5 TIPS FOR MANAGING FLEET MAINTENANCE

When you are in the fleet business, you should make sure that you limit any downtime. This is to ensure that you do not affect your business negatively. The only way of doing this is by managing your fleet and making sure that your vehicles are on the road at all times. How to effectively […]

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TOP 6 HABITS FOR SUCCESSFUL FLEET MANAGEMENT

Fleet management is a practice that must be constantly practiced if all the benefits of a functioning fleet are to be enjoyed. Running a fleet management business, therefore, calls for consistency, discipline, and keenness to detail so that no area in terms of vehicle maintenance is left unattended and weak. Habits for successful fleet management […]

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WINTER MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR YOUR FLEET VEHICLES

Winter is a season that requires one to effectively maintain their vehicles to ensure that they do not get stuck when carrying out daily tasks. Fleet vehicles require a lot of maintenance during this season as they are always on the road for extended periods during the day or night. Ensuring that you carry out […]

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WINTERIZATION TIPS FOR YOUR TRUCKING FLEET

Winter is one of the harshest seasons in the year. During this season, snow hinders road travel and makes navigating through the roads with a trailer can very difficult. This is because your trucks are usually on the roads for more than ten hours and you have to ensure that you do not get stuck […]

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LONESTAR: BEHIND THE LINEMEN

The powerhouse football program at Kansas State relies on two men—and one truck. BY: MIKE HAMMER PHOTOS BY: BRIDGET BARRETT The Kansas State Wildcats suit up as many as 125 players before each football game. Who makes it happen? At 27, Al Cerbe is one of the youngest equipment managers in major college sports. He […]

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WORKSTAR: RUNWAY MODELS

At Little Rock’s airport, Garsite Aviation’s International® trucks keep aircraft fueled up and ready to fly. BY: ROD O’CONNOR PHOTOS BY: ROARK JOHNSON It’s an hour before dawn, and the ramps at Little Rock National Airport are buzzing. Blue lights twinkle like stars along the taxiway as a 737 commercial jet approaches in the distance […]

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PROSTAR: EFFICIENCY EXPERTS

Navistar engineers have designed the most fuel-efficient truck spec on the market: ProStar® ES. BY: SETH PUTNAM PHOTOS BY: BRIDGET BARRETT It’s official: International has been hard at work designing, testing and tweaking an Efficiency Spec of its acclaimed ProStar® model, and it’s now on the market. “Every customer is interested in making a dollar […]

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SPEC’ING FOR FUEL ECONOMY: AERODYNAMICS

When you’re pushing 50 tons down an open road doing the legal limit, you’re bound to meet some resistance. Wind, most likely. And if your rig isn’t designed and spec’d to minimize aerodynamic drag, you’re certainly paying for it in increased fuel costs over your long haul and in the long run. THE BASICS OF […]

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DURASTAR: SERVE AND DELIVER

From the Bronx to Midtown, two men and a DuraStar® help quench the thirst of New York City. BY: ROD O’CONNOR PHOTOS BY: MEL MANDAHL It’s a brisk late-autumn morning in New York City, and the traffic is stifling. We’re less than a mile from Manhattan Beer Distributors’ buzzing, five-acre South Bronx facility—where the 10 […]

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SUPERIOR DEALERSHIP SUPPORT

International Dealer Network keeps Cowan Systems’ ProStars® on the road. COWAN SYSTEMS has long treaded its own path when it comes to servicing its vehicles. Unlike most carriers its size, Cowan Systems chooses to outsource the majority of the work for its 1,000-plus truck fleet. For the Baltimore-based company, which provides customized transportation packages as […]

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