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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.

September 3, 2014

Snap-on’s New Impact Socket Made for Mack and Volvo Trucks

Snap-on’s new 1/2 inch Drive 14 mm 6-point Impact Socket is a durable specialty tool for Mack and Volvo trucks.

June 9, 2014

Goodyear Expanding Services in Greensboro, N.C

“North Carolina is home to many commercial trucking fleets, and Greensboro is a very important market for Goodyear,” said Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

June 9, 2014

Rotary Introduces Fast, Friendly HD 4-Post Lifts

HDC series lifts are battery powered and need only a 110-volt source for charging. They can be fitted with wheels to make them mobile.

March 27, 2014

Alliance Offers More Reman Brake Lining Options

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Products are rated for 20,000-pound axles, claim superior performance at good prices, and are available now.

March 27, 2014

WS Makes Virtual Technician Standard on Many Models, Offers UltraShift Plus, ESC

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Immediate assessment of fault codes keeps trucks working, while more automated transmission availability enhances versatility, the builder says.

March 27, 2014

Control-Box Feature for Meritor-P.S.I. System Now Optional for All Trailers

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Formerly limited to special fleet purchases, the new pressure-check function eases task of verifying set pressure on trailer's control box.

March 21, 2014

TA Opens New Service Facility on I-40 in Arizona

TravelCenters of America has opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility located at I-40, Exit 283 in Holbrook, Ariz. It offers four service bays, and is open 24/7/365. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.

March 21, 2014

TravelCenters Opens TA Truck Service Location in Arizona

It offers 4 service bays, and is open 24 hours. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.

March 18, 2014

Mobilizing Best Practices in Fleet Maintenance

Maintaining a mobile maintenance program adds another layer of complexity into the traditional maintenance program mix. It's hard for many fleets to scale their internal processes to ensure remote assets are being repaired and maintained via the same best practices that are afforded to their on-site vehicles.

March 17, 2014

Avoiding Common Maintenance Mistakes

Fleets try to do a good job of keeping their trucks in top operating condition, and most recognize that maintenance plays an important role in achieving that goal. Still there are some things that get overlooked by even the most seasoned fleet manager.

March 14, 2014

Are Your Aftermarket Truck Parts the Real Deal?

Phony designer handbags…fake Rolex watches…buy these without realizing it and you’ll undoubtedly overpay for inferior products. Your wallet and your ego will both take a hit, but you’ll survive. But if you purchase fake aftermarket truck parts, the results can be disastrous.

March 12, 2014

Michelin Launches Nationwide Truck Care Network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced Michelin Truck Care, a national network of mechanical service providers for trucks with dedicated fleet maintenance managers and technicians, along with standardized services that are audited by Michelin.

March 12, 2014

Performance With a Purpose

Frito-Lay’s Mike O’Connell leads a team that focuses on adapting the best leading-edge technologies for its specific needs.

March 12, 2014

Innovation In The Details

When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.

March 10, 2014

Decisiv Launches Maintenance Scorecard with TMC

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."

March 10, 2014

Noregon Offers Multi-Makes Diagnostic System, Modules for Volvo, Mack

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Focusing only on the component with the complaint often misses the actual root cause, but Noregon's whole-truck approach can find it. Noregon Systems launched a multi-brand vehicle diagnostics and repair product, First Step Service Advisor.

February 24, 2014

Commentary: Dealing With a Lemon

There’s no shortage of readers who want me to intervene on their behalf because they’ve been victimized in some way. At least that’s how they describe their plight. Maybe it’s a “lemon” of a truck, possibly a contract dispute, sometimes a fight with an idiotic bureaucracy. For reasons I don’t always understand, they think I’m a consumer watchdog of some sort. I’m not.

February 4, 2014

Death in the Tire Shop

A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but so could better communication and a little more awareness of what goes on in a repair shop, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

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