Preventive Maintenance

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December 23, 2015

5 Tips to Prevent Wheel Separation

Research into past incidents shows inadequate maintenance is the root cause of most wheel separation incidents.

December 22, 2015

Today’s Trailer Landing Gear

Landing gear can make a driver’s job that much easier at the beginning and end of a haul, depending on how well the components are protected and how well they work together.

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.

October 21, 2015

Getting Your Cooling System Ready for Winter

As temperatures dip and the leaves change from green to yellow and red, it’s time to think about winterizing your trucks for the siege ahead.

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.

July 30, 2015

Hino Trucks Expands Preventive Service Plan

Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.

July 17, 2015

A Step-by-Step Approach to Brake Maintenance

Taking shortcuts when doing a brake job can lead to problems such as uneven wear and substandard braking performance.

July 1, 2015

Maintaining S-Cam Foundation Brakes

S-cam drum brakes are a familiar sight to every wheel-end technician in the North American trucking industry. These preventive maintenance guidelines can elevate the effectiveness of regular brake jobs.

February 18, 2015

Video: Tips On Operating a CNG Vehicle

Compressed natural gas trucks may look the same on the outside but they require some very specific procedures to safely refuel and maintain. In this video Penske Truck Leasing demonstrates general guidelines for the company's CNG Freightliner trucks. 

 

January 28, 2015

Service is Key to Parts Industry, says MacKay President

Saying that service is the key to the parts industry, Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co. focused on how changing service patterns are affecting the truck parts aftermarket.

January 27, 2015

PriorityStart HD Prevents Dead Batteries

The PriorityStart HD is an automatic battery protection system that disconnects a battery at a certain point to prevent a battery from going dead.

January 26, 2015

9 Tips for Better Trailer Maintenance

Don’t treat your trailers as an afterthought. Give them the attention they deserve by inspecting and maintaining them on a regular basis.

January 22, 2015

Ryder Converts Bulk Oil Program to High Efficiency Oil

Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.

December 29, 2014

Winter Truck Maintenance Tips

Make sure your vehicle is properly serviced and maintained before the winter season begins to keep your fleet up and running.

November 24, 2014

Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes

The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.

October 8, 2014

Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.

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.

February 3, 2014

Tech Tip: Seasonal Preventive Maintenance for Fifth Wheels

Routine periodic maintenance and lubrication are a necessary part of your fifth wheel’s service life.

January 31, 2013

CVSA Offers 2013 Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook

The 2013 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is now available for order from CVSA.

July 1, 2007

7 Steps To Keep Tires Rolling

Tire problems account for half of roadside breakdowns. A well-run inspection program will save time and money.

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