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A New Breed of Air Filter, Built to Do More in the U.S.A.

In today’s heavy-duty industry, it’s rare to find a product that is designed, developed, tested and built in the U.S.A. Finer-Flow continues Luber-finer’s long-standing tradition of creating innovative filtration technology at our U.S.-based research, development and manufacturing centers. This new line of heavy-duty engine air filter is the result of years of exploration in new

Maximize Uptime with Next-Day Shipment of CV Driveshafts

When a commercial vehicle is down with a damaged or failed driveshaft, you want to calculate the loss of profits and productivity in hours—not days or weeks. While preventative maintenance and being alert to warning signs can help avoid driveline-related emergencies, even the toughest driveshafts can eventually fail due to harsh operating conditions and severe

Don’t take the fuel filter for granted

The truck’s fuel filter can be easily overlooked, but it shouldn’t be. It may not take up the space of the trailer or the engine or have the attention-getting features of a transmission or a telematics device, but it’s just as important as any of these components to the fleet manager’s never-ending quest for efficiency

Achieving a better ownership experience

To be more profitable, it’s obvious that fleets need to focus their attention on the tires they use and consider the total cost of ownership. Strategies need to be put in place to lower the cost per mile. There’s a great deal to be on top of to maximize tire life and lower costs; including

How the right brake drum spec can boost safety, fuel efficiency

It’s easy to take brake drums for granted. The tried-and-true braking component has been a staple of truck safety systems for decades, but that doesn’t mean that brake drum technology hasn’t advanced. In fact, you’d be surprised how much you can impact fuel efficiency with the right brake drum spec. “Fleet managers have a tremendous

3 Easy Ways to Manage and Save Money on Truck Tolls

Across the country, trucking companies must navigate hundreds of toll facilities – roads, bridges and tunnels – operated by many different tolling agencies. Each tolling agency and toll facility has its own rules and regulations that complicate the management of tolls by a motor carrier. For example, toll rates vary by vehicle combination, by method

Helping eliminate driver fatigue

Being tired on the job is a reality for many people, but when a truck driver is suffering from fatigue, there can be dire consequences. While there is no agreement on how to directly measure fatigue in accidents involving trucks, the National Transportation Safety Board estimates that fatigue played a role in 20% of the

New Technology for Drivers Can Help Prevent Common Accidents

In the late 1990s, ASA Electronics was approached by one of our fleet customers following a fatal truck accident to help them develop a product that would prevent future accidents. The customer reviewed and tested three different safety options and ultimately decided to implement Voyager video technology on their vehicles. In the first year, this

The importance of spec’ing durable, long-lasting wheel ends and bearings

Wheel ends are an important component of your trucks, but preferably one you’d rather not think about too much. In an ideal world, the wheel end will be a steady component that keeps doing its job, keeping your trucks rolling and your loads moving. For that to be the case, it’s important for wheel ends

Long Live the King Pin—With Maintenance and Proper Repair

A “king pin” may be defined as “a thing essential to the success of an operation,” so it’s no surprise that the steer axle king pin in a commercial vehicle is a supremely significant part. Proper maintenance is the key to prolonging the life of the crucial king pin, but no part lasts forever. When

The Importance of Validation in the DPF Cleaning and Restoration Process

Recently we heard an individual refer to a DPF as a sealed trash can. At Ceramex, we can identify with that definition since it is impossible to see how full it is. As a result, the tendency is to keep pumping ash into them until they will not take any more. Unfortunately, when the trash

Interior Corrosion – Public Enemy Number One to Semi-Truck Cabs

In-cab corrosion is a big deal in the heavy-duty trucking industry, costing fleets five-to-six figures annually. Every fleet manager in the business would love to eliminate in-cab corrosion, but how? Chemicals are introduced to the cab by a driver’s boots, and drivers are in and out of the truck numerous times a day. The salt