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Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

Image courtesy of Pirelli Tires

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

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Are We Adopting Advanced Safety Systems Quickly Enough?

Forward collision warning is becoming more common, but other ADAS technologies lag behind.

Advanced driver assistance systems present an opportunity to save thousands of lives and drive economic expansion over the next decade – but we need to move faster, contended Brian Collie, partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group, in a recent speech.

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Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

A panel discussion of four "Industry Legends" at ATA MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking may be facing a level of “disruption” not seen since trucking deregulation in 1980, said four “trucking legends” who went through it – but basic business concepts and treating drivers right will likely help trucking companies survive, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

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The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

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Big Data is Generating Big Returns

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Data ranging from maintenance costs to video images is increasingly helping fleets to drive down the cost of everything from on-road repairs to collisions. And those who dig a little deeper can realize some of the biggest savings of all.

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Are Your Tires up to the Job?

To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish...

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

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Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

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Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

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Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

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