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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.

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.

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.

Fleet 101: Top Mistakes Spec’ing Liftgates

Learn about the nine common mistakes made when spec'ing liftgates, why they're made, and how to avoid them in this Fleet 101 episode of Truck Chat.

Fleet 101: Are You Looking at the Right Data?

What are you doing to dig out of the mountain of data and focus on what’s important? Need some tips? Watch now!

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.

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.

What You Need to Know About Upfitting

From selecting upfits to maintaining them to remarketing these unique pieces of equipment, we gathered up some of the top upfit-focused articles into one place for quick reference.

DOT Mandates May Apply When Using Trailers

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

All About Truck Tires: Load Ratings, Sizes & More

Tires are more than “where the rubber meets the road,” and understanding sizes, load ratings, why ply no longer matters, and more is important for today’s fleet managers.

Fleet 101

Telematics is a system that helps businesses monitor their mobile workforce of vehicles and assets to ensure full productivity, efficiency, and safety. Take a deep dive into these resources to better understand how it can help your business. 

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What You Need to Know About Upfitting

From selecting upfits to maintaining them to remarketing these unique pieces of equipment, we gathered up some of the top upfit-focused articles into one place for quick reference.

History of the First Truck: 1896

The first truck in the world looked like a cart with an engine and without a drawbar. The engine, called "Phoenix," was a four-horsepower-strong two-cylinder engine located at the rear.

How Selling a Truck at Auction Works

Knowing how to sell a truck at an auction is critical in effective remarketing. Understand the process to make the most out of your truck's lifecycle.

Understanding Work Truck Suspensions

Truck suspensions support the load, provide stability, and cushion the ride. Understand your options to ensure the best suspension is spec’ed on your valuable work truck assets.

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