Maintenance

Diagnostic tools are vital for fleet maintenance procedures today. But the systems can be expensive and difficult to use across different makes and models of trucks. Photo: Rush Truck Centers

Articles

A New Frontier in Diagnostics

Diagnostic devices on the shop floor are powerful maintenance tools. But as with any new technology, fleets are still learning how to uses them in a cost-effective manner.

Photo: Nikola Motor Company

News

Nikola Partners With Nel ASA to Supply Hydrogen Stations

Nel ASA is anticipated to provide engineering, electrolysis, and fueling equipment, while Nikola will provide the balance of plant, construction, dispensers and other station equipment.

Products

Daily Additive Designed to Clean and Protect Diesel Engines

Hot Shot’s Secret’s Everyday Diesel Treatment is a daily diesel cetane boost and lubricant fuel additive designed to improve the efficiency of diesel engines.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems of Dorsten, Germany, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH. Photo: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

News

Goodyear Acquires German Automated Tire Inspection System Provider

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has completed the acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a provider of automated tire inspection technology.

Jonathan Gravell Photo: P.S.I.

News

Pressure Systems International Promotes Gravell to VP of Business Development

Pressure Systems International has promoted Jonathan Gravell to the new position of vice president/ business development.

Products

Jumper Cables Designed for Work Trucks

Mississippi Industries for the Blind’s Mil-Spec booster cables are designed to jump-start trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles.

Image courtesy of Pirelli Tires

Articles

Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

Photo courtesy of TA Truck Service

News

TA Truck Service Turns Attention to Smaller Fleets

While TA Truck Service has historically focused on large, national fleets, the company is now going after vocational fleets and multi-use construction companies.

Photo: Steven Martinez

News

TechForce Creates Campaign to Increase Qualified Tech Pool

TechForce Foundation has launched the FutureTech Success campaign to provide an ongoing stream of qualified technicians to the North American vehicle repair business.

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

Articles

The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

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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