TORONTO, Ont. — Mike Gomes, the vice-president of maintenance for Bison Transport, summarizes his fleet’s on-road repair process in six simple words: “Truck broke. Fix truck. Send money.” It’s a joke, of course, but there’s still a ring of truth to it. Each step in the process – especially as it relates to controlling costs – makes a roadside breakdown much more difficult to manage than work in your own shop.
WATERLOO, Ont. – Canada’s bridges need a more rigorous inspection process according to a Canada research chair in smart infrastructure. Forty-three people were killed in Genoa, Italy Aug. 14 when an 80-foot section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed. Three heavy-duty […]
ELGIN, IL – SKF has released an online video showing how to inspect and replace a U-joint on a commercial vehicle, using the rear driveshaft U-joint on a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia for the demonstration.
RALEIGH, ON – Maybe it’s time for a change? Gary Tatum, a senior tire engineer at Goodyear for 35 years, has some tips about evaluating the quality of your tire repair provider.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today’s heavily computerized commercial vehicles. The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, together with the Equipment and Tool Institute, the Auto Care Association, and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding addressing the availability of service information for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in the United States and Canada.
GREENSBORO, NC- Imagine you have a broken engine sensor and as you roll into a dealer facility to get it fixed, the technician already knows about it and has pre-ordered, maybe even already received the new part to fix your truck.
Don’t flip through the yellow pages and hope for the best. Choose a service that’s right for you and your truck.
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Help your mechanic find the problem, and understand the terms of the repair quote.
OTTAWA – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has sent the federal government its yearly infrastructure-improvement “Wish List” that, if ever fulfilled, would see a safer, more efficient trade flow.
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Ryder Canada launched a new on-demand maintenance and repair service option for all private fleets and for-hire carriers, who can now opt for pay-as-you-go coverage of preventative maintenance and repair.
Don’t flip through the yellow pages and hope for the best. Choose a service that’s
right for you and your truck. From highwaySTAR, August 2004.