Winter

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May 31, 2016

Snow-Gate Plow Offers Fine Control

Henke’s Snow-Gate plow for trucks is designed to give an operator the control needed to keep driveways and intersections free of snow.

January 25, 2016

Historic Snow Storm Pummels East Coast

More than 2 feet of snow fell along the East Coast and middle Atlantic regions over the weekend, leading transportation agencies to work around the clock to clear snow and ice, while closing highways and streets in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.

January 25, 2016

Iowa DOT Tests Icy Road Warning Sensors

The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently testing road sensors designed to detect and warn drivers of icy road conditions to prevent accidents caused by slippery winter roads.

December 18, 2015

Everything in Moderation (Including Additives)

Want to prevent fuel gelling in your trucks this winter? Using too much cold-weather fuel additives can actually make things worse rather than better. Learn why.

December 14, 2015

Colorado Adds Corrosion Inhibitors to De-icers This Winter

The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding a bio-based corrosion inhibitor to the salt brines used for de-icing to reduce the potential damage to vehicles and roads this winter.

November 12, 2015

Heating Oil Scandal Leaves New Yorkers in the Cold

A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.

November 4, 2015

Preparing Your Winter Tire Program

For commercial tires, fall is the best time to insure winter tire programs are completely up to speed.

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.

September 4, 2015

Start Reliably and Reduce Idling This Winter

Every driver with experience operating heavy-duty diesel trucks knows that batteries have their limitations in cold weather-- they can’t maintain their cranking power when temperatures drop. Extreme cold is their enemy.

July 16, 2015

Rotating Brush Cleans Vehicle Tops

The tops of van trailers and truck bodies and decks of flatbeds can be swept clean by the product.

May 4, 2015

States Spent $1.1B Maintaining Roads This Winter

Twenty-three States spent around $1.1 billion from October 2014 to mid-April 2015 to pre-treat, plow, or spread chemicals and other materials on roads to keep them open and safe this winter.

February 18, 2015

TMC Meeting Attendees Battle Winter Storm

A near-record setting winter storm brought below-zero temperatures and 6 inches of snow to Nashville, Tennessee, site of the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting.

January 21, 2015

A Safer Way to Clear Snow and Ice From Van Trailers

Although laws in several states require owners to clean off the roofs before the vehicles head for the road, that’s easier decreed than done, as Tom Berg explores in January's Once Around the Yard.

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.

July 8, 2014

Davco Adds Coolant Heat to Fuel Pro 483

Davco has added a coolant heat option to its model 483 fuel/water separator to prevent fuel gelling in cold weather operation

June 24, 2014

How to Avoid Weather-Related Pileups

Fleets need a company-wide protocol for dealing with severe weather, and watching forecasts can suggest areas to be avoided.

April 7, 2014

Bendix: Strong Friction, Protective Coating Help Combat Rust Jacking in Brakes

As winter winds down across North America, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake reminds fleets and drivers readying for springtime brake maintenance to fight rust jacking on two fronts.

February 25, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips

A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.

February 5, 2014

Snow and Social Media

Twitter and Facebook are a valuable way of sharing information that becomes especially apparent in the hazardous winter weather we've been facing, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

February 4, 2014

Video: Winter Driving Tips for Medium-Duty Trucks

Tips from Pro-Tread on driving in slick winter conditions and doing a pre-trip exhaust check for drivers of medium-duty trucks.

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