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Proper Inflation is Elementary
Proper Inflation is Elementary

November 22, 2016
Keeping tires properly inflated is elementary to good maintenance, and products that aid in that quest can be valuable.

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way
Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

May 25, 2016
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

TMC Members Share Corrosion Experience, Advice
TMC Members Share Corrosion Experience, Advice

March 15, 2016
At the recent meeting of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council, fleet members talked about road salt-induced corrosion and how to combat it.

Maintaining Air Springs and Shock Absorbers
Maintaining Air Springs and Shock Absorbers

December 18, 2015
Air suspensions are subject to wear and aging, and must be regularly inspected and repaired or replaced when necessary.

4 Suspension Maintenance Items You Might Overlook
4 Suspension Maintenance Items You Might Overlook

November 25, 2015
These complex mechanisms cushion the truck, load and driver, but too often are victims of neglect.

Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life
Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life

March 31, 2015
Thee Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has a recommended practice to help trailer buyers spec electrical systems.

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends
Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

February 17, 2015
Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse
Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse

January 23, 2015
Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes
Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes

November 24, 2014
The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.

Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?
Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?

November 21, 2014
Type of service and wear, along with road damage, tend to establish any schedule, if that’s possible.

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