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How to Select the Right Battery Cable for Your Application

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 22, 2016 2:39:26 PM

The battery cable is among the most important cables in a battery management system. It ensures you have power, stay on task, and avoid battery drain. But to enable this, you must identify the right battery cable for each application. Below, we outline three of the top factors you must consider to pick the best cable for the job.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Battery Management, Wire & Cable

4 Steps to Extend the Life of Your Automotive Wiring

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 7, 2016 1:56:45 PM

Automotive wiring has a tough job to do. Keeping your fleet up and running isn't easy, and often the electrical system takes the brunt of it. There's a lot you can do to keep your wiring functioning in top form, such as ...

 

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Wire & Cable, Automotive

Implementing a Telematics Solution for Your Fleet? Transparency is Key.

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Are you planning to upgrade your fleet's automotive electrical system with a telematics solution?

In our earlier post, " What Are Telematics and Why Are They Important?", we introduced the concept of telematics and listed some common applications used by fleets to help improve business. 

While telematics are an incredibly useful tool for building a more efficient fleet, many fleets struggle with implementing them due to concern on the part of drivers about privacy and how the data will be used. In this post, we explore how to balance fleet efficiency with team morale.
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Topics: Industry Updates, How To, Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Telematics

Wire Crimping Techniques & Tools by Molex

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 9, 2016 2:41:06 PM

Molex has a history of making industry leading crimp tools, so it's no surprise they have some excellent resources for crimping wire.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Crimping, Molex, Wire & Cable

How to Choose a Power Inverter by Eaton

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 2, 2016 1:36:27 PM

Power inverters are an important tool for fleets, especially commercial long-haul trucks who want to attract and retain drivers despite the current labor shortage. However there are many technical aspects to consider when making this substantial purchase.

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Topics: How To, Fleet Management, Power Inverters, Eaton

How to Develop a Preventative Fleet Maintenance Schedule

Posted by G. Christianson on May 24, 2016 11:30:00 AM


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes, and this is as true of maintaining your fleet as it is of maintaining your health. A preventative fleet maintenance schedule helps ensure your fleet is in top condition and reduces the amount of time you'll have to take vehicles off the road. But what's the best way to start?

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Topics: How To, Fleet Management, Vehicles

How to Prep Your Fleet for the Summer Heat

Posted by G. Christianson on May 3, 2016 2:11:58 PM


Summer is coming, and with it will come batteries that drain faster, engines that overheat quicker, tires deflating, and other fleet issues that can pop up at the worst possible time. If you want to beat the heat and keep your fleet rolling, here's what you should be aware of, and how to prepare for it.

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Topics: How To, Fleet Management, Maintenance

4 Ways to Kill a Boat's Electrical System, and How to Avoid This.

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Mar 15, 2016 1:26:48 PM

Out on the water, an electrical failure can be annoying or even outright dangerous. Without electrical power, boats may be unable to navigate, use the radio, or even have lights on. To ensure a good, safe time on the water, make sure to address these factors before they become problems.

 

 

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Marine

How to Get More Life Out of Batteries

Posted by G. Christianson on Feb 9, 2016 11:37:34 AM

A commercial operation often runs on its batteries. Poorly maintained batteries can take fleets off the road right when they need to be rolling the most. So how can you get more life out of your batteries, and keep up with proper battery management?

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Fleet Management, Battery Management

Five Tips for Streamlining Your Purchasing Process

Posted by G. Christianson on Feb 2, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Purchasing departments always want to tighten up the ship -- no matter how refined a process is, it can always be better. If your New Year's resolution is to streamline your purchasing process, here's how to start.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Purchasing


 

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