Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors
K&J’s reefer-off solution saves money, protects perishables.
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products will be better protected if cooled air continues to circulate as freight is being unloaded.
LEDs Light the Way
Though still not cheap, fans say LED headlamps eclipse halogens.
If you were in trucking about 30 years ago, you might remember the switch from incandescent sealed-beam headlamps to halogens, which were so much better that some truck operators stopped using auxiliary fog and driving lights. A more recent step up was projector-beam lamps, whose optics better aim the lumens from halogen bulbs and even more effectively light the way for drivers.
Commentary: How Much do Your Technicians Know About Wheel Integrity?
In spite of endless service bulletins and instructional videos and even mandatory training programs, the worst still happens.
Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood discusses wheel integrity and the importance of technicians being well-versed in the rules of fastening wheels properly.
Do We Worry Too Much About Inflation Pressure?
Maintaining tire pressure is like herding cats. They never stay where you want them.
Tire pressure monitoring systems have allowed us a peek into the secret life of tires, and revealed some astonishing details.