CCJ Top 250
Service and repair
Brake adjustment a sneaky Top 5 truck out of service violation thanks to misdiagnosis and improper shop practices
Despite years of warnings, automatic slack adjusters continue to be manually adjusted by technicians who may not know any better or who may be eager to get a truck out of the shop.
November 26, 2020
Why contract maintenance makes sense for private fleets
A good contract maintenance provider knows that the nucleus of truck maintenance is always a structured, rigid preventive maintenance program.
August 16, 2021
Oil sampling offers insights into engine health
There are more benefits to engine oil sampling than just evaluating how far you can push drain intervals.
July 15, 2021
Lack of tire inflation education is alarming
A recent survey revealed that 48% of drivers don’t know how often to check tire pressure and that 53% don’t know how to check tread wear to determine if tires show signs of damage.
July 4, 2021
Jackknife investigation should start with the tires
Tire manufacturers publish load-to-inflation charts for every commercial truck tire, which indicate for every change in load, what the change in tire PSI should be.
June 29, 2021
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Controlling maintenance costs
Maintenance decisions should be based on what makes the most sense given an application and the duty cycle of vehicles.
June 1, 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 make more informed asset purchase decisions
Maintenance and repair data will also show abnormally high-cost trends that you should analyze and leverage in the component specification selection process.
May 11, 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
Survey finds varied roadside maintenance intervals
During the fourth quarter, the average fleet operated 36,315 miles between unscheduled road repairs, largely in line with previous quarters. Also, Roehl Transport gives drivers another raise.
April 29, 2021
5 tips to improve uptime
While 100% utilization is not possible, there are some simple things fleets can do to get close.
March 13, 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
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
Innovators: Werner enjoying ROI from EDGE fleet management
Werner EDGE rolled out its propriety mobile fleet management program earlier this year and it has since delivered ROI in multiple areas. Details here on CCJ.
January 4, 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
Oils & lubricants
Stocking too many greases is costly, inefficient
Gease color often tends to follow popular trends within the industry but colors are typically only related to the dye used, which helps provide brand recognition and marketing but doesn’t have an impact on the performance of the lube itself.
August 18, 2020
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Spot load volume returns to pre-holiday levels
Spot volume rebounded sharply in all segments, confirming that the recent reduction in load availability resulted from the Labor Day holiday.
Joshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSA
TCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandate
How fleets can adapt to inevitable proliferation of electric, alt-fuel trucks
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