It is early spring in 2018. Most major fleets have become such sophisticated users of data to do prognostics or predictive maintenance these days that they don’t even use the predictive word anymore. It is just part and parcel of routine maintenance—business as usual.
Prognostics, of course, had been talked about for more than 20 years before it became a reality, but there was never the data to actually make it work. Now trucks all roll off the assembly line connected to