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Daimler Trucks North America Answers Your Electric Truck Questions LIVE
Sponsored by Freightliner
Date: April 06, 2021

Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan hosts Richard Howard, SVP, On-highway Sale & Marketing, Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility, and Dr. Andreas Juretzka, director of eMobility product development engineering, during a live online event to talk about what DTNA has learned over its extensive electric truck pilot programs which have included more than 20 fleets covering nearly 700,000 cumulative real-world miles and how to apply those lessons to fleet applications. Sign up for this live online event to have your questions answered by the DTNA eMobility team.

Protecting Your Drivers and Equipment: Better Safety Systems Save the Day
Sponsored by ASA Electronics
Date: March 17, 2021

Consumer automotive technology continues to advance, and your professional drivers are growing accustomed to added safety and convenience features in their personal cars -- including back-up cameras, full vehicle observation packages, proximity detection, and even telematics systems.  If $30,000 cars and SUVs now offer this technology, why isn’t this equipment installed in every single one of your trucks?  With safety being such a critical factor to truck fleets, you should consider the benefits of this technology for your fleet.

During this free webinar, you’ll learn about the latest observation and safety technology that’s being applied to trucks and other commercial vehicles.  These systems provide a better and safer driver experience, while offering a streamlined installation process to minimize downtime.

ADAS Service and Maintenance: What You Need to Know
Date: February 25, 2021

It’s important to stay up to date on ADAS service, and that means the importance of holistic diagnosis is greater than ever. Whenever a truck is in the shop, it should be scanned with a comprehensive diagnostic solution to help get ahead of issues before they become safety problems on the road. Additionally, it’s important to utilize remote diagnostics that cover all components so you know about failures in real time.

In this webinar Scott Bolt, VP of Product Management at Noregon, will cover the basics of ADAS service, the importance of holistic diagnosis, and answer audience questions.

Are Diesel Particulate Filter Air Cleans Costing You Thousands?
Sponsored by Ceramex
Date: February 11, 2021

The majority of DPF cleans are currently being performed via some version of air technology, commonly referred to as a bake & blow. Many OEMs continue to support a DPF air cleaning technology that simply does not produce satisfactory cleaning results. This position has recently changed with a major announcement from Cummins, informing customers they should avoid using air knife cleans going forward.

Fleet managers should be aware of the future financial ramifications that a first clean with an air knife can create. Though the air knife is renowned for its low cost, comprehensive testing has confirmed the bake and blow technology often leaves the filter 50% dirty, with as much as 1 pound of ash remaining.

This webinar will address the following questions:

1. What are the different DPF cleaning options?
2. Why should the DPF be a component of the fleet’s regular maintenance program?
3. What are the present and future risks with air knife cleanings?
4. What is the financial impact of air knife cleaning on your fleet?

What Your Fleet Needs to Know in 2021: A Discussion With Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve
Sponsored by Bower Heavy Duty Bearings by NTN
Date: January 20, 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s was the importance of adaptability. Looking at the new year: What’s the reality of electrification? What do new engines mean to operational ROI? And what’s the market outlook for the industry this year? Join us for a conversation with Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America, and Magnus Koeck, vice president of strategy, marketing and brand management for Volvo Trucks North America, to tackle those topics and have a chance to get your questions answered.

Reducing Your Cost Per Mile with Automatic HD Transmissions
Sponsored by D-A Lubricant Company, Inc.
Date: November 19, 2020

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are shifting from standard to automatic transmissions. This webinar will explain the differences between the two as well as the benefits of switching, including improved fuel economy and annual savings.

Presenter Jim Salmon, Technical Manager at D-A Lubricant Company, Inc., will discuss the following points:

• Reduced maintenance compared to manual transmissions
• Lower fuel costs from improved fuel efficiency
• Oil drain interval extensions

By the end of this webinar, you’ll feel more confident about the automatic transmissions and oils you use, as well as the future of over-the-road fleets.

4 Key Things to Consider for Your Tire Management Program
Sponsored by Michelin
Date: October 28, 2020

Fleets with active tire management practices report fewer tire-related roadside service calls, more successful retread programs, and overall lower cost-per-mile for tires. A well-managed program can save a fleet in many ways, including more profit, fewer CSA violations, less downtime, and fewer unplanned expenses.

There are many factors to consider when developing your fleet process. Have you identified your objectives and your key performance metrics? Have you considered engaging a strategic partner as opposed to managing all aspects in-house? Do you know what success looks like for your fleet? More importantly, do you have a roadmap to get you there?

How to Properly Select and Maintain a Pintle Hitch and Related Components
Sponsored by Premier Manufacturing Co.
Date: October 14, 2020

Coupling selection and maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of fleet maintenance. Choosing and maintaining the correct pintle hitch is not only critical, it can help prevent unnecessary damage, downtime and accidents. Trailer separations are often caused by inferior products and ineffective maintenance techniques. Learn from the industry leader in trailer safety components and become an expert to give yourself peace of mind. Understand the difference between offshore duplications and domestic innovation, as well as proper selection and maintenance. Protect your fleet by joining us for this educational look at one of the most important issues facing truck fleets today.

Natural Gas Power for Municipalities: What You Might Not Know, But Should
Sponsored by Cummins
Date: July 16, 2020

As environmental sustainability initiatives continue to pop up across the country, more and more refuse applications are choosing natural gas power. And the trend is only going up.

This free 60-minute webinar will address the social and environmental benefits of renewable natural gas engine technology, the important considerations for making sure your applications last as long as you want them to, and what makes renewable natural gas a smart choice to achieve your corporate environmental sustainability objectives.

Heavy Duty Wheel Bearing Replacement: A Technician's Journey
Sponsored by Bower Heavy Duty Bearings by NTN
Date: June 17, 2020

This webinar will take the Heavy Duty Fleet Manager/Technician on a journey through wheel bearing replacement. You'll learn about sourcing and selecting OE-quality, wheel end replacement parts for your application, and what separates quality from economy parts, including a focus on case-carburization. The webinar will also focus on different methods of installing and adjusting wheel end bearings, including the advantages and disadvantages of traditional installation vs wheel end spacer installation. Finally, the presenter will focus on common bearing failure modes, and explain the causes of common failures and how to get the most life out of your fleet's wheel end bearings.

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