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Drill bits for mechanics
How To Choose The Right Drill Bit For Any Job In The Shop

What is the difference between metal and wood drill bits—or plastic, glass or ceramic tile for that matter? There are many ways to answer that question—from the bit design and tip angle to the length and flute design.

FMSCA Violations
What fleets can do to reduce the risk of DOT and OSHA violations, inspections and out-of-service orders

Today’s increased attention from regulatory agencies and increased wear and tear on truck and trailer pools are two good reasons to get out ahead of the risks of an unexpected roadside or terminal inspection. Read on to learn who’s doing the inspecting and the most common equipment violations.

Body Clips
Removing and Replacing Body Clips Is Easy When You’re Equipped

Over the past 20 years, the automotive industry has seen an explosion in the use of plastic body fastening clips, also known as trim or push retainers. From body trim, undercarriage splash panels and engine bay covers, to interior panels, such as door and dash, these little wonders have replaced hundreds of metal screws and bolts throughout vehicles.

 Roadcheck Safety Violations
Ready for International Roadcheck?

This year’s event will take place May 4-6, giving you more than enough time to make sure you’re prepared. Inspectors will be capturing data on two key categories, corresponding to the two main inspection categories of the North American Standard Level I Inspection – driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.

Spring Shop Clean Up
Boost Mechanic Shop Productivity with a Spring Deep Clean

Mechanical repair shops, bodywork facilities, machine shops, fleet garages and more can all benefit from a good spring cleaning regimen. Considering what’s to be gained.

Vehicle Lighting
Vehicle Lighting Safety for Trucks and Buses

Road safety is all about keeping people safe, keeping the vehicle safe and keeping the load safe. One of the best ways to improve safety is to have a more visible presence while on the road. Having a well-lit truck isn’t just a moving light show for the other vehicles on the road. Proper vehicle lighting alerts other drivers to your presence and acts as a visual cue to keep them alert – for their safety and yours.

Spring RV Readiness
9 RV Maintenance Tips to Prepare for the Spring Camping Season

You are ready for adventure, but is your RV up to the challenge? Before hitting the road, it's important to make sure your rig is ready for the season. We compiled a list of maintenance checks that should be performed on your RV, to help ensure a safe, worry-free camping season ahead.

Eye Safety
Focus on Eye Protection in the Workplace

In most instances, people suffer injuries to their eyes for some of the simplest reasons. They don’t think they need to wear protective eyewear. Wearing protective gear is optional at their place of work. Eyewear is worn, but it doesn’t provide adequate protection. Simple steps anyone can employ to prevent eye injuries aren’t followed.

Chemical Safety
Chemical Safety in The Workplace

According to estimates from OSHA, there may be as many as 650,000 hazardous chemical products at work in the United States. These products are put to use manufacturing goods, cleaning and disinfecting work surfaces, producing other chemicals and performing a variety of other tasks. How do you stay safe working around these chemicals?

Brake Safety
Automotive Brake Operation and Safety

Most automobiles and light trucks licensed for use on public roadways are equipped with both primary service brakes and emergency brakes, also known as parking brakes. Though all part of stopping and staying stopped, each is a separate system and serves a specific purpose.

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