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40 Helpful Guidelines for Purchasing Lubricants

Achieving optimum benefit from lubrication and maximizing equipment uptime is more than just the correct lube application and monitoring. While these are essential components, getting the correct lubricant is the first step. This is not always as simple as it sounds because of multiple vendors, sole sourcing or variable and/or qualitative purchasing decisions. It can…
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How to Verify Oil Filtration Efficiency

Most maintenance professionals know that clean oil can result in significant cost savings and that oil analysis can be used to reveal the state of lubricants and machines. However, as online particle counters and other sensors become increasingly popular, it is important to be aware that one number does not tell the whole truth about…
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3 Proven Fuel-Saving Strategies for Truck Fleets

In 2007, fuel prices across North America skyrocketed with alarming speed, thanks to massive instability in the Middle East and the advent of the Great Recession. Razor-thin profit margins shattered, and many cash-poor fleets went under almost right away. Over time, the situation both at home and abroad stabilized. Eventually, boosted by relative peace and…
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Building a Culture of Fuel Economy

Boosting fleet mpg numbers entails more than just spec’ing a few new components and bolting some aerodynamic panels on your trucks and trailers. To be truly successful in shifting from an operation where fuel efficiency is “good” to one where it is expected takes a fundamental change in your fleet’s culture — from the people…
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