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Hail Damage Claims for Vehicles Spiking

Insurers made increasingly higher payouts for hail damage to vehicles in three of the four years ending with 2014 than in the earlier three years of a seven-year study completed by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

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Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.


Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

Here are some summer driving tips from State Farm you can pass along.


Summer Driving Advice

This video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers tips on summertime driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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How to Conduct Efficient Vehicle Inspections

To ensure the safety of the vehicle being operated, fleet drivers need to conduct efficient pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections. These inspections will serve as the first indicator of what preventive maintenance must be done.

Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert indicates reaching the correct pressure with a beep of the horn. Photo courtesy of Nissan.


Nissan Offers Tire Safety Tips

It’s Tire Safety Week so here’s some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Photo of Michigan Capitol Building courtesy of Michigan Senate.


Mich. Senate Approves New Auto Repair Rules

If passed into law, new state regulations would restrict the use of certain non-OEM parts in the repair of newer vehicles.

Map of Mopar parts centers in North America courtesy of FCA US.


FCA's Mopar Adding $12.2M Parts Center

FCA has started work on a $12.2-million Mopar parts distribution center in Winchester, Va., to expand parts availability for customers, including fleets, in that area.

Photo of New Hampshire State House by Alexius Haratius via Wikimedia Commons.


N.H. Legislators Pass OEM Replacement Parts Bill

The legislation would place new restrictions on the insurance industry’s use of aftermarket parts for collision repair claims.

Graphic courtesy of GM.


Chevrolet Offers Predictive Maintenance Alerts

Chevrolet is offering a predictive maintenance alerting system called Onstar Proactive Alerts that monitors the health of the vehicle and notifies drivers to take the vehicle in for service.

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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.
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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