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Watch: The benefits of wide base tires

Let’s talk wide base tires. Introduced in the year 2000, wide base tires remain a small minority of the truck tire market but have carved out a niche in certain applications. The three main reasons a fleet might choose wide base tires are weight savings, fuel efficiency, and load efficiency. Wide base tires are more

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Watch: Let’s talk warranty tracking

Data tracking for warranty claims can be incredibly useful for fleets as well, allowing them to upgrade from paper-based tracking, which may not be entirely accurate or satisfy the warranty provider, and instead use down-to-the-letter tracking software to prove exactly when a part went on the truck and what happened to it. This solution is

Watch: Let’s talk routing software

The current arms race to see who can deliver goods the fastest is showing no signs of slowing down, meaning that the desire for last-minute delivery thanks to retailers offering two- and one-day shipping is only increasing. With this being the case, it’s no surprise that routing software is becoming more prevalent, as it offers

Watch: Let’s talk trailer tracking

With the plethora of trailer tracking software now available, you may be wondering what this technology can do for your fleet. The answer is, to an extent: whatever you need it to. Depending on what you are looking for, trailer tracking can be limited to the location of your trailers or go as far as

Watch: Let’s talk over-the-air truck engine updates

The majority of heavy-duty engine manufacturers, namely Cummins, Detroit, International and Volvo Trucks, have rolled out over-the-air (OTA) engine reprogramming this year, giving you the power to update your 2017 model year and newer engines wherever your trucks are on the road (provided there is cellular coverage). What that means for you is that you

Watch: Let’s talk data security

Data is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the trucking industry. From over-the-air updates to trailer tracking to warranty tracking to routing software, it’s helping fleets run more efficiently. But even with these benefits, it’s important to keep data security in mind. Watch the video above for more, and you can read FE’s in-depth

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Watch: FE’s Update from the Road – Fall 2018

Live from the road, it’s Fleet Equipment! Our editors are constantly traveling to see the latest in trucking. Here are some of the highlights from the fall, including new trucks from International and Kenworth, and updates from DTNA’s president and CEO. Watch the video above for more, and click here to see past episodes of

Fall Update from the Road
Watch: Avoiding brake-related CSA citations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s CSA violations should be an unnecessary problem, especially since they can lead to costly delays, and unexpected downtime may cause fleets to lose customers not only because of delays. After citations related to lighting problems, brakes are the second most commonly penalized item. Watch the video above for more on

Watch: Let’s talk electric trucks and electric axles

While electric trucks, in both hybrid and pure electric forms, are being built now, the biggest focus for electrification is on the future, and that applies just as much to the axles that power these trucks. After all, in an electrified powertrain, with no engine present, it’s the axle that controls the power that moves

Watch: Let’s talk aftertreatment systems

Aftertreatment systems (ATS) have led to a significant reduction in the emissions pouring from the engine. However, they’ve acquired a reputation as a thorn in fleets’ sides thanks to significant maintenance costs. Engine manufacturers are well aware of this, and newer ATS have been optimized and improved to avoid these kinds of problems. Watch the

Watch: Let’s talk tire inflation (part 2)

If you saw last week’s episode of On the Road, you know the importance of keeping your tire inflation correct—not too much, and not too little. If you didn’t see that episode, you can watch it here. Today’s tire technology offers several methods of keeping your tires at the proper level of inflation. There are

Watch: Let’s talk tire inflation (part 1)

The importance of proper tire inflation can not be overstated. Under-inflation is the biggest issue in the truck tire industry and the number one cause of premature wear-out. Under-inflated tires build up excessive heat, and this can result in a variety of negative outcomes including: poor fuel economy, irregular wear, improper vehicle handling and even