Maintenance en TMW introduces predictive maintenance analytics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="">TMW Systems</a> has introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, which enables fleets to anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur. The new application is the first tool to be offered under the company&rsquo;s new TMT Predict Series of maintenance analytics solutions.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telematics Maintenance News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:59:00 +0000 224521 at Ryder partners with EV newcomer Chanje on service, sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ryder System, Inc. announced that it will become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) company based in California.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HD Pickup & Van Maintenance News Running Green Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:40:00 +0000 224441 at <p>Ryder said it will be the sales and service provider for Chanje electric medium-duty vans and will offer rentals of some vehicles as well.</p> Prepare now for winter weather <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s hard to think of winter on a bright, sunny summer day. But now is the time to take steps to ensure your trucks are ready to roll when temperatures drop and the wind starts to howl.</p> <p>Here are some areas of the truck that should get extra attention during PMIs leading up to winter.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks IdeaXchange Maintenance News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:55:00 +0000 224391 at How to use enforcement inspection data to improve your operation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleets have an abundance of data available today given all the sensors and telematics devices, which are either installed by OEMs or retrofitted on many of their vehicles. Accessing and using this information is critical to ensuring your fleet is operating legally, safely, and with optimal efficiently.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations IdeaXchange Maintenance Regulations Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:52:00 +0000 224381 at Maintenance Bay: Takin' it to the fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's a highly competitive environment out there when it comes to earning and keeping fleet business. <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> dealerships across the country including Capital Ford have been targeting flexible service and maintenance as a way to offer a new benefit to fleets — and meanwhile, also expand their own service business.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Maintenance News Silver Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:16:00 +0000 224361 at <p>Capital Ford&#39;s mobile fleet maintenance service was launched this year and is helping the dealer appeal to fleet and business customers with greater flexibility and improved uptime.</p> Preventing irregular treadwear <div class="field-deck"> Proper inflation pressure, rim lubrication make all the difference </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Smooth, even treadwear is a thing of beauty. It also indicates that the maintenance department is doing an effective job, and the drivers are fulfilling their duty to perform pre- and post-trip inspections.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tires Maintenance News Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:14:00 +0000 224261 at Cummins Connected Diagnostics available via Zonar’s V3TM <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Zonar and Cummins Inc. are announcing the availability of <a href="" target="_blank">Cummins Connected Diagnostics</a> to customers using Zonar&#39;s smart fleet management solution.</p> <p>According to the companies, by obtaining data through Zonar&#39;s V3TM telematics control unit, <a href="" target="_blank">Cummins Connected Diagnostics</a> wirelessly connects engines to Cummins for immediate diagnosis of engine fault alerts.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telematics TMS Maintenance News Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:20:00 +0000 224161 at TorcUP offers line of Raptor torque wrenches <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TorcUP is offering its line of <a href="" target="_blank">Raptor non-impacting pneumatic torque wrenches</a> for the trucking industry&rsquo;s toughest bolting applications.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Raptor is accurate to within 5% of its torque value compared to an impact wrench that is only accurate to within about 20% of its torque value,&rdquo; explained Tim Benford, director of sales and marketing. &ldquo;It has been proven that consistent use of an impact wrench can cause harm to mechanics in the form of white finger disease, carpal tunnel and nerve damage.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Products Maintenance News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:44:00 +0000 224001 at Bayview Kenworth opens facility near Woodstock, New Brunswick <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Bayview Kenworth</a> has opened a newly renovated 19,000-sq.-ft. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> parts and service dealership in the Jacksonville area north of Woodstock, New Brunswick.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Maintenance News Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:26:00 +0000 223901 at <p>Bayview Kenworth has opened a new&nbsp;Kenworth parts and service dealership in Woodstock, New Brunswick.</p> Recovery and repair training <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>When big rigs go off the road into a ditch or down a hill, a lot of specialized skills are required to get them back onto the asphalt. The same goes truck for military equipment, such as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) which is known as the Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) in the U.S. Marine Corps. Those units weight 24,500 lbs. to over 50,000 lbs., depending on the model type, and are none-too-easy to recover &ndash; especially when under fire. That&rsquo;s why the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Maintenance News Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:43:00 +0000 223881 at <p>Photo: Scott Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI</p>