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Latest Innovations in Retread Tires

Long a staple of the replacement tire market for trucks and vans as well as tractor-trailers, aircraft, and buses, new advances in manufacturing and technology have made retreaded tires an attractive choice for fleet owners and operators.

Image of the XA14 alignment scissor lift courtesy of Rotary Lift.

Products

XA14 Alignment Scissor Lift

The XA14 is compatible with any alignment system, including Rotary’s three light-duty, tower-free wheel aligners, the R1080 Baysaver 3D, R1070 CCD Pro, or R1060 CCD Shop.

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AVi168 Alternator

The AVi168, a 24-volt, 150-amp alternator from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems is designed to offer consistent, high-output power and resistance to extreme temperatures, thanks to its dual internal fan design.

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Military-Spec Booster Cables

Mississippi Industries for the Blind’s military-spec booster cables are designed to jump-start trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles.

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Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

Products

AutoComp Elite Brake Lathe

The new 7-inch touchscreen offers a user-friendly interface that allows technicians to quickly look up required adaptors, operate the lathe, and view instructional videos.

Image of natural gas spark plug courtesy of E3 Spark Plugs.

Products

E3 Natural Gas Spark Plugs

he E3 Natural Gas Spark Plug is a modification of plugs developed for race applications where heat and extreme use can affect durability and ignition capacity.

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News

TA Truck Service Turns Attention to Smaller Fleets

While TA Truck Service has historically focused on large, national fleets, the company is now going after vocational fleets and multi-use construction companies.

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News

BestDrive Opens Denver Commercial Tire Center

Established in 2010, BestDrive now has 22 commercial tire centers across the United States, with plans to expand into eight additional states by the end of 2018. Colorado marks the company’s 13th U.S. state.

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

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The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

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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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