The suspension systems on today’s trucks are lighter — and tougher — than ever before. And that’s good news for fleet owners and the industry in terms of reduced fuel use and longer maintenance intervals.
Here’s a statistic that may surprise you: on average, weather-related delays cost trucking companies between $2.2 billion and $3.5 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
As drivers and fleets begin to use electronic logging devices (ELDs), it may seem that they’re more trouble than they’re worth. But make no mistake – the federal ELD rule is designed to protect the safety of both drivers and the public.
With new CK-4 engine oils now on the market and in your trucks, you’re sure to be enjoying longer drain intervals and fewer oil changes. That’s because the advanced wear protection and viscosity control of this new class of oils can better handle higher underhood temperatures for longer periods of time than previous oil formulations.
Regular oil changes are probably the most important preventive maintenance (PM) check you can perform on your Mack® truck. That’s because dirty oil can clog your engine, leading to reduced fuel efficiency, premature wear and unplanned downtime.
When it’s time to spec a new truck for your fleet, the available options can seem a little overwhelming. Not only do you have to make choices about application and driver comfort, but you also have to decide which features will help you maximize efficiency and reduce operational costs.
Climb into any cab today, and odds are it’ll be running with self-adjusting brake adjusters (S-ABAs). In fact, an estimated 95 to 98 percent of tractors on the road today have automatic slacks, largely because they’ve been required on all heavy-duty vehicles since 1994.
Blue, black or white exhaust. A knocking noise coming from your engine. Reduced acceleration, with or without a hard start. These are only a few signs it might be time to overhaul your heavy-duty Mack® truck’s diesel engine. Because even legendary durability may need a reboot over time.
Frequent fill-ups are the norm for any truck driver. But did you know there’s more to the cost of fuel than the price at the pump? That’s because the diesel you buy today will impact the operation of your Mack fuel injection system tomorrow. And if the fuel is dirty, you could be facing significant downtime and expensive repairs.
Box, flatbed, lowboy, tanker. No matter how your Mack® truck moves a trailer load, every haul has something in common. It relies on a rugged, durable fifth wheel assembly.