Transforming Fleet Maintenance and Downtime with Smart Technologies

Transforming Fleet Maintenance and Downtime with Smart Technologies

Sponsored by NACV Show

Smart technology designed to help Class 8 trucks diagnose, maintain and schedule repairs is one of the industry’s top trending topics. Fleet maintenance managers and fleet owners are wise to adopt the latest smart technologies or face the risk of managing an unprofitable fleet.

During this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show 2019), transformative technologies specifically designed for adaptive diagnostics and dynamic fleet maintenance scheduling will be demonstrated. State-of-the-art providers will showcase transformation technologies built on intelligent content that can help fleet managers and service technicians build maintenance solutions, work descriptions and diagnostics. To address the technical information needs of fleet maintenance managers and repair shops, select technology platforms showcased at NACV Show 2019 will allow fleet managers the ability to create, track and structure large volumes of VIN-specific product information. These transformative technologies feature commercial vehicle parts data and technical information, and are perfectly designed for OEMs to manage and prepare their data to address fleet maintenance managers’ problems.

Fleet maintenance pros who don’t want to pay for extra parts or involve more people in the discovery process will find these innovations to their liking. Additionally, the latest fleet diagnostic tools can help fleet managers avoid incurring extra costs associated with problem discoveries.

Many online vehicle information platforms in the market today offer complete diagnostic and repair information for all Class 8 vehicle brands and models. These platforms provide technicians with a number of repair and service resources, including details on component diagrams. Truck maintenance professionals can save in-house discovery time because they now can use technology to determine whether or not their shop has the capability to repair a truck. These diagnostic platforms eliminate the need to take apart the vehicle and can accelerate the decision to outsource the repair, thereby saving diagnostic costs. Also, on the market today, are truck shop management software platforms that help repair shops run their business more efficiently and profitably.

When it comes to diagnosing specific parts, during the NACV Show 2019, attendees can preview a recently launched tire analytics platform that uses machine learning and proprietary algorithms to sense and diagnose tire issues. This is a real step up from using a pressure gauge or typical tire pressure monitoring system. The platform allows fleet maintenance managers the ability to be proactive and predictive when servicing their fleet’s tires. The power of active tire pressure management is combined with smart tire analytics, virtually eliminating unplanned downtime due to untreated tire leaks and underinflation. Additionally, tire pressure is actively measured and adjusted in real time.

To find out more about these innovative smart technologies, we encourage you to join us and commercial vehicle thought leaders at the NACV Show 2019 from Oct. 28-31 in Atlanta. You will experience the latest fleet maintenance technologies on the show floor.

Carmen Diaz is the show manager for the NACV Show.

This article was sponsored by the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show). For more information about the NACV Show and how to attend, visit www.nacvshow.com/attend. Make sure to use promo code FST19 to get your free expo hall pass.*

*Not valid for non-exhibiting suppliers

You May Also Like

Improve your aftertreatment diagnostics today

DPF Regens Performing regens, whether passive or forced, is necessary as they help to remove the soot buildup, prevent filter blockage, and increase the longevity of the DPF. By removing the accumulated soot, regens can help create a well-maintained DPF that lasts longer and avoids the hefty costs of replacing it. Passive Regens A passive

DPF Regens

Performing regens, whether passive or forced, is necessary as they help to remove the soot buildup, prevent filter blockage, and increase the longevity of the DPF. By removing the accumulated soot, regens can help create a well-maintained DPF that lasts longer and avoids the hefty costs of replacing it.

What your heavy-duty truck filters could be telling you

Understanding filtration can help you avoid larger maintenance down the road.

WIX-logo
Find Parts Fast with the Spicer ReadyShaft™ Dana EZ-ID™ Tool 

When it comes to commercial fleet vehicles, Dana knows there’s no time for downtime. For fleet managers and service techs, every second counts when a vehicle is down with a broken driveshaft. With over twelve thousand part numbers within the Spicer® product portfolio, we recognized the need to find a better way for our customers

How to measure and set truck air spring ride heights

Ensuring your truck’s air spring ride height is accurately set is crucial for maintaining optimal performance, longevity, and safety on the road.

Conti-air-spring-ride-height
Diesel engine filtration’s critical role in efficiency, protection

From enhanced engine fluids to innovative filtration systems, technology is driving efficiency and reducing emissions in today’s diesel-powered fleets.

WIX-logo

Other Posts

Raising expectations: Three ways tractor lift axles boost efficiency, savings

There is value that goes beyond decreased tire wear when spec’ing lift axles Lift axles aren’t the first axle option that comes to mind for long-haul, over-the-road applications. But fleet managers would be wise to reconsider their go-to spec when looking to boost fuel efficiency and equipment operation savings. Sure, there’s the obvious benefit of

Nine Lives on the Road: How Sensor Technology Provides Commercial Drivers a Second Chance

There are two types of people in the world: those who are determined to be the first to embrace emerging trends and those who wait for the craze to prove its worth before pouncing on it. When safety technology was first introduced to modern vehicles, the dealers and manufacturers of the commercial industry proved to

Six tips for proper load distribution and tire maintenance

As your truck tires cover mile after mile, it’s important for them to operate efficiently and productively within spec.

How air quality impacts diesel engine air filtration

Just as you feel it when you breathe in air with a poor air quality index, your engine also feels it. 

WIX-logo