Fleet Maintenance - 4

CONTENTS / JULY 2020

p.

12

Technician
training is critical
for fleets to
maintain safety
and efficiency.
P. 18

Vehicles

Engine idle reduction
systems and solutions

Reducing engine idle can mitigate unplanned
downtime, extend service intervals, and save
fleets money.

p.

18

» O N T H E CO V E R
In The Bay

Technician training
in the digital age

How remote training options can keep fleet
personnel up to date on the latest service
and maintenance practices.

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24

Shop Operations

How fleets can use ELDs
to improve preventive
maintenance

The right ELD can collect an array of telematics
data beyond just engine hours, helping fleets
do more than simply comply with hours of
service requirements.

SPECIAL SECTION
TMC Fall Meeting and National
Technician Appreciation Week 2020

Reliable Answers
For Uncertain Times

Starting on page 38
SPOTLIGHT ON...

N AT I O N

28 Volvo LIGHTS establishes
path to managing service
and maintenance of electric
heavy duty trucks

Full TCO assessment and customer
collaboration will drive adoption and
implementation of electric trucks. A key part
of that is assessment of service after the
spec and sale.

30 The right fit

VIEWS FROM THE EXPERTS

SPECIA
L SECT
ION

AL TECH
NI

CIAN W
EEK
Celebrate
the individual
s
who the truck
ing industry
could not survi
ve without

32 Management
Getting in the zone
By Joel Levitt

SPRINGFIELD RESOURCES

34 Diagnostics

How aftermarket diagnostic
tools can assist with DPF
maintenance
By Gregg Wartgow
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Page 44

TUR NIN G

TMC FALL

EXP ERIENC

E INT O PRA
CTICE

The seven percent solution
By Robert Dieli

MEETING

Reliable
Answers
For Uncert
ain
Times
Page 40

LETTER

From the
Technology
&
Maintenance
Council

Page 39

TMC MEM

BERSHIP

A stepping-ston
e
to the futur
e

Page 45

36 Economic Outlook

VMRS

Charting new
horizons to
impr
cost equipme ove
nt
reporting

Page 46

MACKAY & COMPANY

50 Guest Editorial
Considerations before
buying a mobile lift
By Steve Perlstein
MOHAWK LIFTS

The history and importance of the spiral
steel bushing.

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

D E PA R T M E N T S
FROM THE EDITORS

8 Uptime

Fleet feedback from electric truck adoption

10 Editor's Note

Future-proofing your fleet

4 Fleet Maintenance | July 2020

37 Fleet Parts &
Components

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

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

On the cover: Photo from 1195482922 | Arkadiusz Warguła | Getty Images

49 Classifieds



Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Fleet feedback from electric truck adoption
Editor's Note: Future-proofing your fleet
Engine idle reduction systems and solutions
In the Bay: Technician training in the digital age
Shop Operations: How fleets can use ELDs to improve preventive maintenance
Volvo LIGHTS establishes path to managing service and maintenance of electric heavy duty trucks
The right fit
Management: Getting in the zone
Diagnostics: How aftermarket diagnostic tools can assist with DPF maintenance
Economic Outlook: The seven percent solution
Fleet Parts & Components
TMC Fall Meeting and National Technician Appreciation Week 2020
TMC Special Section: Letter from the Technology & Maintenance Council
TMC Special Section: Celebrate the individuals who the trucking industry could not survive without
TMC Special Section: TMC Membership - A stepping-stone to the future
TMC Special Section: VMRS - Charting new horizons to improve cost equipment reporting
Tools & Equipment
Guest Editorial: Considerations before buying a mobile lift
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime: Fleet feedback from electric truck adoption
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Fleet Maintenance - Editor's Note: Future-proofing your fleet
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Fleet Maintenance - Engine idle reduction systems and solutions
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Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay: Technician training in the digital age
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Fleet Maintenance - Shop Operations: How fleets can use ELDs to improve preventive maintenance
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Fleet Maintenance - Volvo LIGHTS establishes path to managing service and maintenance of electric heavy duty trucks
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Fleet Maintenance - The right fit
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Getting in the zone
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Fleet Maintenance - Diagnostics: How aftermarket diagnostic tools can assist with DPF maintenance
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: The seven percent solution
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Fall Meeting and National Technician Appreciation Week 2020
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: Letter from the Technology & Maintenance Council
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Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: Celebrate the individuals who the trucking industry could not survive without
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: TMC Membership - A stepping-stone to the future
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: VMRS - Charting new horizons to improve cost equipment reporting
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
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Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Considerations before buying a mobile lift
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