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Hex Cap Screw Buyer's Guide: Know Your Grade

When it comes to replacing a hex cap screw, do you know how to determine the grade of the cap screw and what that “grade” actually means? This guide is designed to show you how to quickly and easily identify the grade of any hex cap screw and understand the meaning and uses for each grade and material.

Cable Tie Buying Guide: Fit to Be Tied

Cable ties come in as many variations as there are differing types of service requirements. Depending on where and how you’ll be using your cable ties, strengths range from light duty up to extra heavy duty. Consider the different construction materials, including metals and nylons, lengths, locking styles, tensile strength, and temperature rating,.

Winter Driving: Make Safety a Priority

Perfect execution behind the wheel isn't possible, especially in winter. This may explain why the National Transportation Safety Board consistently places the safety of professional and commercial drivers among its “most wanted” list when the year kicks off.

Winter Vehicle Maintenance: Top 12 Checks

Data indicates that winter weather brings more breakdowns and roadside repairs than at any other time. A carefully planned maintenance protocol can help protect you from those incidents. Think of it as a sort of low-cost insurance program. Sure, your equipment will stand a better chance of remaining running and productive.

Creating the Safer Body Shop

Here’s something a lot of body shop owners may not know but might find more than a little shocking: most body shops that experience a large-scale flash fire will never open their doors again. You read that right: never open again.

Fixing Facilities to Face Winter

Winter is on its way, in all its snowing, sleeting, blowing and freezing glory. In the next few months, a big part of your job will involve getting your vehicle fleet prepped for the cold. But there’s another part, just as important, but too often overlooked in the flurry of equipment preparation: your facilities.

Today’s Wipers Give You a Clear Advantage

Central to any windshield wiping system are the soft, flexible wiper blades. While they’ve been doing their part to keep windshields clear for better than a century, today’s blades are most definitely not your father’s blades. Improvements in design, materials and manufacturing processes have created wiper blades that outlast and outperform those of even a few short years ago. 

Keep Your Buses Running Safely

In our culture, it’s buses that literally “own the road” when it comes to popularity and volume of ridership. From the school and inter-city buses bringing local riders to nearby destinations, to the interstate and charter motor coaches that carry people across entire states and regions, buses have long been counted on for fast, convenient, affordable and efficient travel. 

Fall Vehicle Maintenance Double-Check

Fall is the perfect opportunity to be sure your equipment is ready and protected against cold-weather failure. Even though you’ve been running a comprehensive Fleet Preventative Maintenance program, you already know what ice, snow and sub-freezing temperatures can do to your best laid plans. So, doing a double-check to make sure all your vehicles are ready requires a focus on systems especially vulnerable to winter failure. 

Coronavirus Workplace Safety Planning Part 2: Creating a Safe Work Environment

COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period of time. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.

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