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Kenworth Makes New Synthetic Axle Lube Standard on All Models, Provides Up to Estimated 1% Fuel Savings

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth customers will receive up to an estimated one-percent fuel economy advantage when PACCAR becomes the first company to make a new, full synthetic axle lube standard on its Class 5-8 models in the United States and Canada starting this summer.

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ConocoPhillips Releases Premium Heavy-Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Co. has introduced Triton ECT 5W40 Full Synthetic, a tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

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Can Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Work for Your Fleet?

With environmental benefits, low operating costs, and application flexibility, NEVs may offer a viable alternative for your fleet. Yet there is much to consider before taking the leap to fully battery-powered vehicles.

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ConocoPhillips Introduces Heavy Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Company, the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier, announced the introduction of Kendall SHP Diesel 5W40 Full Synthetic, a premium tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

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Sterling Heights Dodge Adds New Commercial Truck Center

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Anthony Viviano, chairman of Sterling Heights Dodge and Meadowbrook Dodge in Michigan, has added a new Commercial Center to Sterling Heights Dodge and the launch of their new corporate fleet program called Fleet Elite.

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GM Extends Engine Supply Agreement With Navistar Affiliate MWM International Motores

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – The board of directors of General Motors Brazil and MWM International Motores, an affiliate of Navistar Inc., have signed a strategic agreement to manufacture 420,000 units of a completely new diesel engine to serve GM’s new vehicle line to be launched by 2011.

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Pros & Cons of Extending Replacement Policy

It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.

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Stertil-Koni Announces Strategic Acquisition of ALM Corporation and Fleet America Service Technology

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Stertil-Koni USA, a provider of heavy-duty lifts to the vehicle maintenance industry, formally announced the completion of two key acquisitions.

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New ASTM International Publication Focuses on Automotive Lubricant Testing

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA –STP 1501, Automotive Lubricant Testing and Additive Development, is now available from ASTM International.

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The Truth about Heat and Retreading

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – There are many issues surrounding heat and tire failure, according to TRIB, including heat caused from brakes, improper speed, and inflation. However, those that check air pressure regularly are more likely to experience less tire failure.

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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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