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September 16, 2012

Aftermarket: Today's Trucks Demand More from Filters

If you have customers who think a filter's a filter, you've got an opportunity to educate them about why today's high-tech engines need a correspondingly sophisticated filtration system. For instance, take the plunger out of a fuel injector from one of today's diesel engines and hold it in your hand. The warmth of your hand will make the metal expand so you can't get the plunger back inside the barrel

September 16, 2012

Customers: Give 'em What they Want

A few three-martini lunches and a hunting trip won't hurt your chances of keeping a good customer, but it will take more than a few perks to keep today's fleets coming back

July 19, 2012

How about those medium-duty tire prices?

So, have you noticed the high price of tires lately? Of course you have

June 1, 2012

Aftermarket Service Providers Can Help Customers Over CSA Hurdles

With 514,000 carriers running 9 million trucks and buses to contend with, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has had to develop a more effective way of tracking safety violations. It's called CSA, short for "Compliance, Safety, Accountability.

February 16, 2012

Wheel-off incidents sure can get your attention

"If I had been up five minutes earlier, I wouldn't be having any conversations with anybody."

January 17, 2012

Stronger Brakes on Class 8 Rigs Require Distributors to Learn About and Stock New Parts

Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. since Aug. 1 are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built earlier. It's due to a change in government stopping distance requirement

October 26, 2011

Aftermarket Products

Trojan heavy-duty starting battery Trojan's TransPower ST1000 high-performance AGM 31 heavy-duty starting batter

October 26, 2011

Top 5 Aftermarket Products Honored

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal's Top 5 products were selected by the editors from new product announcements published in HDAJ during 2010

October 26, 2011

Aftermarket Products

Eaton Launches EverTough Eaton launched a new brand of drivetrain components, called EverTough, engineered specifically for the aftermarket with a new line of heavy-duty clutches

October 26, 2011

Dealer vs. Distributor

In a standing-room only session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas in January, a panel discussion duked it out between the views of the dealer and the independent aftermarket distributor

October 26, 2011

Beyond R-134a: What's Next for Mobile A/C Refrigerants?

In February, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final approval of HFO-1234yf as a refrigerant for air conditioners in new cars and light trucks

October 26, 2011

Aftermarket Products

Allison TC10 to aim at road tractor market Allison's TC10 transmission combines a torque converter with a sophisticated 10-speed mechanical gearbo

July 29, 2011

Unzipping a tire

You've heard of zipper ruptures; ever seen one? Me, neither -- until now

May 17, 2011

The Risks of Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Blends

When the temperatures warm up, it's a good time to bone up on the dangers associated with hydrocarbon refrigerants being sold as cheap substitutes for R-134a and R-12

April 8, 2011

Trailer Corrosion

What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday weather elements

February 8, 2011

What Keeps Maintenance Managers Up At Night?

When you get hundreds of fleet maintenance managers together on one location, you can bet they're going to start swapping stories about various equipment and maintenance issues they're having

December 3, 2010

Problems At The Wheel Ends Can Cause Irregular Tire Wear And Premature Failure

From HDAJ's sister publication, Heavy Duty Trucking. We focus on tires here, mostly, but wheels and hubs, and the other gear that attaches tires to trucks, deserve attention too

December 3, 2010

Balancing Act - Why Balance Just Tires? They Are Only One Part Of A Rotating Assembly.

From HDAJ's sister publication, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. Try starting a discussion about balancing truck wheels. You can just watch the eyeballs rolling backward in their sockets

November 29, 2010

Know Your Parts

"Parts is parts" was a funny slogan to describe chicken nuggets, but when it comes to vehicle safety, it's no laughing matter

August 16, 2010

Wired For Profit: Today's Electrical Systems

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nowhere better does that expression resonate than with heavy truck electrical systems


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