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Mobile Truck Washer Fleet Clean Enters St. Louis

Mobile truck washer Fleet Clean USA is expanding into the St. Louis market next week and hopes to enter several other southern and Midwest markets by the end of the year, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, Ala.

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Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

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BMW Invests in Online European Auto Repair Firm

BMW i Ventures announces a strategic investment in Caroobi, a leading European online repair shop for cars.

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U.S. Bank Voyager Adds 53 Maintenance Locations

The U.S Bank Voyager Network added 53 new locations as a result of network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of Clark Tire Total Car Care Advantage in North Carolina and McGee Auto Service & Tires in Florida. The new locations now accept Voyager-branded cards for payment of fleet tire purchases and automotive service.

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Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

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Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

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High-Gear Transmissions: How Many Gears Are Enough?

With Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) pushing automotive companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, vehicle manufacturers have been evolving their transmissions so they can sell highly efficient vehicles without sacrificing performance.

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Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

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Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

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Zubie Adds Repair Shop Locating to App

When the check engine light comes on, Zubie users can access information on the vehicle's specific issue and the action the user should take. Other details the app provides include the severity of the problem and an estimate on repair costs.

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