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Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

May 29, 2013
Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day...

Going Green With Re-Refined Oil
Going Green With Re-Refined Oil

April 3, 2013
What are you doing with the spent oil from your engines? Most fleets are reusing it somehow, perhaps by burning it in special furnaces to heat the shops or...

Not Your Father's Air Filter
Not Your Father's Air Filter

April 2, 2013
There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by...

How Automated Pre-Tripping of Trailers Could Help Fleets with CSA
How Automated Pre-Tripping of Trailers Could Help Fleets with CSA

April 26, 2012
There always have been a lot of reasons for drivers to do effective pre- and post-trip inspections on trailers and power units. Starting in 2010, we've had...

Long-Life Trailer Specs
Long-Life Trailer Specs

November 4, 2011
Everything has a life span, but some of the things we make die sooner than they used to. For trailers, shortened lives usually can be blamed on corrosio

Better Stopping Performance Now Built Into Highway Tractors as New Rules Take Effect

September 7, 2011
Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. right now are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built last week. That's...

Maintaining and Servicing Diesel Particulate Filters

August 15, 2011
Diesel particulate filters trap soot from the exhaust and ash from motor oil. Most soot is burned off in the course of a truck's operations, but ash stays...

Trailer Report: Controlling Corrosion

April 8, 2011
What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday...

How IT Can Help With Warranty Recovery

April 8, 2011
Probably at least half of the hundreds of thousands of over-10-unit fleets in the U.S. are managed manually - by "white board," yellow note pad, and by...

Eliminating Contaminants from Truck and Trailer Air Systems

December 29, 2010
A heavy truck's air system is a basic and important set of components that should be spec'd correctly and then maintained properly.