Maintenance

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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Four Tips To Help Prevent Potentially Deadly Wheel-Off Accidents

What do a pregnant woman from Maryland, a 48-year-old man from Ontario, and a driver in Seattle have in common? They are all victims of truck wheel-off

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Choosing the Optimal Tool Cart

Tool carts are available in just about every possible variety, from a simple two tray unit, to super wide units with six or more drawers and a flip lid, not to mention roll cabinet

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Tire Report: Telematics and Tire Pressure Monitoring

You don't need me to tell you that maintaining correct tire inflation pressure across a fleet of trucks and trailers is a challenge of biblical proportion

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 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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