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Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion
Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

January 26, 2015
If you’re planning to add natural gas trucks to your fleet, you will likely have to make some modifications to your shop. That exercise could go smoothly or...

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...

Dispense With the Grief of Managing Tires: Let a Service Partner Do It for You
Dispense With the Grief of Managing Tires: Let a Service Partner Do It for You

January 17, 2012
The service truck arrives at 8:30 Sunday morning, as usual. The two tire techs unload 16 freshly mounted and balanced, retreaded drive tires, eight new...

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