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Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive tires.

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Understanding Metrics: What Is Your Fleet Telling You?

Do you have a firm grasp on your fleet’s downtime, fuel spend, unit damage, rental bill, and tire expense? For the small truck fleets that fly by the seat of their pants, this article is for you.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

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Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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Why Buying the Cheapest Tires Could Cost You More

A tire veteran provides tips to keep in mind when shopping for a tire that would best fit your fleet's needs. It's not always about price; it's also about efficiency and mileage.

Colepepper Services regularly updates its fleet in an effort to increase fuel efficiency and keep expenses low. (Photo: Colepepper Services)

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Keeping HVAC and Plumbing Fleets On Track

Home service companies offer a wide menu of services. This can require vehicles with plenty of space for equipment, upfitting to keep supplies organized, and a system that helps the main office keep track of vehicles.

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How Preventative Maintenance Can Improve Driver Safety

Regularly monitoring tire pressure, brakes, windshield wipers, and vehicle recalls can help make a vehicle a safer place to do business.

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Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

To continue working through the Alaskan winter, BlackHawk Works, a tree removal company, adds snow plows to three of its trucks. Additionally, BlackHawk Works hauls a skid steer with the F-550 and puts a sander in the F-450’s bed.

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Equipping Vehicles to Operate Through Winter

Service fleets share their insights on how to convert vehicles for winter as well as how they deal with the challenges of cold weather and harsh roads.

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Tools to Keep Drivers, Equipment Safe in Winter

These accessories can help protect drivers — and their tools — in icy and snowy conditions this winter season.

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How to Achieve Affordable Sustainability
Sustainability does not have to be hard or expensive to achieve. Stainless steel, reusable oil filters can deliver immediate cost savings while significantly cutting a fleet's carbon footprint.
Boost Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency by Optimizing Engine Software
Reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption and save on your fuel spend. Your fleet’s fuel use is a top concern for the bottom line. Retraining your drivers only helps so much. Derive uses proprietary software to make optimized, vehicle-specific adjustments that result in big savings.
The 5 Financial Challenges of In-House Maintenance
There are several hidden but real financial burdens that are often underestimated when companies set up their own fleet maintenance program. Discover how putting maintenance in the hands of an expert can lessen your financial risk while improving vehicle performance, safety, compliance, and reliability.

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