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Preventive Maintenance

Uptime’s a never-ending challenge for fleets, but there are tactics maintenance managers can use to reduce unscheduled downtime, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 25.

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How 4 Fleets Handle Parts-Buying, Maintenance

Four fleet executives shared their thoughts on managing the parts and service their trucks need, from vehicle lifecycle to PM strategies, during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

Why the Industry Is Transitioning to Synthetic Motor Oils

There are three key reasons why the transition to synthetic oils is occurring. They are the proliferation of smaller displacement turbocharged engines, escalating CAFE fuel economy requirements, and government regulations to lower tailpipe emissions.