Maintenance en Velociti offers 'turnkey' plan to let ROI pay for tire inflation system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASHVILLE. Velociti Inc. has come up with a plan aimed at fleets and owner-operators that have been hesitant to adopt an automatic tire inflation system (ATIS). Simply, the new program allows the return on investment (ROI) to pay for the “turnkey” retrofit solution, company representatives explained in a presentation at the TMC annual meeting here.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:16:00 +0000 212711 at <p>Velociti&#39;s Deryk Powell says that tire inflation systems&nbsp;&ldquo;make sense for everybody,&rdquo; regardless of fleet size.&ldquo;We service fleets from one to as-big-as-you-get. Whether you run 50 trailers or 5,000, the math is the same.&rdquo;</p> Mitchell 1 offers independent shops management system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NASHVILLE.&nbsp; <a href=";d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=nJr0E9gIEGqYL_OmWBJqRKT5_">Manager SE Truck Edition</a> is a new shop software system designed specifically for management of independent maintenance providers for Class 4 to 8 trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Fleet Management Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:14:00 +0000 212691 at TMW adds maintenance manager for smaller fleets <div class="field-deck"> Web-based system designed for fleets that contract or do their own maintenance </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NASHVILLE. TMW FleetCheck is a new web-based maintenance management designed for fleets of 150 or fewer trucks that either contract maintenance to third parties or do their own. Introduced at the annual Technology and Maintenance Council meeting, the subscription product promises to help smaller fleets meet Dept. of Transportation recordkeeping requirements while improving cost control and management efficiency, according to Scott Vanselous, executive VP of <a href="">TMW Systems</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance News Technology Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:46:00 +0000 212681 at Decisiv enhances visualization tool, publishes VMRS guide <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASHVILLE. Decisiv Inc. is pilot testing its new visualization platform, Insite 2.0, the Service Relationship Management (SRM) specialist reported Sunday at the 2017 TMC annual meeting here. The update will be launched to all Decisiv SRM platform users in the second quarter.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:08:00 +0000 212651 at <p>With InSite 2.0,&nbsp;Decisiv&rsquo;s fleet, OEM, lessor and managed maintenance service provider customers can search, analyze and build network-wide dashboards and reports.</p> Dana's Rhombus tracks, optimizes tire maintenance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASHVILLE. Dana Inc. has unveiled its new Rhombus TireAnalytics solution, a cloud-based platform designed to help truck owners and fleet maintenance managers better monitor and optimize tire lifecycle management.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Technology Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 212611 at <p>Dana&#39;s&nbsp;Rhombus&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="TireAnalytics">TireAnalytics platform&nbsp;</span>is designed to provide valuable insights into the condition of tractor and trailer tires.</p> Good maintenance practices prepare you to take advantage of freight upticks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Transportation said it expects freight ton miles (the movement of one ton of freight for one mile) to increase by almost 50% by 2045.</p> <p>A report from the Bureau of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration predicted freight ton miles would reach 7.6 trillion in the next 30 years. While all freight is not moved by trucks, trucks are the method used most often. And that&rsquo;s not likely to change.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:42:00 +0000 212121 at Keep ‘em clean <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>All too often fleets look at the cleaning of their trucks as an expense. And while it does cost money to keep a truck clean, the benefits far outweigh the cost.</p> <p>The subject of vehicle washing is so important that the Technology &amp; Maintenance Council has an entire Recommended Practice (RP433) devoted to it. If you haven&rsquo;t already done so, you may want to read it.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:37:00 +0000 212111 at Penray releases new chemical service kits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Penray, Inc. announced it has introduced <a href="" target="_blank">two new chemical service kits</a> to extend engine life and restore engine performance to original levels.</p> <p>Penray&#39;s new 2-Step Oil and Fuel Treatment Kit #7702 offers a chemical service kit that removes debris and deposits from fuel systems, while fortifying engine oil with a specially-formulated compound that strengthens and extends the life of engine oil.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:54:00 +0000 212061 at Improving productivity: Sometimes it’s the little things <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If we are honest with ourselves, we all can probably admit there is room for productivity improvements in our businesses.</p> <p>All too often though I think we look for that one Big Thing that will suddenly make us 50 percent more productive. And while those leaps in productivity are great, the reality is they don&rsquo;t happen all that often.</p> <p>But that doesn&rsquo;t mean we can&rsquo;t make incremental changes in our business processes that will result in more modest productivity improvements.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Fleet Management News Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:20:00 +0000 211681 at Goodyear expands Total Solution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Company</a> announced it is expanding its Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network, services and fleet management tools to help trucking fleets lower their operating costs. New offerings include the Goodyear Endurance LHD premium long-haul tire, a new service management tool, and more.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:26:00 +0000 211371 at