February 2016

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The Modern Maintenance Manager: Managing Today's Technicians

With trucks turning into sophisticated equipment resembling computers on wheels, plus increasing emphasis on uptime, controlling costs, and safety and compliance, today’s technicians need to know how to do much more than turn a wrench.

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HDT Top 20 Products of 2016

HDT Top 20 Products of 2016

These are the top 20 products from the past year which demonstrated innovation, significance to the industry and potential to improve a trucking operations bottom line.

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Commentary: A Crude Awakening

Source: EIA

With all the hoopla lately over the plummeting crude oil prices, you may not have noticed a recent change in U.S. policy that could send prices in the other direction.

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UPS Goes Green With Workhorse

The new Workhorse walk-in van is a 16,000- to 19,500-pound GVWR hybrid-electric delivery...

UPS purchased 125 new technology hybrid-electric delivery trucks manufactured by Workhorse Group Inc., as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance.

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Erb Group Takes Safety to a New Level

Input from the maintenance staff resulted in this custom-designed and manufactured mobile work...

To improve the safety of its reefer technicians, Erb asked its maintenance staff what would be the best solution. Input from the staff resulted in a custom-designed and manufactured mobile work platform.

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Commentary: Keeping DPFs Clean

Exhaust gas circulation valves and coolers and DPFs have been around since 2007, but not all fleets have a good understanding of the proper cleaning cycle.

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Catching Hours-Of-Service Cheaters

Drivers may falsify paper logs for various reasons. The best way to identify a false log is by...

A false log was No. 10 in the list of top 20 driver violations in 2015. As a motor carrier, you’re liable for false logs filled out by your drivers if you should have had the means to detect the violations.