Your truck battery needs regular preventive maintenance. Corrosion can cause problems, downtime and expense. It’s best to spend a few minutes routinely inspecting each truck battery and going through the following steps:
- Use battery cleaner spray to neutralize any acid buildup.
- Rinse with water.
- Loosen terminal nuts with a wrench. Always disconnect the negative post first.
- Use a battery post and terminal brush to brush any residue and corrosion.
- Reattach the terminals to the post, doing the positive terminal first.
- Spray battery protective spray on battery terminals.
- Wipe your tools with a rag. Any sulfuric acid on rags can eat holes in them.
Which works best for Class 3-4 truck engines – gasoline or diesel? It’s important to balance performance, fuel-efficiency and budget when making this decision for your truck fleet.
We’ll list 9 factors to assess when deciding between diesel or gasoline engines to help guide you in your decision.
With a wide range of drive-axle ratios for medium-duty trucks available, fleet managers must weigh/factor carefully which one they choose for their fleet. Their decision will affect a truck’s top-end speed, fuel economy and load pulling ability.
For light-duty service trucks, the process for selection is pretty simple because there are only two to three ratios from which to choose. A good starting point is understanding what the drive-axle ratio means and how it affects truck performance. To do this, Ken Gilles, truck operations manager for GE Capital Fleet Services, has listed the following 10 factors to consider: