October 2023

Photo illustration: Cris Beaulieu | Erin Brown
Emissions System Exorcist
Diagnostic & Repair

Aftertreatment exorcisms made easy

Oct. 31, 2023
Some issues in the aftertreatment system can make it seem like it's possessed. With the right troubleshooting techniques and regular DPF cleanings, you can exorcise those DTCs...
Alex Keenan │Fleet Maintenance
Graber finds it exhilarating to look back on his excitement at earning his first $10,000 from his business. “Now, I can do $10,000 by noon.”
Shop Operations

Shop profile: Graber's Diesel Repair carries on a legacy

Oct. 19, 2023
Wyoming shop owner Jon Graber has grown his business from a single mobile service truck to two locations by focusing on his customers and employees.
Rush Enterprises | Fossum Studios
A Rush technician trying to diagnose his way to the top spot in at the 2022 Rush Rodeo.
Employees & Training

Maintenance Kombat: Tackling the tech shortage with skills competitions

Oct. 19, 2023
In a competitive market for technicians, internal competitions have proven a great tool for recruiting, training, and retention.
John Hitch | Fleet Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Shop Gamification
Shop Operations

Game On: Gamifying the shop

Oct. 18, 2023
Gamification can be the power boost shops need to reach higher scores in efficiency and productivity, while making work a little more fun, too.
11537802 | Javarman | Dreamstime
11537802 Javarman Dreamstime Winter Truck

Preparation pays: Winterizing best practices

Oct. 16, 2023
Cold, ice, and snow can cause serious problems if you’re not prepared.