Denise L. Rondini


OEMs Step up Efforts to Help Fleets Improve Total Cost of Ownership

It seems like truck makers are acknowledging they have fallen short in their efforts to help fleets improve uptime and lower their total cost of ownership.

All bolts must be properly tightened and periodically checked for proper torque. Telltale signs of loose fasteners include shiny areas and weeping rust around them. Photo: Reyco Granning


4 Suspension Maintenance Items You Might Overlook

These complex mechanisms cushion the truck, load and driver, but too often are victims of neglect.


EZ Oil Drain Valve Made for CAT Engines

The latest model of EZ Oil Drain Valve is designed for Caterpillar’s ACERT engine models allowing users to drain oil without the need for tools.

Impact wrenches are fine for running wheel nuts up onto the studs, but a torque wrenches must be used to set the nuts. Retorqueing is highly recommended, but few, apparently, get around to it.


Why Do Wheels Come Loose?

Investigations into hundreds of wheel separation incidents reveals that whether it was loosened wheel fasteners or failed bearings due to improper installation or loss of lubricant, better maintenance could have prevented all but a few of the incidents.


Marangoni Opens New Dealer in Florida

Tire Service LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., is now a member of the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retread dealers.


Prolong Says New Oil Features Anti-Friction Metal Treatment

Prolong Super Lubricants offers a new premium diesel engine oil featuring the company's proprietary Anti-Friction Metal Treatment.

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.


Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.


HDA Truck Pride Partnership Aims to Recruit Trucking Technicians

HDA Truck Pride is partnering with the ASE Industry Education Alliance to recruit recently trained technicians for the trucking industry.

The Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. Image courtesy of Meritor


Meritor and P.S.I Produce Millionth Tire Inflation System

Meritor and Pressure Systems International celebrated the production of the 1,000,000th Meritor Tire Inflation System, the companies have announced.

The new facility includes Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service. Photo: Goodyear


Goodyear Opens Tire & Service Center in Massachusetts

A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.

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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