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Nearly all roadside tire failures can be traced back to underinflation. A TPMS system can reduce such incidents and pay for itself in less than 8 months. Photo by Jim Park
Get the Most from Your Tire Pressure Sensors
By Jim Park
Fleets are increasingly looking to tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems to optimize tire life and performance -- but if the system is not installed right, you won't get the full benefit of your investment.
Photo courtesy of Clark Public Utilities.
Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection
By Shelley Mika
Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.
Aftermarket Editor, Denise L. Rondini
Commentary: Managing the Shop
By Denise Rondini
Does the system come before the leadership? Or do you need the leadership and then the system?
Front-axle brakes designed to meet reduced stopping distance rules may not run hot enough under normal driving conditions. 
What’s Going on with my Brakes?
By Jim Park
When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.
Photo: J.J. Keller
Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?
By Betty Weiland, J.J. Keller
From September 7-13 – Brake Safety Week – more than 30,000 brake inspections are expected to be conducted. Roadside inspectors will be inspecting brake-system components to identify loose and missing parts; air and hydraulic fluid leaks; worn linings, pads, drums and rotors; and other faulty brake-system components.

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Cyclo’s PermaStop Repairs Coolant Leaks Cyclo’s PermaStop is a one-step cooling system repair solution that the company says can permanently stop a leak within a minute.
Mike Cerilli, vice president and general manager, OnCommand Connection. Photo by Evan Lockridge Navistar Enhances OnCommand Connection SAN DIEGO – Navistar announced several new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics features at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition.
A Nitrite-Free Coolant for Heavy Duty Prestone’s Command Heavy Duty Nitrite Free Extended Life Organic Acid Technology Antifreeze/Coolant offers protection for aluminum and all other engine metals against pitting and corrosion.
Rand McNally Products now Integrate with TMT Fleet Maintenance Software TMW System’s TMT Fleet Maintenance software will now be able to integrate with Rand McNally’s line of mobile fleet management devices to incorporate real-time information on vehicle fault codes and location.
New Delo Severe-Duty Oil Offers Protection for Changing Operations Plus Fuel Economy Chevron's new Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 engine oil is designed to address the growth of severe-duty applications in on- and off-highway markets.

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