February 8, 2011
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
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
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
"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
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
No-idle climate-control systems are here to stay after years of sluggish growth and slow market acceptance
January 20, 2010
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
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
Maintenance and repair of brakes has always been a vital, and sometimes overlooked, part of a heavy-duty PM program
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
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
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
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
Your drivers and your mechanics need not be adversaries, even though they speak different languages.
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