Maintenance

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

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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.

A key way that fleets can ensure that trucks are prepared for winter and drivers are able to get help if they need it, is to have a comprehensive maintenance partner. Photo: Ryder System

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Preparation the Key to Handling Winter Weather

While most of the impact of a winter storm will directly affect drivers, many of the disruptions can be prevented by a well-maintained and prepared fleet.

Beasley Tire offers mobile services that perform on-site alignment and tire balancing on large trucks and mounting and balancing tires on small vehicles.

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What Tire Dealers Can Tell us About Truck Tire Trends

Low-cost imported tires, retread demand, and the increasing presence of truckstop chains into the tire market are among the trends seen in the truck tire market in Modern Tire Dealer’s annual survey of commercial tire dealers.

More and more information management options are becoming available today as tire pressure management systems begin to integrate with telematics and connected vehicle systems. Photo: PressurePro

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Taking Tire Pressure Management to the Next Level

Tire pressure monitoring and inflation systems are a proven way for fleets to manage one of their biggest consumable items and ensure safe operation. New technologies will take the capabilities of these systems to the next level.

Having the right information helps determine if a technician with tools should be sent to the site of the repair or if a tow truck is needed. Photo: Ryder

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7 Mistakes to Avoid for Smooth Roadside Repairs

Even with the greatest preventive maintenance programs, you still are going to have some failures.Yet not all fleets do a good job of managing the breakdown process. Here’s a look at common mistakes fleets make when it comes to emergency roadside service.

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

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Year in Review: The Truck Aftermarket in 2017

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.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: An Update on Right to Repair

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.

Photos courtesy of Industrial Parts Depot

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5 Tips for Servicing Cummins ISX15 Engines

Keeping abreast of the latest part updates and installation techniques can prevent costly errors and even catastrophic failures. Here are five tips for avoiding serious issues when servicing Cummins ISX15 engines.

Rusty Rush predicts &amp;ldquo;headwinds&amp;rdquo; with electric trucks, but thinks they will start to become commonplace in a couple years&amp;rsquo; time. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Cautiously Optimistic, Rusty Rush Looks Ahead

The Rush Truck Centers CEO says he sees an industry today with a lot of new technology and not nearly enough technicians.

At the SwiftTech competition, technicians were given simulated problems to troubleshoot and solve within a set time limit. Photos: Steven Martinez<br />

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Swift Celebrates Tech Excellence With SwiftTech Competition

Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.

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How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
The True Costs of Outsourced Maintenance & How to Compare Vendors
The most inexpensive vendor isn’t always the one with the lowest bill rate. There are a number of cost factors that fleets need to consider when choosing an outsourced maintenance provider.
The True Costs of Outsourced Maintenance & How to Compare Vendors
The most inexpensive vendor isn’t always the one with the lowest bill rate. There are a number of cost factors that fleets need to consider when choosing an outsourced maintenance provider.
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