The Digital Shop: Maintenance Management Software

With the economy in a recession and the trucking industry suffering through what Stifel Nicolaus analysts now say is a freight depression, trucking companies are all looking to cut costs to survive.


Cab Maintenance Concerns

Normal service for a big truck virtually guarantees that it will feel and show the effects of age long before you're ready to deal it. That means even the cab of the truck is going to require a little maintenanc


Performance-Based Brake Testing

What if you could find out in 10 minutes or less precisely how each and every one of your tractor-trailer's brakes is working? You'd know how much force they're producing to stop the rig, individually and by axle.


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.


Tech Report: Maintenance by the Number

TMC's codes provide universal language for all


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


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.


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?


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.


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.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All