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The importance of flexibility in truck maintenance, ADAS in truck winterization plans

Winterization requires fleets to consider advanced technology, including ADAS for safe driving.

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How the evolution of e-commerce is beating back parts acquisition woes

Fleets are seeking out more advanced digital solutions at their fingertips.

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The importance of proper maintenance for your fleet’s older trucks

We cover the most common fault codes outside of the engine for trucks that are 5-plus years old. 

Unplanned truck maintenance trends skew toward the surprising

Are you dealing with service issues that you haven’t typically seen before? You’re not alone.

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How to prioritize diesel engine fault codes

Knowing how to respond can help you keep your heavy-duty diesel engines in the best shape possible.

Three ways small fleets can reduce their costs on the road

Managing a small fleet often means worrying about and managing the safety of several drivers while also managing costs during historic inflation. However, safety shouldn’t take a back seat to costs. According to The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S. In fact, federal

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Optimizing back-of-cab connections for ROI opportunity

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: There is no silver bullet solution for components used within the industry.

Success by the truckload: Truck technician training tips 

There’s a shortage in just about every aspect of every industry. Driver shortages, supply shortages, technician shortages, parts shortages – they are all plaguing fleet operations and slowing down the entire expediting process. The only thing the commercial industry isn’t short on is, well, shortages.  It’s extremely inconvenient, to put it nicely, but in every

How M&A activity can benefit fleet uptime

You don’t always think about how mergers and acquisitions can be a boon for uptime, but M&A presents opportunities to improve products and services and can drive beneficial efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Gaining new territory is about more than growing a company’s footprint and meeting new customers; existing customers who do business in the

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Dealing with medium-duty truck diagnostic differences

If both medium- and heavy-duty trucks roll into your bays on the regular, you’ve probably seen a difference in the way data is collected. Switching between different scan tools and service information can lead to a breakdown in communication. It takes the right type of equipment to get the information and data points you need

How heavy-duty parts distributors are keeping up with fleet eCommerce needs

eCommerce is deceptively difficult to get right. Having the right truck parts in the right locations at the right time is already a complicated waltz–making those parts easy to find at a click of a button is another story. Every year, more fleets are flocking to the web to get the parts they need, but

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The tools to properly diagnose truck service needs to avoid a nightmare

This Halloween, we thought we would share a tale fitting for the holiday—The Nightmare of Elm’s Fleet. Elm was a typical fleet owner. He strived for efficiency and considerable profit margins. When trucks rolled into his bays, he and his team of technicians serviced them so they were ready to roll in no time. But