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Virtual and Augmented Reality Show Promise in the Shop
Tips to Keep the Rubber on the Road

Tips to Keep the Rubber on the Road

Good tire management can bedevil even the most dedicated fleets. Here’s how some of trucking’s sharpest maintenance minds make sure their tires are ready for the road.

April 23, 2020

Predictive Maintenance Shifts Into High Gear
Volvo, Mack Showcase Driver-Initiated Over The Air Updates at TMC
TMC Reports on Rising Repair Costs, Electromechanical Braking

TMC Reports on Rising Repair Costs, Electromechanical Braking

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is working with partners to track repair costs and study electromechanical braking. A progress report kicked off TMC's Annual Meeting in Atlanta Feb. 23.

February 23, 2020

Ensuring the Correct Tire Replacement
How to Spec and Protect Truck Electronics

How to Spec and Protect Truck Electronics

Electronics are not noted for being robust systems. They are susceptible to failure due to environmental conditions such as dust or moisture, extremely hot and cold temperatures, mud, grime and grit, anti-icing chemicals – all the things a truck deals during a routine day’s work.

January 14, 2020

How to Manage Tires for Optimal Minutes and Miles
Match Dual Tires for Optimal Miles

Match Dual Tires for Optimal Miles

Mismatched duals on drive axles and trailers can chew up tires and a fleet’s bottom line. Luckily, the fix is fairly simple.

September 10, 2019

Who's Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

Who's Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

Fleets of the future are likely to be powered by a variety of drivetrains and fuels. Can an industry dealing with a technician shortage find the skilled workers it needs to keep them running?

September 9, 2019

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets excellent tire performance data.

July 12, 2019

Milwaukee Tool Moves into New Markets

Milwaukee Tool Moves into New Markets

A traditional tool maker has decided to modernize its products and expand into new vocations and markets. And it has its eye firmly fixed on the transportation industry.

June 12, 2019

Cracking the VMRS Code

Cracking the VMRS Code

How a set of codes developed nearly 50 years ago will change the way you spec and maintain trucks.

April 18, 2019

Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Electric trucks have thousands fewer moving parts than vehicles with conventional powertrains. Does that mean near-future fleets could get by with fewer technicians? Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look in the Truck Tech blog.

April 8, 2019

TMC Chairman Calhoun on Technology, Technicians

TMC Chairman Calhoun on Technology, Technicians

Kenneth Calhoun, newest chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, has long been an advocate of embracing new technology. Now, he’s doing just that to bring more positive change to the trucking industry.

March 20, 2019

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