maintenance

Staying ahead of the inspectors

Staying ahead of the inspectors

Don't take any chances on your equipment passing inspection. This story, newly updated, rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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Tips for brake maintenance to lower costs, reduce violations

Tips for brake maintenance to lower costs, reduce violations

It’s no surprise that violations for brakes are among the most cited, given their constant wear and critical safety role. While that’s enough reason to keep them in shape, another big motivator is cost.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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Alert: FMCSA says these crude tanks must be repaired, retested before hazmat use

Alert: FMCSA says these crude tanks must be repaired, retested before hazmat use

Affected tanks have a capacity of 8,400 gallons, 8,717 gallons and 10,500 gallons, and are primarily used for the transportation of petroleum crude oil, FMCSA says.

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Navistar remote diagnostics system hits 200,000 vehicle milestone

Navistar remote diagnostics system hits 200,000 vehicle milestone

Initially demonstrated in October 2013, the company says the milestone underscores the system’s integration with a large and growing number of leading telematics service providers.

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Long live your tires, Part 2: Proper maintenance and retreading

Long live your tires, Part 2: Proper maintenance and retreading

Once you’ve chosen the most appropriate tires for your application, the potential for cost savings lies in maintenance. Improper inflation and poor rotation are the two primary causes of irregular tire wear. They’re also among the easiest to avoid.

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Long live your tires, Part 1: Proper tire spec’ing for containing costs

Long live your tires, Part 1: Proper tire spec'ing for containing costs

The first step in extending tire life starts with making sure the right one is spec’d for the application.

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ELD Mandate, with equipment headaches, presents ‘tough call’ for one owner-operator

Weighing the costs of maintenance, truck purchase and operation in the face of the ELD mandate with one owner-operator.

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Mack Leasing full-service demand on upswing

Mack Leasing full-service demand on upswing

Mack Leasing System is today seeing greater demand for leasing services, having added 19 member dealer locations to its network in 2015.

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