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Is Your Fleet Ready for the Next Storm?

Irma and Harvey. Wildfires and record snowfalls. The string of natural disasters to hit the U.S. over the past decade has been historic and devastating with property damage costing tens of billions of dollars.

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HUBB - The Next Generation of Filters

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

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Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

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A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

Isuzu, Chevrolet, Hino, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America offer similar standard warranties for their diesel cabovers, and provide additional component warranties to increase a fleet manager's piece of mind.

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Element Offers Maintenance, Windshield Repair Scheduling on Mobile Devices

Element Fleet Management has begun offering maintenance scheduling through its Xcelerate for Drivers website and mobile app with Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC), Tires Plus, and windshield repair scheduling with Safelite AutoGlass locations.

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7 Steps to Check Oil

A vehicle's engine is at risk for failure when the oil is low or dirty. This video demonstrates how to check the oil. Video courtesy of Allstate. For more maintenance advice, click here.

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Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

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GM to Provide Over-the-Air Updates by 2020

General Motors will be able to provide over-the-air software updates to its vehicles by 2020, CEO and chairman Mary Barra told analysts and investors during a Tuesday conference call.

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Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

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Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer Heat

AAA offers seasonal advice to help drivers protect their vehicles during soaring temperatures.

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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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The Process of Turning Maintenance Data Into Actionable Information
Maintenance providers can help fleets gather crucial maintenance data and integrate it into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve operations.
Dollars and Cents of Engine Calibration (Infographic)
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Why it Pays to Separate Parts From Labor
Fleets are under increasing pressure to lower costs. Vehicle Maintenance offers untapped potential for savings, specifically by separating parts from labor. This simple change could save fleets 35% or more.
Reduce Your Oil Change Costs By Up To 50%
Take a look at these seven steps for choosing the right oil and filter combination for your fleet.
The True Costs of Outsourced Maintenance & How to Compare Vendors
The most inexpensive vendor isn’t always the one with the lowest bill rate. There are a number of cost factors that fleets need to consider when choosing an outsourced maintenance provider.

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Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

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