Lee-Smith, Inc. reduces paper burden, improves customer-centricity, productivity, security, and complianceRead More
Literally defined, telematics is the integration of wireless communications, vehicle monitoring systems and location devices. Telematics has become a tool to monitor idling time, help reduce bad driving behaviors and eliminate unauthorized vehicle use. Vehicle telematics systems also are increasingly used to provide remote diagnostics.Read More
Components such as the frame system, transmission, drivetrain, suspension, brake system and tire load rating all have dramatic effects on GVWR. For example, an automatic transmission equipped with a park pawl (the park position on the gear indicator) can limit the GVWR. You alter the GVWR if you delete a cross member, change the load range of your tires or change springs.
While they may not affect the GVWR, other factors such as transmission and rear axle gearing can affect gradeability and driveability. Brakes are matched to the unit’s GVWR, but using inferior replacement brake pads or shoes can have a dangerous effect on stopping ability. Selection of replacement parts matters more than you think, but that’s another article.Read More
Lee-Smith, a local supplier of commercial transportation products and services, is celebrating 75 years in business.The company, which started in 1939, has seen three generations, and the current president-Less Lee-said the story of how his father came to run the business is a tale of hard work and perseverance.Read More