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Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

Choosing the right brakes for a medium-duty truck can make spec’ing complex; however, there are clear-cut reasons to use both, depending on payload and work environment.

March 1, 2012

55% of Vehicles Have One Under-Inflated Tire

55% of Vehicles Have One Under-Inflated Tire

WASHINGTON - A recent nationwide survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association found 55 percent of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire and only one in six vehicles has four properly inflated tires.

June 8, 2010

Top 2009 News: Boston Fire Department to Hire Fleet Manager

BOSTON – With the Jan. 9 death of a Boston Fire Department lieutenant attributed to brake failure, a report by an outside consultant recommends the city hire a fleet manager to oversee a preventive maintenance regimen.

December 30, 2009

Fatal Boston Fire Crash Attributed to Training and Maintenance

BOSTON - Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced Dec. 10 that training and maintenance were two of the "multiple, overlapping factors" in the fatal crash that killed Boston Fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley in January.

December 11, 2009

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

August 10, 2009

Boston Fire Department to Hire Fleet Manager

BOSTON – With the Jan. 9 death of a Boston Fire Department lieutenant attributed to brake failure, a report by an outside consultant recommends the city hire a fleet manager to oversee a preventive maintenance regimen.

March 12, 2009

Telematics Solutions Help Fleets Improve Productivity & Trim Costs

Using Telematics to Manage Truck Fleets

Fleet managers describe how the ability to track vehicle location, gas consumption, and preventive maintenance has benefited their fleets.

September 1, 2007

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