Maintenance

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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Want to Get Fleet Costs Under Control?

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
June 26, 2014

The success of your business rides on your fleet. In order to get your fleet costs under control, you first have to know what they are. And like most fleet owners, you've made big investments to keep both moving smoothly. But do you really know how y...

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What You Need to Know about Exhaust, Emissions and Keeping Diesel-powered Vehicles Humming

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
June 11, 2014

Diesel-powered trucks are the engines that keep the wheels of modern business turning, delivering most of the goods used throughout North America. However, for years, those same engines of economic prosperity have been responsible for emitting billow...

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Think you can’t afford to add natural gas vehicles to your fleet?

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Oil and Gas, Transportation Management
June 4, 2014

Think again. Getting on the road to a cleaner fleet is more accessible every day. By: Chris Nordh, Director, Advanced Fuels & Strategic Infrastructure, Ryder System, Inc. Fleet owners, transportation managers and common carriers typically add...

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Tips for weatherizing your vehicles and preparing drivers for safer winter driving

Fleet Management, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
January 30, 2014

Sub-zero Temps? Snowpocalypse? Icy Conditions? When winter weather rolls around, a new set of safety challenges comes with it. Whether you’re facing winter snowstorms, heavy rains, low temperatures or icy roads, taking steps to weatherize vehicles...

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3 Tips to Improving Your CSA Score

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
July 17, 2013

  The motivation behind the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative is clear – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state partners and the transportation industry want to reduce commercial motor vehicle c...

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