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Mar 21 2018

As the Engine Exhausts…


After treatment systems are unequivocally becoming the Achilles Heal for all fleets and a leading contender for high cost, load delays, and asset downtime. However there is much more to the root cause to this escalating issue. Just as the name implies, the after treatment systems are responsible for cleaning up the exhaust once it […]

Mar 07 2018

As the Oil Drains…


Can you increase profits and asset utilization by extending PMI, oil drain, and grease intervals? Let’s examine the facts. Fortunately for all sectors, public & private, the oil companies have invested a significant portion of their profits into R&D. This is due much in part by the independents driving the competition (pun intended) within the […]

Jun 16 2017

As the Wrench Turns…


The shop managers flicks on the lights to start a brand new week with the thought in mind that he has X number of potential labors hours to use this week. Simultaneously he’s contemplating the precursors that will prevent him from meeting his utilization & service goals and other resources at his disposal. As the fleet wrenches turn, […]

Jun 14 2017

The Moment…


“The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.” —Hal Elrod (born 1979) – Motivational Speaker

Jun 26 2014

As The Oil Drains


Can you increase profits and asset utilization by extending PMI, oil drain, and grease intervals? Let’s examine the facts. Fortunately for all sectors, public & private, the oil companies have invested a significant portion of their profits into R&D. This is due much in part by the independents driving the competition (pun intended) within the […]

Apr 26 2013

As The Wrench Turns…


It’s no secret that the mechanic shortage is as prevalent as the driver shortage, and the fleet that manages to retain its service technicians — and keep them content and productive for the long term — has a huge financial advantage. That’s because as the fleet wrenches turn, their efficiency will mirror the profitability of […]

Oct 23 2012

Prescription without Diagnosis is Malpractice


Let’s imagine for a moment that you’re starting to feel something some coming on and being of that season it is nearly impossible to get into see a doctor. However, your persistence pays off and you’re able to get in to see a doctor new to the area. When you arrive they are only interested […]

May 24 2012

“WILL THE ECONOMY TAKE A SECOND DIP?”


“U.S. Economy Picks Up Steam.” That was the headline recently in the Wall Street Journal. Many other economic indicators are pointing towards positive trends. In reality after several months of progressive movement transportation stocks have been flat the past several weeks. Freight tonnage is at the 13-year high but in spite of all the financial […]