Jake Schell, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine
If it waddles, it may not be a duck

If a truck waddles away, don’t let it wait ’til the very next day. Here’s how to address the issue of a rig that starts driving like a duck.

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Battling spring’s unwanted guests: keeping mice out of trucks

Mice find hidden areas inside trucks to call home, but these pests can cause untold damage during their stay. How can you keep them out?

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Navigating diesel engine oil usage uncertainties

The importance of tracking miles, monitoring oil levels and keeping accurate service records.

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Mastering modern materials and maintenance: Service information holds the key

You must unlearn what you have learned about truck service with this masterful guidance.

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Truck service ventriloquism: A mechanic’s unforeseen tale

Believe it or not, trucks are unknowingly themselves all-star ventriloquists.

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Staying safe in the shop: Navigating hazards and prioritizing protection

Slow down, stop shortcutting, and other tips to keep you safe when servicing heavy-duty vehicles.

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Understanding the inner workings for a smooth ride 

Vehicles’ evolving features offer comfort, yet understanding their workings aids in diagnosing and solving issues effectively.

Slowing down for accurate electrical diagnoses: The importance of preliminary testing

Sometimes it’s necessary to slow down and be mindful to basic details needed for diagnosis.

A little truck maintenance prep can go a long way

Today’s trucks are significantly more complex than the old truck that my classmate and I (eventually) changed the oil in.

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When gravity can let you down

There are numerous components on a truck that hold potential energy. Springs are well known to look static but hold a lot of potential energy.

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The 3 key elements that drive shop safety 

Inattention to detail could lead to serious consequences in a dangerous, busy shop environment.

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Spring cleaning the HVAC system

As the season changes so too does the HVAC system’s role. Make sure it’s ready for the heat.

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