Maintenance

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April 18, 2016

The Modern Maintenance Manager

What does it take to be a successful modern maintenance manager — and to be ready for what the future brings? Heavy Duty Trucking is exploring the topic with a series of articles that examines the different aspects of being a shop manager in today’s trucking industry.

March 18, 2016

The Modern Maintenance Manager: The Connected Shop

From remote diagnostics to predictive analytics, being on top of maintenance today means using data and connections.

March 17, 2016

Commentary: Wheel-Offs Again

When it comes to wheel-offs, the mainstream press, and even some of the less well informed enforcement folk, always look to the driver first to find fault.

March 9, 2016

How to Reduce the Burden of Tire Maintenance

Tire maintenance needn’t be a mind-numbing inconvenience. These tools can reduce the workload and improve efficiency.

March 3, 2016

Leaky Roofs, Plugged DPFs and a Rainbow of Coolants: TMC Tackles them All

What we learn from sessions like TMC's Fleet Forum is that you probably aren't the only truck owner having a particular problem. It puts the boots to the oft-heard comment from dealers, "Gee, I've never heard that one before."

February 25, 2016

Erb Group Takes Safety to a New Level

To improve the safety of its reefer technicians, Erb asked its maintenance staff what would be the best solution. Input from the staff resulted in a custom-designed and manufactured mobile work platform.

January 7, 2016

Penske Opens Massachusetts Rental, Leasing, Maintenance Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the opening of a new 14,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Norton, Mass.

December 15, 2015

Preventive Maintenance Can Improve Fuel Economy, Report Says

Research found fleets that saw MPG gains of 5% to 10% with rigorous PMs, Trucking Efficiency's confidence report says.

November 6, 2015

Lanyard Keeps Tools Secure and Close

Werner’s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to hold heavier tools when working high up, protecting them from fall damage and doubling duty as a safety measure for property and crews working below.

October 17, 2015

Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016

PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.

September 29, 2015

Why Proper Fifth Wheel Maintenance is Important

Proper fifth wheel maintenance is important to ensure the tractor and trailer stay together.

September 14, 2015

CoolCheck 2 Tests for Coolant Health

Spectro Scientific’s CoolCheck 2 Coolant Analyzer is designed to automatically test coolant systems and diesel exhaust fluid.

August 10, 2015

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

February 26, 2015

Rapid Check Speeds Up Diagnostic Process

Peterbilt launched the Rapid Check service program to provide diagnostics and an estimate of repairs in two hours or less.

January 28, 2015

HD PowerSmoke Tester Helps Find Air, Exhaust Leaks

White vapor puffs out wherever there’s a leak and is plainly visible in the yellowish beam of a strong halogen light wielded by the technician. The device is for heavy duty diesels.

January 15, 2015

Absorbent Rug Designed for Maintenance Areas

Oil Eater’s Tuff Rug is an absorbent pad for use in high traffic areas and designed to be tough enough for use in maintenance departments, forklift aisles, oil change pits and walkways.

September 22, 2014

133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

Organizers of TMC's SuperTech competition in Orlando, Fla., say they are ready to test 133 top technicians from across the United States beginning Monday. High scorers will emerge after two days of pitting their skills against pre-arranged flaws in 25 different areas of truck diagnostics and repairs, with the winners announced at a lunch on Wednesday.

September 18, 2014

Trucking Company Challenging FMCSA Out-of-Service Order

One trucking company is challenging an out-of-service order it received in August from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, following a fatal accident.

September 10, 2014

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location

Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

September 8, 2014

What’s Going on with my Brakes?

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

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