4 Fleet Maintenance | June 2018
CONTENTS / JUNE 2018
Getting to the heart of
starter and alternator
Don’t waste time trying to diagnose
major component failure when the
problem could be something much
simpler and less costly.
24 IN THE BAY
Maintenance practices to
prevent wheel-off conditions
Overview of the reasons for truck
and trailer wheel failures, and how to
» Preload or endplay?
» Pre- and post-trip checklist for
30 SHOP OPERATIONS
How data can improve fleet
A look at the industry’s transition
to better utilizing vehicle and
environmental data to make more
informed maintenance decisions.
» Comparisons between U.S.
military vehicle and commercial
» Block diagram for high tech
On the cover: Photo courtesy of Daimler and iStock
What’s your PM process look like?
41 FLEET PARTS
What’s new in products for more
efficient fleet operation.
44 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
A roundup of the latest tool
and equipment offerings.
Product and service offerings.
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» COVER STORY
Easing maintenance requirements
across the powertrain
By Jason Owens
Benefits of ASE certification for
truck service professionals
By Dave Cappert
How data can help diagnose vehicles
By Ben Osborne
How does your maintenance measure up?
By Joel Levitt
50 GUEST EDITORIAL
Considerations when buying a
By Steve Perlstein
VIEWS FROM T HE E XPERTS
10 The lightweighting eff ect
How vehicle and component weight reductions will
impact maintenance and the future of trucking.
» SuperTruck superstars