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Maintaining and Servicing Diesel Particulate Filters

August 15, 2011
Diesel particulate filters trap soot from the exhaust and ash from motor oil. Most soot is burned off in the course of a truck's operations, but ash stays...

Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery
Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery

February 9, 2010
Is ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel causing rust in steel fuel tanks? A shop foreman in Georgia believes that the relatively new fuel, or perhaps biodiesel...

Corrosion Prevention

May 18, 2009
How badly do you want to avoid damage from corrosion? There are products and treatments available right now that do the job, but some customers are simply...

Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say
Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say

September 24, 2013
Updated recommendations from TMC for trailer electrical systems say sealed wiring, water- and corrosion-resistant connectors and low-amperage lamp designs...

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech
Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

September 23, 2016
Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the...

Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Air Suspensions

July 7, 2010
Air suspensions are in wide use on trailers and getting more popular. To some fleets, air-ride equipment is new, and maintenance people might not be aware...

Where To Go When You've Turned Over That Dump Trailer
Where To Go When You've Turned Over That Dump Trailer

January 5, 2011
Imagine that you banged up your car and you've sent it to the factory for fixing. You can't do that, but if you own a dump or flatbed trailer, you can

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips
Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

September 13, 2017
If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable....

Werner outfitting entire trailer fleet with tire inflation systems
Werner outfitting entire trailer fleet with tire inflation systems

October 19, 2011
Tires are expensive and prices keep rising, so they're worth protecting by keeping them properly inflated. That's not easy with a large fleet's trailers,...

North Dakota’s Cold and Hot, Thanks to Weather and the Bakken Boom

January 7, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at a photo of a frigid scene in North Dakota and spots a lone semitrailer, parked perhaps with a load of processed feed,...

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