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.
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.
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.
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.
GREENSBORO, NC — Volvo Trucks will begin introducing Volvo Certified Uptime Centers within its dealer network in 2016 in an effort to maximize customer uptime.
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.
TORONTO — Micro managing tires can wear you out. And cost more than it’s worth. Try this system instead.
WOODSTOCK, ON – Carrier Centers in Woodstock, Ont. holds a “career day” for 50 high school students who have an interest in skilled trades.
Software provides efficient way to store and access vehicle
info and set up vehicle-specific PM schedules.
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.”
Semi-fluid grease requires the right fill level
And other things about avoiding deadly wheel-offs.
Common do’s and don’ts for troubleshooting hydraulic brake problems. — from Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair
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”.
Help your mechanic find the problem, and understand the terms of the repair quote.