Maintenance

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November 2, 2017

Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

October 30, 2017

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.

October 16, 2017

Teletrac Navman, Noregon Integrate Vehicle Health, Safety Management Solution

Combining the intelligent fleet management capabilities of Teletrac Navman Director and the advanced vehicle health and safety diagnostics of Noregon TripVision, this integration gives carriers a holistic view of vehicle fitness in real time.

October 9, 2017

Q&A: Bruce Stockton Talks Maintenance Challenges

What are fleets' biggest maintenance headaches today and some ways to address them? We talk to Bruce Stockton, who has headed up equipment and maintenance for fleets ranging from CFI to Kenan Advantage and is now consulting on total cost of ownership and uptime.

October 2, 2017

Continental Launches ContiConnect Tire Monitoring Platform

Continental launched the ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, allowing fleet managers to see tire pressure and temperature data for an entire fleet from a single web portal.

September 21, 2017

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

September 20, 2017

FedEx Freight Dominates 2017 TMC SuperTech Competition

FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean came away with an unprecedented third TMC SuperTech title at the 2017 competition held in Orlando, Florida.

September 20, 2017

Commentary: Fast-Tracking Technicians

The TechSpedite program teaches technicians how to do the job not just from a technical perspective but from a personal and professional perspective too, explains Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her September column.

September 18, 2017

Commentary: The Other Shortage - Heavy-Duty Technicians

The shortage of able technicians is going to bite us if we don’t find a fix. In fact, it already is, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

September 15, 2017

Love’s Acquires Speedco from Bridgestone Americas

Love’s Travel Stops and Bridgestone Americas reached an agreement for Love’s to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry.

September 13, 2017

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable. Not right away, though. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

September 7, 2017

Vipar Heavy Duty, Meritor Establish Long-Term Alliance

Vipar Heavy Duty and Meritor announced a new long-term agreement to offer Meritor’s products through the Vipar Heavy Duty network and its family of companies.

August 24, 2017

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available Through Zonar

Zonar and Cummins Inc. announced the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar's smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

August 22, 2017

Why You Should Pay Attention to Trailer Alignment

Proper trailer axle/wheel alignment is critical to maximizing tire life, and it's only become more important with the use of wide-base single tires on trailers for fuel economy and weight savings.

August 17, 2017

Love's Adds Oil Changes to Tire Care Facilities

Love’s Truck Tire Care has made diesel engine motor oil changes available at more than 130 locations.

August 16, 2017

Data Fuels TMW's Predictive Maintenance Software

TMT's new Predict.Fault Code is a maintenance application designed to predict engine and aftertreatment component failures up to three days in advance. HDT's Jim Beach digs deeper with this report from the TMW/PeopleNet user conference.

August 15, 2017

TMW Introduces TMT Predictive Maintenance Software

TMW Systems introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, that helps fleets anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur.

July 21, 2017

FleetPride Expands with New Orleans Location

The new FleetPride New Orleans branch is located at 6500 Powell Street. An official grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

July 20, 2017

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

June 30, 2017

Bosch Debuts Class 4-8 Diagnostic Scan Tool

The new HDS 200 is is designed to be an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for technicians working on Class 4 - 8 trucks. It's ruggedized and features a color display with clear diagnostic trouble codes.

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