Carol Birkland, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine - Page 23 of 25
At a cost

There are always words, terms and ideas that create division among people.

Handling parts

Have you ever wondered how other fleets handle their parts business?

Get it right

Drivetrain choices start by understanding the mission of the vehicle

The future is now

As this year draws to an end, let’s talk about the future.

Cool trends

Refrigeration unit technology continues to evolve and improve

Optimizing decisions

Review the choices before changing oil drains

Evolving engine Technology

Our industry hasnÂ??t yet completely adjusted to the introduction earlier this year of the 2007 EPA emission compliant heavy-duty diesel engines, and now we have news of a 2010 emission-ready engine. in two respects: increased payload capacity and better fuel economy.e=”font-family: Arial;”>N.C., early in May.ze in our lifetime – then fuel economy is likely a high priority for you.

Silver linings

This is an industry that has learned to endure economic shifts – and almost all of them have had to do with adjusting to the impact of external forces such as deregulation, government mandates and the introduction of new technology.

Suspensions specifics

When it comes to specifying suspension systems fleets need to consider weight, uptime and application. But today’s more sophisticated systems may be able to offer more.

CARB rules

When the EPA first began mandating the reduction of air pollution, the State of California began its own initiatives under the state’s air re-sources board (ARB), or CARB, as it is commonly called.

All about tires

I recently asked a driver how often he crawled under his rig to check the air pressureon the inside duals. He laughed and said, “You mean how many times a month or ayear.”

ULSD fuel update

With the introduction of the 2007 model year on-highway, diesel powered trucks comes the use of ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel. Several months ago availability and quality were a concern, but now these issues have pretty much gone away.