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Break Down the Breakdowns: Controlling on-road maintenance

September 6, 2018 by John Smith

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.

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Bridges in Canada need better inspections says Canada Research Chair

August 23, 2018 by elizabeth

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 […]

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Video highlights U-joint inspection, replacement

April 25, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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Is it time for a new tire repair provider? Find out

September 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

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.

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Landmark Agreement Addresses ‘Right to Repair’ for Trucks

September 29, 2015 by sehui

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.

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Mack, Volvo to Synch Up Repair Process

December 9, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

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.

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Motor Carriers Ask Feds for a Better Infrastructure

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Ryder Offers Truck Repair On Demand

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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BREAKDOWNS: WHO DO YOU CALL?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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BREAKDOWNS: WHO DO YOU CALL?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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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REPAIR SUPPLIES CATALOG

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Barnes showcases new 2012-2013 digital master catalog

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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.