Articles Tagged with ''trucks''

Top tire tips

Steps for controlling tire costs
By Tom Kelley
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Tires, by a wide margin, are the top maintenance cost for most beverage fleets. Containing these costs requires frequent, thorough inspections and diligently maintaining proper tire pressure to prevent a tire’s early demise.


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Supplier’s Marketplace: November 2013

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Highlighting its Freightliner Trucks Business Class M2, Daimler Trucks North America LLC’s Freightliner trucks offer the M2 106 and M2 112, which both feature best-in-class visibility with a 2,500-square-inch windshield and have numerous manual, automated and automatic transmission choices, the company says.


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The 2014 truck roundup

What's new in the fleet space
By Tom Kelley
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Beverage truck news continues to show a mixed bag for 2014 as many truck manufacturers are still in a “holding pattern” due to economic uncertainty.


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Not-so-secret fleet operations

By Tom Kelley
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All too often, I find fleet managers who are reluctant to talk about even the most basic details of their operations, generally because they’re afraid they might “give away” an advantage to their competitors.
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Promoting safe driving

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A primary duty in most management positions is controlling costs. 


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Distribution: The 2013 truck roundup

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In early 2012, commercial truck sales improved dramatically. 


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Distribution: Preparing for winter weather driving

Proper inspection eases winter driving concerns
By David Kolman
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 Winter weather and the harsh driving conditions that come with it can have a pronounced effect on any vehicle.  


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Keys to avoid animal-vehicle accidents

By David Kolman
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 It is about that time of year again: time to start thinking about — and preparing for — deer-vehicle collision (DVC) season, or as some refer to it, deer-vehicle accident (DVA) season.  


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Ensuring appropriate alignment

Vehicle alignment is an integral maintenance issue
By David Kolman
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 Vehicle alignment settings serve a variety of functions in vehicle operation and affect, among other things, handling, steering, stability, performance and safety.  


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Warranty administration through technology

Software tracks opportunities for fleet advantages
By David Kolman
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Warranty administration involves the tracking and recovery of all vehicle expenses related to manufacturer recalls and vehicle warranty-covered repairs. Although it can be a time-consuming and complex task, warranty recovery also can be one of the quickest ways to improve a fleet’s operational bottom line.
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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The August 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on KeVita, as well as articles about beverage consumers, natural and organic varieties, smart snacks, and more. Check it out today!

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