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Seth Skydel

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Seth Skydel, a veteran industry editor, has more than 36 years of experience in fleet management, trucking, and transportation and logistics publications. Today, in editorial and marketing roles, he writes about fleet, service, and transportation management, vehicle and information technology, and industry trends and issues.

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Battery & Electrical

Building brainier batteries

April 19, 2023
Battery systems have had to advance as commercial vehicles get smarter and rely more on electrical systems.
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Spotlight On Powertrain

How to improve engine efficiency and service life

Feb. 22, 2023
Engine experts discuss ways to hit higher levels of efficiency.
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Shop Management

How KPIs fuel shop efficiency

Oct. 19, 2022
Fleets, service providers, and maintenance management software suppliers all agree on the value of key performance indicators to improve shop operations.
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J&M's VP of maintenance Billy Lollar (left) and Jeff Arledge, director of maintenance (right), help the dry-bulk hauler's assets stay on the road and run efficiently.
Shop Management

Shop Profile: How dry-bulk hauler run by ATA chairman optimizes workflow

Sept. 7, 2022
Efficiency and experience power J&M Tank Lines, a dry-bulk hauler run by ATA Chairman Harold Sumerford, Jr.
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Finding the root cause of: a DPF inefficiency fault code

Sept. 6, 2022
A medium-duty truck was experiencing repeated self-regenerations, and the problem was something expert mobile technician Jeremy Piepmeier never saw before, but with patience and...
TEXA’s ADAS Truck Kit includes a calibration frame and target, along with software, to ensure the correct alignment and calibration of ADAS.
Safety & Technology

Best practices to avoid ADAS maintenance mishaps

Aug. 18, 2022
As ADAS technologies are further adopted, fleets and shops must ensure their maintenance best practices take into account how connected these systems are to the rest of the commercial...