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Maven Selects Element Fleet Management for Maintenance Services

General Motors' Maven carsharing service has chosen Element Fleet Management to provide maintenance and accident services for its fleet across the United States.

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Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

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ARI to Test Alexa Voice Commands for Fleet Data

ARI will begin testing an Amazon Alexa app that will allow its fleet clients to access their fleet data and the company's web portal with voice commands.

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Audatex Launches Vehicle Health Check

The new product is a next-generation vehicle scan, diagnostic and repair solution to ensure the health of vehicles after collision or mechanical repairs.

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Preventive Maintenance Costs Remain Flat in 2017

Continued stability in crude oil prices, along with longer oil drain intervals, are helping to offset the higher cost of synthetic motor oils that are now required by more automotive OEMs.

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Higher Commodity Prices Put Upward Pressure on Tire Costs

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, primarily with higher prices for commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive, tires.

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Maintenance Costs Remain Flat Despite Rising Labor Rates

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, with the primary factor being increased overall vehicle quality. Other repair costs adjusted for inflation, were, on average, consistent with those in CY-2016.

ARI and Royal Mail formed a strategic cooperation agreement in April with the primary goal of providing around the clock maintenance management services for cars, vans and trucks. Photo: ARI

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ARI, Royal Mail Bolster Fleet Productivity with Alliance

The postal service company and ARI formed a strategic alliance to assist fleets in the United Kingdom with maximizing compliance and minimizing downtime via the services that the organizations have to offer.

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Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

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Toyota Tops CR's Reliability Report, Again

Toyota remains at the top of Consumer Reports' annual reliability study, while Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Subaru showed the biggest improvement from the 2016 survey.

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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 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.
How to Prevent the #1 Diesel Fuel Contaminant from Harming Your Fleet's Engines
Believe it or not, water is the number 1 contaminant in diesel fuel, and causes problems for fleets like decreased efficiency, lower MPG and increased expenses. Read more to learn how to mitigate the effects of water contamination to keep your diesel fleet healthy.

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