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November 7, 2017

Q. How should fleet vehicles be prepared for winter?

A. Basic fluid, tire and battery maintenance can dramatically reduce the chance of drivers getting stranded...

October 26, 2017

Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

September 6, 2017

Brake Systems: How to Pass a Roadside Inspection

Brake systems continue to be the system most responsible for out-of-service violations at roadside inspections. A well-maintained brake system relies on the technician and the driver.

August 14, 2017

7 Steps to Check Oil

A vehicle's engine is at risk for failure when the oil is low or dirty. This video demonstrates how to check the oil. Video courtesy of Allstate. For more maintenance advice, click here.

August 14, 2017

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

August 7, 2017

Preventive Maintenance for a Complex Cooling System

Today’s cooling system is much more complex than in years before. Changes to coolants and filters are shared, as well as the necessary changes to preventive maintenance processes to adapt to these new products.

August 1, 2017

Electric Grease Jockey Lubrication System

Graco's Electric Grease Jockey system is an automatic lubrication system designed for the commercial vehicle industry.

July 13, 2017

Strategic Changes for Extended PM Intervals

Today’s engine technology and hardware systems require a more strategic inspection than before. Preventive maintenance based on oil-change intervals may not be enough.

July 7, 2017

Ryder Offers Preventive Maintenance for Pre-Owned Vehicles

Ryder System has launched a preventive maintenance program available for its pre-owned vehicle purchases.

May 26, 2017

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 26, 2017

How to Maintain Your Tires

John Nielsen of AAA offers advice on tire maintenance. Video courtesy of AAA. For more tire safety tips, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.

May 23, 2017

Inframe Engine Kits

Reliance Power Parts’ inframe engine kits and service components are designed for the Navistar DT466 EGR engines used in medium-duty trucks.

May 9, 2017

HUBB Adds Oil Change Cost Tool to Website

HUBB Filters has created a new educational tool to help fleet managers compare their oil change costs and the potential savings they can achieve by switching to the HUBB filter program, according to the company.

April 4, 2017

Aftertreatment System: A New System Not to be Overlooked

Many fleet operators may not realize that aftertreatment systems are often vulnerable to compromise and failure due to seemingly minor and unrelated causes that have been largely ignored in routine maintenance practices.

March 6, 2017

Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

This six-part series covers essential processes needed for effective preventive maintenance. Despite so many high-tech options on the market, fleets must remember tried-and-true methods for an effective tire program. 

March 6, 2017

Electrical Systems: Proactive Measures for Protection

In part two of this six-part series, tips for maintaining electrical systems are shared, including helpful tools and best practices for battery maintenance and replacement.

February 28, 2017

A/C Leak Detection Kit

Tracerline’s TP-8656 Opti-Pro Plus/EZ-Shot is an A/C leak detection kit that comes with all the pieces necessary to pinpoint a fluid leak.

January 17, 2017

Benchtop Electrical Analyzer

Purkeys' Benchtop Electrical Analyzer was developed to help equip fleets with automated electrical testing equipment.

October 24, 2016

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.

July 19, 2016

FleetNet Hires VP of Vendor Relations

FleetNet America has hired Don Doty as vice president of vendor relations for the provider of maintenance and repair services for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, the company announced.

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