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Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks
Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks

April 11, 2014
Any work truck with a serious electric welder also has an auxiliary power unit, because the engine-driven device doubles as an APU to run smaller welders,...

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles
Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

January 13, 2014
Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also...

What's New in Used Trucks?
What's New in Used Trucks?

April 30, 2013
Every day, thousands of used trucks change hands. Last year, 190,000 were sold, and though this year's tally might be lower, it's still a healthy business...

Selling and Servicing Modern Air Filters
Selling and Servicing Modern Air Filters

April 16, 2013
As truck and engine makers continue to move toward vertical integration, fleet managers and owner-operators are less likely to be able to spec what air...

Stronger Brakes on Class 8 Rigs Require Distributors to Learn About and Stock New Parts
Stronger Brakes on Class 8 Rigs Require Distributors to Learn About and Stock New Parts

January 17, 2012
Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. since Aug. 1 are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built earlier. It's due...

Engines Today: How Are the EPA-Spec Engines From the Past Decade Performing?
Engines Today: How Are the EPA-Spec Engines From the Past Decade Performing?

January 17, 2012
A lot of truck owners aren't particularly happy with some of their EPA-emissions-spec engines from the past decade, and that could spell aftermarket...

Engines Tomorrow: What Types of Engines Will You Be Selling Parts for in the Future?

January 17, 2012
The next step in engine emissions is targeting greenhouse gas emissions in heavy trucks. Because burning less fossil fuel means lower GHG emissions, truck...

Trailer Corrosion

April 8, 2011
What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday...

Spare Parts
Spare Parts

January 21, 2010
For years, savvy fleet managers have been able to predict how long parts and components will last based on experience, and scheduled maintenance and...