Most Read 'Fleet 101' Articles in 2020

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Work Truck is the No. 1 resource for vocational fleet managers. We strive to educate and inform on all things fleet from up-to-date news to in-depth features. And, whether you are a veteran of the industry or newer to the fleet world, Work Truck’s Fleet 101 series of articles is sure to feature a topic or angle new to you or that provides some helpful refreshers.

This year, fleet managers were quite interesting in safety, maintenance, spec’ing, and the possibility of electric trucks. The following are the most read Fleet 101 articles in 2020:

  • How to Determine Tire Load Ratings: Tire load ratings must be followed when selecting a tire and wheel package. The tire must safely support a given amount of vehicle weight. If the load rating is insufficient, the tire may become overheated and can self-destruct.
  • Calculating Commercial Vehicle Weight Distribution & Payload Made Easy: Axle capacities are limited either by the axle capacity or the legal weight limits, whichever is lower. Performing a weight distribution analysis can achieve the proper axle loadings before a truck is built.
  • How to Choose the Right PTO: Vocational fleets depend on a power take-off (PTO) to get their hardest jobs done efficiently. Choosing the right unit and maintaining this vital piece of equipment is essential.
  • Do I Need a DOT Number? Whether you operate a small fleet of light-, medium-, or heavy-duty units, or are merely the owner of one truck wanting to ensure you adhere to the law, knowing if you can need a DOT number can be confusing.
  • What You Need to Know About Work Truck Batteries: Are you using the right battery for your operations? Properly selecting and maintaining your batteries can save time and keep your trucks on the road.
  • Fleets: The Road to Electrification: For fleet operators who are in search for cost savings, analyzing an electric vehicle's total cost of ownership provides a compelling reason to invest.
  • Understanding Direct and Port Injection in Engines: Today, we use fuel injection to get our engines running, and there are two main ways to make this mixture happen in an internal combustion engine – direct injection or port injection. But what, exactly, do they do?
  • Under Pressure - 5 Tips to Keep Tire Pressure Optimal: One thing is consistent when it comes to truck tire maintenance: tire inflation has been, and always will be, a top concern for fleets. What can you do to keep your tire pressure optimal for your needs?
  • A Route Optimization Primer: Routing may seem like a simple concept, but several factors must be taken into consideration to optimize your fleet’s routing needs. 
  • Benefits of OEM Parts & Service Programs: Utilizing an OEM parts & service program can help keep work trucks on the road with parts meant to work for the tough jobs todays fleets accomplish.

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What was your favorite this year? What do you want to hear more about? Let us know in the comments!

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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Lauren Fletcher

Lauren Fletcher

Executive Editor - Fleet, Trucking & Transportation

Lauren Fletcher is Executive Editor for the Fleet, Trucking & Transportation Group. She has covered the truck fleet industry since 2006. Her bright personality helps lead the team's content strategy and focuses on growth, education, and motivation.

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