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  • Internal Tire Compounds

    Over the past several years, a range of products have been introduced into the marketplace designed to be used inside truck tires for a variety of purposes. These include sealants to prevent losing air pressure; internal balancing materials - such as...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • What can be done to fight rising fleet operating expenses?

    With the rising cost of fuel pushing past $4 a gallon, tire costs increasing and labor and insurance expenses rising, fleets are looking at every way possible to save money for their operations. At the same time, the new CSA (Compliance, Safety...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tire wear and positioning considerations

    Tires are one of the most critical components that need to be managed by vehicle fleet operators today. Not only can tires represent one of the largest maintenance issues, they also can have a significant effect on vehicle performance. Many existing...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Are you paying proper respect to pressure?

    It’s no secret that proper inflation pressure is the key to truck tire life and performance. When tires are overinflated, any gains in decreased rolling resistance are offset by accelerated tread wear. On the other hand, when tires are...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • How well do you know wheel lubricants?

    When it comes to truck tire and wheel service, there are many steps and procedures that must be followed. Some of them are required by federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, some are considered manufacturer guidelines...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Tools the automotive instructor and consultant uses in his own shop

    Georgia shop owner, consultant and instructor stays busy staying up to date on tools.

    Article • April 7th, 2014

  • Tools for the local automotive aftermarket authority

    Bradenton, Fla. shop owner cites his 10 most important tools.

    Article • April 3rd, 2014

  • Nussbaum adds FlowBelow wheel covers

    FlowBelow wheel covers help improve aerodynamics on company’s tractors.

    Article • March 14th, 2014

  • Reduce fuel costs with location-based technologies

    One way companies can lower annual fuel costs by 10 to 15 percent is to employ on location-based technologies, says Mark Wallin, vice president of product management at Telogis (www.telogis.com) – a company that provides a cloud-based location...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Telematics intelligence

    At any given time, drivers can get stuck in heavy traffic or at construction zones, or they can park their trucks with engines running, without thinking about the fuel they’re burning. “These situations can result in big reductions in fuel...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • What to look for in a GPS Fleet tracking system

    A comprehensive GPS fleet tracking solution with fuel card integration capabilities can make it easy to reduce fuel usage and fuel costs, say officials at NexTraq (www.nextraq.com), a provider of GPS fleet tracking and asset management solutions...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • How one fleet leverages technology and best practices to reduce operating expenses

    Mesilla Valley Transportation uses technology and best practices to reduce operational costs.

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • How to reduce fuel costs the old fashioned way

    It’s all about energy utilization efficiency

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • Braking’s impact on fuel consumption

    In a typical fleet operation, braking losses account for about 25 percent of the usable fuel budget, according to Bob Johnson, director of fleet relations for NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry. He says there are a number of things...

    Article • March 13th, 2014

  • The “dirty 11” of truck tires

    The worst offenders when it comes to properly choosing and maintaining a truck tire.

    Article • March 13th, 2014

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