ULSD-Procuring and Storage
As of October 15, 2006, at least 80 percent of a refiner’s on-road diesel fuel sold at retail sites needed to meet the 15 ppm standard needed for it to qualify as ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD). This milestone has been met, but there are now other issues, namely: Is the supply adequate and how are fleets dealing with storage? FE will be addressing these questions in the May issue.
Proper engine filtration is key to optimum performance, and never has that been more true that with the newer, hotter burning EGR diesel engines. FE looks at filter technology and provides valuable insights to filter performance and maintenance.
The changing demands for truckload (TL) carriers means they must optimize vehicle specification and maintenance to keep trucks on the road and remain profitable. FE talks with one TL fleet that has mastered this process.
Resale Onboard monitoring systems
Onboard component monitoring technology continues to grow in sophistications and effiecincy. While the upfront cost of these systems is slowly coming down, the benefits and flexibility is increasing. FE takes a look at the systems and options and the management data they provide.
Best Practices: Tricks of the Trade
Don’t miss our new fleet manager spotlight feature, written by senior editor, Bruce Adams.