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Do you know the cost of in-cab corrosion?

How to avoid one of the biggest issues in trucking today It’s that pesky neighbor who won’t go away, or the monster under the bed when you’re a kid. You know it’s there, even if you can’t always see it. I’m referring to in-cab corrosion, one of the costliest issues facing fleets in the waste

Consumer Financing: Knowledge = Sales

Are you leaving potential sales on the table, so to speak? Evidence suggests that automotive merchants may be missing out on sales because they are not optimizing their in-store financing program. By contrast, merchants who promote in-store credit may see average ticket sales improve due to the flexibility promotional financing can provide. Synchrony’s most recent

The Evolution of Observation

It has been almost two years since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) updated FMVSS 111 to make back up cameras mandatory on all passenger vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds. But the history and evolution of automotive observation is much longer. General Motors was the first to debut a back up camera as

Keep your fleet running as efficiently as our engines.

With the Cummins® Guidanz™ mobile app, you can improve uptime of Cummins-powered fleets you service and increase the productivity in your service department. When used in conjunction with the Guidanz INLINE™ Mini or INLINE 7 vehicle datalink adapters installed in your vehicles’ J1939 ports, the Guidanz mobile app can read prioritized fault codes and engine data, and

The ‘S’ Factors

As a fleet manager, you need to be confident your vehicle will be on the road every day. But, when your vehicle does not start, do you know what factors determine the best jump starting system for your needs? When it comes to determining your output needs, start with the three S’s.  SPEED: HOW QUICKLY

Avoiding Premature Bearing Failure

The mileage of vehicles most likely to need wheel bearing replacement is between 80,000 and 118,000 miles. Even so, for maximum safety and reliability, it is recommended that you inspect the wheel bearings during any brake replacement work regardless of the age of the vehicle. Most manufacturers recommend lubrication at 24,000 miles for the front

Technology as an ENABLER, not a Complicator, for You & Your Drivers

Replacement parts need to be a good fit for you AND your drivers. To keep up with evolving technology, truck parts need to be designed smarter. High quality, innovative parts keep drivers on the road and not stranded on the shoulder. It is especially vital for parts like the battery to be built smart. A

Business Intelligence Tools Monitoring & Analyzing M&R Data Keep Fleet Managers In Check

Over the last twelve to twenty-four months, it seems as though topics such as autonomous driving and ELD mandates have flooded the news headlines for the fleet transportation industry. And deservedly so, these are no doubt topical, important issues. However, in running your fleet day-to-day, understanding the evolution of maintenance and repair (M&R) issues and

If It Can’t Take the Heat, Can it Handle Your Fleet?

Fleets are no stranger to extreme conditions. Especially heat. Whether it’s on the road or under the hood, heat puts extra strain on truck parts that are already being put to the test. This is especially true for batteries. Even in the best circumstances, batteries can take quite a beating when a truck is on

Learning to reduce fuel use

Fuel is one of the biggest cost centers for most fleets. In fact, it accounts for 22% of a fleet’s total average marginal costs, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Not only does fuel represent a major cost, but historically fuel prices have been volatile, making it difficult for fleets to predict what fuel

The liberation of diagnostics, OEMs beware!

The Diagnostics industry has grown very much over the last few years, ranging from the first computers that controlled the engine, at most, in the late 90’s to the more than 20 ECM’s that you can find in the modern 2020 tractors. In this time the OEM’s have always had an edge on the rest

10 ways to future-proof your fleet

It doesn’t seem possible that 2020 is right around the corner and that it’s time to start planning for a new year. But as always, the future is fast approaching is 2020 brings us new opportunities to innovate and improve fleet operations. What if we think beyond 2020? What if we take the time now