December 6, 2017 - Industry News
Fiat-Chrysler has opened its second Mopar parts distribution center in 2017, this one located in the metro Detroit area.
Tags: Mopar, Parts and Service, FCA
November 29, 2017 - Industry News
Establishing adequate fleet reports based on your fleet’s metrics could prevent costly circumstances. Reports look at various data points, including downtime, maintenance costs, driver behavior, and fuel consumption.
Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Management, Overtime, Fuel Consumption, Fleet Efficiency, Downtime
October 5, 2017 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford
It’s important for drivers to do a proper walk-around of their vehicles and to complete a driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) every day. This way, your maintenance provider can be on top of needed repairs before they become catastrophic failures.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Inspections, Vehicle Safety
September 25, 2017 - Industry News
Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.
Tags: Retreads, RTA, Obituary, In Memoriam
September 14, 2017 - Industry News
Here is a list of items to check — and repair if needed — to keep your fleet vehicles up-to-date on maintenance and help keep drivers safe during winter road conditions.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Winter Driving, Vehicle Safety
August 14, 2017 - Industry News
Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety
July 24, 2017 - Industry News
Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.
Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety
AAA offers seasonal advice to help drivers protect their vehicles during soaring temperatures.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, First-Aid Kits
June 28, 2017 - Industry News
The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety
June 26, 2017 - Industry News
Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.
Tags: Isuzu, Peterbilt, Rush Truck Centers, Ford
May 26, 2017 - Industry News
In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA, Safety
May 2, 2017 - Industry News
Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.
Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Ryder, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles
April 28, 2017 - Industry News
A newly released report from CarMD also finds that the most common problem triggering onboard diagnostics is a faulty oxygen sensor.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Vehicle Repairs, Safety
April 19, 2017 - Industry News
Fiat-Chrysler has opened its new Mopar parts distribution center in Winchester, Va., that will ship 9.2 million parts annually from a 400,000-square-foot facility, FCA has announced.
March 20, 2017 - Industry News
Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, Ford, Motorcraft, Ford Super Duty, CK-4
January 24, 2017 - Industry News
Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.
Tags: Ford, Parts and Service
January 23, 2017 - Industry News
Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.
Tags: Pep Boys, Mergers & Acquisitions, Repair Shops
January 9, 2017 - Industry News
When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.
Tags: Maintenance, Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Antifreeze
December 15, 2016 - Industry News
The top 10 Business Fleet news stories of 2016 covered several topics including vehicle recalls, vehicle add-ons, and safety scores.
Tags: Recalls, Safety, Vehicle Conversion, vehicle research
October 24, 2016 - Industry News
Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.
Tags: Driver Safety, Bridgestone, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA
August 16, 2016 - Press Release
Fleetio has begun offering a Web-based software module that provides an alternative to paper-based vehicle inspections for fleets, the company has announced.
Tags: Fleetio, Mobile Apps, Inspections
ARI has begun offering the Fleet Health Card, an analytical tool that helps fleet managers identify problematic vehicles that have the biggest impact on cost and reliability.
Tags: Maintenance Costs, ARI, Online Tool, Big Data
July 22, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.
Tags: Inspections, Tires, Roadcheck, Vigillo
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.
Tags: 3D Printing, Parts Printing, Global
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