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Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks

Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks

Any work truck with a serious electric welder also has an auxiliary power unit, because the engine-driven device doubles as an APU to run smaller welders, heaters and power tools. And soon, purpose-built APUs will report for duty on work trucks.

April 11, 2014

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also come from its daily pick-ups of donated household and office goods that are delivered to warehouses for sorting and refurbishment. These items are then resold in its Family Stores. For this, SA employs a fleet of medium-duty trucks.

January 13, 2014

What's New in Used Trucks?

What's New in Used Trucks?

Every day, thousands of used trucks change hands. Last year, 190,000 were sold, and though this year's tally might be lower, it's still a healthy business that sometimes mirrors new-truck sales. That this market is intrinsically tied to new trucks becomes more apparent at times like now, when supplies of late-model power units are growing scarce.

April 30, 2013

Selling and Servicing Modern Air Filters

Selling and Servicing Modern Air Filters

As truck and engine makers continue to move toward vertical integration, fleet managers and owner-operators are less likely to be able to spec what air filter they want on their trucks, and that has implications for aftermarket parts sellers and shops.

April 16, 2013

Stronger Brakes on Class 8 Rigs Require Distributors to Learn About and Stock New Parts

Trailer Corrosion

What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday weather elements

April 8, 2011

Spare Parts

Spare Parts

For years, savvy fleet managers have been able to predict how long parts and components will last based on experience, and scheduled maintenance and replacement accordingly

January 21, 2010