Air springs are such simple and reliable components; short of a rupture, hardly anything ever goes wrong with them, therefore they are easy to overlook.
To correspond with the launch of the first fully electric LR refuse truck, curators at the Mack Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania set up a display of vintage waste hauling trucks. Here are a few samples.
Mack Trucks pulled back the curtain on the first working Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the LR refuse model, which will be delivered to the New York City Department of Sanitation before the end of January.
Understanding the operational factors that boost -- or degrade -- braking performance is critical for reliable, safe stops on the road.
What's a fleet to do with a worn-out tank trailer with a perfectly good barrel? Rebuild the thing, of course. Refurbishing gives owners the benefit of the latest lighting, brake, and suspension innovations on a virtually new chassis for about half the cost of a whole new tank trailer – and you don't have to pay the federal excise tax.
Heavy-duty vehicle lifts come in a variety of designs; some may be more suitable than others to your operation. Here's a brief description of several lift types, just to get you thinking.
Vehicle lifts come in a dizzying variety of configurations, usually targeted to certain intended applications. Deciding what you want to do with a lift is the first step in choosing the right machine for your shop.
Ask technicians whether they prefer working in a puddle under a truck on a creeper or out in broad daylight under a truck hoisted 70 inches in the air. Using vehicle lifts in the shop can increase productivity, but lifts can also be a great way to boost employee morale and retention.
Older trucks can be affordable alternatives to high payments and sketchy reliability – two things that will quickly kill an owner-operator's or small fleet's chances for success.
There's technology on the horizon that will improve trailer electrical system performance, but in the meantime, basic electrical maintenance, done right, will see you through.