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Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Dropping diesel powertrains for battery-electric means there will be fewer parts to worry about, but procedures will change and new maintenance intervals will be needed.

September 27, 2021

A New Approach to DPF Maintenance

A New Approach to DPF Maintenance

Diesel particulate filter maintenance takes more than waiting for the yellow light to come on and performing a forced regeneration.

January 21, 2021

Cummins Reveals 2021 HD Engine Lineup

Cummins Reveals 2021 HD Engine Lineup

Cummins EPA 2021 X12 and X15 series engines expand the availability of some current technologies while adding new features to further enhance fuel efficiency and lower operating cost.

October 14, 2020

Hino, Toyota Developing Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck for North America
Nikola Inks Deal with Republic Services for 2,500 Electric Refuse Trucks
New VHD, VAH Models Complete Volvo's Product Design Overhaul
Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Early in 2020, Mack Trucks handed the keys to its first fully electric refuse truck to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us a tour of the truck and a few early driving impressions.

March 27, 2020

Mack Debuts LR Electric Refuse Truck
Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks pulled back the curtain on the first working Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the LR refuse model, which will be delivered to the New York City Department of Sanitation before the end of January.

January 9, 2020

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

Even with potential fuel economy gains, fleets have been slow to adopt the new FA-4 engine oils. Experts from ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council explore some of the reasons why fleets seem to be waiting.

May 7, 2019

Medium-Duty Truck Emissions in 2021 and Beyond
Meet a Mack Snowplow Built for Tough Alaskan Winter [Photos]

Meet a Mack Snowplow Built for Tough Alaskan Winter [Photos]

Equipment Editor Jim Park shares photos from Valdez, Alaska, where he joined Mack Trucks' video crew filming an episode for season 2 of the Road Life series. The series is about Mack customers and their trucks, and this episode features a Mack Granite snowplow specially built for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

February 27, 2019

Preventing Truck Air System Freeze-ups

Preventing Truck Air System Freeze-ups

Air system maintenance on trucks is critical in the winter; less than a teaspoon of water could disable a truck in a winter deep freeze. Here's why, and what you can do about it.

January 29, 2019

Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light shines.

January 22, 2019

A Wrong and Right Way to Mount Truck Tires

A Wrong and Right Way to Mount Truck Tires

It’s easy to mount a truck tire on a rim and torque down on the fasteners, but not everyone takes the time to do it right, and that can affect tire life and safety.

September 17, 2018

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