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EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal
EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

July 17, 2015
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in...

Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life
Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life

March 31, 2015
Thee Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has a recommended practice to help trailer buyers spec electrical systems.

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends
Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

February 17, 2015
Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse
Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse

January 23, 2015
Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes
Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes

November 24, 2014
The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.

Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?
Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?

November 21, 2014
Type of service and wear, along with road damage, tend to establish any schedule, if that’s possible.

SuperTech Participation Improves Training, Saves Money, Maintenance Execs Report
SuperTech Participation Improves Training, Saves Money, Maintenance Execs Report

September 29, 2014
The Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech competition recognizes and improves technicians’ skills. But Mike Delaney's interviews found that winning...

Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again
Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again

September 24, 2014
Mark McLean was declared the winner of the TMC SuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year, helpng FedEx technicians...

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

September 24, 2014
Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the...

Engine 'Downspeeding' Can Cause Driveline Failures, TMC Attendees Told

September 24, 2014
Driveline damage from engine torque “spikes” is among the many nuts-and-bolts subjects discussed by fleet managers and supplier representatives this week at...