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SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

		┬╗Fleets can use OTA programming to apply important updates to major vehicle components.
Photo courtesy of Noregon

OTA:
Over-the-air
programming has
become more popular
among fleets, as it helps
to prevent unnecessary
visits to the shop.

By Ben Osborne, marketing
communications manager, Noregon

34 Fleet Maintenance | May 2020

T

Supporting
uptime remotely
he trucking industry is one of razor-thin margins
where fleets welcome affordable and measurable
efficiency improvements. Visits to a service center
are inevitable, so decreasing the frequency of
those visits is a never-ending initiative for fleet
managers and owners.
Due to the current shortage, skilled technicians
are in higher demand than ever. The trucking
industry is taking measures to help technicians
focus their skills on repairs that help fleets avoid
unscheduled downtime, rather than burdening

them with simple tasks.
Remote diagnostic applications empower fleet
managers to perform tasks that historically
required a trip to the shop. These tasks include
forcing a DPF regen, monitoring critical fluid
levels, or making an adjustment to parameters
like maximum road and cruise speeds. The
industry continuously identifies tasks that can
be performed remotely, preventing an unnecessary visit to the shop. One such function growing
in popularity is over-the-air (OTA) programming.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Expecting the unexpected
Editor's Note: Catching up on fleet maintenance
Maintenance considerations for manual versus automated manual transmissions
DPFs: Clean or replace?
Why Identify and track vehicle warranties?
Lube it or lose it
OTA: Supporting uptime remotely
Management: How fleets can benefit from having a SAMP
Training: Supporting today's students and tomorrow's techs
Diagnostics: Assessing aftermarket diagnostic solutions
Fleet Part & Components
Tools & Equipment
Guest Editorial: Keeping tire pressure at optimum levels
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Fleet Maintenance - Editor's Note: Catching up on fleet maintenance
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Fleet Maintenance - Maintenance considerations for manual versus automated manual transmissions
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Fleet Maintenance - DPFs: Clean or replace?
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Fleet Maintenance - Why Identify and track vehicle warranties?
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Fleet Maintenance - Lube it or lose it
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Fleet Maintenance - OTA: Supporting uptime remotely
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: How fleets can benefit from having a SAMP
Fleet Maintenance - Training: Supporting today's students and tomorrow's techs
Fleet Maintenance - Diagnostics: Assessing aftermarket diagnostic solutions
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Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Part & Components
Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Keeping tire pressure at optimum levels
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