Maintenance

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Technology In The Shop Pays Off

Using maintenance software allows a fleet to track vehicle histories, work orders, technician performance, warranties, PM schedules and other maintenance-related tasks.

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Tech Report: Maintenance by the Number

TMC's codes provide universal language for all

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Risky Business: The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

OSHA Fines, Worker's Comp Claims, Lost Productivity, Lawsuits, Higher Insurance Costs, Equipment Downtime. The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

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Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone.Then, seemingly overnight, the cell phone arrived, an invention that could turn a daylong nightmare into a few hours of inconvenience.

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Tips For Keeping Tires In Top Shape

What better way to start off a new year than making a resolution to better maintain the tires in your fleet?

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Combatting Trailer Corrosion

There are ways to combat damage from aggressive ice-control chemicals, including spec'ing premium products and properly maintaining everything in the fleet.

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Aftermarket Conflicted About How to Correct Right to Repair Fault

The breakdown is in the aftermarket. Manufacturers and independent repair shops cannot agree on how to share the information, tools and equipment needed to maintain truck engines and other components. It's a longstanding competition in which some of the players have decided there is no hope of successful negotiations and have committed to a strategy of legislating a remedy.

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Diagnostic Dilemma

Once upon a time, people worked on their own cars. Shade-tree mechanics bought Mitchell or Chilton manuals and jacked up their cars in the driveway or the back yard. If you weren't so inclined, the service station down the street had a few service bays in addition to the gas pumps out front.

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The Monster That's Eating Your Rigs

Frame rails, crossmembers, suspension components, air tanks, fuel tanks, battery boxes, brackets, brake shoes, electrical systems, air-conditioning condensers, radiators, metal coolant tubing, steel wheels, inside the floor of the cab - even refrigeration units aren't safe from the corrosion monster.

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Task Force to Explore Link Between Corrosion, De-Icers

Trucking industry executives attending the Technology and Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month formed a task force to examine the growing problem of truck corrosion possibly caused by de-icing and dust control chemicals on roads

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
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.
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