeritorPartsXpress.com, an e-commerce platform for U.S. and Canadian customers shopping for Meritor Aftermarket parts.

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TruckSeries Repair Software Comes to International Truck Dealers

Mitchell 1 announced that its TruckSeries truck repair software has been provided to International Truck dealers to help them work on all makes of trucks

James Teglas, the top tractor winner, takes a closer look. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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U.S. Xpress Technicians Vie for Spot at TMC SuperTech

After a two-day competition at U.S. Xpress’ Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility, five tractor technicians and two trailer technicians will be heading to the national SuperTech competition held by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council — and the truckload carrier will have more insight into where its techs need more training.

Coolants are the least understood fluid in a heavy duty truck engine today. But a little attention to them can avert serious problems for your fleet. Photos: Prestone

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Coolant Confusion Crisis

Many fleet managers today have no idea what coolants are in their trucks — or even what coolants are supposed to be in them. Here’s how suppliers are working to correct that problem.

In the latest installment of “We Care,” the customer under the spotlight is Long Beach Container Terminal Corporation (LBCT), a leading provider of transportation and logistics services in and around Long Beach, Calif., the second busiest port in the United States.  (Image courtesy of Steril-Koni)

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Stertil-Koni Uses Drone Videography for Lift Demo

Steril-Koni's new video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at LBCT and its utilization of Stertil-Koni’s latest super heavy-duty mobile column lifts – the ST 1130 – which have a lifting capacity of 29,000 pounds per column, or 116,000 pounds for a set of four.

Products

Digital Inflator Features Precise Measurements

Dill’s 7260 Digital Inflator Gauge Series has a range from 0-170 p.s.i. and digital displays air pressure in 0.5 increments to help with inflating tires.

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TMC: Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Work if You Cover Your Bases

Last year, the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations set out to identify the potential promise and pitfalls associated with using aerodynamic wheel covers.

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Penske Launches Device-Neutral Connected Fleet Platform

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the rollout of its new connected fleet data platform, which allows it to connect its systems with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.

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Tread Rubber and Repair Group Puts Recommended Practices Online

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group has completed additional recommended practices for retreading and repairing tires and is making them available online through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau.

The new facility features all-new Michelin Retread Technologies equipment housed in 455,000 square feet of floor space. Photo courtesy Snider

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Snider Fleet Solutions Opens Major Tire Retread Facility

Snider Fleet Solutions' new North Carolina retread facility is one of the largest in the Michelin retread network and is capable of producing 600 finished retreads daily.

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