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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Product Highlights: DEF Management

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

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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.

Each time a vehicle stops, a walk around should be conducted. Look for any items that may be out of place or failed equipment. The purpose of these checks is to identify issues before they become a major problem.

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Checked Your Lug Nuts Lately?

Checking the lug nuts on a commercial motor vehicle should be a part of a Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR). Indicators of a loose lug nut could be shiny metal or new rust. If the lug nut is less than hand-tight, the rim could come off.

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Ford’s All-New F-150 Power Train Lineup Delivers on Fuel Economy

Ford engineers put the new powertrain lineup through a litany of tests to ensure complete compatibility with truck applications and durability.

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What Fleet Managers Should Know About Idle Limiters

Automatically controlling idling with engine idle limiters can help produce fuel economy savings, lower maintenance costs, and diminish a fleet’s carbon footprint.

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7 Questions: Are Extended Warranties Right for Your Trucks?

An extended warranty has benefits, but it may not be ideal for every vehicle in a fleet operation. Consider these seven questions before purchasing an extended warranty.

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
Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
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.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
Dollars and Cents of Engine Calibration (Infographic)
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How to Prevent the #1 Diesel Fuel Contaminant from Harming Your Fleet's Engines
Believe it or not, water is the number 1 contaminant in diesel fuel, and causes problems for fleets like decreased efficiency, lower MPG and increased expenses. Read more to learn how to mitigate the effects of water contamination to keep your diesel fleet healthy.

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