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Strange but True

Automotive Fleet has collected these “Strange but True” stories from fleet managers, drivers, and fleet management companies. Do you have a strange but true story? Something so incredible it couldn’t have been made up? Share your stories with Automotive Fleet; e-mail: [email protected]

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Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

With environmental benefits, low operating costs, and application flexibility, NEVs may offer a viable alternative for your fleet. Yet there is much to consider before taking the leap to fully battery-powered vehicles.

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Pros & Cons of Extending Replacement Policy

It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.

MOPAR gathered fleet management representatives and automotive dealers for an interactive customer dialogue and new product presentation at its Midwest Fleet Parts and Service Forum in Chicago.

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MOPAR Unveils Parts Pricing and Powertrain Programs

The National Fleet Powertrain Program provides competitive pricing at more than 750 locations nationwide. The new Parts Program assures value pricing for participating companies.

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Trends in Commercial Fleet Management 2008-2010

The high cost of fuel is the No. 1 challenge facing fleets. Annual fuel cost increased, on average, $600 per vehicle from 2005-2007. In addition, other fuel-related commodities, such as replacement tires, have increased in cost.

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Midas Evolves as Fleet Services Provider

In 1956, Midas opened as a muffler repair shop. Today, the company offers a comprehensive commercial fleet services program using state-of-the-art Web-based technologies.

Exception Reports, such as those provided by TireStamp,help fleets better manage fuel economy.

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High-Tech Solutions to Manage Tire CPM

With an effective tire monitoring system, fleets can lower operating costs, increase tire life, and improve driver safety.

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Tire & PM Costs Increase Car Maintenance

Increased cost of replacement tires and PM caused car maintenance expenses in 2007 to increase slightly higher than the prior year. Tire costs were up 4-7 percent, while PM expenses increased 10 percent. Other costs remained flat.

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Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.

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A Long and Useful Life

Through careful use and regular PM maintenance, Los Angeles County Fire Station 92 has gotten 337,000 miles of service out of Squad Truck 592, which was still running strong when the F-350 crew cab was retired.

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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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