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Michelin is backing its XDA Energy+ linehaul with a limited fuel-savings guarantee. (Photo: Michelin)

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6 Tires You Need to Know About

Take a closer look at some of the new rubber on the market that helps keep trucks and equipment rolling.

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Latest Innovations in Retread Tires

Long a staple of the replacement tire market for trucks and vans as well as tractor-trailers, aircraft, and buses, new advances in manufacturing and technology have made retreaded tires an attractive choice for fleet owners and operators.

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Tire Prices Experience Upward Pressure

For many vocational truck fleets, price is the key factor when selecting the type of replacement tire. As shown in the past, when replacement tire prices increase, the retread industry benefits since retreads are significantly cheaper.

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

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The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish a consistent program to track their performance – and then follow through with it. Photo: Michelin

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Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

When you switch to new oils and don’t drain enough out of your bulk tank first, you may lose benefits such as longer oil drains. Photo: Shell

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Is the Right Oil Getting Into Your Engines?

You can spend a lot of time choosing the right oil, only to lose out on the benefits by not policing what actually goes into your tanks and trucks.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Brake systems are so consistently cited during on-road inspections that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) devotes an entire week to roadside brake-inspection-only activity. (Image from Getty Images)

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Brake Systems: How to Pass a Roadside Inspection

Brake systems continue to be the system most responsible for out-of-service violations at roadside inspections. A well-maintained brake system relies on the technician and the driver.

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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.

Image of truck courtesy of PepsiCo

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Food and Beverage

Complying with both vehicle and food safety regulations, keeping vehicles on the road with minimized downtime, and ensuring route efficiency are all ways food and beverage fleets are leveraging telematics solutions to help with their operations.

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How to Achieve Affordable Sustainability
Sustainability does not have to be hard or expensive to achieve. Stainless steel, reusable oil filters can deliver immediate cost savings while significantly cutting a fleet's carbon footprint.
Boost Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency by Optimizing Engine Software
Reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption and save on your fuel spend. Your fleet’s fuel use is a top concern for the bottom line. Retraining your drivers only helps so much. Derive uses proprietary software to make optimized, vehicle-specific adjustments that result in big savings.
The 5 Financial Challenges of In-House Maintenance
There are several hidden but real financial burdens that are often underestimated when companies set up their own fleet maintenance program. Discover how putting maintenance in the hands of an expert can lessen your financial risk while improving vehicle performance, safety, compliance, and reliability.

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