Preventive Maintenance

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April 11, 2018

What's Wrecking Your Tires?

Since tires rarely self-destruct, there is always a smoking gun, and it’s in your best interest to find it. You do that through failure analysis.

March 29, 2018

How to Maintain Heavy-Haul Trailers

Heavy-haul trailers see it all — rocks, ruts, bumps and jolts. It all translates to an increased risk of damage and it is vital that trailers are maintained properly.

March 27, 2018

What Drivers Need to Know About Taking Care of Truck Tires

Drivers need to know more about their tires and be proactive when it comes to inspecting and maintaining them. But convincing drivers is never easy.

March 27, 2018

Fleet Advantage: 2012 MY Trucks Cost $23,100 Per Year to Operate

A new report from Fleet Advantage compares the maintenance and repair costs of older trucks with those of new ones to highlight the impact older equipment can have on fleets' bottom lines.

March 5, 2018

Penske Truck Leasing Digitizes Preventive Maintenance

Penske Truck Leasing has implemented fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles.

March 4, 2018

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

February 28, 2018

How Drivers Can Make or Break Truck Aftertreatment System Maintenance

Parked forced regenerations of diesel particulate filters continue to frustrate and confuse drivers. Drivers under time constraints often tempt fate and continue their journeys, ignoring regen requests.

February 13, 2018

What You Should Know About Aftertreatment System Maintenance

We appear to be learning from our mistakes in aftertreatment system maintenance, but we still have a way to go before we’re at peace with the things.

February 8, 2018

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

January 29, 2018

How Fleets Are Looking to Outsource Maintenance and Repairs

Fleets say they want to outsource more of their maintenance and repair, but continue to do much of it in-house as they try to find service providers that can meet their needs.

January 25, 2018

Tool Measures Brake Wear without Removing the Wheel

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems debuted its air disc brake wear indicator tool at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week event in Las Vegas.

January 4, 2018

Preparation the Key to Handling Winter Weather

While most of the impact of a winter storm will directly affect drivers, many of the disruptions can be prevented by a well-maintained and prepared fleet.

December 20, 2017

7 Mistakes to Avoid for Smooth Roadside Repairs

Even with the greatest preventive maintenance programs, you still are going to have some failures.Yet not all fleets do a good job of managing the breakdown process. Here’s a look at common mistakes fleets make when it comes to emergency roadside service.

December 4, 2017

TMT Fleet Maintenance Available on Geotab Marketplace

TMW Systems has made the TMT Fleet Maintenance software add-in available on the Geotab marketplace, designed to meet the maintenance needs and challenges of heavy-duty vehicle fleets.

October 26, 2017

Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

September 29, 2017

Alignment and Balancing: Hassle, or Worth the Hustle?

There are three strong arguments in favor of a good tire alignment and balancing program, experts say: Fuel, tread life, and drivers.

August 22, 2017

Why You Should Pay Attention to Trailer Alignment

Proper trailer axle/wheel alignment is critical to maximizing tire life, and it's only become more important with the use of wide-base single tires on trailers for fuel economy and weight savings.

August 17, 2017

Love's Adds Oil Changes to Tire Care Facilities

Love’s Truck Tire Care has made diesel engine motor oil changes available at more than 130 locations.

August 16, 2017

Data Fuels TMW's Predictive Maintenance Software

TMT's new Predict.Fault Code is a maintenance application designed to predict engine and aftertreatment component failures up to three days in advance. HDT's Jim Beach digs deeper with this report from the TMW/PeopleNet user conference.

August 15, 2017

TMW Introduces TMT Predictive Maintenance Software

TMW Systems introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, that helps fleets anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur.

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