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Photos courtesy of iStockPhoto.com. Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Decrease 4%
Overall, passenger car maintenance costs per unit, per month decreased 4 percent in 2013 with the average cost per mile decreasing 2 percent from 2012. These costs include unscheduled repair services, preventive maintenance (PM), tires, and replacement rentals.
Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com. Tire Safety Myths and Tips
Whether it's the middle of a historic winter blizzard or a scorching, sticky summer day, properly maintained tires keep vehicles on the road and running safely. In addition to the high number of tips out there to help keep the rubber on the road, there are also some myths that can get drivers in a heap of trouble if they are blindly followed.
Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com. Strategies to Increase Driver Productivity
Fleet managers are tasked with constantly watching their fleet's bottom line, while also ensuring vehicles are operating efficiently and available to accomplish the mission of any particular fleet.
Illustration by Armie Bautista. Preventive Maintenance Then & Now: What's Different?
There are many building blocks in the edifice of successful fleet management. From vehicle selection to assignment, and from replacement cycles to policy, everything has its place. One of the basic foundations of any fleet operation is the preventive maintenance schedule.
Illustration by Armie Bautista. Fleet Operating Costs Remain Flat In 2013
Operating costs for fuel, replacement tires, maintenance/repairs, and preventive maintenance (PM) oil drains were flat in the 12 months ending August 2013 compared to the prior 12 months.

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Freedom Lift Stertil-Koni announced the introduction of three additional models of heavy-duty two-post lifts in its new FREEDOM LIFT series. View more info
PH4 In-Vehicle Camera System Planet Halo, Inc. introduces its PH4 in-vehicle surveillance system that can capture high-resolution recordings of activity in a vehicle. F View more info
The HD700 Electrohydraulic Tire Changer. HD700 Tire Changer Bee Line and Corghi USA Inc. offer the HD700 Electrohydraulic Tire Changer. The HD700 is designed for professionals who service trucks, buses or industrial vehicles. View more info
MaxxForce 13.0L engine with SCR. MaxxForce 13.0L with SCR The MaxxForce 13 features the proven Cummins Emission Solutions after-treatment system and includes numerous improvements to the turbochargers, EGR valves, high and low temperature coolers and exhaust bellows. View more info
15W40 Diesel Motor Oil ANAHEIM, CA - The newly formulated premium-grade motor oil was engineered to adhere to industry standards such as Mac T-11, API CJ-4, Cummins 20081, Caterpillar ECF-3/ECF-2, and Volvo VDS-4. 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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