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Lincoln MKX to Get Tires from Hankook

Hankook Tire has been selected as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX with its 20-inch Ultra High Performance All Season Ventus S1 noble.


OTC Upgrades Encore Maintenance Software

OTC has released version of its Encore software to provide enhanced diagnostics information, an improved web browser experience, and an expanded data stream and global OBD II coverage in Spanish.

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Proper Tire Maintenance Drives Fleet Safety

Ensuring frequent tire inspections and knowing the difference between a proper and improper tire repair is critical to safe fleet operations.

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Third of 2015 Models Lack Spare Tire

AAA is urging automakers to ensure that all models come with a spare tire, arguing that inflator kits are an inadequate alternative.

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Extended Oil Drain Intervals Mitigate Increased PM Expense

Improvements in engine design and on-board oil life monitoring, along with improved oil quality and the use of synthetic oils, have extended oil drain intervals and served to decrease PM service frequency.

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Fleet Maintenance and Repair Costs Decrease in CY-2015

Extended maintenance intervals and high vehicle quality contributed to the decline. Areas of concern include higher labor rates, rising parts prices, and difficulties diagnosing increasingly complex systems.


Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

A number of variables are keeping fleet operating costs flat, primarily the dramatic drop in fuel prices that began three years ago, but also extended maintenance intervals, and lower commodity prices to manufacture tires.

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Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tires are the second highest operating cost for fleets after fuel. During CY-2015, replacement tire prices have remained stable compared to the prior year.


Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

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How to Increase Fleet Productivity Using Telematics

Most fleets using telematics cite increased productivity as a top benefit. Find out how to capitalize on at least seven major areas of operations.


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