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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 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...

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation
ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

May 21, 2014
There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along...

When the Road Meets the Rubber
When the Road Meets the Rubber

June 29, 2015
Irregular or accelerated tire wear is annoying and expensive, but there's something else eating away at your expensive assets: the pavement itself.

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires
Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

July 24, 2015
Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? We address that question and give tips on how proper care of your...

Why Balancing is Important
Why Balancing is Important

November 12, 2013
If you look at balancing from a life-cycle point of view, the value of extending tread life speaks for itself. There’s also casing integrity to consider,...

Why Should You Retread Your Tires?
Why Should You Retread Your Tires?

May 14, 2013
Retreading tires provides the absolute lowest cost per mile of any tire management strategy. When coupled with other enhanced preventive maintenance...

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...

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill
Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

June 9, 2014
For as hard as fleets work for a 1% gain in fuel efficiency, it's hard to imagine giving up something like 2-4% in fuel efficiency to something as simple as...

Are Your Wheel Bearings Adjusted Properly?
Are Your Wheel Bearings Adjusted Properly?

December 19, 2011
Good and bad in the wheel-bearing world is divided by a very fine line - about the width of two human hairs, in fact. That's not much of a margin...

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