Maintenance

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September 26, 2016

Wide-Single Tires Need a Little More Care

Wide-base single tires have saved truck fleets millions of gallons of fuel over the 20-plus years they have been in service and facilitated the transport of thousands of additional tons of payload. Good maintenance improves the value proposition with wide-base singles.

September 26, 2016

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

September 23, 2016

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the payloads go, after all.

September 6, 2016

Pig Absorbent Sock Also Dissipates Static

New Pig Corporation’s Pig Static-Dissipative Absorbent Sock is a spill clean-up device that also dissipates static and is designed for fuels and solvents.

June 28, 2016

Rotary Lift Incoporates Speed Into In-Ground Lift

Rotary Lift’s SL212 SmartLift in-ground lift is designed to quickly raise and lower a vehicle weighing up to 12,000 pounds.

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 23, 2016

Ryder Expands Maintenance Options for Truck Leases

Ryder System has expanded maintenance offerings for leases with the company’s new Ryder ChoiceLease options.

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 17, 2016

Modern Maintenance Manager: Cutting Waste in the Shop

What can the modern maintenance manager learn from productivity tools designed for manufacturing? Quite a lot.

May 16, 2016

’Gamification’ Helps Fleet Focus on Driver Safety

This growing service fleet promotes driver safety through a connected car platform that tracks each driver’s behind-the-wheel habits — and scores them.

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 20, 2016

The Modern Maintenance Manager: Safety Matters

The twin forces of increasing safety regulation and a burgeoning driver shortage are compelling the modern maintenance manager to do nothing less than think, live, and breathe truck safety.

April 19, 2016

Scissor Deck Helps With Heavy Truck Maintenance

Scissor Decks are spring-assisted manual lift platforms designed for maintenance access on large trucks.

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 31, 2016

Wabco Building U.S. Factory to Make Air Disc Brakes

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Sales of air disc brakes are now enough to justify American manufacturing, which should reduce prices and encourage more sales, says Wabco.

March 29, 2016

3 Ways to Save on Tires

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

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.

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