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New Frontier: The Changing Market of On-Highway Fleets

The last time you specified a new group of on-highway tractors did you start to ask yourself, “Where did all my choices go?” If you did, you’re not alone.

Juan Klinehoffer, the “wheel man” at Bob Sumerel Tire in Zanesville, Ohio, air-sprays positively charged powder at the negatively charged wheel. There it clings until curing.

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Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

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Monro Muffler Brake Expands Commercial Tire Footprint

Monro Muffler Brake has acquired tire retailer McGee Tire Stores, adding 29 stores and one retread facility to expand the company’s footprint in Florida.

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Vipar Heavy Duty Expands TruckForce Service Center Program

Vipar Heavy Duty has expanded its TruckForce Service Center program with added tools, resources and services to support independent service centers.

The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils. Image: API

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API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.

Diesel particulate filters appeared in 2007 model-year trucks. After nearly 10 years we are still grappling with maintenance issues.

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Figuring Out DPF Maintenance

DPF and aftertreatment systems may be a maintenance nightmare, but they aren’t going away. It’s up to you to figure them out.

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RepairConnect Software Integrates with Nexiq Diagnostic Platform

Mitchell 1 has expanded integration of its RepairConnect software with Nexiq Technologies eTechnician HD diagnostic application, giving truck technicians access to diagnostic fault-related service information on PC.

One way to use Lean in the shop is to look for ways to cut wasted time and movement by technicians. Photo: XPO Logistics

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Modern Maintenance Manager: Cutting Waste in the Shop

What can the modern maintenance manager learn from productivity tools designed for manufacturing? Quite a lot.

Michael Crafton stands in front of one of his company's Nissan NV cargo vans. Photo courtesy of Team 360.

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’Gamification’ Helps Fleet Focus on Driver Safety

This growing service fleet promotes driver safety through a connected car platform that tracks each driver’s behind-the-wheel habits — and scores them.

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TMCFutureTech Registration Open for Student Technicians

Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.

 Notice the how smooth the surface of the water is? This photo was taken in the truck equipped with the Equal Flexx balancing compound. Photo by Jim Park

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Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

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Reman Parts Gaining More Favor with Truck Operators
Remanufactured components are a smart price-point alternative for fleets of all sizes and vehicles of all ages given the current market economic conditions. Meritor examines this trend in a whitepaper.

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