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A roundup of images from some of the top articles in 2017 covering upfitting, maintenance, spec'ing, and fuel.

News

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

Image courtesy of AirLift Company

Products

Air Lift 1000 for Ram 1500

Specifically engineered for 2009-2018 coil-sprung Ram1500 pickups, the Air Lift 1000 HD load support kit is Air Lift's heaviest-duty coil spring insert, providing up to 2,500 pounds of load-leveling capabilities.

Image courtesy of EnerSys

Products

ODYSSEY Group 31 Battery

EnerSys has upgraded its ODYSSEY Performance Series Group 31 battery from 800 cold cranking amps (CCA) to 925 CCA.

Products

M588 On/Off Road Drive Tire

Toyo Tires's M588 on/off-road drive tire is built for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining, and logging operations.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Lift

Products

Heavy-Duty Tire Changers

Rotary introduces a full line of heavy-duty tire changers designed to help technicians quickly change tires on virtually any vehicle – including trucks, buses, and agricultural equipment – in the shop or on the road.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. Photo: Daimler

News

Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

Daimler Trucks North America has announced will make its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology in the coming weeks as part of a pilot program.

News

Mitchell 1 Updates to 2017-MY Data

Mitchell 1 has completed model-year 2017 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Products

PowerPro 7.5 Starter

The PowerPro 7.5 is a 24-volt, 7.5 kilowatt starter motor as part of the PowerPro family of replacement starters from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems.

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

News

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

Articles

Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

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Operating Costs

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
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.
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.
How to Prevent the #1 Diesel Fuel Contaminant from Harming Your Fleet's Engines
Believe it or not, water is the number 1 contaminant in diesel fuel, and causes problems for fleets like decreased efficiency, lower MPG and increased expenses. Read more to learn how to mitigate the effects of water contamination to keep your diesel fleet healthy.
Reduce Your Oil Change Costs By Up To 50%
Take a look at these seven steps for choosing the right oil and filter combination for your fleet.

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