How Decker Truck Line leverages technology to improve operating efficiency
Company ownership remains under the Decker family lineage with Dale Decker’s grandson, Donald, serving as chairman of the board and Donald’s son Dale enlisted as CEO.
Get ready for winter and help protect against unexpected downtime
Get your preventive maintenance in before your wheel-ends are put to the tests of snow, ice, and more.
What you need to know about wheel seals with RevHD
Brian Beathard, vice president, sales and marketing, RevHD stopped by the Babcox Media studio to talk about the importance of wheel seals. In addition to providing top wheel seal spec’ing tips, Beathard talked about the RevHD Rev Max wheel seal orange top plate, which the company says allows customers to see in an instant whether the
Jacobs highlights Cylinder Deactivation, Active Decompression Technology
Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ newest demonstration truck has begun its 2022/2023 North American Technology Tour.
Road to AAPEX Ep. 6: The end of the road￼￼
It all comes down to this. “I didn’t want something easy. I wanted something that was going to be an ‘Are you going to make it?’ moment every time I get in the car.” That’s how Babcox Media’s Joe Keene set the stage in the first episode of Road to AAPEX, well before he knew
Moving the trucking industry forward with the Best Fleets to Drive For program￼
It’s not common to see companies willing to publicly share specific details as to what they’re doing to be successful. Typically, that information is held close to the vest. After all, that’s why Non-Disclosure Agreements were created–to prevent ‘insider’ information from spreading and losing competitive advantage. But the trucking industry plays by a different set
Three scary threats to your vehicle’s brake pads
This is the time of year when the shadows stretch a little longer, the wind blows colder and an unsettling feeling puts your nerves on end when you apply the brake pedal. The squeal or skittish stop are portents of service issues that could mean increased operational costs, for there are dangers lurking in the
The cost of ownership benefits of low-viscosity lubricants
On-highway fleet maintenance is arguably more complicated than it’s ever been. Fleet managers, maintenance managers, and techs alike face the difficult challenge of minimizing their total cost of ownership (TCO) amidst a radically evolving business landscape. The challenge of keeping current with and understanding how emerging trends affect each other is perhaps the most complicated,
Stock up on brake system seasonal maintenance tips￼
None of us want to think about it, but winter is coming, and the chemical slurries that coat the road cling to your vehicle’s undercarriage and gnaw away at any intrusions. This causes rust and premature failure of components like brake pads. “But I just replaced those pads!” you yell, cursing Jack Frost. The question
How tech-driven CalArk supports driver safety, reduces operational costs
When it comes to integrating the latest technology the trucking industry, CalArk is as tech-savvy of a transportation company as they come. Since its founding in 1975, CalArk has grown its operation to include more than 600 trucks between its two operating companies–CalArk International and Central Hauling Company. What originated as a full truckload carrier
Considerations for reconditioned diesel particulate filters
“Reconditioned”, baked or cleaned diesel particulate filters (DPF) units offer short term financial benefit. In terms of functionality, the overall cost to the customer is much higher. In reality these processes can deactivate the original catalyst and stress the DPF substrate to an even greater extent during normal active regen cycling. Reconditioned units present an
Skagit Transportation leverages leasing to maintain preferred status as a top carrier
Like many successful trucking companies today, change and diversification drive the success of Skagit Transportation, headquartered in Mount Vernon, Wash. The company was originally started by Bud and Dode Egbers in the 1940s, hauling grain and hay on their four trailers for local farmers. That grew to hauling bulk foods and ag products throughout the