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Diesel price declines forecast to continue into 2023
Diesel price drops at the pump are expected to continue in 2023 as refinery production increases and wholesale and retail markups decline.
December 18, 2022
Ford F-150s recalled for wiper problem; Navistar trucks see three recalls this month
Almost a half-million Ford F-150 pickups will be potentially affected by a wiper motor recall while Navistar issued three recalls this month that impact International and LoneStar trucks.
November 30, 2022
Shell's new synthetic Rotella T6 boosts fuel economy, offers better wear performance
Shell's new 10W-30 full synthetic heavy duty diesel engine oil offers improved fuel economy and better wear performance.
November 2, 2022
Caliper stuck? Tips for unfreezing a frozen brake caliper
Caliper pistons that are not returning properly, or appear to be seized in the bore, can be caused by residual hydraulic pressure keeping the piston applied.
October 5, 2022
Shops would do well to focus on culture when hiring young techs, Votech officials say
A paycheck isn't everything. Votech officials explain how shops would do well to consider not only pay but their workplace culture as today's diesel tech students carefully consider their options with smart phones in hand.
September 27, 2022
FordPro's new digital fleet management suite streamlines mountains of paperwork
FordPro's new digital fleet management suite helps small and medium businesses get past piles of paperwork and into a more efficient and organized approach to fleet management.
September 13, 2022
New diesel techs rely more on Google, less on training
With smartphones in hand, aspiring diesel technicians are quickly finding their best opportunities online in a hot market clamoring for their attention, but wrenching skills for some compared to rookie techs ten years ago may be lacking.
September 13, 2022
Fall HD Repair Forum taking on EVs and ADAS in Cleveland
Electric vehicles continue to roll out along with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and HD Repair Forum is taking on both at their fall forum a few weeks away in Cleveland.
August 31, 2022
Phillips offers tips to combat corrosion
Wet and freezing weather typically means more corrosion risks in a vehicle's electrical system. Check out advice from Phillips to help keep corrosion at bay.
August 31, 2022
Declining fuel prices threatened as OPEC hits 'a tough spot,' IRA imposes oil tax and refineries cash in on renewable diesel
Fuel prices have been dropping but experts warn that it may not last for long as OPEC considers cutting production and the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act gears up for an oil tax.
August 24, 2022
Florida city selling fuel well below state and national averages
Gas at $3.75 a gallon and diesel at $4.79?! Fuel prices have been falling fast in a part of Florida more commonly known for its beautiful beaches.
July 13, 2022
Improving utilization through predictive maintenance
A predictive maintenance program can help fleet managers extend the life and uptime of current equipment.
July 6, 2022
Toyota Tundra, International trucks, Utilimaster vans recalled
Recent recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include Toyota Tundra, International trucks and Utilimaster vans.
June 29, 2022
Biden's proposal to suspend fuel tax met with criticism
Robbing Peter to pay Paul: President Biden's proposal to temporarily nix federal and state fuel taxes will cut funding for major infrastructure projects, a top trucking leader warns.
June 22, 2022
Tire prices rising again
Bridgestone, Pirelli and Yokohama announced another round of price increases for their tires amid increasing costs for production.
June 15, 2022
E85, renewable diesel saving money at the pump
At a time when fuel prices continue their historic rise, flex fuel vehicles using E85 can nearly cut gas bills in half while renewable diesel also offers cost savings at some California stations.
June 14, 2022
What's up with diesel prices?
Real businesspeople understand the economic benefits of becoming the low-cost producer of freight capacity.
May 10, 2022
The 2022 State of Diesel Technicians report
As part of a multi-part series, we polled truck technicians to see what they think about their jobs, pay and their employers, among other factors of the profession. Here’s what they had to say.
April 15, 2022
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What’s New in 2024 for Chevy's Silverado 1500 Pickup?
The nine-trim lineup boasts max towing of 13,300 pounds, payload of 2,260 pounds and torque of 495 pound-feet.
NTSB eyes speed limiters on passenger vehciles
Freightliner kicks off production of electric medium duty model
Toyota Gives Glimpse of Concept EPU Electric Pickup Truck
Ford recalling almost 1,000 Lightning pickups