Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
The Importance of Total Cost of Ownership

Fleets are likely familiar with the phrase total cost of ownership (TCO), but how do they minimize TCO when increasing safety, improving performance, and enhancing appearance are paramount to their business? Managing a fleet of trucks is an extensive job, with permits, licensing, driver education, and maintenance costs.  Routine maintenance can be hard enough to

Special considerations for steer axle tires

Retreading commercial tires is standard operating procedure for successful fleets. Depending on the specific retread design and tread depth, retreads cost approximately one-third to one-half the price of a new tire. Fleets are always looking for ways to protect that tire casing since it is a valuable asset. Retreads can be used on any wheel

Tires Wheels Column
Good preventative maintenance can cure CSA headaches

Ever since the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration launched its initiative called Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) there has been increased attention to the condition of over-the-road equipment. Everyone wants to avoid problems during a roadside inspection because every infraction will be reported to the FMCSA and made public via the Internet. According to some fleet

Avoiding CSA Headaches Violations