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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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Bridgestone Firestone to Shut Noblesville Plant in 2009

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Bridgestone Firestone plans to close its Noblesville plant, citing increased economic pressure from foreign competitors and a plummeting truck market.

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New Firestone Ride-Rite Kit Available for 2008 Ford F-450

INDIANAPOLIS – Ride-Rite air helper springs from Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC are now available in a no-drill kit for the 2008 Ford F-450.

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Cummins Filtration Introduces Environmentally Friendly ES Compleat Glycerin Coolant

NASHVILLE, TN – Cummins Filtration has released its Fleetguard ES Compleat Glycerin, a heavy-duty engine antifreeze/coolant that uses non-toxic glycerin in lieu of traditional ethylene glycol (EG) or propylene glycol (PG).

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New Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil Offers Improved Protection

HOUSTON – Shell has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 motor oil, which offers improvements in wear protection, soot control, deposit control, heat resistance, and protection in extreme climates.

Articles

Cyclng Truck Bodies: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?

As the cost of truck bodies increases due to rising material costs, recycling bodies on new chassis can become more attractive. However, the cost of vehicle downtime to allow for remounting needs to be taken into account.

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Tackling Diesel Fuel Stabilization & Filtration Issues

Fuel filtration and diesel fuel stabilization are some of the concerns fleets across the country face with infrequently used vehicles.

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MBB Interlift Announces Launch of Level Ride ILT Liftgate

CERRITOS, CA – MBB INTERLIFT announced that the new ILT Twin Fold liftgate is available and was introduced at the 2008 Work Truck Show.

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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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