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Four Extra Protection Measures that Extend the Life of Your Automotive Wiring

Posted by G. Christianson on Mar 16, 2018 10:21:16 AM


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: Wire & Cable

Four Tips for Operating a More Fuel Efficient Fleet

Posted by G. Christianson on Mar 16, 2018 9:06:28 AM

Don't let your electrical system short you on fuel.


Fleets are always thirsty for fuel. Even with the stunning advances made in fuel efficiency for industrial vehicles from tractor trailers to agricultural equipment, everybody wants to get more out of every drop in the tank. And you can always get at least a little bit more out of your fuel budget, especially from the electrical system, if you know where to look.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Fleet Management

Fleet Managers...Are Your Snowplows Ready for Winter?

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 22, 2017 10:22:42 AM

With winter approaching, now is the perfect time to give your current snowplow, or your entire fleet, a thorough inspection. An effective maintenance plan enables your snow-removal equipment to operate as intended—and also ensures long-lasting reliability.

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Topics: snowplow,, snowplow maintenance, snowplow upgrades, winter, winter snow removal, snowplow electrical troubleshooting, snowplow warning lights, snowplow alarms

Battery Isolators 101

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 15, 2016 2:15:48 PM

Battery isolators aren't the flashiest part, but they're also often the only part standing between the function or failure of a vehicle, boat or machine. Here's what a battery isolator does, why it's important, and how to spot the right one for your needs.
 
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Topics: Resources & Tools, Basics, Battery Management, Battery Isolators

Automotive Cross-Link vs. GPT Wire: What Are the Differences?

Posted by G. Christianson on Aug 18, 2016 1:42:46 PM

There are many types of automotive wire, but two of the most common are cross-link polyethylene and GPT wire. Here are some key differences between the two that are important to remember as you look to resupply your shop and build new products and circuits.

 

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Wire & Cable

Are Hybrid Vehicles Right for Your Fleet?

Posted by G. Christianson on Aug 9, 2016 10:01:20 AM

Rising fuel efficiency standards and memories of the days of $4-a-gallon diesel has many fleets considering upgrading to hybrids before the cost of fuel goes up or the inspector visits. The electrical supplies for hybrid technology are also improving constantly and becoming more appealing. But are hybrid vehicles a good fit for your fleet?

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Topics: Fleet Management, New Technologies, Green Fleets, Hybrids

Is Your Commercial Ship Fleet Experiencing These Common Wiring Issues?

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 19, 2016 12:24:17 PM


Is your fleet's electrical system as safe as it could be?

Commercial ships take a beating out on the open ocean, and often the most delicate of their systems, the electrical system, takes the brunt of it. The US Coast Guard recently raised a warning about the most common problems they're seeing in commercial shipping, some of which can stop a ship in its tracks or even injure members of the crew. Before you ship out, make sure your crew has checked for these wiring issues.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Molex

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

6 Electrical Safety Tips to Protect Your Team on the Job

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 5, 2016 1:53:48 PM



We often take electrical safety for granted, and that's how accidents happen. In 2010, just in America,there were 150 workplace fatalities due to electrical accidents, and many, many more injuries ranging from the minor to hospitalizations. Nobody wants a fleet at risk, so make sure that everyone knows these electrical safety tips.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Safety

Marine Wiring: The Top 3 Things You Must Consider

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 30, 2016 1:53:28 PM

Wiring a boat can seem like a simple proposition for a boat builder. After all, the principles of electricity don't change when you're on the water. But there are concerns that any marine wiring job needs to keep front and center. So before you design a circuit diagram for your next boat, keep this in mind.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Marine, Design, Engineers, Wire & Cable


 

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