Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
Keeping lubes clean in the shop

Shell Lubricants offers best practices for how fleet managers can manage, use, store, dispense and analyze their lube products.

Truck component makers add training for fleets

Hendrickson, Bendix and Timken recently announced training updates that offer helpful information to fleet equipment asset managers.

Spec trailers for longevity, not for price

When purchasing new trailers, it’s important to calculate initial costs versus the longevity of the construction process and life of materials.

Glider kits are back

With the recent shortage of good, quality used trucks combined with the desire to operate like-new trucks at less cost, fleets of all sizes are generating a resurgence for glider kits.

Stock parts, sell parts: the winning formula

Peterbilt of Sioux City, Peterbilt’s 2010 North American Dealer of the Year for Parts & Service, offers the right quality parts, competitive pricing and convenient locations for truck operators.

GE Capital and Kioti Tractor partner for financing program

GE Capital’s Retail Finance business will provide installment lending to customers at Kioti Tractor’s 250 independent retailers across the country. Kioti makes a wide variety of compact tractors, utility terrain vehicles, attachments, implements and accessories.

Tractor-trailer lighting advances through new technology

Whether repairing or replacing lights, under the new regulatory environment, longevity and reliability are now crucial elements to consider when choosing a light for your tractor-trailer.

Gaining parts buying value-adds and differentiations

A fleet parts manager’s relationship with key parts vendor(s) is absolutely vital. “We’re still dealing with the emotional, so when a part is just a part, the difference can be the person you’d least expect: the delivery person or the counterman. You might do 99% of the right things but have a delivery person with

Fleet managers can better manage warranties

Industry experts clarify what constitutes a warranty claim and how fleets can streamline the warranty process.

Daimler Truck Financial to provide financing products, services

Daimler Truck Financial and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will provide financial products and services for more than 175 MFTA dealers and their customers in the U.S. Offerings include competitive financing options with rates in Q3 as low as 0.9 % for qualified customers; packages with terms up to 72 months; TRAC lease, a full line of insurance and aftermarket products; and online account management.

Tire programs help small fleets compete on price and service

Purchasing tires and getting service as a large national fleet is one matter, but how do small-to-medium-sized fleets “compete” on price and “special” services versus the big, national fleets with reported “extras?” Here are some helpful programs, all with info-packed websites: “We offer the small to medium size fleets uptime-critical services that keep them running

Partnership grows the number of skilled truck technicians

“Technicians play a critical role in the overall success of any trucking operation,” said J. Scott Steurer, global manager—service and customer support, Eaton Corp. and Roadranger. “Specifically, they can be instrumental in maximizing the trucks’ fuel efficiency (proper tire inflation, lube levels) and making an important safety contribution (properly operating braking systems). “In the past,