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Don’t ‘yada yada yada’ the OTA engine reprogramming details

What’s the deal with over-the-air engine reprogramming? That’s no Seinfeld bit – it’s what OEMs are starting to hear from customers every day. Most manufacturers who offer it say OTA reprogramming had already been steadily gaining traction pre-pandemic among fleets looking for a boost in engine effectiveness and reliability. Today, the contactless nature of this

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Mack Trucks begins full production of medium-duty MD Series, provides details about the new trucks

The new Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks is now in full production at Mack’s new Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) facility in the Roanoke Valley, Va., the company announced. The Mack MD6, a Class 6 model, and the MD7, a Class 7 model, began rolling off the line Sept. 1 in preparation for delivery to

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Three reasons that natural gas trucks are worth considering right now

Environmental-related regulations and requirements are going to continue increase, and not just in California. Across the United States, 403 cities have signed the Paris Agreement, a global response to the threat of climate change. What’s that mean for you as a fleet manager? If the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rule that aims to have

Decisiv, Cummins expand point-of-service capabilities

Decisiv Inc. announced an agreement to integrate the Cummins Guidanz suite of web-based and mobile products into the Decisiv SRM Ecosystem in support of their mutual fleet and service provider customers. With the integration of Cummins Guidanz products in the Decisiv SRM Ecosystem, fleets, managed care providers and service providers will benefit from having necessary

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THREE REASONS DIESEL ENGINES CAN BE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS

Here’s the thing: the trucks you’re running today will experience unplanned downtime. Driver behavior and maintenance schedules impact performance, check engine lights come on, the unexpected happens. Ensuring your trucks meet your high expectations depends largely on the reliability and capability of your diesel engines. Here’s why. 1. When it comes to uptime, reliable engines

Diesel engine innovations that make it a top choice for light-, medium-duty trucks

Of the more than six million diesel Class 3 to 7 trucks now operating in the U.S., according to Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, 42% are equipped with the latest generation engine technology to achieve lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions as well as run more fuel efficiently. “It was clear

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Keep those bays open: Managing bay availability and avoiding a truck service backlog

Picture this: A fault code is triggered in a truck less than a mile away from your shop. It’s serious. It needs to be fixed right away. The driver locates your shop as the closest, makes a call, and is told to come right over.  The driver arrives only to find that no bays are

The keys to aftertreatment system reliability and performance

As primary components of diesel engine aftertreatment systems, diesel particulate filters (DPF) and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) filters require routine maintenance. “Every maintenance program should ensure these components are serviced at the OEM recommended intervals,” says Jason Johnson, director of aftermarket at PACCAR. “Drivers should also receive comprehensive training on how the aftertreatment system is

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Recycled oils: Are they safe to use in your trucks’ engines?

A fleet manager should keep fluids in bulk, of course, but how much qualifies as “bulk” largely depends on your fluid consumption. Kenneth Tyger, director of technical services with D-A Lubricant Co. Inc., says that “it is typically recommended to turn the fluid over in the bulk tank(s) every one to two months.” After being used,

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Shop Profile: How Clark’s Truck Center is focused on improving customer uptime and value

At Clark’s Truck Center, Wade Eagle is leading a service department focused on providing customers with higher uptime and greater value.

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Zonar launches Fleet Health Solutions Suite

Zonar has launched its Fleet Health Solution Suite, including Zonar FaultIQ, powered by Noregon. FaultIQ provides real-time visibility to fault data from an entire vehicle with a recommended action plan regardless of the vehicle or asset manufacturer, the company says. In addition to FaultIQ, Zonar’s Fleet Health Solution Suite consists of a range of diagnostic

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Gallery: News and photos from Work Truck Show 2020

Fleet Equipment visited the 20th anniversary of the annual NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis to catch up on all the latest news and equipment from the medium-duty, vocational and construction segments. Check out photos and all the news from the show below. Cummins displayed its medium-duty B6.7 and L9 engines, both of which will

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