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Media had a chance to watch the teardown of the two Cummins ISX diesel engines using EcoPower re-refined oil.


Putting Re-Refined Oil to the Test: Engine Results After 1 Million Miles

The first-ever, official million-mile engine test of re-refined oil in actual fleet service was completed in July after a four-year run. By

At King County, Wash., Department of Transportation, the in-house warranty program resulted in more productive technicians and decreased transportation costs. Photo courtesy of King County, Wash.


The Pros & Cons of Warranty Work

Every warranty program comes with its own set of pros and cons. To reveal the true picture of warranty work, two fleets and a software expert share their experiences.


ARS Technicians Get a Hoist with New Vehicle Lift

After making the switch to a new strap hoist vehicle lift, American Residential Services (ARS) has reduced technician injuries, increased productivity, lightened vehicle loads, and improved portability.

Idaho Power Company, one of the members of the Northwest Utility Fleet Managers Association, operates a fleet of 900 units that include this bucket truck.


Northwest Utilities Band Together for Benchmarking Initiative

The Pacific Northwest Utility Fleet Managers Association is open to both public and private fleets. The Association's biggest project is a benchmarking study that will allow members to effectively compare their operations.

The latest technology offered in automatic transmissions gives a fuel-efficiency edge over manual transmissions.


Transmissions Drive Medium-Duty Truck Fuel Efficiency

A decade ago, a manual transmission always beat out an automatic, primarily because it was more efficient — but, times are changing.

The Bobcat 3400 4x4 utility vehicle (UTV) is available in both gas and diesel options. A Bobcat representative said fleet managers should choose the fuel type that matches their fleet.


Utility Vehicle Maintenance Best Practices

While utility vehicle maintenance may be similar to that of small on-road vehicles, the fact that utility vehicles go off-road leads to some differences. Manufacturers weigh in on maintenance best practices.

Being able to stop safely and effectively is critical for fleet drivers operating medium-duty trucks. The choice of hydraulic or air brakes requires looking at a number of complex operational factors.


Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes: That is the Question

Choosing the right brakes for a medium-duty truck can make spec’ing complex; however, there are clear-cut reasons to use both, depending on payload and work environment.


A Fleet Manager's Survival Guide for Doing More with Less

In today’s lean economy, fleet managers have fewer resources and greater demands on their time, staff, and vehicles. Surviving these tough times includes managing stress and looking for the “upside” to the down economy.

The new Warm Weather Atlas DEF Dispenser does not include a heated cabinet, which is required for locations that approach the DEF freeze point.


Product Highlights: DEF Management

This month's product highlights features diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) management systems.


What Fleet Managers Should Know About Synthetic Oils

Brought to U.S. market in 1972, synthetic motor oil is produced by most major oil manufacturers. Differences between synthetic and conventional oils, including cost, are examined.

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

Research and Best Practices

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Operating Costs

Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
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.
Reduce Your Oil Change Costs By Up To 50%
Take a look at these seven steps for choosing the right oil and filter combination for your fleet.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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