Just like social media, truck technology is constantly evolving. Are you keeping up?
Telematics talks usually center on tractors, but there’s a wide digital world of trailer telematics offerings that offer a deep well of data and robust analytical options to keep your trailers in check. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” said Scott Sutarik, OEM and business development manager for Geotab, which offers IOX-BT, a Bluetooth
On a recent trip to the Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC facility in Hibbing, Minn., Fleet Equipment had a chance to see first-hand how engine electronic computer units (ECUs) are remanufactured. Unlike other vehicle component remanufacturing facilities such as those that remanufacture engine blocks, axles and transmissions, etc., this electronic reman facility was smaller, quieter, extremely clean and free of dust and anything that might cause an electrical interference.
Engine manufacturers have made great strides in improving fuel economy, but fleet managers must also do their jobs writing specs to take advantage of the fuel saving potential of new designs.
Today’s low rolling resistance tires are designed to optimize fuel efficiency while delivering satisfactory traction and durability.
Suppliers have introduced new products aimed at addressing lingering concerns due to corrosion in electrical systems
Especially for a private fleet, this is a figure that’s important to know, but not one that’s easy to calculate.
While many medium-duty trucks are commonly purchased “off the lot,” detailed specs to increase vehicle productivity, longevity and resale value should be considered.
These days, fleets have the ability to gather extensive data from the ECU on their diesel engines and leverage that information to control operating costs. We asked engine makers to explain how fleet equipment mangers can best use that information.
When buying new equipment, the best strategy is to plan for resale
Improving CSA scores, controlling parts inventory and lowering operating cost are just a few of the benefits of fleet maintenance software.