Photo via Haldex


A Step-by-Step Approach to Brake Maintenance

Taking shortcuts when doing a brake job can lead to problems such as uneven wear and substandard braking performance.

Photo courtesy of Bendix


Maintaining S-Cam Foundation Brakes

S-cam drum brakes are a familiar sight to every wheel-end technician in the North American trucking industry. These preventive maintenance guidelines can elevate the effectiveness of regular brake jobs.

The very pavement you drive upon is chewing away at your tires, mile after mile. Photo by Jim Park


When the Road Meets the Rubber

Irregular or accelerated tire wear is annoying and expensive, but there's something else eating away at your expensive assets: the pavement itself.

The presence of water or other fluid mixed with diesel fuel is clearly apparent from the stratification shown here.


Keeping Diesel Fuel Clean

If you don’t take steps to keep diesel fuel clean, it can degrade your fuel economy, damage expensive fuel system components and cause downtime. That’s never been more important than today.

Denise Rondini, Aftermarket Editor.


Commentary: Tracking Truck Health

Several truck makers have been promoting uptime through remote diagnostics for a while now. But at this year’s MATS, nearly every OEM talked about their efforts to provide fleets with insight into their vehicle’s health in an effort to increase vehicle uptime.

Retreading gives a second or even third life to a casing, increasing the payback on the initial investment.


Maintenance is Key To Retread Longevity

TMC’s latest fleet tire survey shows retreaded tires are going longer and further than some may expect – but maintenance is the key.

Photo courtesy of Goodyear.


It's National Tire Safety Week

Tire maintenance plays a big role in fleet safety and efficiency. Now is a good time to remind drivers and technicians about the importance of proper tire care.

A well formulated mentor program assigns new technicians to more skilled technicians who can answer their questions and serve as an industry expert. Photo: Ryder


9 Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Technicians

For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention efforts.


Is Your Coolant/Antifreeze Ready for Summer?

Truck fleets that traverse the North American continent this summer, spanning regions from the North to the South and both coasts, know that one of the few constants among those thousands of miles of pavement will be stifling heat and oppressive humidity.

Check and record tire pressure and tread depth every time you see a tire. Photo courtesy of Goodyear


Tire Maintenance with Ryder's Scott Perry

Ryder Systems has one of the most diverse fleets in the country, and one of the largest. Management of that fleet's tire assets falls to Scott Perry, vice president of supply management. You may not find him out in the yard gauging tires, but he certainly responsible for getting every last penny in value from his tires.


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