Articles by David Kolman

2012 truck roundup

Latest models designed for power, green options
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Completed annually, Beverage Industry’s medium- and heavy-duty truck roundup, which consists of Classes 4 through 8, is a compilation of vehicle offerings suited to beverage industry applications. Highlighted as follows is an overview of model year 2012 trucks and selected vehicle specifications.


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Enhance driver safety after ‘falling back’

Safety advice to adapt to daylight saving time
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For most of the United States, daylight saving time will end at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 6, which is when clocks are turned back an hour, making it 1 a.m. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don’t observe daylight saving time. For the record, it is daylight saving time and not daylight savings time.
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Vehicle disposal more than an end-of-use concern

A fleet’s lifecycle, maintenance can increase disposal options
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The critical element in optimizing fleet lifecycle costs is determining vehicle ownership economics and replacement intervals and methods. The process begins with vehicle selection and acquisition, the foundation of which is identifying transportation and operational requirements, then evaluating the best ways of meeting those essentials.
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Getting the most out of engine oil

Oil analysis programs offer numerous benefits
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Maintaining engine lubricating oil is a very important element in stretching the productive life of vehicle engines. Often referred to as the life blood of the engine, the oil circulates through the engine, performing critical functions necessary to maintain engine performance and maximize useful service life.
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TMCSuperTech provides competition, education

Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting hosts variety of events
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Vehicle repair and maintenance is only as good as the knowledge and skills of the technicians that perform the work. Consequently, the more successful fleets and maintenance operations invest in continuous training for their technicians to help them keep up with new vehicle technology and diagnostic and repair equipment. Fleet’s technicians can take part in TMCSuperTech, a national technician skills competition dedicated to both honoring technician professionalism and acknowledging the best of the best.


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The dangers of working in excessive heat

Identify and treat illnesses that are heat related
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A timely topic for a safety meeting is about working in excessive heat and humidity. The reason being is workers need to take special precautions because such weather conditions can result in a variety of adverse health effects, from discomfort to serious illness, and even death. The body reacts to heat by increasing the blood flow to the skin’s surface and by sweating. This results in cooling as sweat evaporates from the body’s surface and heat is carried to the surface of the body from within by the increased blood flow. Heat also can be lost by radiation and convection from the body’s surface.


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Scrap tire analysis can reduce costs

Columnist David Kolman recommends analyzing scrap tires for fleet maintenance information.
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It’s hard to imagine many jobs as unpleasant as dealing with scrap tires. Most fleets store, pile or throw scrap tires somewhere behind the maintenance shop.
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Technician Competitions Help Companies Stay Ahead

Vehicle technicians turn to competition to stay ahead
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Columnist David Kolman covers vehicle technician competitions that help service people stay ahead of the learning curve.
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Revised Breaking Regulations Checkup

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Columnist David Kolman summarizes options to keep in line with new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 121.
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Green tips for fleet maintenance shops

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Columnist David Kolman shares professional advice on maintaining a more environmentally friendly maintenance operation.
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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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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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