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Peach County Excited Over New Fire Trucks

FORT VALLEY, GA - Replacing 1982 and 1989 fire trucks, the new trucks have stirred up employee morale for the Peach County Fire Department.

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Platte River Power to Save Costs with New Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Platte River Power Authority has converted about half of its fleet of hybrid and non-hybrid service vehicles to an oil filter designed to cut down on operating costs.

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Avista Service Trucks to Use Biodiesel

SPOKANE, WA - Avista began testing the use of the B-20 blend of biodiesel in two flatbeds, a line truck, and a bucket truck in August.

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Spartanburg County Sheriff Ends Outsourced Maintenance

SPARTANBURG, SC - After using an outside vendor five years, the vehicles have been returned to the county's fleet maintenance department for service and repairs.

Mohawk's USL-6000 portable 6' tall scissor lift.

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Mohawk Introduces New Scissor Lift

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk's USL-6000 is a portable 6' tall scissor lift. This patented lift offers full under-vehicle access for all under-car work, as well as tire & brake service at mid-height.

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Michelin Supports Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. has filed comments with the NHTSA in support of the agency's proposed tire fuel efficiency consumer information program, which is in the rulemaking phase.

SureStart LVD switch

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Cole Hersee Introduces Low Voltage Disconnect Switch

SOUTH BOSTON, MA - Cole Hersee has introduced its SureStart Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) Switch 48513, which electronically senses battery voltage and conserves starting power by disconnecting non-critical loads

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SPAL USA Releases 2009-2010 Aftermarket Fan & Accessory Catalog

ANKENY, IOWA - SPAL USA has introduced its 2009-2010 aftermarket fan and accessory catalog showcasing quality products for a variety of industries, including the agricultural, automotive, bus, construction, industrial, off-highway, and truck markets.

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Detroit Diesel & Cummins Announce Pricing for EPA 2010 Standards

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America announced pricing for meeting EPA2010 standards with its Detroit Diesel BlueTec or Cummins mid-range engine emissions technologies.

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Hino Trucks Conducts National Service Skills Competition

NOVI, MI - Hino Trucks held its first-ever National Service Skills Competition which brings together Hino dealer service technicians from across the country that achieved Master Elite Technician designation and puts them head-to-head against each other.

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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.
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.
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.

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