Maintenance

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February 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Truck Parts Coming to a 3D Printer Near You

Denise Rondini, HDT Contributing Aftermarket Editor, says 3D printing could affect how you buy parts and even freight patterns.

By Denise Rondini

3D-printed parts could be one of the biggest trends in 2018 and beyond. We could see a future where every supplier in some capacity will have an additive manufacturing program, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Daimler Trucks North America, Parts and Service, Suppliers, 3D Printing

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Parts Inventory

A well-managed parts inventory helps can help a heavy-duty truck fleet prevent downtime and save money. Photo: Paul Hartley

By Denise Rondini

A well-managed parts inventory helps can help a heavy-duty truck fleet prevent downtime and save money.

Tags: Parts Inventory, Parts Management, Managing the Shop, Downtime, Parts and Service

December 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Year in Review: The Truck Aftermarket in 2017

Photo: Steven Martinez<br /><br />

By Denise Rondini

Because of the importance of parts and service to fleet efficiency, fleet owners and managers pay close attention to developments and trends in the truck parts and service aftermarket. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini recaps some of the key aftermarket issues from 2017.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Managing the Shop, Technicians, Right to Repair, Parts and Service

December 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: An Update on Right to Repair

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

The independent aftermarket — and by extension fleets — are better off today because of Right to Repair efforts, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her December column.

Tags: Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, Right to Repair, Parts and Service

July 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Evaluating Options for Outside Service

By Denise Rondini

Turnaround time, competency of technicians, and cost are just a few of the factors that go into a fleet’s decision to outsource maintenance and repair.

Tags: Outsourcing, Aftermarket, Parts and Service

September 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bringing Maintenance to the Truck

Lights, tires and the air system can all be inspected from a mobile maintenance truck at a customer&amp;rsquo;s location. Photo: Transervice Lease Corp.

By Denise Rondini

Fleets are always looking for ways to increase roll time of trucks and trailers and cut down on CSA violations. Properly equipped mobile maintenance trucks are one way that fleets are achieving it.

Tags: Ryder System, Parts and Service, Service Fleets, Uptime

September 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Technician Training Alliance Aims to Improve Repair Process

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

A memorandum of understanding required manufacturers to make service info available on model year 2010 trucks and newer but it did not mean that the truck makers had to provide training.

Tags: OEM, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Parts and Service

October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Leveling the Service Playing Field

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

Fleets and independent repair garages will soon have access to service information for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Engines, Right to Repair, Parts and Service

March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Working With Your Tire Provider

Larger dealers are often associated with a retreader. Keeping all the services under one roof makes for easier tracking, billing and record keeping.

By Jim Park

Anybody can change a tire, but does your dealer make yard calls and bring some inventory along so the necessary tires can be changed on site without delay?

Tags: Maintenance Costs, Tires, Retreads, Parts and Service

October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Commentary: The Changing World of Choosing Parts and Service

By Denise Rondini

The relatively simple aftermarket of the ‘80s has become a rather complicated one. Fleets now have more choices than ever for their parts and service needs. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini explores these changes in her new HDT column.

Tags: Aftermarket, Parts and Service

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