Category Archives: Product Knowledge

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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Lubricant Consolidation

In the interest of reducing purchasing costs and streamlining storage and handling, many organizations have substantially slashed the number of lubricant SKUs (stock keeping units) they use. They have also re-engineered the precision of their lubricant specification. There are many real and a couple of somewhat imaginary benefits to these consolidation initiatives. Let’s start with…
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Simple as Soap? The Risks of Grease Mixing

In the amusement park’s maintenance area, I learned that the park was experiencing a rash of motor bearing failures. With such a long operating history, it was surprising to find this sudden uptick in problems. I brainstormed some possible reasons with the maintenance team and was told, “Our motors had been running great ever since…
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