Maintenance

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June 9, 2016

SAF-Holland: New P89 Air Disc Brakes to Cost Little More than Drums

CORRECTED -- SAF-Holland says a new P89 air disc brake for trailers will reduce the price premium compared to drum brakes, and an upgraded P89 Plus will virtually eliminate brake maintenance for seven years.

June 7, 2016

Accuride Launches Installation and Maintenance Video Series

Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.

May 18, 2016

Figuring Out DPF Maintenance

DPF and aftertreatment systems may be a maintenance nightmare, but they aren’t going away. It’s up to you to figure them out.

May 10, 2016

Air Hose Withstands Kinks and Curls While Staying Flexible

Gates’ Hybrid Polymer Air Hose is a zero memory air hose designed to resist kinks and curls and inflexibility.

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.

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