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Goodyear Will Hike Prices Next Month

AKRON, OH – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is raising prices on all of its consumer tires up to eight percent, effective on or after June 1.


Continental Tire North America Will Raise Prices in U.S. and Canada

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Continental Tire North America Inc. will raise prices on several tires sold in the U.S. and Canada up to nine percent.


Cooper to Raise Prices Again July 1

FINDLAY, OHIO -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will have another price increase in North America effective July 1 of up to eight percent, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.


Federal Tire Announces Second Price Hike

TAIWAN -- Federal Tire Corp. will implement a price adjustment on Federal and Hero brand tires prior to August 2008, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.


Industry Braces for More Tire Price Increases

AKRON, OH – No fewer than 10 tiremakers recently have raised or will raise their tire prices as a result of escalating raw material, energy, and transportation costs, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.


Trends in Commercial Fleet Management 2008-2010

The high cost of fuel is the No. 1 challenge facing fleets. Annual fuel cost increased, on average, $600 per vehicle from 2005-2007. In addition, other fuel-related commodities, such as replacement tires, have increased in cost.


Checking Tire Pressure Can Save Lives and Increase Fuel Efficiency

PHILADELPHIA – Recognizing that underinflated tires are a leading cause of dangerous tire blowouts, the Pep Boys have once again partnered with the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) to promote consumer tire safety education during this week's National Tire Safety Week Apr. 20-26.


Ford Extends Service Part Warranty Coverage on Gas Engines and Transmissions

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company has improved its Service Part Limited Warranty coverage on both new and remanufactured gas engine and transmission assemblies, increasing the terms from three years/75,000 miles to three years/100,000 miles, effective Apr. 1.


West Coast Bakery Expands Maintenance Management Software Use

BURLINGTON, NJ – Franz Family Bakeries of Portland, Ore., has expanded its use of Arsenault's Dossier maintenance management software from one to all four of its commercial baking plants, according to Arsenault Associates.


Collective Data Posts Record Sales for First Quarter

NORTH LIBERTY, IA – Collective Data, Inc., a provider of fleet information and maintenance management software systems, had record first quarter sales for the period ending Mar. 31, 2008.

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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Fleet Management And Leasing

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Fuel Management

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