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CONTENTS / MAY 2019
VIEWS FROM
THE EXPERTS
34 TRAINING

Where are all the
students going?
By George Arrants

TRAINING CONSULTANT,
K&D TECHNICAL
INNOVATIONS

36 MANAGEMENT
Why the recent airline
accidents should be
concerning
By Joel Levitt

PRESIDENT, SPRINGFIELD
RESOURCES

46 GUEST
EDITORIAL

» CO V E R S T O R Y

How much do you spend
on DPF maintenance?
By Duane Bratvold

10

10 Trends in heavy duty diesel engine oils

WESTERN USA BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER,
WEBASTO THERMO
& COMFORT NORTH
AMERICA, INC.

New oil technologies, used oil analysis, and proper filtration help optimize oil drain intervals.
» Best practices when switching to CK-4/FA-4 oils
» Benefits of oil change valves

D E PA R T M E N T S

 On the cover: Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil

8 UPTIME

Are you communicating with
employees effectively?

F E AT U R E S

37 FLEET PARTS
& COMPONENTS
18
18 VEHICLES

Keys to consistent
liftgate performance

Advice for fleets on how to spec,
operate, troubleshoot, and
maintain liftgates.
» Shining some light on
supplemental solar

4 Fleet Maintenance | May 2019

22
22 IN THE BAY

How standardized
vehicle communication
protocols impact
diagnostics and vehicle
operation

Making sense of vehicle
computer systems and the
communication between them.
» Why standardized
communication on vehicles?

28
28 SHOP OPERATIONS
Considerations for
mobile device usage in
the shop

It is important to employ best
practices in the shop.
» Don't forget about training
» Working with a service
provider for mobile device
management
» Real-world use of mobile
devices in the shop

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

41 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
A roundup of the latest tool
and equipment offerings.

45 CLASSIFIEDS

Product and service offerings.
Want to contribute? Contact us at
editor@VehicleServicePros.com



Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime - Are You Communicating with Employees Effectively?
Trends in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils
Vehicles - Keys to Consistent Liftgate Performance
In the Bay - How Standardized Vehicle Communication Protocols Impact Diagnostics and Vehicle Operation
Shop Operations - Considerations for Mobile Device Usage in the Shop
Training - Where are all the Students Going?
Management - Why the Recent Airline Accidents Should be Concerning
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial - How Much Do You Spend on DPF Maintenance?
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime - Are You Communicating with Employees Effectively?
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Fleet Maintenance - Trends in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils
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Fleet Maintenance - Vehicles - Keys to Consistent Liftgate Performance
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Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay - How Standardized Vehicle Communication Protocols Impact Diagnostics and Vehicle Operation
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Fleet Maintenance - Shop Operations - Considerations for Mobile Device Usage in the Shop
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Fleet Maintenance - Training - Where are all the Students Going?
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Fleet Maintenance - Management - Why the Recent Airline Accidents Should be Concerning
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
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Fleet Maintenance - Classifieds
Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial - How Much Do You Spend on DPF Maintenance?
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