Maintenance

The first, and most crucial step in any tire repair process is to completely remove any foreign material from the damaged area. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Tried and True Tire Repairs

Smart fleet managers understand that wringing every possible mile from a truck tire saves money. Which means that getting tires fixed properly after failures do occur is vital for both vehicle productivity and fleet profitability.

While the complexity is increasing, the reliability of the current generation of trucks and engines is the best we’ve seen in several years. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

The Quest for Uptime

We’re doing a better job at keeping trucks out of the shop and out on the road earning money, but it’s been a long, steep learning curve. These fleets find the key to increasing uptime is to make the most of their downtime.

Deborah Lockridge

Articles

Commentary: The Best Maintenance Tools May Not Be in the Shop at All

Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge explains that the most powerful tools you may not be fully taking advantage of in the shop involve information.

News

FTR, CKCVR Issue Maintenance Benchmarking Study

FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research have released a comprehensive benchmarking study that examines fleet maintenance practices in heavy- and medium-duty fleets.

Photo: Mack Trucks

News

Mack CK-4 Engine Oil Offers Extended Drain Intervals

Mack Trucks has announced that its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 will extend engine oil drain intervals for customers.

Screenshot via Hendrickson

News

Hendrickson Revamps Tiremaax Pro ROI Calculator

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has updated its Tiremaax Pro return-on-investment calculator with a new user-friendly design.

Photo: Bridgestone

News

Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

The Yokohama 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire (photo courtesy of Yokohama Tires).

News

Yokohama Increases All Tire Prices

Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices by up to 7% on all of its tires sold in the U.S., including commercial, off-the-road (OTR), and consumer. The increase will go into effect April 1.

Products

Rack System Designed for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The Chief Chassis Liner Heavy-Duty Trucker is a pulling package designed to repair a wide range of heavy-duty vehicles.

Photo: Eaton

News

Eaton Adds Direct Shipping of Lubricant Products

Eaton has expanded the company’s distribution channels for Eaton-branded synthetic lubricants and multi-purpose grease to include direct shipments to fleets and independent owner-operators.

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Maintaining a Top-Level Shop & the Benefits of Outsourcing
Running and maintaining a well-organized shop may be overwhelming for fleet operations. Third-party maintenance providers can take the burden of organizing the shop, hiring technicians, and maintaining safe conditions off the fleet manager’s shoulders.

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