Minimizer, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine
The Importance of Total Cost of Ownership

Fleets are likely familiar with the phrase total cost of ownership (TCO), but how do they minimize TCO when increasing safety, improving performance, and enhancing appearance are paramount to their business? Managing a fleet of trucks is an extensive job, with permits, licensing, driver education, and maintenance costs.  Routine maintenance can be hard enough to

Interior Corrosion – Public Enemy Number One to Semi-Truck Cabs

In-cab corrosion is a big deal in the heavy-duty trucking industry, costing fleets five-to-six figures annually. Every fleet manager in the business would love to eliminate in-cab corrosion, but how? Chemicals are introduced to the cab by a driver’s boots, and drivers are in and out of the truck numerous times a day. The salt and

Interior Corrosion – Public Enemy Number One to Semi-Truck Cabs

In-cab corrosion is a big deal in the heavy-duty trucking industry, costing fleets five-to-six figures annually. Every fleet manager in the business would love to eliminate in-cab corrosion, but how? Chemicals are introduced to the cab by a driver’s boots, and drivers are in and out of the truck numerous times a day.  The salt

Drastically reduce tank trailer drag and weight for increased ROI

A 10 percent decrease in weight can result in a 6.6 percent increase in fuel efficiency, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Even a slight reduction in weight can translate into thousands of dollars in fuel savings or allow a fleet to increase trailer payload. For those reasons, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, a

The keys to recruiting and retaining drivers

Talk to any fleet, any small trucking company, or even the drivers themselves and ask them to identify the biggest problem facing the trucking industry. Chances are they’ll tell you it’s driver retention and recruitment. The American Trucking Association reported a shortage of 50,000 drivers just two years ago, and that number is expected to

Why is fleet image so important?

The old adage “image is everything” rings true in the heavy-duty industry. The look of over-the-road assets is a direct reflection of brand, quality, and service. Proper fleet maintenance is critical to safety, performance, driver retention, fewer in-transit pullovers, load protection, and profitability. A rig that looks good will also fare better with DOT inspections.

Helping eliminate driver fatigue

Being tired on the job is a reality for many people, but when a truck driver is suffering from fatigue, there can be dire consequences. While there is no agreement on how to directly measure fatigue in accidents involving trucks, the National Transportation Safety Board estimates that fatigue played a role in 20% of the

Interior Corrosion – Public Enemy Number One to Semi-Truck Cabs

In-cab corrosion is a big deal in the heavy-duty trucking industry, costing fleets five-to-six figures annually. Every fleet manager in the business would love to eliminate in-cab corrosion, but how? Chemicals are introduced to the cab by a driver’s boots, and drivers are in and out of the truck numerous times a day. The salt

The Importance of Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership. It is a phrase fleets are probably familiar with, but how do they minimize TCO when increasing safety, improving performance, and enhancing appearance are paramount to their business Managing a fleet of trucks is an extensive job, with permits, licensing, driver education, and maintenance costs. Routine maintenance can be hard enough