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Fleet 101

Fleet is a complex industry with constant change and advancement. From new fleet managers to seasoned veterans, there is always more to learn. Fleet 101 topics are aimed to educate everyone on truck-specific fleet management key topics.

Understanding Direct and Port Injection in Engines

Today, we use fuel injection to get our engines running, and there are two main ways to make this mixture happen in an internal combustion engine – direct injection or port injection. But what, exactly, do they do?

How to Determine Tire Load Ratings

Tire load ratings must be followed when selecting a tire and wheel package. The tire must safely support a given amount of vehicle weight. If the load rating is insufficient, the tire may become overheated and can self destruct.

Do I Need a DOT Number?

Whether you operate a small fleet of light-, medium-, or heavy-duty units, or are merely the owner of one truck wanting to ensure you adhere to the law, knowing if you can need a DOT number can be confusing.

Calculating Commercial Vehicle Weight Distribution & Payload Made Easy

Axle capacities are limited either by the axle capacity or the legal weight limits, whichever is lower. Performing a weight distribution analysis can achieve the proper axle loadings before a truck is built.

DOT Mandates May Apply When Using Trailers

Extra weight from trailer add-ons may push otherwise underweight vehicles over the DOT-exempt weight limit.

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All About Propane Autogas

With the various fuel and technology options available for work trucks, how do you make the right choice for your business? Propane autogas is one of those clean-operating, low-carbon fuels that you hear about in today’s fleets.

Choose the Right Lift for your Fleet

Vehicle lifts come in a dizzying variety of configurations, usually targeted to certain intended applications. Deciding what you want to do with a lift is the first step in choosing the right machine for your shop.

What MUST Be On Your Driver Application?

Unlike the general workforce, the application for a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator must contain specific information to be compliant with §391.21. And, being diligent with the form can help you ensure you have the most qualified employees.

Understanding Direct and Port Injection in Engines

Today, we use fuel injection to get our engines running, and there are two main ways to make this mixture happen in an internal combustion engine – direct injection or port injection. But what, exactly, do they do?

How to Choose the Right PTO

Vocational fleets depend on a power take-off (PTO) to get their hardest jobs done efficiently. Choosing the right unit and maintaining this vital piece of equipment is essential.