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  • Sales tip: Stop at truck shops

    Look for other types of repair shops for different sales opportunities.

    Article • April 23rd, 2014

  • Reflashing: The aftermarket’s next big challenge

    In some cases, a “reflash” alone will correct a car’s problem.

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Is reliability related to worker safety?

    Sadly, each year, many workers are injured, some fatally, on the job. There are many reasons for this. When we fix some of the root causes of maintenance-oriented injuries and fatalities - whether they are caused by behavior, culture, design, process or...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • What Maintenance Path are You?

    The critical aspect of effective maintenance is that is it justifiable by the business, culture and fundamental ideals of right and wrong. Ouch! Once discussing right and wrong enters the picture we leave our cozy domain of management and maintenance and...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Wisconsin distributor finds balance between work and family

    John Leonardelli wore many hats as an automotive technician. He now wears even more hats working as a Mac Tools distributor.

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • More industry regulations

    We are in an era of major reductions in truck-related highway deaths. These fatalities have dropped more than 25 percent in just a two-year period. Nevertheless, we will soon see a series of sweeping new truck industry safety and operating regulations...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • 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

  • Take command of Fleet Risk Management

    Approaches for reducing accident cost and frequency

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Tips for Selecting Spill Kits and Absorbents

    Tips for Selecting Spill Kits and Absorbents

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Shop Safety Awareness

    There are many potential hazards within a maintenance operation that can cause injury, and there are real, and costly, consequences for working unsafely. A safe work environment is a combination of both the work area and the workers themselves. Here...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Hazardous Material Handling

    Oil, lubricants, solvents and other hazardous substances are regulated by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) under the Hazard Communication standard - more commonly called HazCom or the “Right to Know Law,” the Hazardous Waste...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Let go

    So, how did you sleep last night? That is a very frequently asked question but have you ever been asked and not even come close to explaining the truth? I mean honestly—how many people will actually explain in detail how little sleep they received and...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Stop reaching for aspirin and start reaching for water

    By the time you read this, the Northeast should have had a couple of snow storms, freezing temps and Old Man Winter locking down his hold for a few months with slippery roads and frozen lakes. In past articles, I have written a lot about the...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Making memories for success

    As I sit here typing, it’s still winter in the Northeast, but this time it is raining – just what we need: more water. I recently wrote about the importance of staying hydrated (December 2010), and that article has attracted more response than any...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

  • Why are you afraid of change?

    As we sat in the bleachers watching Logan compete in the indoor shot-put, my wife asked if I had chosen a subject for this month’s article. My reply was a little withdrawn as I watched our son, and mumbled that I have a couple of ideas but…. After a...

    Article • April 16th, 2014

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