Articles by David Kolman

2012 truck roundup

Latest models designed for power, green options
November 14, 2011
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
October 14, 2011
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
September 12, 2011
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
August 15, 2011
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
July 11, 2011

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
June 20, 2011

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.
May 17, 2011
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
April 4, 2011
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

March 7, 2011
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

January 7, 2011
Columnist David Kolman shares professional advice on maintaining a more environmentally friendly maintenance operation.
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Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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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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