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  • It’s Time to Winterize Your Electrical System

    It’s Time to Winterize Your Electrical System Vehicles endure harsh conditions as they work continuously through the changing seasons. Winter can be one of the harshest because of the various challenges it presents with cold temperatures and extreme weather. In particular, excessive water and moisture from rain and snow are very corrosive and can degrade […]

  • On a Roll: Truck Roll Stability Systems

    On a Roll: Truck Roll Stability Systems Many of us only think about vehicle stability after we’ve had in incident that makes it relevant. Whether it’s an evasive maneuver, poor weather conditions, or anything else, at that moment the need for vehicle stability becomes all too apparent. With regard to commercial vehicles, which are typically […]

  • Keep Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid From Voiding Your Warranty

    Keep Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid From Voiding Your Warranty Did you know that using incorrect or contaminated Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) will void your warranty? With the SCR system in today’s trucks, DEF has become an important fluid in our industry, so it’s an important thing to know. How do you keep your warranty intact […]

  • Keep Your Truck All Charged Up in Hot Weather

    Quick Tips to Keep Your Truck All Charged Up in Hot Weather The warmer temperatures during the summer months present some extra challenges for truck maintenance. For instance, your truck’s charging system needs some special attention to ensure peak performance. It’s important to make sure that the truck’s alternator belt is not cracked or frayed, […]

  • A Good Drought?

    A Good Drought? We are currently in a serious drought situation here in California. However, there are circumstances where having no water is actually a good thing — especially if you are diesel fuel and temporarily reside in a closed fuel tank. That’s right, the most common fuel contaminant and biggest enemy to your truck’s […]

  • How to Maximize Tire Life Expectancy

    Who Doesn’t Want to Maximize Tire Life Expectancy? Experienced fleet tire managers work hard to maximize the tread life of fleet vehicle tires. Several tools are available to help them ensure their fleets are getting the most out of their tires. According to the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), constant 20% under-inflation will reduce tire […]

  • No, That's Not a Kitchen in Your Engine

    No, That’s Not a Kitchen in Your Engine Every now and then the question comes up if the proper term for engine oil passages is “galley” or “gallery.” Truck technicians seem to use these terms interchangeably. To determine which of the two words is correct to use for truck and engine repair information, I researched […]

  • No, That’s Not a Kitchen in Your Engine

    No, That’s Not a Kitchen in Your Engine Every now and then the question comes up if the proper term for engine oil passages is “galley” or “gallery.” Truck technicians seem to use these terms interchangeably. To determine which of the two words is correct to use for truck and engine repair information, I researched […]

  • ‘By Default’ May Not Be Most Efficient

    ‘By Default’ May Not Be Most Efficient You may have heard about the recent Apple iOS system upgrade that resulted in lower battery life for an iPhone. I did some research and found an article on ZDNet explaining that this new update contained 34 different settings that could potentially affect daily battery life. So, when […]