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The Art of Grinding Wheels
Learn the essentials for choosing the right grinding wheel for the job with the following primer on picking the right grain, grit, bond, shape and size. And remember, your partners at Imperial Supplies are here to help with the products and expert advice to help you have a Zen experience no matter what you grind.
Q&A With Meineke Car Care Center Franchise Owner
Imperial Supplies sat down with Bill Perakis, a Meineke Car Care Center franchise owner, to learn more from him about what motivated him to consider the Imperial Supplies’ Customer Managed Inventory process for his shop supplies. With all his success and reputation among Meineke Dealers Purchasing Cooperative Inc. members, Bill Perakis set-up his team to do more with less with the help of Imperial Supplies.
The Hero’s Guide to Spill Containment at the Shop
Your organization’s spill response plan will be tailored for your operations and contain specific details regarding spill response supplies and equipment, where they should be kept, spill reporting protocols and designated team leaders. Our experts have outlined seven core steps of a spill response plan which you can use as a starting point.
How to Defend Against the Costly Surge in Bus Catalytic Converter Theft
Buses are sitting ducks for the growing number of catalytic converter thieves. These thefts are concerning because the damage threatens bus safety and results in downtime that impedes the essential services they provide. Costly damages, safety threats and service disruptions make it a priority to understand and prevent bus catalytic converter theft.
Why Winter Wiper Blades Should Be a Priority
Read on to learn the key considerations for maximizing your wiper blade performance this winter from the fleet supply experts at Imperial Supplies. Headquartered in Northern Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about winter driving and we’re happy to share.
Truck Driver Appreciation - More Than Just a Week
With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week upon us September 11-17, it’s important to express an attitude of gratitude to the men and women who are the living links in America’s supply chain. It’s also an opportunity to renew our appreciation for the physical and mental demands drivers endure to get the job done.
Wheel Weights Bring Good Vibes by Fixing Troublesome Vibrations
Wheel weights are small weights of just a few ounces that are applied to tires to keep them in balance. It doesn’t matter whether you’re driving a sports car or a big rig, all wheels require balancing and it’s done with wheel weights made of soft metals like lead or polymer-coated zinc and steel.
TPMS Sensors : Dial up the Pressure on Safety and Cost Savings
Maintaining proper tire pressure cuts to the heart of fuel efficiency, tire wear and safety—three key concerns for truckers and fleet managers. That’s why it is important to understand how a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) works and the critical role of TPMS sensors. These devices perform the essential role of constantly sensing the air pressure of every tire on a tractor trailer and triggering an alert when tire pressure goes outside of safety setpoints.
Why It’s Essential to Use Wheel Chocks and How to Choose Them
Wheel chocks are one of the simplest, most important pieces of safety equipment at the terminal, worksite or yard because they prevent heavy equipment from creating heavy accidents. They’re so simple that they’re often overlooked and commonly taken for granted.
Definitive Guide to Truck Classifications: 1 to 8 from A to Z
The truck classification system is based on Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This is the weight of the vehicle including the vehicle itself, its fuel, passengers, cargo, trailer and every accessory or attachment. GVWR is a measure of a vehicles maximum poundage when it’s loaded.