Oil In The Truck’s Coolant? Find The Culprit
If there is oil in a heavy duty truck’s coolant, it always means there’s a serious underlying problem. If repairs are made quickly, major damage can be prevented. Your employees should be inspecting your trucks on a regular schedule for signs of oil in the coolant. They should also be looking for signs of coolant
Where Protection Meets Fuel Savings: What To Know About FA-4 Oils
With a fleet to manage and a bottom line to protect, you don’t always have time to research things like the new API FA-4 diesel engine oil category. As we approach the second anniversary of first licensing for the new API Service Categories, it is worth highlighting the most notable trends and opportunities available with
Reducing Idling – Benefits and Outcomes
Reducing idling can provide benefits to fleets of all sizes. Though tackling the challenge may seem minuscule in comparison to other fleet management challenges, there are significant reasons to pay attention to it and cost benefiting reasons to reduce it. With some fleet managers already implementing solutions to reduce vehicle idling automatically and states putting
What causes a diesel water pump to make unusual noises?
If a customer brings in a diesel vehicle with a water pump that is making unusual sounds, there’s likely an underlying problem. To help you pinpoint the causes(s) of the noise, we put together a list of the most common unusual noises diesel engine water pumps make. 1. Squeaking or clicking If you hear a
Better Product Information Starts with Data Standards
Data management is central to an efficient maintenance operation, but where is your parts data coming from, and how good is it? The parts supply chain is feeding parts information into inventory and fleet management systems in so many different formats that it could be slowing you down. Not having access to the most current
How to compare replacement water pumps for diesel trucks
The water pump needs to be replaced right away when it shows signs of failure. Obviously, if it fails completely, coolant won’t circulate through the engine block, causing the engine to overheat. Types of replacement diesel water pumps available When a customer brings in their diesel truck with a bad water pump, the first decision
Lubricants are improving fuel economy
The new advanced technology in modern trucks rolling off the assembly line represents a new horizon for the heavy-duty industry. This generation of heavy-duty engines is designed to produce fewer emissions and achieve increased fuel economy from the use of lower viscosity diesel engine oils. While 15W-40 has been the dominant viscosity grade for more
Should You Replace a Diesel Water Pump Before It Fails?
Water pumps are touchy. Some only go 50k miles before they fail, and some are still running perfectly after a million. But if one fails when you’re driving down the road, they can be a major headache to repair. Not to mention the risk of engine damage. Does your diesel powered truck have more than
Telematics of today – The answer to improved fleet management?
Improving fleet fuel costs, preventing vehicle accidents and increasing the safety of fleet operations requires the right fleet management solution. Where traditional telematics end at data collection, enhanced fleet management solutions extend with actionable improvements.
How vehicle tracking can help fleet managers cut costs, increase productivity
Fleet managers play a pivotal role within their organization. Knowing which vehicles are in use at all times, keeping on top of maintenance and encouraging safer driving behavior while reducing costs requires a large amount of time and resources. Luckily, new technologies such as real-time vehicle tracking can help. At its core, vehicle tracking pinpoints
Understanding Total Base Number in today’s HD engine oils
Total Base Number (TBN) has been a key indicator of remaining useful oil life in heavy duty engine oils. While acid neutralization is still an important function of engine oil, changes in engine design and the move to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels have decreased the amount of acids produced in the engine and