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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.

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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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4 Ways To Reduce Accident Rates, Costs

Fleet policy, driver training and education, use of both in-vehicle and telematics technology, and a review of repair processes and costs can all lead to substantial reductions in accidents and related costs.

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Is the Decline in the U.S. Infrastructure Inevitable?

Since oil prices started increasing in 2003, consumers and businesses have been increasingly feeling the pain in paying for fuel at the pump.

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Aluminum F-150 Designed for Repairability

Ford addresses vehicle engineering, parts pricing, insurance costs and auto body shop training in regards to keeping repair prices in check.

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Maintenance Costs Increase with Longer Service Lives, Recalls

Doing CY-2014, passenger car CPM maintenance costs were up 13 percent as the average age of units in operation increased due to fewer companies engaging in vehicle shortcycling and recalls caused a double-digit spike in rental costs.

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Extended Lifecycles Increase Passenger Car Tire Expenses

The decrease in vehicle shortcycling by commercial fleets has resulted in more vehicles in operation with higher mileages, which necessitate a second or third set of replacement tires during the course of a vehicle's service life.

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Extended Service Intervals Help To Keep PM Costs Flat

Fleets continue to see OEM "recommended" and "required" scheduled service intervals extended, such as fluid changes, spark plugs, transmission services, and timing belts, which help keep preventive maintenance costs flat.

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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.

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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.

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Fleet Maintenance Management System Best Practices

See how one fleet implemented a universal system to reduce operating costs, instill accountability, save time and increase efficiency.

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The 5 Financial Challenges of In-House Maintenance
Putting maintenance in the hands of an expert allows fleets to prevent breakdowns, reduce employment costs, improve CSA scores, recuce liability, and improve total cost of ownership.
Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
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.

Fleet Incentives

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


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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