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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.

3.7L Four-valve Ti-vct v-6

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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.

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P&H Deploys New-Generation Crane Technology

A partnership between P&H Mining Equipment, Stellar Industries, and Equipment Upfitters allows P&H crane operators to safely lift and move heavy equipment without fear of overload.

Mohawk Medium-Duty Truck Lift

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Product Highlights: Safety

Highlighted are products for the work truck industry. This issues focus: Safety.

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Maintenance Costs Up Due to Frequency of Repair Increases

Maintenance costs increased in 2009 due to higher cost of replacement tires, PM oil changes, and labor rates. However, the biggest factor was widespread deferment of vehicle replacement, resulting in the operation of older units.

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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.
Dollars and Cents of Engine Calibration (Infographic)
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