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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

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
How to Leverage the Data Firehose for Better Maintenance
Why Augmented Reality is Becoming the Best Technician Tutoring Tool
6 Steps to Longer Steer Tire Mileage
Q&A: Meritor’s Joe Mejaly Talks the North American Aftermarket
Top 12 Tips for Bumper-To-Bumper Winter Prep
Where to Now for Diesels?

Where to Now for Diesels?

Despite all the attention being given to electric drivetrains, diesel engines still have a long future ahead of them. Engineering, design and innovation centers have never been busier.

September 28, 2021

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Dropping diesel powertrains for battery-electric means there will be fewer parts to worry about, but procedures will change and new maintenance intervals will be needed.

September 27, 2021

Troubleshooting, Diagnosing Advanced Safety Systems
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