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GM to Provide Over-the-Air Updates by 2020

General Motors will be able to provide over-the-air software updates to its vehicles by 2020, CEO and chairman Mary Barra told analysts and investors during a Tuesday conference call.

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Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

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Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer Heat

AAA offers seasonal advice to help drivers protect their vehicles during soaring temperatures.

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Mobile Truck Washer Fleet Clean Enters St. Louis

Mobile truck washer Fleet Clean USA is expanding into the St. Louis market next week and hopes to enter several other southern and Midwest markets by the end of the year, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, Ala.

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Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

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BMW Invests in Online European Auto Repair Firm

BMW i Ventures announces a strategic investment in Caroobi, a leading European online repair shop for cars.

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U.S. Bank Voyager Adds 53 Maintenance Locations

The U.S Bank Voyager Network added 53 new locations as a result of network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of Clark Tire Total Car Care Advantage in North Carolina and McGee Auto Service & Tires in Florida. The new locations now accept Voyager-branded cards for payment of fleet tire purchases and automotive service.

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Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

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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.

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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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Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics 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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