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The first, and most crucial step in any tire repair process is to completely remove any foreign material from the damaged area. Photos: Jim Park

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Tried and True Tire Repairs

Smart fleet managers understand that wringing every possible mile from a truck tire saves money. Which means that getting tires fixed properly after failures do occur is vital for both vehicle productivity and fleet profitability.

Who knows what you’ll find when the pavement comes to an end. At that point it’s too late to realize that you spec’d the wrong tires.

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Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

Electronics have added complexity and driven the reman industry to invest more in technician training and special equipment. Photo: Cummins

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What You Need to Know About Reman Engines

Engine remanufacturers talk about the impact of electronics, emissions regulations and more.

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Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

This analysis shows that ownership costs for vans with similar powertrains, GVWR, and capacities can vary by manufacturer as much as $9,000.

Oil companies have done extensive testing of CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils to help give engine makers and fleets confidence in the ability of these oils to protect engines and even extend drain intervals. Photos: Shell

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Answers to 3 Key Questions on the 2 New Oil Categories

With engine oils meeting new CK-4 and FA-4 category specs on the market, fleets need to know how best to make use of them.

Proper spec’ing will keep tires in service longer. Highway tires are no match for the mean city streets. Photos: Jim Park

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Maximizing Truck Tire Tread Life

Excessive friction or uneven contact between the pavement and the tire will cause tread to wear away faster than you should. It’s important that you do all you can to keep your tires running straight and true.

CK-4 motor oil was developed to improve oil performance and longevity and improve miles per gallon. (Illustration: American Petroleum Institute)

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New Motor Oils Are Coming - Are You Ready?

New motor oils are coming to truck engines and lubricant marketers near you this December; here's what you need to know.

Photo courtesy of Goodyear

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Simple Light-Duty Truck Tire Maintenance Tips

If you want to lower your operating costs and improve the effectiveness of your light-duty trucks, while also reducing the risk of roadside breakdowns, it's time to pay attention to tire maintenance.

Photo: Jim Park

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Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.

Michelin North America Inc. has launched the next member of the Premier family, the Premier LTX. (PHOTO: MICHELIN NORTH AMERCA)

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LT- vs. P-Metric Replacement Tires for Trucks, SUVs

Tire-sizing systems used on OE light-truck tires include Euro-Metric, P-Metric, and LT-Metric. Many 1/4- and 1/2-ton vehicles use Euro-Metric and P-Metric tires, while 3/4- and 1-ton vehicles use LT-Metric sizes.

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There are several hidden but real financial burdens that are often underestimated when companies set up their own fleet maintenance program. Discover how putting maintenance in the hands of an expert can lesson your financial risk while improving vehicle performance, safety, compliance, and reliability.

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