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Comprehensive tire management can turn a pile of beat-up rubber into a pile of gold.
Getting the Most Out of Your Tire Program
By Jim Park
What to track in a tire program to make sure you’re getting the most out of every day they spend on the road.
Fleets need to do a risk-cost-benefit analysis when considering switching from branded to private label parts.
The Private Label Parts Equation
By Denise Rondini
With the growth of all-makes (often referred to as private label or value line) parts programs, fleets have more choices than ever for fulfilling their parts needs. But do these programs offer real choices or just muddy the parts purchasing landscape?
The one tool every tire shop needs is a tire inflation cage. It's designed to absorb the blast from a tire exploding during inflation.
Top Tools for the Tire Shop
By Jim Park
Moving tire care in-house can save time and money - if you have the right tools.
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.

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Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 Designed for Fuel Economy Chevron’s new heavy-duty motor oil, Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30, was designed to improve fuel economy in heavy-duty diesel trucks in both on- and off-highway applications.
Dana Expands Warranty Options For Drive Axle Dana Holding Corporation announced that it has broadened the Extended Protection Plan for drive axles in on-highway linehaul applications. The changes to the warranty are available to customers in both the U.S. and Canada.
Noregon Updates Vehicle Diagnostics Software Noregon Systems released JPRO Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics 2014 v2 software with updated features. The new features will be on all new copies of the software and current JPRO license holders are able to update their version.
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.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Have You Checked Your Brakes Today?
In order to properly inspect and maintain air brakes, it is important to have a basic understanding of how air brakes function. J.J. Keller's Tom Bray explains how they work and what can go wrong.
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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