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Safety Tip: Avoiding Deer-Vehicle Crashes

By Team Writer / October 4, 2016

Have you ever had to avoid a collision with a large animal on the road? Fall is mating season for many large animals, including deer, elk and moose. Many more of these animals can be found on our roads and represent significant risks for drivers. In this WorkTruck blog, State Farm gives several points of […]

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Properly inspecting wheel end caps

By Team Writer / October 3, 2016

Preventing wheel off situations is critical to passenger safety and should be a top priority of shop technicians. Darry Stuart, President/CEO of DWS Fleet Management Services provides suggestions in how to properly inspect the wheel end caps and avoid meeting attorneys. Key Takeaways: There is no question that in the past few years, there has […]

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Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck Unveiled With 335 HP

By Team Writer / October 3, 2016

Mercedes Benz unveiled a sleek new electric work truck. The truck’s electric engine creates 335 horsepower allowing the truck to carry 26 metric tons of goods. However, the traditional gas powered trucks are not dead yet, as this truck has a limited range that will keep it in a relatively small area and prevent it […]

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Maxion Unveils MaxSmart Wheel-Mounted Sensor

By Team Writer / October 3, 2016

Maxion Wheels has created and will be releasing an advanced on-wheel sensor to provide accurate data to drivers and fleets. The sensor is powered by kinetic energy and uploads a variety of useful statistics to the cloud. Maxion hopes that the sensor, called the MaxSmart, will be released by 2017 for general use. Maxion Unveils […]

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What to know about tires and 6×2 configurations

By Team Writer / October 3, 2016

When it comes to tires and different configurations there are many different things that you should know. Recently a lot of commercial fleets are looking into benefits of specifying new tractors with a 6×2 configuration. Standard 6×4 has three axles and six wheel-end with both axles having driven axles. The new 6×2 has three axles […]

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The challenge of reducing service wait times

By Team Writer / October 2, 2016

One of the most important things when it comes to an individual truck’s profitability is the fact of the amount of time that is spent on the road doing its job. When a truck needs service it needs it done right but expediently. A big step that comes with the reducing of downtime for Mack […]

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Watch 14 Scania Trucks Keep Time as a Giant, Working Clock

By Team Writer / October 2, 2016

Swedish truck maker Scania combined fourteen trucks with trailers to create a 750,000 square foot, fully functional clock on an abandoned airfield. The clock was filmed from multiple angles over a twenty-four hour period, resulting in video that can run continuously. It took a team of drivers working in sync to make the second, minute, […]

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