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Tires can be an endless headache for truck fleet managers trying to determine which brands and types perform best in their applications. What's the best way to conduct a tire test to see how a prospective tire stacks up when compared to other makes and models?

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Truck Repair Costs Rise, Says Benchmarking Study

The average cost of mechanical repairs in the trucking industry increased for the second straight quarter – but one fleet improved its time between breakdowns to a new record, according to the latest benchmarking report from the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America.

Can Emissions Repair Costs be Contained?

The addition of selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filter aftertreatment to modern trucks forced fleets and manufacturers to shift expectations on the fly. These two fleets met the emissions maintenance monster head-on — and won.

Prairie Farms Contracts with Transervice for Maintenance

Transervice Logistics, Inc., provider of customized transportation solutions, was selected by Midwest dairy cooperative Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to provide on-site dedicated contract maintenance at the company’s milk bottling plant in Somerset, Ken.

SmartDrive, Geotab Announce New Telematics Partnership

SmartDrive and Geotab said a primary goal of their new relationship is helping to simplify the on-board technology footprint, giving fleets freedom to choose solutions that fit their business and their budget, and dramatically lowering the total cost of ownership.