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Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles
Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

January 13, 2014
Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also...

Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors
Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors

April 15, 2014
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products...

Investigating Vehicles For Corrosion

May 26, 2009
Rust! It's upon us like a plague, and has been since snow has fallen and ice formed on paved roads and authorities decided to try to melt as much as they...

Providing ‘Comforts of Home’ for Heartland’s Drivers
Providing ‘Comforts of Home’ for Heartland’s Drivers

May 14, 2014
Bruce Hudson, director of corporate maintenance at Heartland Express, has a heart when it comes to the Iowa-based truckload and logistics company’s drivers,...

Ceramic Roof Coating Saves Fuel for Food-Hauling Fleet
Ceramic Roof Coating Saves Fuel for Food-Hauling Fleet

April 20, 2010
Sunshine brings warmth and happiness, but to refrigerated trailers it brings only heat, and too much of it

Tending Liftgate Batteries
Tending Liftgate Batteries

May 9, 2014
Bruce Purkey knows where the electrons go. And, as president of Purkey’s Fleet Electric and his many activities in the Technology & Maintenance Council of...

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.

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...

Maintaining Air Springs and Shock Absorbers
Maintaining Air Springs and Shock Absorbers

December 18, 2015
Air suspensions are subject to wear and aging, and must be regularly inspected and repaired or replaced when necessary.

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...