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Get Smart About Smart Tires

Get Smart About Smart Tires

Tire management today is easier with “smart” tire systems, but they present challenges of their own.

May 12, 2022

Truck Triage: Creating Order Out of Chaos
Keep ADAS Working Right

Keep ADAS Working Right

It’s not particularly difficult to keep advanced driver safety systems properly maintained — but it’s increasingly imperative that fleets take the time to do so.

March 17, 2022

What to Know About Truck Alignment

What to Know About Truck Alignment

Find out how keeping a solid vehicle alignment plan can pay big dividends in fuel and tire savings, while keeping drivers happy and making them safer.

February 22, 2022

3 Steps to an Effective Battery Recharging Program
How to Get the Most from Your Batteries
CFI’s Laredo Shop Wages Culture War For Safety

CFI’s Laredo Shop Wages Culture War For Safety

CFI’s Laredo shop went from having the worst safety record in the company to going more than four years without an accident or injury — the longest safety streak in the company’s 75-year history.

February 1, 2022

New Diesel Emissions Regs Mean New Engine Oil Category
Construction Fleets Overcome Supply & Demand Challenges During Pandemic
What to Know About Steering System Maintenance
Taking Advantage of International Fleet Opportunities
A New Cab Corrosion Threat: Keep it at Bay

A New Cab Corrosion Threat: Keep it at Bay

Cab corrosion of the penetrating kind is almost a thing of the past, but deicing chemicals can lodge in obscure places and cause structural damage year-round.

November 22, 2021

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

November 1, 2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

November 1, 2021

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