Maintenance

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Tips on Using and Caring for Your Torque Wrench

A torque wrench is a precision instrument designed to apply a specific amount of force to a fastener

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Alignment Matters: Taking vehicle alignment for granted could cost you

When it comes to the alignment on your truck, "close enough" can cost you a lot of money

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Coolant Basics: New TMC Recommendations

Engine failure due to cylinder liner cavitation corrosion is disturbingly common in the industry, yet it typically can be prevented through proper cooling system maintenance

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Building a Successful Battery Re-charging Program

When a truck has battery issues, fleets normally replace all the batteries so that truck can get back on the road

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Diligent Drivers Can Help Improve Tire Maintenance

Compared to, say, slopping out a hog barn, checking tire pressure is a hoot. No wonder drivers take so readily to the task

Navistar chose Cummins Aftertreatment Solutions for a fast-to-market solution.

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Navistar Details Product Changes, Thinking Behind Emissions Strategy Change

Navistar will be taking orders within a month for International ProStar+ tractors with a Cummins 15-liter ISX engine and Cummins selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. By next May it plans to have available a 13-liter MaxxForce engine with Cummins SCR. The company will roll out both engines in other models in staggered launches throughout next year

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Webb Wheel Releases Training and Tech Certification Videos

Webb Wheel has added a new training video along with an associated tech certification test to the Training Toolbox section of its website

Tire mileage turned to dust: Tread scrubbing machines remove all traces of old tread to sculpt the casing for the new tread.

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Tire Casing Cost Recovery

Think of a tire casing as a foundation. It's the foundation of the whole tire, but also the foundation of a successful tire-cost management program

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6 Steps to Cleaner Fuel

If you take the plunger out of one of today's fuel injectors and hold it in your hand, the warmth of your hand will make the metal expand so you can't get the plunger back inside the barrel.

Trained technicians are sent to inspect and record any issues with tire pressures, tread depth, trailer lights, wheel seals, air valves, air lines on the trailer's suspension and braking system, and even reflective tape and mudflaps.

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Carrier Improves CSA Score With Trailer Readiness Program

With just two full-time facilities to handle maintenance on a fleet of more than 2,700 trailers scattered across the lower 48 states and Mexico, conducting regular trailer inspections can be a daunting task for Murray, Ky.-based Paschall Truck Lines.

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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 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.
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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