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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

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

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

Maximizing Truck Tire Tread Life

Maximizing Truck Tire Tread Life

Excessive friction or uneven contact between the pavement and the tire will cause tread to wear away faster than you should. It’s important that you do all you can to keep your tires running straight and true.

October 24, 2016

How Truck Tires Have Evolved

How Truck Tires Have Evolved

The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.

February 5, 2016

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