In the Shop

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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

May 3, 2010

APU Maintenance

No-idle climate-control systems are here to stay after years of sluggish growth and slow market acceptance

January 20, 2010

DPF Maintenance

Every truck manufactured with a 2007 and later diesel engine is equipped with a diesel particulate filter. Many bus fleets started using them in 2005. There are something like 2 million DPFs, as they're called, in North America already

January 20, 2010

Managing Shop Waste

Have you looked in your shop's trash lately? If it's like a lot of shops, you may find aerosol cans, mud flaps, truck batteries, rechargeable flashligh

January 20, 2010

Automatic Brake Adjusters: First Line Of Defense

Maintenance and repair of brakes has always been a vital, and sometimes overlooked, part of a heavy-duty PM program

January 20, 2010

TMC: Not Just For Fleets

How well do you know your customers? Do you know the superficial stuff, like their birthday or which sports team they follow

January 19, 2010

Engine of Opportunity

There have been an unprecedented number of changes and new technologies over the last few years as engine manufacturers struggled to meet the mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency's emission regulation

January 19, 2010

Leveling the Playing Field: Latest in Diagnostics

If the heavy-duty independent repair community is going to hold its own against original equipment franchised dealers, it is going to need two thing

May 1, 2008

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.

April 1, 2007

Creating Peace In The Shop

Your drivers and your mechanics need not be adversaries, even though they speak different languages.

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