CCJ Top 250
Service and repair
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
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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
New tech helps fleets get a jumpstart on vehicle fault codes
Vehicles continue to grow more complex. How can new technology help fleets predict and correct issues? See CCJ for the latest tools to minimize downtime.
May 8, 2020
Cojali launches new diagnostics tool, software and OEM business line
Cojali presented several new diagnostics solutions for commercial vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery this week at ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council in Atlanta. The company’s Jaltest V9 is the latest iteration in its line of all-makes diagnostic tools. “The integrated Bluetooth antenna is going to help because there’s no breakage and the USB is protected […]
February 24, 2020
Uptime in the aftermarket: How OEMs, dealers manage reliability
CCJ gives a behind-the-scenes look at how a truck manufacturer and its dealer network supply information and services to fleets to make maintenance decisions.
December 23, 2019
Cheney Brothers installs Cooltrax temp monitoring in trailers
Cheney Brothers has completed installing Cooltrax's Cooltrax Fresh inTransit wireless temperature monitoring and management system to its trailers. More here.
October 24, 2019
Cooltrax recognized for helping cold supply chains go ‘green’
Cooltrax recognized as a Top Green Provider for 2019 by Food Logistics. Learn more about the honor and the company's sustainability efforts here on CCJ.
June 18, 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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