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Two Things You Should Know About Trailer Lighting and Wiring
Two Things You Should Know About Trailer Lighting and Wiring

January 3, 2014
Over the years, electrical failures have been the number one problem with trailers. Lighting problems have been reduced by the wider adoption of LED...

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way
Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

May 25, 2016
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

LEDs Light the Way
LEDs Light the Way

April 15, 2014
If you were in trucking about 30 years ago, you might remember the switch from incandescent sealed-beam headlamps to halogens, which were so much better...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Warranty Woes: TMC's universal equipment claim process

June 10, 2009
Bharat Thacker, a fleet consultant who runs RapidWarranty in Southfield, Mich., tells of visiting a large fleet and being taken to an office area where 30...

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...