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G&D Integrated meeting sustainability goals with help from biodiesel

The sustainability trend has swept across the transportation and fuel industries in recent years, and biodiesel is helping fleets to meet both customer and environmental goals.

Watch: What coolant should I use in my engines? (Part 1)

The coolant you should use in your engines depends on the make and model of the engine. The first and most basic step is to follow the recommendations of the engine and/or vehicle manufacturer as to what coolant technology you should be using. But beyond that, there are a few considerations when deciding what type of coolant to use—nitrited or nitrite-free, and extended life or otherwise.

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Seeing the Solution: Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve is focused on producing the right tool for the job

The former head of Volvo Group Australia, Peter Voorhoeve, was named Volvo Trucks North America President last September, and he was thrown into an industry where today’s talking points include electric trucks and automated driver assistance systems that will lead to higher levels of self-driving technology.

GCI Slingers and Gravel Conveyors maximizes profits by making the most of data

While many fleets guard their fleet’s data and information closely, Aaron Witmer, operations manager of GCI Slingers and Gravel Conveyors, is beyond excited to share it.

Actively reducing risk: Taking stock of the safety systems available for medium-duty trucks

In medium-duty commercial operations, safety systems are becoming more important and prevalent as fleets seek to reduce the risk of their trucks being involved in accidents, to improve the safety of drivers and to potentially lower insurance costs.

How implementing trailer tracking systems can streamline operations

With industry challenges such as driver shortages and high levels of equipment utilization, efficiently managing trailers is more critical than ever.

Vocational trucks require thought-out filter choices

In vocational operations, trucks are exposed to harsh environments. For that reason, elements that can prevent these vehicles from operating at peak capacity require specific filter choices.

The trucking benefits of real-time GPS tracking

As timing and sticking to a schedule are crucial to any fleet’s ability to maximize profits, many fleets are turning to software solutions to ensure increased driver accountability, including by using real-time GPS tracking devices.

The benefits of keeping truck tire inflation correct and consistent

If a tire operates outside proper inflation parameters, it will never perform as it was intended, and the fleet will bear the financial impact of this.

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Watch: Identifying filtration issues

Today’s heavy-duty engines have evolved to incorporate modern technology and to adhere to emissions regulations—and that means their components have had to evolve with them. From a maintenance standpoint, one result of this is that when a problem comes up, it’s not so simple to determine the root cause.

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Not all 10W-30 engine oils are created equally

Vehicle manufacturers and many fleets are moving to lower viscosity oils to obtain better fuel economy and help reduce greenhouse gases compared to SAE 15W-40 engine oils.

SmartWay tires: The smart choice

The title of this article says it all. If you’re not using SmartWay tires, you should be.

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