The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round of standards for medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles that will cut carbon pollution and improve fuel efficiency. The Phase 2 program promotes a new generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient trucks, improving U.S. energy security and encouraging development of new cost-effective technologies starting and model year 2021 and being phased in completely with model year 2027.
After investing in a piece of equipment, it is up to the owner to ensure the equipment is properly maintained. Using Telematics allows you to use equipment more efficiently so it will last longer. The following are five best practices for effectively extending the life of your equipment.
• Empower Field Service Technicians with a Mobile App
• Use Telematics to Track Asset Performance
• Analyze and Act on Data Collected in the Field
• Establish Automated Alerts Based on Telematics Data
• Schedule Preventative Maintenance Visits
Read this article that was featured in the Construction Equipment Guide for more information on each best practice.
Saving fuel is one reason why many people use telematics to track their fleet, however, it is not the only advantage of telematics. Telematics offers additional benefits such as improvement of maintenance scheduling through diagnostic data, insight to how fleets are utilized, mitigating the risk of vehicle theft, and compare tracking data to employee time cards. Read this informative article that was featured in Automotive Fleet in September 2014 for more information.