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Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations
The Challenge of Balancing Tire Traction with Fuel Efficiency

Tire makers need to reduce tire rolling resistance to meet upcoming greenhouse gas rules. What does that mean for safety?

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/329933/the-challenge-of-balancing-tire-traction-with-fuel-efficiency
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Chinese Truck Tire Investigation Shows ‘Pervasive Underselling at High Margins’

The International Trade Commission says there’s evidence of “significant” underselling of Chinese truck and bus tires from 2013 to 2015 – yet the ITC voted...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157306/chinese-truck-tire-investigation-shows-pervasive-underselling-at-high-margins
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance
What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157437/whats-ahead-for-wide-base-single-tires
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance
Studies Indicate TPMS and ATIS Are Money Makers

There are lots or reasons not to embrace fuel-saving technology (some better than others), but validation exists for tire-pressure mitigation systems. And...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153088/studies-indicate-tpms-and-atis-are-money-makers
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
How to Calculate Construction Equipment Lifecycle Costs

Three municipal fleet case studies examine lifecycle costing measures for construction equipment to budget, purchase, and bill customers more effectively.

https://www.government-fleet.com/146184/how-to-calculate-construction-equipment-lifecycle-costs
Categories: Aftermarket, Equipment, Maintenance
Keeping Your Wheels in the Game (updated)

Back in 1984, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a regulation requiring that truck wheels be stripped of rust and debris before...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/154867/keeping-your-wheels-in-the-game-updated
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance
TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation

Calculating recharging times, driver training and overcoming “range anxiety” were just a few of the topics covered at an electric truck panel discussion at...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157695/tmc-panel-educates-fleets-on-real-world-electric-truck-operation
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Bright Ideas: Off-Road Equipment Maintenance 101

Maintaining off-road equipment is not an easy feat, but with these tips, managing the equipment can be a much easier, not to mention cost effective, task.

https://www.government-fleet.com/146266/bright-ideas-off-road-equipment-maintenance-101
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
The Uncertain World of Truck Tires

Expect higher prices and tighter supplies. Imports of radial truck tires from China into the U.S. have dropped 25% in the first three months of 2019, from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/336030/the-uncertain-world-of-truck-tires
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations
All About Truck Tires: Load Ratings, Sizes & More

Tires are more than “where the rubber meets the road,” and understanding sizes, load ratings, why ply no longer matters, and more is important for today’s...

https://www.government-fleet.com/329088/how-to-understand-truck-tires-load-ratings-sizes-more
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
3 Ways to Save on Tires

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156667/3-ways-to-save-on-tires
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Technology and The Tire

Technology has increased a modern truck tire’s useful life, overall fuel efficiency, and rolling resistance as well as helped reduce failures.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/344178/technology-the-tire
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Ensuring the Correct Tire Replacement

Incorrect remote tire replacements when trucks get road service have nagged fleets since the beginning of trucking.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/351274/ensuring-the-correct-tire-replacement
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations
The Challenge of Balancing Tire Traction with Fuel Efficiency

Tire makers need to reduce tire rolling resistance to meet upcoming greenhouse gas rules. What does that mean for safety?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/329933/the-challenge-of-balancing-tire-traction-with-fuel-efficiency
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

We offer two opposing views on tracking tire costs. One holds that life-cycle costing is a waste of money and effort, and that close enough is good enough...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156321/tracking-lifetime-tire-costs
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Keeping Truck Bodies Repaired Is Good for the Bottom Line

Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/279735/keeping-truck-bodies-repaired-is-good-for-the-bottom-line
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
How to Reduce the Burden of Tire Maintenance

Tire maintenance needn’t be a mind-numbing inconvenience. These tools can reduce the workload and improve efficiency.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156617/how-to-reduce-the-burden-of-tire-maintenance
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations, Remarketing
Cyclng Truck Bodies: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?

As the cost of truck bodies increases due to rising material costs, recycling bodies on new chassis can become more attractive. However, the cost of vehicle...

https://www.businessfleet.com/146016/cyclng-truck-bodies-is-it-a-good-or-bad-idea
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
How Truck Tires Have Evolved

The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.

https://www.government-fleet.com/156555/how-truck-tires-have-evolved
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Two Things You Should Know About Trailer Lighting and Wiring

Over the years, electrical failures have been the number one problem with trailers. Lighting problems have been reduced by the wider adoption of LED...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153524/two-things-you-should-know-about-trailer-lighting-and-wiring


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