May 2023

A. Duie Pyle
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Diagnostic & Repair

Maintenance leaders talk rise of diagnostic tools in the shop

May 25, 2023
As the need for more diagnostic tools grows, fleets and shops must be prepared. Leaders in the commercial vehicle maintenance sector discuss how they are navigating the challenge...
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Shop Safety

The cost of cargo and component theft

May 23, 2023
While cargo theft on its own is nothing new, vehicles themselves are becoming a target along with the contents they carry. Without the proper protection, a single break-in can...
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Employees & Training

In the midst of change, trucking needs to foster excitement

May 23, 2023
As we plug our way through the messy middle of zero emissions and technological transformations, it's important to keep the industry's younger members engaged.
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Fluids & Chemicals

Simplifying engine oil sampling

May 22, 2023
How fleets can take preventive maintenance up a notch with the right oil sampling tools and techniques.
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In the Bay

Deer impact: How much fleets pay in downtime and collision costs

May 18, 2023
Fleets and collision repair experts explain how costs can rack up after running into a deer on the road.

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Tools

The many meanings and uses of AR in vehicle maintenance

May 16, 2023
Augmented reality can increase vehicle technician efficiency, productivity, reduce errors, and speed up training. With several devices able to provide these benefits come new ...
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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

Tire makers discuss spec'ing commercial tires by duty cycle

May 15, 2023
Experts from leading tire OEs fill you in on what to consider when spec’ing tires.
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Home

Fleet Maintenance hires Associate Editor Cris Beaulieu

Beaulieu, an experienced multimedia journalist and daughter of an automotive shop owner, will focus on telling stories critical to commercial vehicle maintenance leadership in...
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Equipment

When is the ideal time to replace an asset?

April 11, 2023
It’s important to remember that different assets may have different life cycles. Here are four elements to consider when determining the proper useful life of fleet assets.
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Safety & Technology

CVSA's 2023 changes to OOS criteria are in effect

Nine changes to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria for 2023 went into effect on April 1.
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Employees & Training

WyoTech rises to meet increasing technician demand

April 5, 2023
As the shortfall of diesel and auto technicians continues to vex the industry, help is on the way from Wyoming, where WyoTech is churning out technicians at a record rate.
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Shop Operations

How AI can help diagnose trucks

March 30, 2023
As has been shown in other industries, artificial intelligence can be leveraged by shops to increase diagnostic efficiency.