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Fleet repair shops can help improve fuel efficiency
A fleet's service shop can play a key role in improving fuel economy by focusing on tire pressure, proper engine parameter settings and oil drain intervals.
February 2, 2023
Troubleshooting brake imbalance
A balanced brake system is one in which all the vehicle’s brakes apply and release at about the same time, with each brake developing the appropriate braking force for its respective load.
February 1, 2023
Penske is 'huge proponent of renewable diesel'
As pressure mounts to cut emissions, Penske Truck Leasing has switched all of its California locations to renewable diesel where they're not only lowering emissions but also cutting maintenance costs and seeing impressive performance gains.
January 23, 2023
Trucksmiths embracing change
The trucking industry has been changing since horse drawn wagons started being replaced by the first Mack Brothers motorized vehicles in Manhattan in 1904.
January 29, 2023
Cummins offers update on Meritor integration
During Meritor’s annual press luncheon at HDAW, Cummins-Meritor executives Alan Rabadi and Joe Mejaly were excited to unveil the future of Meritor, and how the integration is progressing. The mood was positive.
January 27, 2023
MEMA's Wilson: This might be the year for right to repair
"We believe this is the Congress to get this done," says MEMA's Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Ann Wilson.
January 18, 2023
Carriers talk inventory, allocation frustration during Aftermarket Dialogue
Customers took center stage for a panel discussion to close out Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Monday in Grapevine, Texas.
January 17, 2023
Nitrogen benefits truck tires but is the high cost worth it?
Nitrogen use in truck tires made headlines years ago but the high cost, lack of availability and competition from tire pressure monitoring systems relegated the dry gas to the sidelines--or has it?
January 12, 2023
Step-by-step air brake inspection
If you are inspecting brakes, you should become familiar with federal and state periodic inspection requirements because anyone performing required periodic inspections must meet specific criteria in terms of experience and training.
January 4, 2023
Bridgestone launching tire program for smaller last-mile fleets
The new program will help smaller fleets better manage their tire programs and only pay for their tires based on usage.
December 30, 2022
Winter shock maintenance important for safety, driver comfort
Freezing weather adversely affects shock performance and can quickly lead to failure for shocks already battling service fatigue.
December 28, 2022
Brake issue prompts Translead recall
Hyundai Translead is recalling certain 2020-2021 dry van and reefer trailers. Also: Nikola gets closer to earning CARB voucher; FMCSA publishes new webpage for entry-level drivers.
December 27, 2022
0W-20 oil in a truck? It's possible, if not likely
Inbound emissions regulations could push diesel engine oil into viscosity grades most common for four-cylinder autos, like 0W-20.
December 15, 2022
Air brake system anatomy
Three basic systems of air brakes you should be familiar with before attempting maintenance or replacement work.
December 7, 2022
Ways to improve maintenance to extend the lifecycle of your fleet's trucks
One area that tends to get left behind when budgets get tight is maintenance and equipment, but there are ways to save money in those areas while also making sure your equipment is still maintained and reliable.
December 2, 2022
Watch: The current state of the diesel technician workforce
CCJ parent Randall Reilly earlier this year, in partnership with Shell Lubricant Solutions, produced the 2022 State of Diesel Technicians report, a survey-based analysis of the current state of the diesel technician trade.
November 25, 2022
With temps falling, it's time for a coolant checkup
There are more than a handful of ways to test a coolant, but two methods are more reliable than many of the others.
November 24, 2022
Technician program completion numbers falling but diesel in better shape than auto, collision
Higher wages in diesel compared to automotive has become a draw to would-be technicians.
November 16, 2022
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
ATA President and CEO was on a panel of industry reps during a hearing Wednesday of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Spear outlined some of trucking's biggest headwinds, including highway congestion, parking and more.
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Trucksmiths embracing change
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
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