Maintenance

Keep everything pointing in the right direction: retorque your fasteners.

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Suspension Maintenance

The key to keeping suspensions working for you rather than against you is to keep everything tight. When suspension components work themselves loose, tires wear badly, springs break, fuel economy suffers, and drivers complain

Look after your tires; your tires will look after you. Photo by Jim Park

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What's Killing Your Tires?

Tires are under constant attack, from the normal dynamic forces acting on the tread rubber, to a barrage of scrubbing and scraping actions caused by misaligned axles, unbalanced rotation, loose wheel bearings, and more

A robust maintenance software system can help a shop be more efficient and productive.

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10 Ways Fleet Maintenance Software Can Help Manage Costs and Boost Profitability

Kenworth offers this information to help truck fleet operators with their own maintenance facilities reduce parts inventory, decrease operating costs and increase productivity

APUs have come a long way in the past five years, but you can't ignore the maintenance. (Photo by Jim Park)

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Maintaining APUs

The auxiliary power unit has come a long way since the first commercially available units hit the streets in the late 1980s

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Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be

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Making Short Work of Corrosion

One of the main concerns in front of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association is corrosion caused by road chemicals. The problem has escalated in recent years with the adoption of magnesium and calcium chloride

The caliper is nearly impossible to see without removing the wheel, leaving CVSA inspectors at a loss on how to determine brake functionality.

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Air Disc Brakes: You Can't Inspect What You Can't See

Imagine having a brand new truck sidelined during a roadside inspection because the inspector didn't understand what he was looking a

Air disc brake systems (pictured) don't look anything like drum brake systems. Inspection standards and procedures are not the same either.

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Maintaining Air Disc Brakes

The new federal mandate requiring shorter stopping distances dictates more brake torque for the front axle of trucks and tractors. The regulation can be accommodated by bigger drums, but it may stimulate a faster acceptance of the air disc brake for steer axle brakes.

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EGR Engines and Oil Control

One of the planks in Caterpillar's argument for its Acert technology was that no particulate-heavy exhaust was recirculated into the inlet, as is the case with other exhaust gas recirculation technologies

A well-run maintenance program can help you extend oil drain intervals.

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The Right Oil Now: Improving Your Engine Lubrication Program

The recession has everyone pinching pennies. Close management of your engine lubrication program can offer cost savings in a number of areas - if done properly

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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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