Introducing Calibrate, Our New Publication

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The more things change, the more they remain unchanged. The mission of any service shop is to fix the car as quickly and accurately as possible. There are scheduled maintenance needs accompanied by occasional emergency repairs. Efficiency is key. Those concepts will always remain the same.

However, at the same time, there is also a constant change in the form of updating regulations, upgrading equipment and most importantly, the team of technicians working at the store. For any store or office, it is always necessary to maximize time and effort to meet these challenges. Our feature on running an efficient tech store dives into what the fleet is doing to save time and resources while incorporating many of the priorities that come with equipment maintenance.

Another topic that remains a constant concern while constantly evolving is the driver’s seat. Our cover story looks at how one of the most used parts of a taxi is being improved through innovation by paying attention to the needs of truckers – of course. , number 1 is comfort.

Michael Freeze


As truck drivers customize their seat adjustments, fleet managers are adjusting to tow truck-related technology innovation and with great success.

One major theme that connects all of this is change. If you’ve read any of my previous columns, it may sound like a broken record, but this recurring theme continues to surface when speaking to industry experts.

Of course, constant change is nothing new. At the turn of the 20th century, there was a heated debate about what was more feasible: horse or motor transport. And just 15 years ago, tire pressure monitoring systems were considered a next-level innovation. Now, it’s popular in passenger car and commercial vehicle.

As you review the articles, you will see that we have also changed. Indeed, the Transportation Theme’s Quarterly Equipment and Maintenance Update is now Calibrated.

“Why correction?” you can ask.

Well… actually it’s that simple. The industry is in a constant cycle of change, but it doesn’t change too much because it’s a calibration, a correction. Just as a technician not only turns a wrench, but also uses a tablet or smartphone to monitor trucking equipment and diagnose maintenance issues, calibration is part of the industry’s job. trucking.

And just like the maintenance shop, Calibrate’s core mission will remain the same. The pages may look fresh and new, but they will cover the same important topics and provide the same service to the industry. We will still provide an in-depth look at trucking equipment and explain the most important trends and issues in fleet maintenance. In addition, our columns will continue to explain the intricacies of equipment maintenance and repair, and of course, TMC Corner will still provide an overview of the workings of technology and maintenance. in the trucking industry.

Equipment Updates & Maintenance has long been an important part of Transportation Themes. Personally, publishing has been part of my growth as a writer and now editor of Calibrate. Going forward, we will use this publication to illustrate, educate, and explain the world of equipment and maintenance as we all continue to calibrate our operations.


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