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How Old Is Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

How Old Is Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

For vehicles being put back into service after a prolonged period — particularly in wintertime — fleets should follow these best practices when replacing diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and engine oil to avoid mechanical issues and keep vehicles running smoothly.

January 14, 2021

Gasoline or Diesel: What's the Difference?

Gasoline or Diesel: What's the Difference?

Costs. Maintenance. Engine life. Performance. Which powertrain has the advantage? Gasoline, or diesel? Which one is right for your fleet? Likely, it depends.

January 6, 2020

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

Even with potential fuel economy gains, fleets have been slow to adopt the new FA-4 engine oils. Experts from ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council explore some of the reasons why fleets seem to be waiting.

May 7, 2019

How to Purchase, Store & Handle Diesel Exhaust Fluid

How to Purchase, Store & Handle Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Diesel engine vehicles can be damaged by using low quality diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). Repairs can be very expensive with long downtime possible, and damage could void the manufacturer’s warranty.

April 26, 2019

How to Avoid Over- and Under-Spec'ing Pitfalls

How to Avoid Over- and Under-Spec'ing Pitfalls

Spec’ing a medium-duty truck is a complicated process that requires hundreds of decisions and choices, with each potentially impacting another. It is a science to achieve the balance between over-spec’ing and under-spec’ing a truck.

February 5, 2018

A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

Isuzu, Chevrolet, Hino, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America offer similar standard warranties for their diesel cabovers, and provide additional component warranties to increase a fleet manager's piece of mind.

September 5, 2017

Know Your Fluids: Additives

Know Your Fluids: Additives

Keeping gasoline and diesel engines running smoothly and efficiently is important and additives can help.

June 12, 2017

Know Your Fluids: Oils

Know Your Fluids: Oils

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part 1 of this three-part series, making the right choices about which oil to use, maintenance needs, and more are shared.

February 23, 2017

Tips for Spec'ing Engines and Transmissions

Tips for Spec'ing Engines and Transmissions

With new advancements in technology impacting price, fuel economy, and maintenance intervals, properly spec’ing engines and transmissions for your work trucks is more important than ever.

February 7, 2017

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that point of view.

January 23, 2017

Sprinter Charges Ahead

Sprinter Charges Ahead

Since its introduction to the North American market two decades ago, European-style vans have become a mainstay in the fleet industry. The van that started it all in America continues forging into the future.

January 12, 2017

New Motor Oils Are Coming - Are You Ready?
Why Fleets Shouldn't Adopt Hypermiling Techniques

Why Fleets Shouldn't Adopt Hypermiling Techniques

Hypermiling techniques can deliver impressive fuel economy and cost savings with lower fuel usage, but the driving techniques used by hypermiling hobbyists often run counter to a fleet's primary goal to increase safe driving and reduce higher-risk driving.

October 7, 2015

Tier 4 Vehicles to Trickle Into Off-Road Fleets
Staying on Track with Off-Road Regulations

Staying on Track with Off-Road Regulations

Off-road regulations can be difficult to navigate. Typically, compliance dates for federal standards vary by engine horsepower, but on the state level they can vary by fleet size, too.

May 9, 2014

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