Maintenance

Products

Rotary Lift Expands Mach Flex Mobile Column Lineup

Rotary Lift has expanded its Mach Flex powered by RedFire remote-controlled mobile column lift lineup, adding the MCHF13 Flex.

Products

TP-8656 Kit Looks for Leaks

Tracerline’s TP-8656 Opti-Pro Plus/EZ-Shot is an A/C leak detection kit that comes with all the pieces necessary to pinpoint a fluid leak.

Photo: Jim Park

News

Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

News

Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

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.

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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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