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Telematics data driving toward predictive, prescriptive maintenance: Mead

November 1, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – Gerry Mead, Phillips Industries’ executive director – innovation, recognizes the value of telematics data in the maintenance process. More of it is emerging every day. He just wonders whether fleets are taking advantage of the insights that are already at their fingertips.


Charging and maintaining electric trucks will be no small task

March 22, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. — Any fleet that wants to introduce more than a handful of electric trucks will need to do some big thinking around big chargers, big cables, and the big investments for charging and maintenance capabilities.


CFMS ’18: The Evolution of Fleet Maintenance

April 19, 2018 by John Smith

 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mike Jeffress of Maverick Transportation reflected on changes in a 30-year maintenance career during a presentation at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. And he shared how a family tragedy continues to guide his decisions.


IN PRINT — Tool Time: 8 tools shops can’t live without

June 27, 2017 by John Smith

Few things will improve a mechanic’s productivity better than the proper tool. Sure, any wrench will turn a fastener, but a torque wrench will ensure exact clamping force. In the digital realm, the right app can offer quick access to underlying fault codes and even help to refine shop schedules.


Maintenance software for smaller fleets

March 1, 2017 by John Smith

TMW has unveiled a new maintenance management software package for fleets that manage up to 150 pieces of equipment.