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Maintenance Costs

Spec’ing a Low-Maintenance Trailer

Knowing when and where to save money when spec'ing a trailer can prevent headaches in the long run.

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Avoid Headaches by Spec'ing the Right Truck

With maintenance and repair costs running at a dollar a minute and half that again for parts, does it make any sense to scrimp on your truck spec?

Fleet Advantage: 2012 MY Trucks Cost $23,100 Per Year to Operate

A new report from Fleet Advantage compares the maintenance and repair costs of older trucks with those of new ones to highlight the impact older equipment can have on fleets' bottom lines.

Rush Service Connect Now Allows Maintenance Tracking, Analysis

Mega truck dealer group Rush Enterprises is doubling down on fleet uptime with its RushCare Service Connect communications platform, taking it beyond a tool for real-time communication between the dealers and fleet customers into a maintenance tracking and management system.

What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation procedures lately, here’s something to think about.

Controlling Creeping Fleet Costs

Running a successful fleet means keeping an eye on both your front office costs, as well as what’s happening in your shop and in the yard.

Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

We offer two opposing views on tracking tire costs. One holds that life-cycle costing is a waste of money and effort, and that close enough is good enough most of the time. The other suggests that nearly all costs associated with tires should be accounted for and built into the cost structure.

Working With Your Tire Provider

Anybody can change a tire, but does your dealer make yard calls and bring some inventory along so the necessary tires can be changed on site without delay?

Top Tools for the Tire Shop

Moving tire care in-house can save time and money - if you have the right tools.