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PM Transaction Costs Up But Longer Intervals Keep Costs Flat

The auto OEMs continue to adopt more stringent motor oil requirements, which increases the cost of each PM service. But, the intervals between services have continued to widen, mitigating some of the additional costs.

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Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

Graph courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer.

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Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tire prices for CY-2016 are flat because of less volatility in the global prices of commodities used to manufacture tires, namely oil, rubber, and steel. The forecast is for a continuation of price stability into CY-2017.

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Donlen Driver Call Center Receives Award

Donlen's Driver Call Center has earned the Outstanding Customer Support Performance Recognition award from the Fraser Group.

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Reaches 160 MPH in Utah

A race-prepared Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype reached a top speed of 160 mph at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and set a land-speed record in the hybrid category, Hyundai announced.

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ARI Adds Driver App with Push Notifications

ARI has introduced its Driver Insights app to make it "exponentially more convenient" for drivers to access information about their fleet vehicle, according to the fleet management company.

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Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

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AUTOsist Launches Fleet Maintenance and Fuel Tracker App

The app gives fleet managers a better way to keep track of vehicle maintenance, fuel, and other important records, all via a mobile app available for iOS and Android.

Photo of Low-Profile Light-Duty Vehicle Lift Adapter courtesy of Steril-Koni.

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Low-Profile Adapter for Light-Duty Vehicles

Stertil-Koni has introduced a new ALI certified, low-profile light truck adapter specifically engineered for a broad range of light-duty vehicles with minimal ground clearance, including pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans.

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Fleetio Launches Mobile Vehicle Inspections

Fleetio has begun offering a Web-based software module that provides an alternative to paper-based vehicle inspections for fleets, the company has announced.

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