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Clear the Air: Don’t be sidelined by a failing air compressor

TORONTO, Ont. -- Admit it. A truck’s air system probably isn't your most pressing maintenance concern. The systems are pretty reliable, and beyond changing the air-dryer desiccant cartridge every couple of years, you probably don't give the rest of the system any more attention than it absolutely needs. While its primary function is supplying air for the brake system -- an important task in its own right -- other components on the truck need air, too. Automated transmissions, for example, and certain emissions system components.

Fuel-saving, safety training should be refreshed: study

MONTREAL, QC - A recent study by PIT Group has found that training in fuel efficiency and safety are only effective when it includes refresher courses, while real-time in-vehicle technologies help to reinforce good practices. "While vehicle technology designed to improve fuel economy continues to advance, driver training is the element that has the largest impact on fuel consumption," says Yves Provencher, director - market and business development. "Our studies show that various ways to train drivers - including classroom, in-cab and simulator training - all have their advantages."