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Deadline Looms for Cdn Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year

February 9, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – March 4 is the nomination deadline for the 2016 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year award.

The 26th presentation of the award will take place on April 13 at the International Centre near Toronto Pearson International Airport during the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit.

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The Productive Shop

December 28, 2015 by sehui

Downtime costs money. Nobody wants to keep a truck in the shop any longer than necessary. So here’s a question to consider: is your shop as productive and efficient as it could be? Some things you just can’t change; for example, you can’t suck oil out of an engine any faster than it wants to flow, but could you be doing something else to the truck while it’s in the oil change bay, like topping up its tire inflation pressure or checking its alignment? So much of what used to require manual hands-on labour can now be automated, and many tasks that once had designated areas in a shop or even needed dedicated personnel can now be done simultaneously, thus reducing the time the truck is unavailable. Here’s a look at a few technologies that can help refine the service process and save some real time on basic maintenance procedures.

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Preventive Maintenance Key to Better Truck Fuel Economy

December 16, 2015 by sehui

NEW YORK, NY — Fleets need to maintain their vehicles to ensure safe and reliable performance, avoid costly breakdowns, and allow the vehicles to reach their maximum useful life. However, even a vehicle that is running safely and reliably can achieve fuel economy savings thanks to additional or better-optimized maintenance.

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Fleet Maintenance Summit Returns to Truck World 2016

December 15, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — Newcom Business Media Inc., publisher of Today’s Trucking, Truck News and Motortruck Fleet Maintenance magazines, has announced the relaunch of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS) at Truck World next year.

In conjunction with the trucking technology testing organization, PIT Group, Newcom will bring together the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA), Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) for the first industry-wide supported CFMS to be held at Truck World, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the International Centre, Mississauga, ON.

Merging with the previous PIT Conference, this partnership will bring together the best expertise to ensure a successful CFMS, according to Newcom.

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Volvo Trucks Launches Certified Uptime Centers

October 19, 2015 by sehui

GREENSBORO, NC — Volvo Trucks will begin introducing Volvo Certified Uptime Centers within its dealer network in 2016 in an effort to maximize customer uptime.

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Need Pre-Paid Maintenance? No Problem Say Mack, Volvo

August 10, 2015 by sehui

GREENSBORO, NC — Focusing on reducing the total cost of ownership for customers, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America are now offering the option to purchase pre-paid preventive maintenance plans.

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Managing tires: the 5,000-foot approach

April 16, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO — Micro managing tires can wear you out. And cost more than it’s worth. Try this system instead.

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High school students get taste of life in the bay

December 16, 2014 by Allan Janssen

WOODSTOCK, ON – Carrier Centers in Woodstock, Ont. holds a “career day” for 50 high school students who have an interest in skilled trades.

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UPDATED MAINTENANCE MANAGER SOFTWARE

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Software provides efficient way to store and access vehicle
info and set up vehicle-specific PM schedules.

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Highway SOS: when the pros need the pros

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — When Dawn and Alvis Violo started their new business less than two years ago, the idea was, in Alvis’ words, “to become the CAA of trucking.”

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PACKING IT IN

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Semi-fluid grease requires the right fill level

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Wheel-offs: Tighter Is Not Better

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

And other things about avoiding deadly wheel-offs.

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HYDRAULIC BRAKE REPAIR TIPS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Common do’s and don’ts for troubleshooting hydraulic brake problems. — from Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair

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U of T offers a two-day fleet maintenance course

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Anybody working in a position related to the maintenance and replacement of moveable capital assets will benefit from a two-day program being offered at the University of Toronto called “Fleet Maintenance and Replacement: Optimizing Life-Cycle Decisions”.

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STICKER SHOCK

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Help your mechanic find the problem, and understand the terms of the repair quote.