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stream into the engine. They're robust and effective - an ideal choice for a long-life lube filter.
Like engine oil, it's essential that fleets follow
the engine manufacturer's recommendations
for replacement filters. The aftermarket is full
of filters that look the same on the outside but
on the inside will fail to meet specifications for
the drain intervals a fleet is trying to achieve.
It's worth asking who makes your lube filters
and the media in particular. Are they manufactured with dependable production quality and
materials? Saving a few dollars with cheap filters
or "will-fit" products may ultimately cost much
more in component wear, shorter engine life, and
expensive repairs.

3.

Condition-based
monitoring
Nearly every major engine
manufacturer has its own
platform for remote diagnostics or supports the

use of third-party OBD-connected telematics
devices (or both). These connected services
streamline the collection and communication
of engine data: sensors, control modules, and
telematics on the vehicle can monitor fault
codes, prioritize them, and send alerts to a
fleet's maintenance management system or
mobile app. This allows the fleet to make decisions on what to do next without waiting to
bring the vehicle into the shop.
Engine filtration is a natural fit for condition-based monitoring technology. A system of
on-filter sensors, control modules, and telematics can provide data about a filter's performance
and the remaining oil and filter life based on
actual operating conditions. The obvious benefit
is that fleets can reduce the risk of changing
the oil or filters before their usable life is up.
Conversely, fleets can be alerted when a problem crops up in between oil changes - say, a
filter plugs prematurely or perhaps isn't delivering the expected performance.
Cummins Filtration first offered condition-based filter monitoring in 2018. Its

FleetguardFIT system uses pressure sensors to
monitor restrictions in oil, fuel, and air filters and
a fluid sensor to determine the remaining life of
the oil. A control module collects the data, and
a telematics device transmits it to the cloud for
analysis and viewing via a web portal or a mobile
device app. FleetguardFIT is an aftermarket
product and takes only a few hours per vehicle to
install. It's exclusive to Fleetguard filters but can
be installed on any OEM engine or engine size.

4.

Oil analysis

The condition of a fleet's
filters tells only part of
the story when it comes
to extending drain intervals. The oil itself is a key
component and fundamental to the durability
of an engine's pistons, rings, and bearings.
A comprehensive lab analysis is an effective
way to determine an optimal lube interval
because it accounts for operating conditions,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Get Involved
The Role of Composites in Heavy Duty Trucking
Best Practices to Establish a Total Vehicle Alignment Program
Document Management in the Digital Age
Smoke Out Cabin Leaks
Four Keys to a Successful Extended Drain Interval Program
Management: Be Aware of Maintenance Scheduling Challenges in the Shop
Training: What Does Trucking Have to Do With STEM?
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: The Ripple Effect of Unplanned Downtime
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime: Get Involved
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Fleet Maintenance - The Role of Composites in Heavy Duty Trucking
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Fleet Maintenance - Best Practices to Establish a Total Vehicle Alignment Program
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Fleet Maintenance - Document Management in the Digital Age
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Fleet Maintenance - Smoke Out Cabin Leaks
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Fleet Maintenance - Four Keys to a Successful Extended Drain Interval Program
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Be Aware of Maintenance Scheduling Challenges in the Shop
Fleet Maintenance - Training: What Does Trucking Have to Do With STEM?
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