A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that electronic safety systems may not see stopped vehicles and, in some situations may exacerbate the situation if the truck driver is not paying adequate attention. This may come as quite a surprise considering how much the transportation industry and government … Read moreAre There Limits To Electronic Safety Systems For Trucking Industry?
When considering the average mileage of most commercial motor vehicles, considering the load and job type, wheel bearing replacement generally occurs between 90,000 and 120,000 miles. Still, regardless of the vehicle’s age, it is prudent to inspect the wheel bearings any time you are also doing brake replacement work or brake inspections. Most OEMs recommend … Read moreThe Fleet Technician’s Log: Bearings, Suspension and Steering, Oh My!
Operating heavy-duty commercial motor vehicle is not easy. There is a reason why professional truck drivers must go through a rigorous amount of training and stay current on industry trends. Making your way down the road and through mountain passes with 80,000 pounds behind you is a delicate task. Heavy duty commercial motor vehicles cannot … Read moreThe Trucker’s Go-To Guide for Mountain Driving
In today’s edition of our Technician’s Log Series, we are going to shift gears, pun intended! In the first part of our series, we talked about brake linings, certainly an important topic. Yet, there are more than just brakes to consider. Today we will talk about the latest shop trends in fuel. We’ll start with … Read moreThe Fleet Technician’s Log: Getting Fueled Up
We want to end it on a good note. How do you get the most out of your vehicle’s cruise control system? Whether you are the largest fleet in your region or an owner-operator, cruise control is a consideration. There are many advanced systems fleets choose from when they spec their rigs. The number of … Read moreHow Predictive Cruise Control Can Enhance Your Fleet Operations