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Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

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Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse

Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

Photo courtesy of Schwan's Home Service.

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Schwan's Gains Economic Benefits From Propane Autogas

Schwan's Home Service prevented the emission of a cumulative 31,450 tons of greenhouse gases in one year by using propane autogas.

Photo courtesy of Schwan's Home Service.

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A Closer Look at Schwan's Preventive Maintenance Plan

Schwan's Home Service's in-house preventive maintenance program keeps costs low and trucks on the road delivering home-style food to customers in 48 states.

Photo of F-350 courtesy of Ford.

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Best Practices in Truck Maintenance

Maintenance continues to be among the most expensive aspects of running a Class 3-7 truck fleet. But, there are ways to control these costs and remain efficient.

The City of Dublin, Ohio, upgraded its maintenance facility to allow technicians to safely work on CNG vehicles. Photo courtesy of Marathon Corporation

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Upgrading a Maintenance Facility for CNG

An often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of a compressed natural gas (CNG) project is the garage upgrade. When upgrading a facility, various codes and best practices need to be considered.

Photo via Mitsubishi.

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Forecast of Operating Costs for Medium-Duty Trucks in CY-2015

The operating cost forecast for medium-duty trucks is stable for the upcoming calendar year, with fuel economy and cost reduction the top concerns.

Photo courtesy of Clark Public Utilities.

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Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.

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Retrofitting Your Maintenance Shop for CNG

Retrofitting your fleet's maintenance garage so you can service compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles may seem like a daunting task, but Green Fleet Conference speaker Mark Ellis debunks these misconceptions.

One of Bailey's trucks has become a popular photo-op for Denver Broncos fans. Decorated with the Broncos colors and logo, this Kenworth truck delivers the team's equipment.

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Fleet Chooses Full-Service Leasing Option

This delivery service fleet opted for full-service leasing to maintain its trucks and reduce the stress of unexpected repairs.

Joe Boyd is the fleet technician for Model Coverall Service.

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Uniform Company Grows a Uniform Fleet

This fleet manager reduced maintenance costs by replacing a myriad of old delivery truck models with one model of step van.

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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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