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Cyclng Truck Bodies: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?

As the cost of truck bodies increases due to rising material costs, recycling bodies on new chassis can become more attractive. However, the cost of vehicle downtime to allow for remounting needs to be taken into account.

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Tackling Diesel Fuel Stabilization & Filtration Issues

Fuel filtration and diesel fuel stabilization are some of the concerns fleets across the country face with infrequently used vehicles.

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Midas Evolves as Fleet Services Provider

In 1956, Midas opened as a muffler repair shop. Today, the company offers a comprehensive commercial fleet services program using state-of-the-art Web-based technologies.

Exception Reports, such as those provided by TireStamp,help fleets better manage fuel economy.

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High-Tech Solutions to Manage Tire CPM

With an effective tire monitoring system, fleets can lower operating costs, increase tire life, and improve driver safety.

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Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.

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What Fleet Managers Should Know About Diesel Particulate Filters

Developed to achieve government-mandated diesel emissions levels, DPF operation requires little driver involvement. The units are designed for long life, but must be properly maintained.

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Best Practices for Asset Management Functions

Best practices in asset management, including truck acquisition, maintenance, and other asset management services can make the difference between a productive, cost-effective fleet and a costly mistake.

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Coordination is Key to Responding to Snow Emergencies

The City of Westminster, Colo., learned valuable lessons during a December 2006 storm event that severely tested the City’s emergency response and fleet maintenance teams. Teamwork and training were critical to a successful response.

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A Long and Useful Life

Through careful use and regular PM maintenance, Los Angeles County Fire Station 92 has gotten 337,000 miles of service out of Squad Truck 592, which was still running strong when the F-350 crew cab was retired.

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Good Predictive Maintenance Begins with Tracking Vehicles & Components

A system to identify vehicles and components helps fleet managers analyze performance.The VMRS code system, designed by the American Trucking Associations, is an industry-accepted tool to make the job easier.

Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.

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USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
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.
Automating Common or Tedious Fleet Management Tasks
Automating common or tedious fleet management tasks is the next best thing to being on call 24/7. It doesn’t take you out of the equation. Rather, automating helps you cut costs without error and oversights… without having to make every call.
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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