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How Fleets Source Replacement Parts

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When procuring replacement parts for their vehicles, more than two-thirds of commercial fleet managers surveyed by Automotive Fleet don't mandate factory parts and nearly three of four didn't identify a preferred brand.

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Icahn Selling Federal-Mogul to Tenneco

Icahn Enterprises L.P., the parent company of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, is selling auto parts maker Federal-Mogul LLC to Tenneco Inc. for $5.4 billion. Tenneco plans to split Federal-Mogul into two entities.

Fleet Incentives

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

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Fram Relaunches Website

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Fram has relaunched Fram.com so its website is easy to navigate and responsive on mobile. The website's enhanced design introduces a series of helpful features and offers a superior experience for new and returning visitors, according to the filters provider.

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Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

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Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Research from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that vehicle parts can bring in...

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

Fleet FAQ

Director of Product Marketing, Verizon Connect

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect

Director of Product Marketing, Verizon Connect

http://www.fleetmatics.com/
Chief Operating Officer

Jack Firriolo

Chief Operating Officer

http://www.merchantsfleetmanagement.com/
Senior Vice President and General Manager

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

Senior Vice President and General Manager

https://www.wexinc.com
Executive Vice President of eDriving

Ed Dubens

Executive Vice President of eDriving

https://www.edriving.com/fleet/products-and-services/

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Fleet Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3%

Fleet Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3%

Extended oil-drain intervals have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils and cartridge oil filters. Higher labor rates in 2017 exerted upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs.

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Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

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For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive tires.

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Autonomous Vehicles Pose Washing Dilemma

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Autonomous vehicles need to be cleaned more often than regular cars but putting them through an automated car wash could actually cause other hazardous issues, according to a CNN report.