Alex Crissey, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine - Page 75 of 77
The importance of oil filtration

Lube oil is one of those crucial aspects of truck engine life. It keeps the engine running by reducing friction, removes heat from the engine, and carries debris to the filters. Thus it makes sense that the engine’s filtration system would be similarly important. The filter prevents dirt, carbon, and metal particles from doing damage

Choosing an engine heater

Heaters are an important aspect of the engine to watch, especially with winter on its way. When looking for an engine heater, the first thing that should be checked is the OEM/engine manufacturer recommendation. This is the simplest way of finding out what you need. Of course, there’s more to it than that. There are many different options, which

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The sky isn’t falling if truck sales decrease

As the end of the year approaches, the trucking industry remains strong. 2015 has generally been slightly lower order-wise than 2014 was, and unless this fall matches the historic boom we saw last year, it will end up as a down year. Despite that, it has still been a respectable year on the whole. Reports

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Five truck trend takeaways from October

A look at the five biggest takeaways from the month of October in the world of heavy-duty trucks.

Watch: Inside Mercedes-Benz mid-sized Metris vans

The Metris, the newest line of vans from Mercedes-Benz, is now available. With cargo and passenger versions available, and a 23 MPG combined rating, Mercedes believes it has carved out the perfect middle ground in the van market, a midpoint between its larger and smaller counterparts. Why not take an inside look at the vans and

Winter is coming: Is your fleet prepared?

It may not be something that everyone (OK, anyone) wants to think about, but the fact remains that winter is on its way. Everyone needs to be prepared for what’s ahead, and that includes fleets. It’s the harshest season for trucks, which face issues from the brakes freezing to the products being hauled in trailers

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How will GHG Phase II affect truck orders?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a joint standard in June of this year for fuel economy and greenhouse gas—the Phase II Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards. The incoming standards will cover trucks from model year 2019 to 2027 and will have far-reaching effects in all phases

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An inside look at a Mack manufacturing plant

At the recent inauguration of Mack’s latest product, a new line of axles, Fleet Equipment was given a rare chance to tour a Mack manufacturing plant and share photos. The Hagerstown plant is one of Mack’s foremost producers of equipment; if you are a Mack owner, chances are critical equipment in your truck was made

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Mack inaugurates new axle line

On Oct. 13, Mack Trucks inaugurated its new axle line at the company’s Hagerstown, Md. plant, which will be assembling the new line of axles, now available to be spec’ed. This project was conceived in October 2013, and two years later, it is a reality. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Hagerstown plant, and was

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Five truck trend takeaways from September

A look at the five biggest takeaways from the month of September in the world of heavy-duty trucks.

Four keys to fuel economy: How data analytics impacts fleets

Years ago, the truck spec’d at the time of purchase was the truck you had five years later, with little or no chance of enhancing performance later down the road. Today, however, data is allowing trucks to continuously achieve performance improvements. Buyers are no longer bound by the original specification of the truck. This is

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The truck telematics revolution

It’s hard to believe that years ago, “technology” inside a cab meant it came with a CB radio. Today, those same cabs have onboard telematics systems that relay information from the drivetrain to help keep track of fuel economy, speed, driving habits—pretty much anything related to the trip. OEMs have been paying attention to this