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Does Diesel Actually Save you Money

The argument over whether or not diesel fueled vehicles save an owner money continues to be debated by both professionals and the average car person.  Some say that the savings of owning a diesel powered vehicle are as clear as day while others say that diesel can actually cost a person more than if they Read More ››

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Best Practices for Fleet Management

The process of developing and managing a fleet of vehicles for your business can be long and full of learning experiences, but the number of mistakes made and revenue lost due to those “learning experiences” can be limited if a new fleet manager will learn a few of the best practices for the industry.  The Read More ››

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The Unwanted Cost of Unplanned Downtime

Whether you like it or not, your fleet will experience downtime at some point or another. Unless you or your trucks have a flawless system, this is bound to happen. Preparation is everything especially if you plan on countering the effects of unexpected downtime. Here are some things that you need to know in order Read More ››

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Emission Control System: What is it?

When it comes to vehicles in general, there seems to be no middle ground between those who know how engines work and those who don’t.  And if you don’t, that usually means you know next to nothing about the inner workings of a vehicle. The truth While this may seem like a great generalization, the Read More ››

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Tips to Improve the Fuel Economy of your Diesel Engine

One of the main costs for any large fleet of diesel powered vehicles is fuel costs.  The costs of fuel simply to stay in business can be excessive and any time a fleet manager can devise ways to improve the fuel economy of the trucks in the fleet, the entire company improves. Improving the fuel Read More ››

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What your Diesel Smoke is telling you

It is just a fact that diesel trucks have more smoke than regular trucks. Sometimes there can be excessive smoke though and not every smoke is created equal. Sometimes just by the color of your smoke you can tell what is going on in your engine. Here are some colors that will give you a Read More ››

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What is a Diesel Emission Retrofit and Why is it Important?

Diesel engines represent the backbone of the industrial transportation force.  While a majority of consumer vehicles use gasoline, engines that use diesel are generally more reliable, have longer operational lifetimes, are more efficient, and provide higher torque.  However, despite these advantages, the fact remains that diesel engines emit toxic particles into the environment.  Various studies Read More ››

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Cleaning your Diesel Particulate Filter

The diesel particulate filter, or DPF, is a very important component to a vehicle’s diesel engine.  The DPF is primarily responsible for cleaning the large particulates produced by a diesel engine from the exhaust lines and is therefore an aspect of diesel engines that should be cleaned regularly to promote efficiency and decrease the pollution Read More ››

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Tips on Building a Fleet Management Strategy

Building a fleet management strategy can be a complicated process for those who may be trying to formulate a strategy for the first time, and even for those who have developed a fleet management strategy in the past.  The difficulty in compiling and developing a fleet management strategy comes from the fact that there are Read More ››

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Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

Driving for anyone in snowy conditions is a little nerve-wracking.  For truck drivers, the pressure doubles (at least).  Skilled truck drivers can navigate snowy roads just as well as any other drivers.  If you are a new truck driver or entering snowy roads for the first time, here are a few tips to make your Read More ››

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