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Maintenance: Page 2
Digital transformation in carrier safety: Striking a balance between tech & financial security
One of the most important technologies making its way into the commercial carrier industry is the Internet of Things (IoT).
July 5, 2023
Maintenance cost increases slowing
Between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of this year, parts costs dropped by 0.4% and labor costs increased 2.3%.
June 14, 2023
Canadian wildfire smoke calls for more diligent air filter practices
Particulate matter in wildfire smoke presents health risks and can shorten a vehicle's air filter life.
June 11, 2023
Shop owners talk parts shortage at Fullbay conference
“We used to think we were an island on our own,” he says. Then he went to a conference in Florida and realized everyone thinks they’re on an island by themselves. “We’re all on the same damn island.”
June 9, 2023
2023 Best Fleets to Drive For: key findings in operational strategy
How a driver perceives the day-to-day experience working for a company can significantly impact their overall well-being and satisfaction with their employer.
May 21, 2023
The importance of being on top of your preventive maintenance
Implementing a well-designed maintenance program can improve safety, reduce equipment downtime, increase productivity and improve regulatory compliance.
May 18, 2023
REPAIR Act picks up cosponsors
Fifteen cosponsors have signed on to the bill carried by Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Florida.
May 12, 2023
Shops desperate for diesel techs amid 'extremely high' demand
One major votech had a record turnout of companies looking to hire at its job fair while other schools are also continuing to see 'huge' demand for diesel techs.
April 26, 2023
Preparing your fleet and drivers for CVSA’s Roadcheck
Drivers play a significant role in keeping a fleet in CVSA's good graces.
April 20, 2023
Renewable diesel production 'booming' as national availability remains in question
Production of carbon cutting renewable diesel is forecast to more than double by 2025, but fleet access beyond the West Coast remains in doubt.
April 18, 2023
CVSA, fleets share maintenance tips ahead of Roadcheck
CCJ and Mann+Hummel will host a complimentary webinar Thursday with CVSA and some of trucking's safest fleets to discuss maintenance tips and practices that make roadside inspections easy.
March 30, 2023
In-house versus outsourced maintenance
Twenty percent of fleets do maintenance in-house, 46% use outsourced service providers and 34% use a combination of both.
March 24, 2023
Oils & lubricants
Is your fleet using the right fluids?
That one transmission oil that you've used for years? It might no longer be the right one.
March 24, 2023
Repair labor rates climbing, driving technician pay raises
More than three-quarters of service providers responding to a Fullbay survey said they raised labor rates in 2022, with the Southwest U.S. region leading the charge.
February 26, 2023
When and how to replace leaf springs
Leaf springs may often be overlooked in visual inspections, experts say. Here's how to know when you should be looking for a new one.
March 6, 2023
TMC takes up aftermarket brake linings
The panel says OEM brake linings go through rigorous tests before being spec'd into new equipment. Aftermarket products do not. "This is significant problem," Jim Clark says. "Something is wrong here that we need to -- and I think we can -- address."
March 1, 2023
ABS, cargo securement emphasis of Roadcheck blitz in May
While itself not an OOS violation, ABS helps reduce the risk of collision, and cargo securement is a Top 5 OOS issue.
March 1, 2023
What causes brake imbalance and how can you prevent it?
A balanced brake system is when the entire brake system, from front to back, (including the tractor and trailer) react at the correct time to produce equal timing and brake pressure.
March 1, 2023
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The 'Mackification' of the medium duty segment
As recently as four or five years ago, if you saw Mack on a job site it was probably one of a few things: a Granite dump, a Pinnacle (or maybe a Titan) dropping off a load, or a really, really old Freedom – or even older D Model.
California governor spikes driverless trucking ban
Low diesel fuel inventories, volatile pricing likely to boost carrier exits
Teamsters call for investigation of Yellow bankruptcy
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