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How truck service has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic

Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 14 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

Relaxed hours-of-service requirements and trucking’s essential role in the movement of needed goods and services provided an uptick in freight activity at the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Now six weeks later, freight volumes are starting to decline as the pendulum swings back, reflecting the country’s shutdown, according to ACT Research.

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How is this ever-shifting industry landscape impacting truck service operations and what should you be communicating to your service partners to make sure your needs can be met?

I connected with Sara Howes, senior director of insights and experiences, with Decisiv Inc., which sees 60,000 service events created on a weekly basis, on average. She provides an update on what’s happening in the truck service world, lists the three critical truck data components to keep an eye on to avoid unplanned downtime and details the data to communicate with your service network. Watch the video above for all of the insight.

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