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Photo courtesy of Schwan's Home Service. Schwan's Gains Economic Benefits From Propane Autogas
Schwan's Home Service prevented the emission of a cumulative 31,450 tons of greenhouse gases in one year by using propane autogas.
Photo via Automotive Fleet Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Vehicle Maintenance
Most agree that many of the trends we are experiencing today will continue for the next decade; however, technology, in particular vehicle connectivity, will have a dramatic impact on how vehicles will be maintained in the future.
Photo via Pixabay. Forecast of Operating Costs for CY-2015
If one word could describe the forecast for CY-2015 operating costs, it would be "flat." The upbeat forecast is for gasoline and diesel prices to slightly decrease, while maintenance and tire costs are predicted to remain stable.
Prices for Replacement Tires Stabilize in CY-2014
Replacement tires are the third-largest fleet expense category. In recent years, there have been year-over-year price increases for replacement tires. A key reason for current, stable tire pricing is less volatility in commodity costs.
Commercial Fleet Maintenance Costs Remain Flat in CY-2014
Maintenance costs have decreased in the past 12 months with the primary reason being increased vehicle quality. But, there are concerns about vehicle complexity, part prices, labor rates, and soft costs such as driver downtime.

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Tuff Rug Absorbent Pad Oil Eater’s Tuff Rug is an absorbent pad for use in high traffic areas and designed to be tough enough for use in maintenance departments, forklift aisles, oil change pits and walkways. View more info
Two-Post Lift for High-Roof Vans Rotary Lift's SPO12 two-post lift is designed to accommodate high roof commercial vans with an extended height option. The extended height option increases the lift's overall height by three feet. View more info
Fast Fuel Diesel Fuel Treatment Prolong Super Lubricants' Fast Fuel concentrated commercial grade diesel fuel treatment improves the fuel economy and performance of heavy duty diesel work trucks and commercial vans. View more info
QuickTrick Alignment Tools QuickTrick Alignment's QuickSlide and Fleetslide product lines help fleet maintenance technicians properly align their vehicles' wheels. Using either of these tools, mechanics and tire technicians can perform a wheel alignment on any hard surface. View more info
The Craftsman C3 19.2 Volt .5 in. Impact Wrench C3 Impact Wrench The Craftsman C3 is a cordless impact wrench that features 300 foot-pounds of torque and up to 3,000 impacts per minute and 3,000 revolutions per minute to handle projects under the hood or around the house with speed and ease. View more info

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Managing Government Mandates
For fleet managers, nothing is more important than keeping vehicles running and productive. Maintaining vehicles, including repair, upkeep, and downtime, has a huge impact on a fleet’s bottom line. A proactive, preventive maintenance program helps fleet managers keep vehicle repair costs to a minimum. Find out how you can stay on top of your vehicles’ service needs in this eBook.
How to Control Repair Costs, Reduce Vehicle Downtime and Streamline Your Maintenance Process
A well-maintained fleet is an efficient, productive fleet – but it doesn’t maintain itself. This eBook offers practical ideas and techniques for lowering repair costs, reducing vehicle downtime, and keeping your fleet in top operating condition.

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