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Cummins, UTI Expand Diesel Technician Program

Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus. To celebrate the new program, UTI-Exton will hold a grand opening on Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Once the tread comes off, a blowout won't be far behind. You're down, with a $1,000 repair bill to show for it.

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Preventing Flat Tires

A driver picks up a trailer from a drop yard. Before departing, the driver does a walk-around inspection, kicks the tires, checks the lights and then sticks it into the wind. He or she has no idea how much air pressure is in those tires, except to be fairly sure none of them is flat — visibly flat, that is. Any one or several of those tires could be underinflated, or even technically flat.

Universal Lubricants picks up drain oil at automotive dealers, repair shops and truck terminals.

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Going Green With Re-Refined Oil

What are you doing with the spent oil from your engines? Most fleets are reusing it somehow, perhaps by burning it in special furnaces to heat the shops or selling it to a recycler who'll put it to other uses. Drain oil was once dumped or given away, but since the rise of petroleum prices on world markets, it now brings as much as 95 cents a gallon.

Aerodynamic truck styling is one factor that has moved the air-intake system and filter under the hood instead of hung alongside it.

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Not Your Father's Air Filter

There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by vertical integration — the practice of manufacturers controlling the design and spec'ing process using parts they build themselves or get from a few suppliers.

Products

Peak Unveils New Test Strips for Final Charge Antifreeze

Peak Commercial & Industrial, an Old World Industries company, is unvailing new test strips for its Final Charge heavy-duty extended-life coolant/antifreeze.

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Recall Issued for Certain Kenworth and Peterbilt Models

Paccar is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat may fray.

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Volvo Takes Multi-Faceted Approach to Maximizing Uptime

Ongoing Volvo dealer investments continue to improve Volvo's dealer network, while new technology features also help improve uptime.

Products

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

Chevron says its latest engine oil can save up to 3% in fuel economy in Class 6 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oils.

Products

MCH413 Mobile Column Lift Offers Smaller Package for Fleets, Independent Shops

The time-saving, productivity-enhancing features of Rotary Lift's heavy-duty Mach family of mobile column lifts are now available in a smaller package suited for fleets, independent repair facilities, school bus garages and truck dealerships.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
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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