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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tool review: Mityvac Silverline Elite Automotive Test Kit

    The MV8500 Silverline Elite Automotive Test Kit from Mityvac performs engine performance diagnostics, brake bleeding, fluid transfer, evacuation, sampling and windshield repair with twice the vacuum and pressure output as previous models. The pump...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

  • Vehicle Inspection System from Automotive Solutions Inc.

    Automotive Solutions' Vehicle Inspection System features the ability to add up to 10 photos to the inspection report and customizable questions on the inspection report. As of Sept. 1, 2010, when the new CARB compliance was scheduled to take effect...

    Article • April 15th, 2014

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