Maintenance

Haldex utilizes a unique boltless brake pad retainer, requiring no tools to replace the brake pads. Like most air disc brakes, the pads can be changed out in about half the time it typically takes to change drum brake linings once the wheels are off.

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Air Disc Brakes: The Real Savings

Air disc brakes require less maintenance, deliver longer pad and rotor life, and reduce service time. This creates the perfect solution for fleets looking for efficiency with greater control and stability for a long service life.

Products

Solar Dash Keeps Batteries Charged and Ready

The Solar Dash Charging System is a portable 20-watt solar panel that keeps batteries charged and counteracts the effects of parasitic loads on a battery.

Photo: Peterbilt

News

Peterbilt’s Chassis Routings Improve Serviceability

Peterbilt has implemented newly engineered routings in all configurations of the Models 579 and 567 as well as in the Model 389 to enhance serviceability across product lines.

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News

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Products

App Lets Users Test Suspension from a Phone

Gabriel Ride Control has announced the Suspension Test app for iOS and Android, allowing users to check a vehicles suspension from a smartphone.

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News

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Videos

On the Spot: How Tire Vibration Can Impact Fuel Efficiency [Video]

Equipment editor Jim Park caught up with IMI Products at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville to watch a demonstration of how vibration and rolling resistance can affect fuel efficiency. 

TMC's new chairman, Glen McDonald says keeping the organization's recent energy going is one of his main priorities. Photo: Ozark Transportation

Articles

TMC's New Chairman on Trucking's Race to the Future

“I’m really thinking a lot about the ‘TMC of Tomorrow,'" says Glen McDonald, for whom assuming the chairmanship of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council is a pinnacle moment in his long career in trucking.

Videos

On the Spot: Michelin Tire Care 2.0 [Video]

Michelin has launched its new Tire Care 2.0, offering RFID tags to help fleets better manage assets. HDT's Jim Park caught up with Michelin at TMC and has this video report.

Photo: Jim Park

Articles

Chinese Truck Tire Investigation Shows ‘Pervasive Underselling at High Margins’

The International Trade Commission says there’s evidence of “significant” underselling of Chinese truck and bus tires from 2013 to 2015 – yet the ITC voted not to impose tariffs on those imported tires. What's behind their decision?

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News

Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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