A supplemental filter must be carefully mounted so it works effectively and allows the engine's oil circulation system to continue its job.


Make Supplemental Filters Pay

Cleanliness is next to godliness, so some truck operators change motor oil religiously according to manufacturers' recommendations. Others extend drain intervals but use supplemental filtration and oil analysis to do it safely and make sure the oil stays clea


The Path to Parts Savings: Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Budget

Times are tough. Fleets are scrambling for freight to fill trucks, shippers are beating up carriers on rates, and truckers are keeping their equipment longer because they can't afford to buy new


Where Does Underhood Heat Go? Into the Cab

As engineers, one of our biggest challenges is how to deal with underhood heat. Because of aerodynamics and other styling changes, the engine box on trucks is smaller and more densely packed than it ever has been

(Photos by Steve Sturgess)


Rush Technicians Compete For Top Spots in Skills Rodeo

In the by-now familiar holidays ritual, Rush Enterprises held its fourth Technician Skills Rodeo, drawing techs from across its far-flung 62-facility truck center empire

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


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


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.


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)


Maintaining APUs

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


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


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 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.
How to Set Up a Maintenance Pilot Program and Why It Matters
A pilot program helps you work out any kinks that arise, smooth them out, and move onto a larger-scale implementation, maybe even a full implementation, reaping efficiency and cost savings at a larger scale.

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