- March 29, 2018
Brakes are one of the most important safety features in a heavy-duty truck driver’s arsenal. You rely on them to protect yourself – and other drivers – from harm on the road. But bad brakes are still one of the items most commonly tagged during roadside inspections, with more than 450,000 brake violations logged in 2017 alone.
- March 2, 2018
Air disc brakes are more resistant to corrosion than drum brakes, but they aren’t immune from it. In fact, broken return springs are to blame for more than 50 percent of all emergency brake failures. And in many cases, those return springs have been weakened by corrosion.
- February 27, 2018
As more OEMs turn to hydraulic linkage systems for new production trucks, fleet managers and owner operators are being presented with a problem – how to best identify and prevent premature clutch wear.
- November 28, 2017
Road Choice® has more than 300 radiator and charge air cooler (CAC) part numbers, which makes it the place to go to find the right fit for any vehicle in your fleet. But with so many options available, how can you be sure you’re choosing the right model?
- October 13, 2017
Shock absorbers are essential to your truck’s performance. Not only do they keep your tires connected to the road, but their vibration control protects other suspension components from premature wear, giving you a smoother ride. And worn shocks affect your stability, steering and ability to stop.
- August 24, 2017
Choosing replacement lights for a truck or trailer often comes down to cost, but that can be a shortsighted decision. Differences in technology, brightness, energy use and durability should all be considerations when spec’ing lights, and each of these can very different among your lighting options.
- June 27, 2017
As fall approaches and the weather starts turning cooler, you may encounter problems with your truck’s starting-charging system. That’s because cold weather increases strain on the system, bringing out any weaknesses that may have developed during the blistering heat of summer.