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Preventable Emergency Road Service?

At a local Maintenance Council seminar the other day, FleetNet America shared some interesting statistics from the Emergency Road Service arena that can help focus your maintenance efforts and prevent costly breakdowns.

The most surprising thing is the number of preventable events FleetNet sees on a daily basis. Read complete article...

MGM Brakes Unveils e-Stroke 1 Commercial Vehicle Brake Safety Training Van

 MGM Brakes unveiled their new e-STROKE Commercial Vehicle BrakeDSCF0109-100x Safety Training Van at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, March 26-28.  

E-STROKE 1, as the van is known, will provide a highly visible "rolling" billboard focusing attention on one of the transportation industry's most talked about problems, brakes: brake inspection, brake adjustment, brake maintenance. Read the complete story...

Really Big Does the Job

There are trailers, big trailers,CATrip4-11-08 023-200x97 and then there is this one. Contractor Cargo Company builds these trailers and uses them for particularly big hauls.  I found this one sitting in Havre, MT on its way to Edmonton, Albertia Canada.  To see other pictures and more information click on the photo.

Oil Bypass - The Modern Bypass Filter

Today's oils beg for a longer useful life.  Over the last five to 10 years oils have been improved tremendously.  The ability to withstand greater heat, improve lubricity, suspend soot and thwart oxidation are all outstanding  achievements in chemical engineering.

Regardless of the type or spec of your oil it is more important than ever to keep it clean.  The question is, "How do you clean and still allow oil to flow to the engine?"  The answer is micro bypass filtration. Read More....

Lessons Learned Provide Opportunity

Winter of 2006-2007 is over and winter 2007-2008 is closing in. Now it's time to reflect on the problems encountered during cold weather and the use of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.  Any fleet running trucks in the northern states, more than likely, encountered some issues that can be traced to the use of ULSD.  Most fuel problems involved premature gelling of ULSD fuel in low temperatures, not the extreme low temperatures encountered in the past.  Fleets affected also found that a lot of fuel additives used in prior years would not lower the pour point of ULSD to the same level as years past.  Testing several brands of fuel additive would be difficult so most fleets relied upon their past suppliers and took the risk of finding out the hard way just how low the temperature needed to get before problems occurred.  Fleets found that doubling and tripling the additive had little effect on lowering the pour point of ULSD much below the single dose treatment.  The traditional practice of blending #1 and #2 fuels was not an option in most areas because of the limited supply of ultra low sulfur kerosene.  Read complete article

Internet versus Print Media

By: A.R. Massengill

This is an article about the use of the internet, the people that use it, and how it competes with print media.  The single biggest difference is internet media can be real time where most print media is not.  I can start this article today...  Read complete article...

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