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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.

New tire designs emerge from tire makers almost monthly.

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How Truck Tires Have Evolved

The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.

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Ensuring Proper Trailer and Tanker Tire Pressure

With fuel costs and tire expenses the top two operating costs for fleet managers, a few simple tips and reminders can save money, improve vehicle handling, and reduce driver fatigue.

During hands-on practical skill building, technicians use a depth gauge to assess damage on a compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder.

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CNG Fuel System Inspections: Technician Training is Key

Technicians inspecting compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems should be trained on general and detailed visual inspections.

When evaluating toolboxes, review usage needs and vehicle specifications.(PHOTO: Adrian Steel)

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How to Choose the Right Toolbox

Organization is a key to success in many trade fleets. Before picking the first toolbox you see, understand the options and types available on the market today.

Photo courtesy of Ford

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Aluminum F-150 Designed for Repairability

Ford addresses vehicle engineering, parts pricing, insurance costs and auto body shop training in regards to keeping repair prices in check.

Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto.com.

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The Struggle to Find Good Technicians

Finding qualified technicians is a challenge that’s only going to get worse. Here’s how to recruit the next generation of technicians and make sure your current employees stay happy.

(Clockwise from top l.) Goodyear's G661, G731, G949, and G933

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Finding Replacement Tires for Medium-Duty Trucks

Fleet managers opting for new replacement tires instead of retreads for their medium-duty trucks must tailor the tire to not only the specific gross vehicle weight, but also to the application and specific conditions in which the vehicle will operate.

Photo courtesy of Terex

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Working in a Winter Wonderland

Working in winter weather may not be pleasant, but if your off-road equipment is ready to handle the situation, you’re a step ahead in the game.

Monarch Beverage in Indianapolis retrofitted its large shop with gas-safe light fixtures, methane detectors and ventilation fans as part of a conversion to CNG-powered tractors. Photo: Tom Berg

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Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

If you’re planning to add natural gas trucks to your fleet, you will likely have to make some modifications to your shop. That exercise could go smoothly or not, depending on how much homework you do in advance.

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Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center
Fleets are under ever-increasing pressure to cut costs. A fleet parts provider can help turn maintenance from an expense to a cost savings center by saving fleets up to 35% and sometimes more on OEM parts.
Automating Common or Tedious Fleet Management Tasks
Automating common or tedious fleet management tasks is the next best thing to being on call 24/7. It doesn’t take you out of the equation. Rather, automating helps you cut costs without error and oversights… without having to make every call.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
The Process of Turning Maintenance Data Into Actionable Information
Maintenance providers can help fleets gather crucial maintenance data and integrate it into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve operations.
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