All posts tagged "truck maintenance"

  • 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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  • RoadKing Mag
    Braking Bad

    My hope for all drivers is that they will never experience how emergency brake systems work. But if the need arises, it’s good to be aware of what happens to make those systems function at peak level.

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Truck Talk

    Anyone who drives or works with trucks knows that it is now an electronic world. In the old days when vehicles used electrical systems rather than computer chips, all a driver had to alert them that something...

    • Posted November 3, 2011
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Pre-Fix Menu

    Even though many of us would like to think of trucking as a lifestyle (showing classic, long nose trucks, with their broad, flat shiny bumpers and dual chrome stacks), it is first and foremost a business. To...

    • Posted September 6, 2011
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Chilly Tomorrow

    Drivers who stay in a regional operation where the climate is fairly consistent — like in San Diego, for example —don’t have to think much about how the changing seasons impact their trucks. But the majority of...

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Costs Per Crash

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released an extensive study of the actual costs of crashes involving many types of trucks - including medium and heavy duty vehicles. The numbers are staggering.

    • Posted April 23, 2010
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