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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.

Fleet 101: Do You Need a DOT Number?

Learn the basics of the DOT number - what the requirements are, how many you need, and how to obtain one in this Fleet 101 episode of Truck with host Lauren Fletcher.

Fleet 101: What is Torque?

Do you understand the basics of torque -- really? What's the difference between ft.-lb. and lb.-ft.? How is torque measured? Watch this Fleet 101 video to find out m

Fleet 101: A Guide to Vehicle Classes and Uses

What, exactly, is a Class 1 truck? From light-duty to heavy-duty trucks, explore the weight ranges and wide-ranging applications of vehicle classes in fleet.

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 Choose the Right PTO for a Truck

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: All About Commercial Fleet Financing

Commercial fleet financing is an essential part of a fleet manager's job to ensure the vehicles remain operational and efficient. But navigating it can be difficult. Work Truck explains what commercial fleet financing is, the current trends, and the options available.

How to Determine Truck 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.

Fleet 101: Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes

What are pressure-sensitive tapes, and how are they used? And why do theyt matter on electric vehicles?

When Do DOT Mandates 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

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

Fleet 101: Transfer Cases in Work Trucks

Do you truly understand transfer cases? Whether you use them daily, work trucks that need to go off-road depend on these for appropriate power.

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Fleet 101: What Is a Fleet Manager?

Fleet managers are the backbone of the industry. Here's everything you need to know about the responsibilities, skills, and challenge in work truck management.

Do I Need a U.S. 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 U.S. DOT number can be confusing.

What is Fleet Management? [Video]

Fleet management is the behind-the-scenes superhero that keeps businesses moving forward. Find out more about this amazing career choice!

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