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How to get the most out of your batteries
A truck’s components could be in top working order. But the wrong battery configuration based on use case and temperature can zap a truck’s power.
May 27, 2021
Nine maintenance tips to reduce CSA violations
It's near-impossible to avoid all CSA violations but you can significantly reduce them.
May 20, 2021
How to: Check for wheel-end seal leaks
A properly functioning wheel-end hub is essential to all medium- and heavy-duty truck and trailer brake systems. Which means when a hub begins to leak, the outcome if untreated can quickly become catastrophic.
May 12, 2021
Set and follow best practices to lower light and HOS infractions
This year's Roadcheck takes place May 4-6 with an emphasis on lighting, the 'number one vehicle violation' and hours-of-service which continue to rank as the top cause for out-of-service driver violations. CCJ talked with experts about both.
April 29, 2021
Pinched ports: Bottlenecks at California ports wreaking havoc on truck parts supply chain
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could open two spectacular truck parts distribution businesses right now. So could the boats in their harbors.
March 18, 2021
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The toughest 15 states for lights violations, one of the 2021 Roadcheck emphases
Here are the top 15 states when it comes to a propensity to issue lights-related violations. And data also point to both 2021 Roadcheck enforcement-emphasis areas in Georgia, Vermont and Nevada.
March 4, 2021
Engine oil plays critical role in DPF life
Upwards of 90% of the ash that goes into the DPF is from engine lubricant.
February 25, 2021
Fewer DPF regens with biodiesel and renewable diesel
In addition to lowering emissions, biodiesel and renewable diesel offer reduced DPF back-pressure and fewer regens.
February 25, 2021
Diesel coolant heaters reduce DPF wear and tear
Diesel coolant heaters improve DPF life by drastically cutting cold-start soot. Engine wear is also reduced and fuel consumption improves by cutting 'needless engine idling.'
February 23, 2021
Pending Goodyear, Cooper tie up creates tire behemoth
In the combined portfolio, Goodyear will be positioned as the original equipment and premium replacement tire while Cooper, Roadmaster, Mastercraft, and Mickey Thompson will be the mid-tier brands.
February 22, 2021
Looming mandate will impact composition of brake friction material
A looming mandate calls for brake manufacturers to reduce the amount of copper found in friction material to meet a copper-free brake pad agreement from 2015.
November 20, 2020
Get your lights Roadcheck ready
Lighting violations were the top vehicle violation in all commercial vehicles inspected last year, according to the FMCSA.
September 3, 2020
Tires are a leading cause of out of service violations
Tires and wheels have accounted for almost 20% of all OOS violations during CVSA's International Roadcheck for the last three years.
September 1, 2020
Are your brakes ready for the upcoming blitz?
During last year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations.
May 29, 2019
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Extending engine oil drains could be as simple as opening the owner's manual
Depending on engine OEM and duty cycle, recommended drain intervals have skyrocketed by more than 300% over the 25,000 mile benchmark.
Renewable natural gas gaining momentum with fleets
Can fleets escape the ‘last stronghold of dirty trucking’?
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
Truck-only miles tax passes Conn.'s legislature, amid road-funds debate
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