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What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

Tire designs for electric trucks will need to account for greater stresses from weight and torque — but they will need to remain interchangeable with existing tires and be retreadable.

September 9, 2021

How to Maximize Trailer Space
What to Know About Today's Oil Analysis

What to Know About Today's Oil Analysis

Analyzing samples of used oil not only reveals the health of your engine, but also can prove whether the oil in the crankcase is holding up well enough to leave in there a bit longer.

April 22, 2021

4 Ways to Prevent Truck Wheel-Offs
A New Approach to DPF Maintenance

A New Approach to DPF Maintenance

Diesel particulate filter maintenance takes more than waiting for the yellow light to come on and performing a forced regeneration.

January 21, 2021

How Smart Trailers Can Prevent 'BLT' Headaches

How Smart Trailers Can Prevent 'BLT' Headaches

The three most common and costly trailer problems – brakes, lights, and tires (BLTs) – are said to account for more than 80% of all unplanned trailer downtime. Find out how smart trailers can help.

December 23, 2020

5 Secret Weapons for the Tire Shop
Ready Your Fifth Wheel for Winter

Ready Your Fifth Wheel for Winter

Fifth wheels need lubricant, but too much grease can interfere with the locking mechanism when it thickens in winter.

September 21, 2020

How to Choose and Install an Inverter

How to Choose and Install an Inverter

Improperly installed inverters are known to have caused truck fires. There’s no reason to avoid using an inverter — just make sure it’s installed by someone who knows what they are doing.

September 18, 2020

Spring Into Summer Maintenance

Spring Into Summer Maintenance

Now is the time to start prepping trucks for the long, hot summer that’s just around the corner. Two critical systems, cooling and electrical, deserve full attention.

May 21, 2020

GHG Phase 2 Leading to More Sophisticated Medium-Duty Transmissions
Keep the Shop Up and Running Despite COVID-19

Keep the Shop Up and Running Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 is taking the team out of teamwork, but the best fleets are staying ahead of the virus. Kevin Bergman of Prime and Mike Gomes of Bison explain how they are adopting to social distancing in the shop.

April 20, 2020

Engine Spec'ing 101

Engine Spec'ing 101

Spec'ing your first truck can be a daunting experience, here are some of the basics; your dealer can help with the rest.

April 15, 2020

Spec'ing Regional Trucks

Spec'ing Regional Trucks

A regional spec is a pretty broad term. How do you optimize efficiency and cost when a truck might be doing completely different work from one day to the next?

April 15, 2020

How to Speed Up the Shop
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