Preventative Maintenance Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
The secret to heavy-duty truck preventative maintenance success

MTR’s Eddie Lawrence’s insights on avoiding roadside breakdowns and sticking to PM best practices.

Keep on trucking: Maintaining your fleet for optimal performance

Even the most reliable trucks need a little TLC to avoid unexpected breakdowns and downtime.

Get ready for winter and help protect against unexpected downtime

Get your preventive maintenance in before your wheel-ends are put to the tests of snow, ice, and more.

The biggest truck service stories of 2022

Staying on top of truck maintenance intervals, fleets ensure trucks are in optimal working order and stay on the move. Start 2023 off with valuable service-minded knowledge that can help your fleet to set itself up for success. Takes one to know one If you want to train the next generation of leaders for successful

How Mack Trucks Premium Service Agreement works

Had Thomas Edison been a fleet manager, his famous quote about genius might go something like: “Fleet management genius is 1% inventive solutions and 99% preventative maintenance.” Okay, so it doesn’t roll off the tongue like inspiration/perspiration, but you get the idea, and it could be that idea that inspired Mack Trucks Premium Service Agreement

Lytx launches two fleet maintenance features

Lytx, a provider of video telematics solutions, announced two new fleet technology solutions: Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and Preventative Maintenance, now available for light-duty fleets. These new features are included in Lytx’s Fleet Tracking Service, with data collected using the Lytx DriveCam device via an Engine Control Module (ECM) cable with no extra equipment and at no

Protecting your truck tire investment

Tires are a major expense for every fleet. Fleet maintenance managers are always working to optimize tire programs and reduce costs. More than 85% of fleets retread in order to lower tire cost per mile. The cost of a retreaded tire varies based on many factors, including tread design, tread depth and specific compounds. However, the

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Master Fleet launches Commercial Fleet Management service

To provide partial to full outsourcing of fleet maintenance, Master Fleet is offering its new Commercial Fleet Management (CFM) service offering. The program’s services, which can be customized to a fleet’s needs include: • Vendor shop selection and management; • Company shop management; • Negotiation of discounted labor and parts rates; • Installation of a

“Managing” can minimize downtime: Why trucks experience unscheduled downtime and addressing remedies

Unexpected out-of-service events, especially when they happen on the road, are always expensive—too expensive to be dismissed as being inevitable. Yet many fleets, in their busy day-to-day operations, too often fail to address how the road breakdowns that they do experience might be avoided in the future. Dick Hyatt, president of Decisiv Inc., a provider

Minimizing Downtime Ryder Fleet