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Worn Tires Decrease Handling on Wet Roads Up to 33%

On wet roads, worn tires with a tread depth of 4/32 inch have an average increased stopping distance of 87 feet for a passenger car and 86 feet for a light truck when compared with new tires, according to a recent study from AAA.

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Geotab Marketplace Adds Three Telematics Solutions

Geotab has added three mobile apps for asset tracking, preventive maintenance, and driver behavior to its Marketplace platform, the Toronto-based telematics provider has announced.

Rotary R5000HD Aligns Truck Wheels Without Rolling Compensation

Rotary has launched the R5000HD Commercial Truck Alignment System, designed to improve the process of aligning commercial vehicle wheels by eliminating the need for rolling compensation.

W.Va. County Contracts Transit Authority for Fleet Maintenance

Berkeley County, W.Va., is handing over preventive and light fleet maintenance to the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority.

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

7 Steps to Check Oil

A vehicle's engine is at risk for failure when the oil is low or dirty. This video demonstrates how to check the oil. Video courtesy of Allstate. For more maintenance advice, click here.

How to Maintain Your Tires

John Nielsen of AAA offers advice on tire maintenance. Video courtesy of AAA. For more tire safety tips, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.

Aftertreatment System: A New System Not to be Overlooked

Many fleet operators may not realize that aftertreatment systems are often vulnerable to compromise and failure due to seemingly minor and unrelated causes that have been largely ignored in routine maintenance practices.

Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

This six-part series covers essential processes needed for effective preventive maintenance. Despite so many high-tech options on the market, fleets must remember tried-and-true methods for an effective tire program.

A/C Leak Detection Kit

Tracerline’s TP-8656 Opti-Pro Plus/EZ-Shot is an A/C leak detection kit that comes with all the pieces necessary to pinpoint a fluid leak.