Repair Them Or Junk Them?

County of Fresno Fleet Services Division shares how they handled this quandary

The Freightliner M2 106 is equipped with a Cummins ISC diesel, rated 300 hp and 860 ft/lbs of torque, mated to an Allison 3500 series automatic transmission.

All trucks were operational by July 31, 2012.

Dean Industrial Enterprises designed the units per Fresno County’s requirements to carry diesel fuel, gasoline, chassis grease, two motor oils, hydraulic oil and water, and installed the onboard AssetWorks hardware, says Kerns. Drain oil recovery is provided with provision for draining spent filters.

The fuel pumps, high-pressure wash pumps and the Doosan Ingersoll-Rand air compressors are hydraulically driven. The primary product pumps and reels are Lincoln Industrial (


Overall, the replacement process went according to the timeline established for the project and was successful, say Moore and Kerns.

One of the main reasons for this, they feel, is that by involving all stakeholders and gathering the necessary prerequisite information from them, Fleet Services was able to gain a clear understanding of the application needs and requirements, along with the operating parameters – what the mobile fueling and service trucks are expected to do and how.

Moreover, regular meetings were held with all suppliers throughout the entire trucking building process so that there were no surprises and any problems that cropped up could be addressed more quickly.

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