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Challenges With Service Truck Cab Heating and Cooling 

With more extreme temperatures becoming the norm, service technicians may sit in their truck cabs more often to cool off or warm up and take a break from harsh weather conditions. This results in more truck idling across your fleet.  Having a cooled or heated truck cab to duck into plays a big role in

Considerations for reconditioned diesel particulate filters

“Reconditioned”, baked or cleaned diesel particulate filters (DPF) units offer short term financial benefit. In terms of  functionality, the overall cost to the customer is much higher. In reality these processes can deactivate the original catalyst and stress the DPF substrate to an even greater extent during normal active regen cycling. Reconditioned units present an

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Two ways to use engine oil data to make better truck service decisions

How do you know when you’re going to have an engine service need? Sure, you run the recommended drain intervals and your vast years of knowledge can lend to correct gut decisions more often than not, but still… The roads trucks roll down are challenging, the demands are unceasing. What if you had the clairvoyance

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How to bring your predictive supply chain to life 

Let’s be honest, everyone is at a different stage in their digitization journey. While the distance between a completely manual processes and being fully predictive may seem great, there are plenty of stepping stones along the way that can increase your operation’s efficiency, accuracy and cost savings.  Just a few years ago, predictive supply chains

6 Tips To Improve Work Truck Ergonomics and Tech Comfort  

For service technicians, the setup and design of their trucks can affect efficiency, comfort and safety, and access to the tools and equipment they need to get work done.  The choices that fleet managers make when specifying a work truck impact play a key role in all of these factors, and it’s not only safety

Two ways that EVs will change vehicle maintenance, and one major way it won’t

There’s no doubt that the increased market penetration of new EV sales will impact the service process once EVs begin to age. While there’s much to be said about the potential of reduced cost of ownership related to EVs, they will still need serviced regularly. To make sure your shop is prepared, here are two

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How diesel engine filtration impacts fuel economy

Every fleet is feeling pain at the diesel pumps. As fuel prices continue to pummel bottom lines, the way to eke out even more fuel efficiency is to focus down on the details–nitty-gritty maintenance practices and component selections that will boost profitability. So let’s take a look at proper diesel engine oil maintenance practices that

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THWART SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES WITH EXTENDED DRAIN INTERVALS 

Are you draining oil prematurely or disposing an oil filter that still has life in it? If you haven’t examined drain intervals in awhile, chances are you might be throwing money away.  These days, with supply chain issues continuing to make finding parts a challenge, there’s even more of an incentive for fleets to take

How smart fleets are leaving manual processes behind

Competition, demand and unprecedented global events continue to shift the economic landscape. This means fleet leaders must run smarter, more efficient operations just to stay afloat. With each passing year, we’re seeing a shift from manual, more traditional fleet management practices to digital, automated and even predictive processes. Some fleets still rely on manual, pen-and-paper

Main causes for premature failure of air springs

Let’s look at the main causes for premature air spring failure and how you can prevent it from happening to your trucks. Over-torque Over-torque can cause damage to threads or break original fittings. The use of grease or lubrication on the threads can also affect the performance of the torque. To avoid this, it’s important

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How the right fleet program curbs truck tire costs

Fleet costs are going through the roof. Fuel prices are setting record highs and strained supply chains create unique challenges. Fleets that manage their biggest spends, like tires, will feel the brunt of today’s market increases. That’s why it’s important to have a holistic tire program that offers a bird’s eye view of overall spends,

How brake pad selection impacts your sustainability efforts

Consumers and commercial interests alike are turning toward greater sustainability, especially in transportation, which impacts climate change. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 27% of Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. come from transportation making it the country’s largest contributor of GHG emissions. Between 1990 and 2020, GHG emissions in the transportation sector

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