Fleet Maintenance - 4

CONTENTS / MAY 2020

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12

With proper care
and maintenance,
a DPF shouldn't
need replacing.
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Vehicles

Maintenance considerations
for manual versus automated
manual transmissions

To reap the benefits of an automated manual
transmission (AMT), fleets need to focus on
four items in the service bay: electrical system
integrity, diagnostic capabilities, air quality,
and lubrication.
» The next evolutions in Class 8 transmissions

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18

» O N T H E CO V E R
In the Bay

DPFs: Clean or replace?

How to know when to service your fleet's diesel
particulate filters, and what options are available
when you do.

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24

Shop Operations

Why identify and track
vehicle warranties?

Establishing a standard process for warranty
identification and tracking can calculate the
true value of a vehicle warranty and total cost
of ownership.
» Should I get an extended warranty?

AMTs have
become
increasingly
common in
today's Class 8
trucks.
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VIEWS FROM THE EXPERTS
36 Management

How fleets can benefit from
having a SAMP
By Joel Levitt
SPRINGFIELD RESOURCES

37 Training

Supporting today's students
and tomorrow's techs
By George Arrants

K&D TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS

SPOTLIGHT ON...

38 Diagnostics

Assessing aftermarket
diagnostic solutions
By Gregg Wartgow

30 Lube it or lose it

Proper lubrication of the steer axle kingpin
is a crucial aspect of maintenance, as it can
prolong the component's life and ease future
servicing procedures.

34 OTA: Supporting
uptime remotely

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

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

42 Guest Editorial
To adequately track warranty
claims, fleets would do best
to use a digital process or
software application
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Keeping tire pressure at
optimum levels
By Jason C. Miller
COOPER TIRE

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

D E PA R T M E N T S
FROM THE EDITORS

8 Uptime

Expecting the unexpected

10 Editor's Note

Catching up on fleet maintenance

4 Fleet Maintenance | May 2020

40 Fleet Parts &
Components

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

41 Tools & Equipment
A roundup of the latest tool
and equipment offerings.

 On the cover: Photo courtesy of Clean Diesel Specialists

41 Classifieds



Fleet Maintenance

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 - Uptime: Expecting the unexpected
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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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