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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.

Fleet 101

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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Selecting the Right PTO Doesn't Have to Be Hard

Spec’ing the correct PTO for the vehicle and application, and properly maintaining it, will optimize performance and extend the lifecycle of the unit to provide years of reliable service.

6 Considerations for Switching to Electric Standby

If you’re considering converting your company’s fleet and facilities over to electric standby, conversion to electric transport refrigeration units (a.k.a. eTRUs) is an investment in your company’s employees, equipment, and bottom line.