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Three tips for longer commercial truck tire life

While aerodynamics, the proper spec and the enforcement of reduced idling practices can help keep fuel costs under control, keeping a watchful eye on tire life and maintenance can make all the difference on a fleet’s service P&L.

Eagle Transportation adheres to the highest standards to earn the trust of its customers

At Eagle Transportation Co., it’s all about productivity and uptime. “In the past, a down truck could cause missed pickups and deliveries, and driver overtime,” says Mike Brady, the company’s president. “That was a costly problem, especially during the fall harvest period, so uptime is everything in our business.”

Watch: Building a better battery

In a world where many fleet managers still site batteries as one of the top factors in downtime and increased maintenance, what can be done to fix the issue?

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Geotab CEO Neil Cawse on its latest acquisition and the Big Data strategy going forward

Fleet Equipment caught up with Neil Cawse, Geotab’s chief executive officer, for an update on the acquisition, a look at the shifting landscape of the truck telematics segment and Geotab’s strategy going forward.

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The science behind engine oil development and testing

Developing and testing new engine oils requires a careful balance: fuel economy must be balanced with product durability and the precision of laboratory testing must be balanced by evaluating the oil’s performance under real-world conditions.

Timely tip: The importance of a quality spring

Quality cable support is important because low hanging air and electrical cables are susceptible to damage, leading to safety issues and/or DOT violations—which also become a CSA issue.

Where are we with FA-4 engine oil?

How are FA-4 oils doing in real-world applications? What kind of durability have they shown? Will FA-4 be available in more engines anytime soon? Let’s get to the answers.

How to start talking about electric truck charging infrastructure

Before you approach a utility partner to establish your own electric truck charging infrastructure, you have to know your power needs. How do you do that without running trucks?

Watch: Choosing the right alternator

Today’s commercial diesel engines depend on the reliable flow of fuel, air and coolant to efficiently take you from Point A to Point B. However, if you bring a stray electrical current into the mix, you could be faced with wrecked internal components and sophisticated electronics systems that are put in an early grave.

Watch: Don’t let road gators take a bite out of your fleet

Keeping your fleet’s steer, drive and trailer tires properly inflated during summer months will significantly reduce the probability of your tires failing and producing road gators, which is both a safety issue and bad for your bottom line.

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Watch: What coolant should I use in my engines? (Part 2)

After you’ve confirmed the coolant for your engine, you need to then make sure you are choosing a high-quality coolant that will serve your engine well. There are a couple of rules of thumb to remember when selecting and using coolants.

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Five truck trend takeaways from June

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from June focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.