• If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you’re keenly aware of the benefits of clean air. And fall may be one of your suffering seasons. That’s because ragweed, which is common this time of year, causes headaches, blurry eyes and runny noses for about 75 percent of people with seasonal allergies. Mold spores released during humid weather can also trigger fall allergies.

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    Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Drivers are going further than ever with Volvo’s newest engine oil, Volvo VDS-4.5 Premium Engine Oil. But those longer change intervals put greater demands on oil filters, which must have the durability and capacity to last up to 60,000 miles.

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    Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017
  • Winter weather is here, bringing along challenges that are largely outside a driver’s control. Each year, trucking companies lose more than 32 billion vehicle hours due to weather-related tie-ups in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. And when the weather clears, more hours are lost repairing and replacing parts damaged in collisions caused by bad weather.

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    Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • Everyone knows that one-size-fits-all isn’t the best approach to preventive maintenance, but that doesn’t stop people from trying. When it comes to engine oil drains, some fleet managers and owner-operators play it safe and follow the lowest OEM recommendations. Others try to save a few cents by extending intervals just beyond OEM change guidelines.

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    Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Attitudes about automated manual transmissions (AMTs) have changed over the years – so much so that more than 80 percent of all new Volvo trucks sold last year in North America were spec’d with a Volvo I-Shift AMT.

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    Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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