Descending Steep Grades Loaded

  Hauling in mountainous terrain one can enjoy scenic vistas all around. The view is often spectacular. But it can and will be dangerous if you don’t manage your speed to match the load. One veteran driver we spoke with related his first experience with downhill peril.   Story Time “I learned how to drive...

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Avoiding Costly Roadside Breakdowns

Story Time A driver we spoke with related an all too common complaint which he experienced. “I was working for a dedicated regional automotive parts carrier, a medium size not so new fleet of tractor trailers in Ontario, Canada. I picked up my load near Toronto and set out for Detroit, Michigan. About three quarters...

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Triage for Maintenance and Repair Shops

  Show up at almost any hospital anywhere with an emergency or a health complaint and you will be directed first to a triage nurse who will check your vital signs, listen to your problem and judge where to send you next. That may be to the ER, but often it turns out to be...

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Truck and Trailer Air System Maintenance

Tractor trailer air systems are crucial for the performance of heavy trucks. They are made up of many moving parts and control more than just braking; they are also used to operate automated manual transmissions (AMTs) and some emission control components. They even work to protect freight and driver comfort through air suspension and air...

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