Fleet Maintenance - 4

CONTENTS / APRIL 2020

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10

Communication
is key to handling
a truck tow or
recovery promptly
and safely.
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Vehicles

How fleets can benefit from
today's 6x2 axle configurations

Improved designs and increased availability of
liftable pusher axles are making the 6x2 a more
viable option for fleets.
» How electric axles can further enhance fuel
efficiency with 6x2 configurations

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16

In The Bay

With greater voltage comes
greater responsibility

Understanding the implications of higher
voltages on heavy duty trucks is paramount to
successfully navigating changes in commercial
vehicle electrical systems.

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22

» O N T H E CO V E R

Knowing
the aspect
of weight
distribution
is key to good
traction.
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Shop Operations

How to manage unanticipated
roadside events

Handling the before, during, and after of an
unexpected heavy duty vehicle tow or recovery.
» Provide as much information as possible
» Itemized billing checklist

VIEWS FROM THE EXPERTS
36 Management

Do you sabotage success?
By Joel Levitt
SPRINGFIELD RESOURCES

37 Economic Outlook

Dealing with a natural disaster
By Robert Dieli
MACKAY & COMPANY

SPOTLIGHT ON...
30 Amping up the voltage

A look at how higher voltage electrical
systems will impact the design and service
of starters and alternators.

32 Getting the most out of
fuel injection systems

The industry
pushes to
obtain more
power.
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50 Guest Editorial

NASTF steps into the world
of heavy duty
By Holly Wolfe
NASTF

Want to contribute? Contact us at
editor@VehicleServicePros.com

How to spot when there's a problem, address
it, and how to maintain fuel injection systems
for peak performance.

D E PA R T M E N T S
8 Uptime

Letter from the Editor
The responsibilities of being
an essential business

38 Fleet Parts &
Components

What's new in products for more
efficient fleet operation.

 On the cover: Photo courtesy of Blaine Brothers

4 Fleet Maintenance | April 2020

43 Tools & Equipment
A roundup of the latest tool
and equipment offerings.

49 Classifieds



Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: The responsibilities of being an essential business
How fleets can benefit from today's 6x2 axle configurations
With greater voltage comes greater responsibility
How to manage unanticipated roadside events
Amping up the voltage
Getting the most out of fuel injection systems
Management: Do you sabotage success?
Economic Outlook: Dealing with a natural disaster
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: NASTF steps into the world of heavy duty
Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Diagnostic Tools
Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Power Tools
Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Specialty & Hand Tools
Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Shop Equipment
Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Tool Storage
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Fleet Maintenance - How fleets can benefit from today's 6x2 axle configurations
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Fleet Maintenance - Getting the most out of fuel injection systems
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Do you sabotage success?
Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: Dealing with a natural disaster
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
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Fleet Maintenance - Classifieds
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Diagnostic Tools
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Power Tools
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Specialty & Hand Tools
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Shop Equipment
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Shop Equipment Supplement: Tool Storage
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