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and other variables that are specific to a fleet's
vehicle's engine.
For example, the lab may show that a fleet's
vehicle's oil has plenty of life in it at 30,000 miles.
The fleet may receive a recommendation to try
increasing the drain interval to 50,000 miles,
sending another sample for analysis at that point.
Or, an engine manufacturer may offer the
option to safely extend oil
change intervals while keeping full warranty coverage.
Some OEMs provide this
analysis free of charge. The
Fleetguard OilGuard program
also includes free analysis. It's
vital to make sure fleets are
getting an accurate, consistent, and thorough analysis,
which means regular submission of engine data and oil
samples to a reputable lab
for the benefit of full warranty coverage throughout an
extended drain interval.

ÜÜOil analysis and condition-based monitoring
are essential for extending drain intervals
because a fleet's trucks are spending more
time on the road before they come in for maintenance. Plus, there's no better combination for
optimizing the service intervals for a fleet's
specific engine and operation.

Finally, talk to engine, lubrication, and filter
suppliers. They can help fleets make an informed
choice about which oil and filter are best for a
specific operation, and will benefit, too, from
learning more about what kind of performance
fleets expect between oil changes.

DO YOU EVEN LIFT?

For fleets
thinking
about
extending
drain
intervals,
there
are some
important
factors to
consider.
Conclusion

No matter what oil drain interval a fleet uses, the same best
practices apply:
ÜÜFollowing the engine OEM's
recommendations will help
get the performance a fleet
expects from the engine oil
and filter.
ÜÜFleets should spec the
proper efficiency filter for
the application and use the
highest-quality oil available, especially if planning
to extend drain intervals.

Experience The
Gray Difference

* Clutch Jacks

* Shop Cranes

* Engine Stands

* Shop Presses

* Floor Service Jacks

* Surface Mounted Lifts

* Fluid Handlers

* Transmission Jacks

* Fork Lift Jacks

* Truck Air Jack Stands

* Miscellaneous Equipment

* Truck Component Jacks

* Mobile Column Lifts

* Vehicle Support Stands

* Oil Filter Crushers

* Wheel Dollies

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Fleet Maintenance

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 - 2
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Fleet Maintenance - 4
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Fleet Maintenance - 6
Fleet Maintenance - 7
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 - 14
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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 - 32
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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?
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
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