Commentary: Leveling the Service Playing Field
October 26, 2015
Fleets and independent repair garages will soon have access to service information for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in...
Trailer Component Supplier Optimistic for the Future
October 12, 2015
The last few years have been good for suppliers and as new technologies have driven up the value of components.
Why Proper Fifth Wheel Maintenance is Important
September 29, 2015
Proper fifth wheel maintenance is important to ensure the tractor and trailer stay together.
Commentary: Replacement Brake Friction Can Affect Stopping Distance
September 17, 2015
There is no requirement that aftermarket linings meet reduced-stopping-distance requirements.
Commentary: New Life For Old Parts
August 18, 2015
For fleets that are trying to extend the life of their vehicles, recycled or reconditioned parts might be the answer.
Confusion in the Aftermarket
July 16, 2015
Counterfeit. White box. Gray market. Genuine. Aftermarket. Will fit. Private label. Knock-off. All those terms are used to describe truck parts. That...
How Counterfeiting Affects the Aftermarket
July 15, 2015
Counterfeiting, gray market parts and intellectual property violations can make it hard to know what part is actually in the box you just bought.
Commentary: Tracking Truck Health
June 18, 2015
Several truck makers have been promoting uptime through remote diagnostics for a while now. But at this year’s MATS, nearly every OEM talked about their...
Commentary: We Can Do Better on Brakes
May 22, 2015
We've long been aware of the inadequacies of air disc brake training, particularly in the United States.
9 Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Technicians
May 20, 2015
For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention...