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SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires
SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires

August 24, 2015
A massive influx of Chinese tires, some costing $100 or less, has flooded the U.S. EPA's list of SmartWay verified tire in the past year. What does this...

Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles
Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles

January 27, 2015
Drive axle inflation systems might not be the Holy Grail of truck maintenance, but they are in a position to cure a vexing problem. Tire pressure...

Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines
Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines

February 11, 2014
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck...

Keeping Your Wheels in the Game (updated)
Keeping Your Wheels in the Game (updated)

February 6, 2014
Back in 1984, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a regulation requiring that truck wheels be stripped of rust and debris before...

Getting the Lead Out of Tire Weights
Getting the Lead Out of Tire Weights

November 11, 2013
Beware the lead tire weight cops. They are out there and working in six states, with several more states looking at banning lead weights. Here's a look at...

Aero Add-ons Put to the Test
Aero Add-ons Put to the Test

November 8, 2013
The Performance Innovation Transport Group recently tested trailer side skirts and undercarriage air deflectors.

Keeping Your Wheels On
Keeping Your Wheels On

October 15, 2013
There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late...

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...

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