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Improving Maintenance Workflows and Safety with Electronic DVIRs
Test Your Tires Like a Pro

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets excellent tire performance data.

July 12, 2019

What Services Should You Outsource?
15 Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

15 Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

One benefit of the fleet community is the ability to learn from each other’s good (and bad) experiences. Fleet managers share the initiatives that have found them success, and offer guidance on the challenges they faced along the way.

September 14, 2018

Aftertreatment System:  A New System Not to be Overlooked

Aftertreatment System: A New System Not to be Overlooked

Many fleet operators may not realize that aftertreatment systems are often vulnerable to compromise and failure due to seemingly minor and unrelated causes that have been largely ignored in routine maintenance practices.

April 4, 2017

Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

This six-part series covers essential processes needed for effective preventive maintenance. Despite so many high-tech options on the market, fleets must remember tried-and-true methods for an effective tire program.

March 6, 2017

When Should You Change Oil?

When Should You Change Oil?

Fleets analyzing oil samples can determine if their maintenance cycles are done at the right time and also identify maintenance issues before they become bigger problems.

November 2, 2016

Maximizing Truck Tire Tread Life

Maximizing Truck Tire Tread Life

Excessive friction or uneven contact between the pavement and the tire will cause tread to wear away faster than you should. It’s important that you do all you can to keep your tires running straight and true.

October 24, 2016

When to Prepare for Snow Season? All Year
14 New Ideas For Fleet Improvement

14 New Ideas For Fleet Improvement

Small changes can sometimes make a big difference within fleet operations. Fleet professionals share the improvements they’ve made to their own fleets, the results, and how others can do the same.

September 21, 2015

Ideas for Solving Common Problems in Fleet

Ideas for Solving Common Problems in Fleet

If another fleet manager or a consultant reviewed your operation today, what would he or she say? Fleet professionals discuss common fleet deficiencies and how to fix them.

March 2, 2015

Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.

October 8, 2014

Indirect vs. Direct Labor: How to Hit the Magic 70%

Indirect vs. Direct Labor: How to Hit the Magic 70%

Direct labor can be summed up as time on task, or any time spent doing a specific task or repair. The work order is open, and as soon as the technician clocks in to perform preventive maintenance, for example, that counts as direct labor. The issue of monitoring and managing indirect labor costs is important because time is so important to fleet management.

March 28, 2014

Preventive Maintenance Then & Now: What's Different?

Preventive Maintenance Then & Now: What's Different?

There are many building blocks in the edifice of successful fleet management. From vehicle selection to assignment, and from replacement cycles to policy, everything has its place. One of the basic foundations of any fleet operation is the preventive maintenance schedule.

January 17, 2014

Insourcing Provides Mutual Benefits

Insourcing Provides Mutual Benefits

The City of Moline, Ill., demonstrates the benefits of insourcing by providing maintenance services for its neighbor, the Rock Island Arsenal. The partnership has proven successful for both the city and federal fleets.

September 14, 2010

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