Maintenance

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How IT Can Help With Warranty Recovery

Probably at least half of the hundreds of thousands of over-10-unit fleets in the U.S. are managed manually - by "white board," yellow note pad, and by Excel spreadsheet - according to one estimate

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Tire Report: Suspensions & Tire Wear

The knee-bone connects to the leg-bone. The leg-bone connects to the ankle-bone. The axle-bone connects to the wheel-bone, and the wheel-bone connects to the tire-bone … so the song goes, sort of.

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Arsenault: Don't Over-Buy on Parts

Many maintenance shops buy more parts than necessary, in effect storing company cash on parts room shelves

Retreading is a cost-effective hedge against increasing tire raw material costs. (Photo by Jim Park)

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Retreads: Money Saved is Money Earned

Still looking for good reasons to embrace retreaded tires? Have you seen the price of oil lately?

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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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