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Truck and road are the perfect match. Unfortunately, road and dust, too. When managing fleets traveling on different highways, the conditions of each route need to be considered. Good scripting is essential in the logistics process, but it is not always possible to avoid places that could harm the vehicle’s health or that could bring unexpected costs.

So it is with the dirt accumulated in truck systems, the air filter is a great accumulator of this dirt. Filters are one of the most important parts of truck mechanics. The correct maintenance of the components ensures, in addition to longer service life for the engine, to avoid some problems, such as:


– Filter clogging

– Entry of dust, earth, and other particles into the engine’s combustion chamber

– Engine overheating


The last item is linked to fuel consumption, as the hotter the engine, the more performance can be harmed, thus stimulating a greater expenditure on fuel. Cleaning the air filters well brings safety and economy. However, as a fleet manager you must be aware of the conditions of all vehicles, and to take care of the filter, only specialized professionals must do the maintenance. As the filter is what helps to regulate the air intake for the fuel, cleaning and periodically changing it will also make a final difference in your fuel costs.

For each gallon of fuel burned, the engine uses up to 10,000 gallons of air; thus it is easy to understand how vital a clean air filter is to the proper operation of a car. So here we listed some benefits of changing your air filter regularly: 


  1. Increased fuel efficiency

One of the biggest reasons to change your air filter regularly. Some studies indicate that replacing a dirty air filter increases fuel mileage on older, carbureted cars by as much as 14 percent if the filter is so dirty it affects driveability. In addition, changing a clogged air filter can potentially increase acceleration by 6 to 11 percent on modern fuel-injected cars. Other studies claim a 10 percent increase in gas mileage and up to 15¢ per gallon fuel savings. 

  1. Prolongs engine life

Changing the air filter regularly helps prolong engine life because the air filter is designed to trap damaging dirt and debris that can damage internal engine parts such as the cylinders and pistons. Engine damage can occur from particles as small as a grain of salt and result in costly repairs. 


  1. Inexpensive and quick fix

An air filter is one of the least expensive maintenance components to replace and can be done by doing it yourself. It is important to make certain the replacement air filter is designed for your exact make and model of car.

In addition to taking care of filter cleaning, there are other ways to regulate and reduce fuel consumption in your fleet. One of them is with Link2Pump. We made fuel tracking and reporting simple. In the era of data and connectivity, Link2Pump empowers businesses to take control of their fuel usage. Our solution combines a web portal and a device connected to your fuel dispenser.

Link2Pump also offers an open API for seamless and free integration with 3rd party softwaresYour fuel transactions and tank inventory data in the L2P system can interface via web service with basically any software platform, such as fleet fuel cards, billing programs, fleet maintenance, telematics, and much more. You can also export to text and spreadsheet files. 


Our company has solutions for several industries, such as agriculture, aviation, construction, government, marinas, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and utilities. If you want to learn more about our solution and are looking for alternatives to improve the bottom line and productivity, please get in touch.

Many truck drivers end up caring a lot about the integrity of the loads they carry or the truck itself, but they forget the most important thing: their health. More than 50% of truck drivers are obese, compared to 26.7% of all U.S. adults. Similarly, diabetes is 50% more common in truckers than in the general population, and 54% of truckers smoke, compared to just 21% overall. These health issues can put drivers at greater risk of disease, increase their medical bills, hinder their quality of life and even endanger their lives.

Many of these health trends result from the industry’s long hours, little flexibility and limited options. Consequently, the trucking industry must change to promote healthier lifestyles. Here we list some examples of what can be done. 


Provide Health Information Resources

Trucking companies and truck stops should offer resources to teach truckers how to improve their eating, exercise and other health habits. Information alone won’t solve the sector’s health issues, but it provides a starting point. Without it, becoming healthier is far more challenging.


Make Schedules More Flexible

One of the reasons so many truckers face health issues is because of their schedules. Since truckers work long hours, they may not have the time to exercise regularly. More flexible schedules would help give drivers the time they need to become more physically active.


Reward Healthy Behavior

Trucking companies can encourage healthier lifestyle choices by rewarding them. A sense of competition, or even just the thought of a prize, can convince drivers who may not otherwise be interested in health programs. Companies can create a tier system where drivers who meet different goals receive increasing awards.

Drivers can also do their part by including some of these items in their daily routine:


  1. Stay Hydrated
  2. Eat Fruits & Vegetables
  3. Avoid Stimulants
  4. Eat light
  5. Eat less junk food 
  6. Sleep and rest
  7. Get exercise


Healthier truckers will spend less on medical bills, have a higher quality of life and live longer. While health may be a matter of personal choices, trucking companies can help improve the safety of their employees by promoting better options.

As with most other industries, the outbreak has transformed global logistics in profound ways. But unlike most other industries, the decline in economic activity during the pandemic has not impacted global logistics too adversely. The consumption of goods, medicines, and other essential stuff — and thus the corresponding logistics needs — remained relatively unaffected.

According to a recent study, the growth of the global transport and logistics software market is expected to increase at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2021 and 2026. In 2021, the market is growing at a steady pace and with the growing adoption of strategies by the main players, the market is expected to rise over the projected horizon.

Some researchers affirm that the pandemic has been an inflection point for the transport and logistics industry too, thereby compelling organizations across the world to focus more closely on gaining end-to-end visibility in their business operations, fleet management, asset tracking, and shipment monitoring.

For your company to be a reference in the market, it needs to invest and apply the results of a new technology well. It is possible to gain an advantage over the competition, adapt to new business models, and offer services more competitively. The market demands it today, and the risk of non-adaptation is to stay out of the globalization that new technologies impose

Whether it’s automotive, financial services, food, or grocery delivery, technology has always been the biggest disrupter in any industry, and the logistics space is no different. 

Whether it is automotive, financial services, food, or grocery delivery, technology has always been the biggest disrupter in any industry and the logistics space is no different. As more advanced technologies are getting rolled out, industry pundits reckon that business processes are getting streamlined for companies to deliver better efficiencies. The advancements in technology, such as automated material handling equipment, biometrics, GPS, etc, aid organizations and businesses to work proficiently, thereby spurring the growth of the logistics market across the globe.

The impact for logistics operations is, without a doubt, having to follow these trends for the logistics market to face competitors and become more competitive in the market. It is a process that requires adaptation, versatility, effort, and learning. Are you ready for it?