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...
Commentary: It Comes Down to Quality
April 22, 2015
While it seems like price dominates conversations about both parts purchasing and service provider selection, the reality is that it often is not the most...
Explaining the World of Remanufactured Parts
March 24, 2015
Remanufactured parts are a $7 billion business at retail, which has been growing slowly over the past 30 years but even with this growth, there are some...