Maintenance

Save Your Cargo: Know Your Reefer Unit

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Rental
August 26, 2015

Among the worst moments for any freight carrier: when a customer rejects a load because it went bad due to poor refrigeration. What makes these moments even more painful is that it’s never been easier to maintain proper cargo temperatures in ree...

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4 Strategies for Staying Ahead of Changing Emissions Regulations

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
August 25, 2015

This blog is the first in a five-part series examining the maintenance landscape facing today’s fleet operators. Future posts will focus on the technician shortage, the emergence of automatic manual transmissions, the hidden maintenance costs in yo...

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FMCSA CSA Proposal Heightens Vehicle Maintenance

Maintenance, Safety & Environment
July 22, 2015

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed changes to its Safety Measurement System (SMS) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, the goal was to improve the identification of motor carriers and drivers who pose t...

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BevOps 2015: Driver Shortage & Vehicle Costs Challenge Beverage Industry

Featured Resources, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance, Supply Chain
May 28, 2015

Between the increasingly challenging driver shortage and rising costs related to vehicle acquisition and ongoing maintenance, the beverage industry faces a number of daunting logistics and supply chain challenges. These are only expected to grow as d...

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Telematics can Improve Your Preventive Maintenance Process

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance
April 8, 2015

Fleets have been using telematics devices for years to track vehicle location and for making routing decisions. More recently though, they’re being used to report on driver behavior and the health of the asset. Data from telematics devices can e...

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid is Cost Effective and Green

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
March 20, 2015

Business owners managing vehicle fleets face a myriad of challenges, including how to stay compliant amid changing federal regulations. Oftentimes, it can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Happily, there is at least one area of compliance t...

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Communications Can Help Minimize Fleet Downtime and Increase Profits

Deliver on-time, Fleet Management, Maintenance
March 2, 2015

While it’s easy to blame service delays on outside service providers, you should look inside your own maintenance operations first. Whether you realize it or not, your service event management processes are probably contributing to fleet downtime. ...

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Do You Have Best in Class Service Providers?

Deliver on-time, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Value Added Services
February 6, 2015

It’s easy for a service provider to say they’re providing top-notch service. But the true measure of best in class service performance is looking at areas like downtime, estimate-invoice mismatches, comebacks, responsiveness to your requests and ...

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Winter Tire Essentials: It’s All About Traction!

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
February 4, 2015

Winter Tire Essentials:  It’s All About Traction! In ice or heavy snow, your vehicle loses traction when it hydroplanes on a micro-thin layer of water between the ice and the surface of your tires. The advanced tread designs of M/S (Mud and Sn...

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Don’t let deflated tires bench your fleet for the big game

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
January 31, 2015

A tire management program can keep your trucks in championship form For the two weeks leading up to Sunday’s big game, much of the talk has surrounded one team using under-inflated footballs in the conference championship game. While the debate ha...

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