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Goodyear Upbeat on 2020; Talks Up New Services, High-Mileage Steer Tire

Goodyear Upbeat on 2020; Talks Up New Services, High-Mileage Steer Tire

Talk around the "commercial" table at Goodyear's 2020 Customer Conference in Aurora, Colorado, suggested that both the corporate side and the dealer network see this year as an opportunity to build on previous initiatives while introducing some new service-oriented offerings.

February 4, 2020

Keep your Diesel Fuel from Freezing this Winter

Keep your Diesel Fuel from Freezing this Winter

Preventing fuel freeze-ups in heavy-duty diesel trucks is much easier than fixing the problem after it happens. Stay on top of your fuel tank maintenance and pay close attention to what you put into the tank; these are the only sure-fire solutions for preventing cold-weather failures.

February 4, 2020

Mack Debuts LR Electric Refuse Truck
Air Springs Need Attention, Too

Air Springs Need Attention, Too

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.

January 17, 2020

A Tour of Mack's Allentown, Pennsylvania Museum

A Tour of Mack's Allentown, Pennsylvania Museum

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.

January 14, 2020

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

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.

January 9, 2020

How Speed, Weight and Grades Affect Brakes
How to Rebuild Tank Trailers

How to Rebuild Tank Trailers

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.

December 31, 2019

Which Lift Best Suits Your Needs?

Which Lift Best Suits Your Needs?

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.

December 27, 2019

Choose the Right Lift for your Fleet

Choose the Right Lift for your Fleet

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.

December 26, 2019

Shop Lifts can Increase Productivity, Employee Satisfaction

Shop Lifts can Increase Productivity, Employee Satisfaction

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.

December 23, 2019

In Defense of Older Used Trucks

In Defense of Older Used Trucks

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.

December 19, 2019

Maintaining Trailer Electrical Systems

Maintaining Trailer Electrical Systems

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.

December 17, 2019