Maintenance

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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Important Winter Weather Considerations for Fleet Operators with Newer Technology

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
January 22, 2015

Fleet operators with newer engine technology (2007-2010) for their vehicles should take note of several key factors when operating their fleets during the cold winter weather season.  A new feature of 2010 engine technology is the presence of Diesel...

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4 Costly Fleet Maintenance Shortcomings That Kill Profits

Fleet Management, Maintenance
January 15, 2015

Almost 15 cents per mile — that’s what maintenance and repair directly cost fleets on average, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s latest Analysis of the Operational Cost of Trucking. That means it’s the third-cos...

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Is Your Oil and Gas Fleet Safe, Reliable and Ready to Roll?

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Oil and Gas
November 13, 2014

Staying ahead in the oil business means staying ahead of problems on the road. When it comes to moving equipment, tubing, water, sand or other materials to drilling sites on time, a reliable fleet can be the difference between getting the job done ...

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Were you ready for the first cold blast of winter?

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
November 5, 2014

It’s time to make sure your fleet and drivers are prepared for the winter season. This past weekend’s below-freezing temperatures, frost and light snow flurries in many parts of the country arrived earlier-than-expected. It may still be autumn,...

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Are breakdowns undermining your customer experience?

Fleet Management, Maintenance
October 3, 2014

Stop breakdowns in their tracks. It was 7:30 a.m. on a crisp September morning. The tractor-trailer was loaded, pallets carefully stacked to prevent product damage. The driver closed the lift-gate and pulled the truck out of the loading dock to deli...

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Don’t Let Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Run Out and Disrupt Business

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance
July 17, 2014

What you need to know about keeping your DEF tank full & your fleet running In an effort to rein in emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began passing rigorous legislation. It started in 2007, with regulations requiring commercia...

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Follow these fleet summer driving tips to keep your headaches down

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
July 15, 2014

Whether you have a private or dedicated fleet, some simple safety precautions, preventive maintenance and driving tips can keep your vehicles on the road. When summer rolls around, a new set of safety, maintenance and driving challenges comes with...

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How to keep Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) from Disrupting your Business

Engine Technology, Fuel Services, Maintenance
July 1, 2014

In our last post on this subject matter, we talked about the strides the EPA is making in limiting emissions and the impact new technologies have on fleet owners and managers. To recap, when the EPA passed tighter standards to reduce the amount of ni...

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