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Mich. Senate Approves New Auto Repair Rules

If passed into law, new state regulations would restrict the use of certain non-OEM parts in the repair of newer vehicles.

Map of Mopar parts centers in North America courtesy of FCA US.

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FCA's Mopar Adding $12.2M Parts Center

FCA has started work on a $12.2-million Mopar parts distribution center in Winchester, Va., to expand parts availability for customers, including fleets, in that area.

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N.H. Legislators Pass OEM Replacement Parts Bill

The legislation would place new restrictions on the insurance industry’s use of aftermarket parts for collision repair claims.

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Chevrolet Offers Predictive Maintenance Alerts

Chevrolet is offering a predictive maintenance alerting system called Onstar Proactive Alerts that monitors the health of the vehicle and notifies drivers to take the vehicle in for service.

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Donlen's Contact Center Supervisor Earns ASE Certification

The Auto Care Association has awarded Daniel Wolak, Donlen's contact center supervisor, the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) World Class Technicians certification, the fleet management company announced.

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Bridgestone Expands DriveGuard Tire Line

Bridgestone is adding seven new sizes of its DriveGuard tires designed for minivans and compact SUVs that will be available May 1. The tire line was already available in 36 run-flat sizes for sedans.

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NexTraq Integrates Data With Fleetio's PM Calendar

Telematics provider NexTraq will integrate its data with Fleetio's preventative maintenance calendar under a new partnership between the companies, NexTraq has announced.

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GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

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FCA Offers Mopar Fleet Parts Program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer a Mopar parts and service program for fleets as a one-stop maintenance solution to increase uptime, driver safety, and competitive pricing, FCA has announced.

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GM Launches Vehicle Management Platform for Small Businesses

Known as Commercial Link, General Motors has developed a new platform specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven, and maintenance needs.

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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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