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Retreading Wide-base Tires
Retreading Wide-base Tires

October 4, 2013
Wide-base tires aren’t cheap. Not that duals are cheaper, but in a single wide-base tire you have an investment approaching the cost of a pair of standard...

Wheel-End Problems: Beyond the Obvious
Wheel-End Problems: Beyond the Obvious

July 2, 2013
Wheel-ends function as a system: the spindle, hub, and rim (or wheel), as well as the bearings and the fasteners, all work in concert to keep the wheels in...

The Business Case for Synthetic Lubes

January 8, 2013
For years, some fleets have turned to synthetic engine oils for easier starts in cold-weather climates and to help them extend oil drain intervals. But if...

Does the MIL Lamp Spell Aftermarket Opportunity?
Does the MIL Lamp Spell Aftermarket Opportunity?

December 20, 2012
Your customers are going to be seeing a lot more of that ubiquitous yellow engine-shaped icon on their dashboard with the latest model trucks.

Rush Truck Centers Technicians Test Skills in Rodeo
Rush Truck Centers Technicians Test Skills in Rodeo

December 10, 2012
SAN ANTONIO -- Almost 100 truck technicians from across the Rush Truck Centers dealer chain are gathered in San Antonio, Texas, this week to test their...

Engine Problems Spell Aftermarket Opportunity
Engine Problems Spell Aftermarket Opportunity

November 27, 2012
You don't have to go far to find a fleet having trouble with engines, spelling opportunities for aftermarket parts and service. In its 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty...

Customers: Give 'em What they Want
Customers: Give 'em What they Want

September 16, 2012
A few three-martini lunches and a hunting trip won't hurt your chances of keeping a good customer, but it will take more than a few perks to keep today's...

Aftermarket Service Providers Can Help Customers Over CSA Hurdles
Aftermarket Service Providers Can Help Customers Over CSA Hurdles

June 1, 2012
With 514,000 carriers running 9 million trucks and buses to contend with, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has had to develop a more...

Balancing Act - Why Balance Just Tires? They Are Only One Part Of A Rotating Assembly.

December 3, 2010
From HDAJ's sister publication, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. Try starting a discussion about balancing truck wheels. You can just watch the eyeballs...

Wired For Profit: Today's Electrical Systems
Wired For Profit: Today's Electrical Systems

August 16, 2010
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nowhere better does that expression resonate than with heavy truck electrical systems

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