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Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Photo of the 10R80 10-speed (left) and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

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High-Gear Transmissions: How Many Gears Are Enough?

With Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) pushing automotive companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, vehicle manufacturers have been evolving their transmissions so they can sell highly efficient vehicles without sacrificing performance.

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

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Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

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Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

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Zubie Adds Repair Shop Locating to App

When the check engine light comes on, Zubie users can access information on the vehicle's specific issue and the action the user should take. Other details the app provides include the severity of the problem and an estimate on repair costs.

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BGTT Fleet Services Names Regional Manager

Jayme Dolbeare-Sharp was named regional manager for BGTT Fleet Services in Louisville, Ky. in February.

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How Preventative Maintenance Can Improve Driver Safety

Regularly monitoring tire pressure, brakes, windshield wipers, and vehicle recalls can help make a vehicle a safer place to do business.

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Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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How to Maintain Your Tires

John Nielsen of AAA offers advice on tire maintenance. Video courtesy of AAA. For more tire safety tips, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.

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Pep Boys Acquires 12 Tire Stores in Memphis

Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack has acquired 12 retail tire locations in the Memphis area with the purchase of Mathis Tire & Auto Service Inc. and Direct Tire Distributors Inc.

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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.
How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center
Fleets are under ever-increasing pressure to cut costs. A fleet parts provider can help turn maintenance from an expense to a cost savings center by saving fleets up to 35% and sometimes more on OEM parts.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
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.

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