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GM Offers Optional Extended Warranty

General Motors has begun offering an extended bumper-to-bumper warranty to its customers that matches the time span of the powertrain warranty. The new bumper-to-bumper warranty is available on new vehicles purchased on or after Oct. 15 for the 2018 or 2019 model year.

International Increases Warranty Protection for Vocational Trucks

International Truck announced three plans to deliver on its uptime pledge to vocational truck customers: the extension of the International A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for vocational models, a new, Vocational Confidence Warranty Package, and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan.

Warranty Recovery Costs Remain Flat for 2017

Higher acquisition prices and longer service lives are contributing to a higher total cost of ownership. An under-utilized way to manage fleet costs is to have an effective program to successfully manage warranty recovery.

A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

Isuzu, Chevrolet, Hino, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America offer similar standard warranties for their diesel cabovers, and provide additional component warranties to increase a fleet manager's piece of mind.

2015 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEMs

The results are in for the third annual industry report card, validating that OEM fleet operations continue to do a very good job in meeting the needs of commercial fleet managers; however, there is room for further improvement.

Operating Costs Flat for Second Consecutive Year

Gasoline and diesel prices, on average, in 2014 are virtually the same as in 2013, with some variances depending on region. Similarly, PM costs are flat and stable commodity prices have contributed to less volatility in tire prices.

Policy Non-Compliance Can Void OEM Warranties

Many fleet vehicles require specialized synthetic motor oil, special coolant fluids, filters, OEM-manufactured spare parts, and strict adherence to manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedules to guarantee new-vehicle warranty coverage. The OEMs have become more stringent in requiring adherence to their maintenance service recommendations for a vehicle to remain eligible for new-vehicle warranty coverage.