April 2024

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Winning by failing: How managerial mistakes make us stronger

April 26, 2024
Sometimes we can learn through others’ mistakes, though more often than not, we have to fail to grow.
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Data & Telematics

Establishing standard repair times to speed up repairs

April 22, 2024
Identifying your shop’s standard repair time allows you to set a benchmark with the help of data and lean practices.
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Shop Operations

Patching leaks in your tire program

April 17, 2024
Keeping tire costs in check will help keep fleets’ profits from dissipating. Two areas to help reduce tire cost per mile are ensuring proper inflation and matching the right tire...
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Diagnostic & Repair

Improving repair accuracy by tracking comebacks

April 15, 2024
A perfect repair is always the target when fixing a truck, but distractions and improper processes can cause a technician to miss the bullseye. Improving aim starts with knowing...
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Emissions & Efficiency

Leveraging rolling resistance and viscosity for better fuel efficiency

April 12, 2024
Calculating which tires will provide the most rolling resistance for sleepers and leveraging advanced engine oils for sleepers will help fleets rest easier.

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Emissions & Efficiency

How to spec the most fuel-efficient sleepers

April 10, 2024
With operational costs rising, fleets need to save money where they can, and that starts with spec'ing their long-haul trucks to sip, not guzzle, fuel.
Photo courtesy of Chicago Pneumatic
CP8609 eBlueTork Battery-Operated Torque Wrench
Diagnostic & Repair

CX Series Joystick Articulating Borescopes

March 29, 2024
Can be connected directly to smartphone
Aircat Pneumatic Tools

3/16" Air Hydraulic Riveter

Features 2,000 lbs. of pull force
Photo courtesy of Cummins

Next Gen X15 diesel engine

March 28, 2024
Features optimized powertrain integration
Phillips Industries
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

T/T Pair

March 15, 2024
Provides instantaneous tractor and trailer pairing
Photo by Rislone

TX-12 PRO Automated Transmission

March 15, 2024
For Class 6-7 and light Class 8 applications
American Powertrain

Transmission Install Tool and Seal Protector

March 15, 2024
Prevents fluid from escaping during service
Shop Equipment

SP-7XE Series Full-Rise Scissor Lift

March 15, 2024
Folds flat when not in use
Webb Wheel Products
Brakes, Tire & Wheel

UltraGrip air disc brake pads

March 15, 2024
Available in three formulations
Aperia Technologies
Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Halo Connect i3

March 14, 2024
Offers holistic tire management
Mitchell 1
Diagnostic & Repair

NEXIQ eTechnician adds Mitchell 1 TruckSeries info to portal for more streamlined troubleshooting

March 14, 2024
By connecting TruckSeries’ repair guidance directly into the eTechnician portal, technicians will be able to focus more on diagnosing problems, instead of swapping software.
Photo courtesy of Voith Group
Emissions & Efficiency

LP 560 air compressor

March 13, 2024
Features a lightweight, aluminum design
Photo courtesy of Pichler Tools

Universal drilling guide "MASTER" M6-M10

March 13, 2024
Removes broken stud bolts and stripped screws
Diagnostic & Repair

Endoscope ES401

March 13, 2024
Endoscopes like Thinkcar's ES401 help technicians get a better view of hard-to-reach places. This video offers a first-hand look at the dual-lens articulating borescope's camera...
Accuride Corporation
Brakes, Tire & Wheel

3922X Brake Drum

March 13, 2024
Cast-iron brake drum for aftermarket applications
Chassis, Body & Cab

Roadmaax Z Rear Air Suspension System

March 12, 2024
Lightweight, suited for on- and off-highway operation
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

HLC Series 1 Air Kits

March 9, 2024
Provides a single-valve solution
John Hitch | Fleet Maintenance
Data & Telematics

Decisiv/TMC report: Parts, labor costs stabilized in Q4 2023

March 8, 2024
Year over year, parts costs dropped by 2.2%, but labor was still up 4%. The question now, is what can fleets do with this VMRS-based knowledge?
Kevin Jones | FleetOwner
Diagnostic & Repair

Intangles offers AI-powered DPF monitoring

March 8, 2024
Intangle's latest tool offering can optimize fuel efficiency and engine performance by providing real-time data and performance predictions for the DPF system.
Battery & Electrical

Vanair adds connector kits for jump packs

March 5, 2024
The new kits feature various adapters for trucks, buses, and more, specifically for the company's Start•All Jump•Pack.