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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

Photo: Steven Martinez


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.

Photo of 2017 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.


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.


Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella


Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

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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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