Maintenance

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July 7, 2010

Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Air Suspensions

Air suspensions are in wide use on trailers and getting more popular. To some fleets, air-ride equipment is new, and maintenance people might not be aware of proper inspection and repair procedures

May 17, 2010

The Pressure of Events

With limited opportunity to walk the Mid-America Trucking Show due to the number of press conferences and the vast number of exhibitors, it was gratifying indeed to turn up an innovative new technology that could transform a fleet's tire maintenance

March 17, 2010

Fifth Wheel Maintenance

While the calendar says we've just about made it through another winter, as these words materialize on my screen, the Northeast is digging out from three days of record snowfall

February 9, 2010

Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery

Is ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel causing rust in steel fuel tanks? A shop foreman in Georgia believes that the relatively new fuel, or perhaps biodiesel blends, are to blame for the damaged saddle tanks he's seen in the last yea

December 22, 2009

Rush Technicians Compete For Top Spots in Skills Rodeo

In the by-now familiar holidays ritual, Rush Enterprises held its fourth Technician Skills Rodeo, drawing techs from across its far-flung 62-facility truck center empire

November 30, 2009

Maintaining APUs

The auxiliary power unit has come a long way since the first commercially available units hit the streets in the late 1980s

November 2, 2009

Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be

August 27, 2009

Four Tips To Help Prevent Potentially Deadly Wheel-Off Accidents

What do a pregnant woman from Maryland, a 48-year-old man from Ontario, and a driver in Seattle have in common? They are all victims of truck wheel-off

June 10, 2009

Crud Catcher: Fifth Wheel Maintenance

As we head into winter, springtime may seem far away. But it's the aftereffects of winter's messy roads and de-icing compounds that lead to one of the sounds of spring: drivers complaining about their fifth wheels

May 26, 2009

Investigating Vehicles For Corrosion

Rust! It's upon us like a plague, and has been since snow has fallen and ice formed on paved roads and authorities decided to try to melt as much as they could to make travel safer

May 18, 2009

Corrosion Prevention

How badly do you want to avoid damage from corrosion? There are products and treatments available right now that do the job, but some customers are simply not willing to spend the necessary money.

May 18, 2009

Cab Maintenance Concerns

Normal service for a big truck virtually guarantees that it will feel and show the effects of age long before you're ready to deal it. That means even the cab of the truck is going to require a little maintenanc

November 1, 2008

Maintenance Report: Trailers

Attention to detail in spec'ing and maintaining trailers pays off in longer life and lower maintenance costs.

July 1, 2008

Brake Maintenance

Vehicle duty cycles, type of operation, drivers, inspection practices and weather all play a part in establishing good brake maintenance procedures.

March 1, 2008

Roadway Reforms

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

February 1, 2008

Tech Report: Maintenance by the Number

TMC's codes provide universal language for all

July 1, 2007

Psychic On board

Today's truck technology and computing power can predict failures before they happen.

April 1, 2007

Creating Peace In The Shop

Your drivers and your mechanics need not be adversaries, even though they speak different languages.

February 1, 2007

Small Fleet Software

For many small fleets, upgrading the shop with maintenance software is a big cost issue.

February 1, 2007

A Little Help from your Oem

Programs to help fleets manage their maintenance on the road are available from truck OEMs.

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