Fleet Maintenance - 4

CONTENTS / MARCH 2020

p.

10

Proper alignment
can decrease tire
wear and fuel
consumption.
P. 16

Vehicles

The role of composites
in heavy duty trucking

As speculation grows over the potential
increased use of composite materials in tractortrailers, what do fleets need to know with
respect to repairing these unique materials?

p.

16

» O N T H E CO V E R
In The Bay

Best practices to establish a
total vehicle alignment program
Considerations for setting up vehicle
alignment in-house.
» How to evaluate
a vehicle alignment provider

p.

22

Composites
reduce weight,
improving fuel
economy.
P. 10

Shop Operations

Document management
in the digital age

Fleets can streamline document organization
by transitioning from paper to digital
documentation and record-keeping.
» The maintenance side
of document digitization

VIEWS FROM THE EXPERTS
34 Management

Be aware of maintenance
scheduling challenges in
the shop
By Joel Levitt
SPRINGFIELD RESOURCES

35 Training

What does trucking have to do
with STEM?
By George Arrants

SPOTLIGHT ON...

ASE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

28 Smoke out cabin leaks

50 Guest Editorial

Utilizing a smoke machine and a pressurized
cabin, technicians can pinpoint the location of
a leak at the seam of the windshield.

30 Four keys to a
successful extended
drain interval program

The ripple effect of unplanned
downtime
By John Woolever
DONALDSON COMPANY

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

Success in extending oil drain intervals is
dependent on how fleets use and maintain
their trucks.

A mobile
application can
scan documents
on the go.
P. 22

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

Letter from the Editor

Get involved

36 Fleet Parts &
Components

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

 On the cover: Photo courtesy of Hunter Engineering

4 Fleet Maintenance | March 2020

42 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: 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?
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
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Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: The Ripple Effect of Unplanned Downtime
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