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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.

The number of inspections with tire violations shows the increased enforcement activity during Roadcheck. Graph: Vigillo

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Tread Depth Violations Highlight Tire-Focused Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.

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Petroleum Institute Campaigns to Educate About New Oils

The American Petroleum Institute is ramping up efforts to educate diesel engine users about the two new diesel engine oil standards it approved earlier this year, API CK-4 and FA-4.

Image: Shell Lubricants

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Shell Debuts Oils Formulated for API CK-4 and FA-4 Categories

Years of work in the lab and millions of miles of road testing has culminated in three new Rotella engine oils formulated to meet the API CK-4 and FA-4 oil-service categories that will start coming on the market later this year.

Amy Kartch director of North America Vehicle Group Aftermarket for Eaton Photo via Eaton

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Q&A: Eaton's Kartch Talks About Growing Importance of the Aftermarket

Amy Kartch, director of North America Vehicle Group Aftermarket for Eaton, shared her thoughts on the major issues facing the aftermarket, what Eaton is doing to help overcome those challenges, and what she sees for the future.

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How to Reduce Technician Turnover

Bad bosses and job duties that don’t meet employee expectations are the two main reasons technicians leave their jobs, according to Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics, an employee engagement and retention consulting firm.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. (PHOTO: DAIMLER)

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Pioneering 3D Parts

Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.

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Water Intrusion Affected Engine Control Modules, Prompting Cummins Recall

A masking mistake during pre-paint washing of assembled Cummins ISX12 and ISX15 diesels has resulted in electrical shorts and stalling problems with some of them, requiring a recall of 5,439 of the heavy-duty models.

Products

TP-8617 Designed to Pinpoint All Leaks

The Tracerline EZ-Ject A/C and Fluid Kit TP-8617 is a leak detection kit designed to pinpoint all leaks including refrigerant, oil and other fluids.

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Oil Eater Offers Full Spill Kit

Oil Eater’s professional grade emergency spill kit provides all-in-one solutions for containment and clean up of hazardous spills in vehicle servicing facilities and other areas.

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Report: Most Fleets Should Consider Low-Viscosity Oil for Fuel Economy

A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.

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SAIA increases fleet reliability with On-Demand Maintenance
To stay in top shape, your fleet needs to be well-maintained. But that in itself can pose challenges – from managing several local providers to paying inconsistent rates and not being able to get your truck in the shop at a moment’s notice. This report showcases how SAIA LTL keeps its fleet running on all cylinders with an On-Demand Maintenance solution.

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