Doug Kaufman, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine
Can sharing your fleet’s data impact the bottom line?

There’s an old parable that tells the story of six blind men who came upon an elephant. Having never experienced such an animal, each reached out to feel it and determine for himself what it looked like. The first touched the trunk. “This creature is like a snake,” he declared. The second, whose hand hit

Aerodynamic advantages for trucking fleets

The impact of aerodynamics on fuel economy and emissions is becoming increasingly important. The difference between perception and reality can be a wide chasm, however, according to experts in the aerodynamics industry.

Paint finishes offer fleets more than just a ‘pretty face’

Faced with an aggressive environment, degrading road conditions and trucks that last in excess of a million miles, fleet managers need to pay attention to their vehicles’ paint condition.

Exploring wheel buying choices

Today’s fleets look at acquisition cost, lifecycle cost, weight considerations, operating environment and aesthetics when choosing wheels.

Keeping the fleet rolling

City of Alcoa services manager uses communication, collaboration and creativity to handle maintenance issues.

Properly maintaining U-joints keeps trucks on the road

e until new fresh grease is being purged, indicating a complete change of grease has occurred. While servicing the the U-joints, use the old grease as a diagnostic tool. “You should pay attention to what’s purging out of the cups,” says Salazar. “If there’s any signs of moisture in there, or the grease is black

Century-old fleet maintains growth by keeping up with technology

The secret to success over the past nine decades has been to maintain the highest possible standards in service, safety and reliability.

Today’s truck safety systems make accident avoidance a reality

The key to safety is providing the right equipment to protect drivers, vehicles and cargo – new systems provide this edge.

Keeping the show on the road

Hundreds of thousands of fans rely on NASCAR’s fleet of 24 trucks to move personnel, inspection equipment, tools and timing and scoring systems to events nationwide.

How fifth wheels have advanced over the last century

Making and keeping good connections means you need the right fifth wheel for the job.

For government fleets, customers are job one

For the City of Oxnard’s fleet services division, merely meeting customer needs isn’t an option.

The latest wheel bearing technology

What you don’t know about today’s wheel bearings can hurt you.