Protecting both sides of the trailer floor is the best way to combat corrosion and maximize service life and it’s one company’s mission to solve this industry problem
Trailer manufacturers are always looking for ways to combat corrosion by using alternative materials and coatings. Rockland Flooring has come up with a combination of products that will preserve the wood, improve performance and extend service life. With Rockland Flooring, obtaining quality service and trailer flooring does not mean having to break the bank. In
Vibratech TVD: Protecting the Engines that Move the World
Every single internal combustion engine has torsional vibration. What is torsional vibration? Torsional vibration is the end to end twisting and rebounding of the rotating assembly caused by internal combustion of an engine during the firing sequence (power stroke). Like the crankshaft, torsional vibrations are found in camshafts as well as drivelines. This event is
The Commercial Fleet Safety Tech Evolution: Don’t Get Left Behind
In a world where technology is rapidly evolving, it’s no surprise that the Commercial Fleet Industry is rethinking its safety features for the future. But as with all good things, the process is slow and as steady as the turtle who wins the race. As much as manufacturers might begin to improve fleet vehicle safety
Diesel engine filtration tips for better fuel efficiency
Wix Filters’s tips for achieving the right balance of engine protection and efficiency.
Three heavy-duty trucking aftermarket trends and what they means to you
Hendrickson aftermarket support helps keep fleets rolling productively.
Commercial Fleet Industry: Past, Present, and Yet to Come
In the past, safety solutions were often viewed as an unnecessary luxury in the commercial fleet industry. “Don’t have it; don’t need it” was a common phrase and is still one that many owners and manufacturers might say today. There was no rush to install a high-end safety system when the mirrors and reverse alerts
Finding a one-stop shop for diesel engine filters
It’s amazing how challenging it can be to find the right part, even something as seemingly simple as a diesel engine filter. After all, a filter is a filter, right? “Not all filters are created equal,” noted David Studley, lube and oil filter product manager, Fleetguard, who went on to explain that it would be
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
Optimized: Know How to Plan When You Know What Parts Will Sell
The parts department is a busy, even chaotic place. There is never a shortage of things to worry about or issues to monitor. You got parts sales, team performance, deciding whether or not to eat your lunch while standing at your desk because, as you know, the parts business doesn’t take lunch breaks. Speaking of
Brake pads you can be grateful for
As we make our way into the season of thanks and gratitude, we find ourselves appreciating the things that may frequently go unnoticed in day to day life. If you flip a lightswitch, the bulb comes on. And when you turn on the faucet, clean water flows from the tap. If you hit your brakes,
Less weight, more strength: How composite spring suspensions apply both benefits
Stronger. Lighter. It’s the dichotomy that nearly all fleets chase when it comes to spec’ing new equipment. This lean, mean spec’ing strategy can boost efficiency and provide equipment longevity. When you think about suspensions for demanding applications, tried-and-true steel spring suspensions spring to mind. (Pun intended.) But what if there was another way–a suspension that
Case Study: New Cab Climate Solution Greatly Reduces Idling
Wheeler CAT Fleet Manager Scott Cline wanted to reduce the engine idle time racked up by the fleet’s service trucks when technicians were out on jobs. Idle time was averaging 34% across the truck fleet, with some trucks hitting 50% idle time. The numbers were driving up fuel costs and increasing engine maintenance and downtime.