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Strange but True

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Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

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Bright Ideas Energize Fleet Management

From acquisition to remarketing, a compilation of best ideas in managing successful, cost-effective, and efficient fleets is presented.

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Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 5% in 2008

Replacement tire costs rose 5 percent and labor rates increased 3-4 percent in 2008-CY. Although extended OEM warranties protect powertrains against catastrophic failures, expanded maintenance requirements may increase cost.

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All About Medium-Duty Work Truck Engines

Defining exactly what a truck must do is the first step in spec’ing a medium-duty truck engine.

Shaun Groh from First Vehicle Services runs a maintenance check on an Eastman Chemical fleet vehicle.

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Eastman Chemical's Partnership Fine-Tunes Its Fleet

Eastman Chemical selects First Vehicle Services to oversee its maintenance operations, share customer service best practices, and identify ways to increase vehicle availability within its fleet.

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Vehicle Graphics Do's, Dont's, and Advice

Utilized as advertisements or mobile billboards, vehicle graphics can give fleet vehicles an identity. The pros advise not to make designs too busy or complicated, and communicate needs and requirements clearly.

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Pros & Cons: Aluminum vs. FRP Van Bodies

Each material offers benefits and drawbacks. Aluminum may be less expensive, but fiberglass reinforced plywood (FRP) is sturdier. Evaluate your truck application to determine which factors matter most.

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Firing Line: What Fleet Issues Keep You Up at Night?

What Fleet Issues Keep You Up at Night?

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Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008

For calendar-year 2008, the year-to-date cost of fuel has increased 30 percent, the price for replacement tires rose 5-10 percent, and the cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent.

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Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
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.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
Dollars and Cents of Engine Calibration (Infographic)
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Fleet Incentives

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

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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