All posts tagged "truck maintenance"

  • Profit-Motive
    Quality counts when trucks go in for preventative maintenance

    Whether you are a one-truck operation or manage a fleet with thousands of vehicles, the single most important control you have for sustaining and improving profitability is a relatively simple one.

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Mntcematters-Solo-Clutch
    Take care of your clutch system and it will take care of you

    A vehicle’s clutch connects and disconnects the engine and transmission and dampens unwanted vibrations in a vehicle’s driveline system. If something goes off-kilter, expensive components, such as transmissions, may be affected, and today’s high torque engines put...

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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    3 Alternatives to the Double Nut System

    Like so many other truck components, the wheel end assembly — consisting of the spindle, hub, bearings, drums, rims, tires and all mounting hardware — has undergone changes in the past few years.

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Homer13
    Understanding the air dryers now available in new brake systems

    Can we agree that the brake system is a vitally important part of your truck? Certainly you want to feel confident that your brakes are working at peak performance.

    • Posted September 1, 2013
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  • Homer13
    A little bit of planning will keep those batteries charged

    Imagine waking up before sunrise filled with anticipation of a great day of trucking ahead of you, only to notice that your cab is far hotter than expected. You have a sick feeling about what’s coming next,...

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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  • Homer13
    Understanding how to keep fuel costs down — that’s how you roll

    Want to save fuel? Of course you do. Any truck operator has fuel economy as a top priority. But with so many products on the market promising savings, and the need to optimize every dollar spent, how...

    • Posted May 1, 2013
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  • Homer13
    Keep your truck in shape for the dark, cold days of winter

    Operating a large vehicle with heavy cargo is dangerous year round, but during the winter additional safety precautions are necessary. Key truck components and systems must be maintained so that they operate at peak capability during these...

    • Posted January 2, 2013
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  • Homer13
    Exhaust Topics: Good maintenance protects aftertreatment system

    There was a time when trucks rolling down the highway billowed heavy black smoke from two exhaust stacks. Sure, it looked cool, but that smoke contained tiny bits of junk.

    • Posted November 2, 2012
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  • CoolIt
    Properly functioning air conditioning is about safety as well as comfort

    It’s hot! And in some cities, it’s hot and sticky. If you find yourself saying, “Please let my air conditioning system work today!” then you need to continue reading for tips on keeping your AC system in...

    • Posted July 5, 2012
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  • RoadKing Mag
    If it Moves, Lube it!

    One of the most overlooked maintenance requirements of the modern over-the-road vehicle is lubrication. This is of great concern because it is critical that each component is lubed at the right time with the right lube.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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