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We know the value of sound Preventive Maintenance and proper repair procedures. Your fleet operation can save significant time and money by doing the right maintenance at the right intervals to prevent failures.

The maintenance schedules published by the vehicle manufacturer and your own breakdown record are a good place to start. Information is also available from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, the American Trucking Association and aftermarket manufacturers among other sources.

We have assembled information from our suppliers/manufacturers. These documents are intended to help manage your fleet repairs.

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A/C System Contamination

Category: Air Conditioning

Examining Clutch Failures

Category: Air Conditioning

Why Do A/C Clutches Fail?

Category: Air Conditioning

When and How To Replace Belts

Category: Belts & Tensioners

Comparing Coolant Types

Category: Cooling System

Avoid Eye Injury from Bungee Straps

Category: Personal Protection & Safety

Potential for Serious Injury from Lift Gates

Category: Personal Protection & Safety

Injuries from Wheel Chocks & Jack Stands

Category: Personal Protection & Safety

Eye Protection in the Workplace

Category: Personal Protection & Safety

Preventing Injuries with Lockout/Tagout

Category: Personal Protection & Safety

Proper Hearing Protection

Category: Personal Protection & Safety

Bearing Damage Checklist

Category: Wheel Seals and Bearings

Bearing Lubrication Procedures

Category: Wheel Seals and Bearings

Symptoms of a Worn Wheel Hub Bearing

Category: Wheel Seals and Bearings

Troubleshooting Oil Bath Wheel Seals

Category: Wheel Seals and Bearings

Wheel Seal Installation

Category: Wheel Seals and Bearings

Wiper Blade Maintenance

Category: Windshield Wiper Blades

Wiper Blade FAQ

Category: Windshield Wiper Blades

NOTE: Before beginning any repair or maintenance work, read and pay close attention to the following shop safety requirements:

  • Ensure all required personal protective equipment is worn per shop policy,
  • Remove vehicle ignition key and ensure lock out/tag out procedure is followed,
  • Set the parking brake,
  • Chock the front and rear tires, and
  • Be sure to adhere to any other safety requirements that may be specified by management and governing entities.

We're constantly adding more Tips & Techniques. Please visit us again for an updated list of articles. To suggest articles please email us at FleetProductsInfo@ryder.com and let us know.


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