Maintenance

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Making Tires Last

How much are you willing to invest to make your tires last longer? There is no shortage of tools or strategies available to help prolong tire life, and thereby reduce tire costs, but are they worth the effort and expense

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Have Maintenance Expertise, Will Travel

Some of the most well-known members of ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council have become limited-time executives, spreading their expertise over a number of smaller truck fleets as they spend time with each client to help them get the most out of their maintenance operations

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Are You Greasing Right?

The best grease in the world won't do the job if it doesn't get to where it's needed. That's why it's important to train technicians on proper greasing procedures

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Don't Take Grease for Granted

Grease has been called the "Rodney Dangerfield of lubricants." The late comedian was often known to lament, "I just don't get no respect." Likewise, grease is often an afterthought when it comes to truck maintenance

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Eliminating Contaminants from Truck and Trailer Air Systems

A heavy truck's air system is a basic and important set of components that should be spec'd correctly and then maintained properly.

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Tire Report: Balancing Act - Why Balance Just Tires?

Try starting a discussion about balancing truck wheels

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Filtering Out The Facts

One of the methods all diesel engine manufacturers have adopted to reduce emissions - especially particulate

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Lead Weights On The Way Out

An estimated 2,000 tons of lead tire weights are lost from vehicles each year

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Wheel-Ends: Torque your nuts

Attaching wheels to a truck hub is serious business. Yet it's not uncommon to see some big bruiser of a mechanic, one foot against the bottom of the tire, whaling away with a 1-inch-drive impact gun driving the wheel nuts home

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Tire Report: Wheel-End Problems -- Beyond the Obvious

We focus on tires here, mostly, but wheels and hubs, and the other gear that attaches tires to trucks, deserve attention too. Wheel-ends function as a system:

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How a Collaborative Approach To Fleet Fuel Maintenance Can Improve Vehicle Uptime
Find out how Penray’s collaborative approach to fleet fuel maintenance can improve vehicle uptime! Penray’s Fuel Doctor program addresses individual fleet needs through testing, independent lab analysis, recommendation of treatments and tank cleaning as well as long term maintenance program planning.
The Process of Turning Maintenance Data Into Actionable Information
Maintenance providers can help fleets gather crucial maintenance data and integrate it into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve operations.
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