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Maintaining Commercial Truck Batteries

Posted by Becca Soard on March 2, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Understanding heavy duty truck batteries

Truck batteries are primarily responsible for powering the starting system, but they also supply energy to all electrical components. When they aren’t operating correctly, everything from cab light outages to complete system failure can occur. It’s important to maintain battery health in each vehicle to keep your fleet running efficiently.

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Understanding Tire Pressure

Posted by Becca Soard on February 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Why tire pressure is important for heavy-duty vehicles

Before a truck hits the road, drivers perform maintenance checks to ensure that every piece of the vehicle is operating as it should. While testing components like the lights, batteries and brakes is essential, it’s important to not overlook the tires when doing a pre-trip inspection. Properly pressurized tires help support the load, optimize fuel efficiency, and keep the equipment and driver safe.

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Can You Be More Valuable to Your Boss?

Posted by Jim Buell on April 5, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Maintenance leaders are faced with a myriad of decisions that have the potential of affecting their company’s bottom line.  Yet, the maintenance department at for-hire companies and the fleet management office of private companies are often considered an expense.  Smart managers, however, are finding ways to communicate their value to their senior management.

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2 Steps to Reduce Fleet Maintenance Costs

Posted by Jim Buell on March 28, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Imagine you’re taking a cross country automobile trip.  Like many of us you’ll likely make use of a Garmin or some other mapping device.  Now pretend the mapping device displays where you are and the destination, but blocks out the middle portion of the trip.  Is this helpful to your decision of what route you’re going to take?

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