January 21, 2010
Pak West Paper & Packaging, Santa Ana, Calif., used to have a major problem with the amount of overtime hours its delivery fleet drivers were racking up
'Aftermarket companies will be the primary drivers of many all-new product and service opportunities for both the consumer and commercial-vehicle industries," predicted the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association in a detailed report published late last year
January 20, 2010
Most parts distribution and warehouse operations use sophisticated management and inventory control software
Controlling inventory is perhaps the most important aspect of a parts warehouse/distributor operation. How well inventory is managed can often mean the difference between success and failure in the heavy duty parts business
As trucks, engines and components become ever more technologically sophisticated and complex, people who work on trucks for a living are facing increasing difficulties in getting access to some of the information they need to diagnose and repair those trucks
January 19, 2010
When Eric Adkins, president of Nationwide Truck Service, goes on vacation to Cancun, Mexico, he'll certainly be at peace sitting on the white beaches, watching the sunset and the waves
Back in the late '60s, some people in the trucking business got together and decided to come up with a system that used numbers to describe parts and maintenance activitie
September 1, 2008
ZF is all about transmissions, starting out in 1915 as the geartrain division of Zeppelin airship company
August 1, 2008
It's a fascinating technology with applications that are likely limited only by our imaginations.
New technology adds another twist to emissions solutions for next EPA mandate.
June 1, 2008
A driver's suggestion saved this small fleet $1 million on fuel in just two years..
May 1, 2008
Using maintenance software allows a fleet to track vehicle histories, work orders, technician performance, warranties, PM schedules and other maintenance-related tasks.
September 1, 2007
Denver-based Intermap Technologies plans to use sophisticated mapping and GPS data to save heavy truck fuel.
July 1, 2007
Today's truck technology and computing power can predict failures before they happen.
May 1, 2007
Everybody knows that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration writes and enforces all the safety rules. It's the top cop when it comes to such regs. But the agency has added a new job title to its repertoire: teacher.
April 1, 2007
Computer software can make recruiting more effective and efficient.
September 1, 2006
Fleets – and not always big fleets – are starting to look to safety systems as damage deterrent devices.
February 1, 2006
A particular tractor might have Meritor Wabco brakes, a Caterpillar engine and a multiplexed cab.
January 1, 2006
DaimlerChrysler develops hybrid, fuel cell technologies.
December 1, 1996
There is also much going on in wireless communications for trucking that does not have to do with the Internet.
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