Truck News

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    Wheel maintenance a game of millimeters

    June 28, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Wheels do not require much maintenance, but they do suffer their share of problems. From the damage during tire service, to cracking and bending from daily wear and tear — and corrosion — your wheels are under constant attack. Recognizing that wheels won’t last forever is the first step in improving service life.

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    Opinion: Rust never sleeps, but what’s your biggest truck maintenance headache?

    May 28, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    What’s your biggest maintenance headache? I actually do want to know because, believe it or not, planning for next spring’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit on April 15 is already underway. It’s at a preliminary stage, for sure, but we’re already at it. We haven’t yet held a meeting of the dozen or so members of the advisory council that helps us devise the program, but individually we’re creating short lists of subjects to cover.

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    Galvanized Into Action: Galvanized metal re-emerges in war against trailer corrosion

    September 13, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — We’re at war, it seems, with the chemical compounds used by highway crews to keep ice and snow off our roads. Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride both go down wet and then spray up into a trailer’s

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    Truck-Lite family fighting corrosion

    February 12, 2018 9:40AM by John G Smith

    Truck-Lite has introduced nanoSeal and nanoShell dielectric products to help in the ongoing fight against corrosion. Using what Truck-Lite calls nGlide technology, the products are designed to adhere to microscopic imperfections on even the smoothest surfaces, the company says. The

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    IN PRINT — 3 Rust-Fighting Tips

    May 8, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Corrosion can seem almost impossible to eliminate without first spending your -company into insolvency. There are, however, ways to mitigate the effects of corrosion — or in some cases forestall its onset until you have disposed of the asset. The solution starts with the equipment spec’, but most of the effort will go into maintenance.

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    IN PRINT — Rust Never Sleeps: There are ways to combat corrosion

    May 2, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    It’s too bad that corrosion isn’t a line item on a budget. Maybe it’s best that it isn’t. The figure would shock you. It’s one thing to track replacement costs for brake parts and wheels that are prematurely removed from service, but many of your electronics-related problems likely relate to corrosion, too. Emissions systems faults, Antilock Brake System faults, lighting and more probably stem from corrosion. Your budget line item should probably include downtime as well as the cost of the failed part.