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PM Transaction Costs Up But Longer Intervals Keep Costs Flat

The auto OEMs continue to adopt more stringent motor oil requirements, which increases the cost of each PM service. But, the intervals between services have continued to widen, mitigating some of the additional costs.

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Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

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Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tire prices for CY-2016 are flat because of less volatility in the global prices of commodities used to manufacture tires, namely oil, rubber, and steel. The forecast is for a continuation of price stability into CY-2017.

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Donlen Driver Call Center Receives Award

Donlen's Driver Call Center has earned the Outstanding Customer Support Performance Recognition award from the Fraser Group.

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ARI Adds Driver App with Push Notifications

ARI has introduced its Driver Insights app to make it "exponentially more convenient" for drivers to access information about their fleet vehicle, according to the fleet management company.

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Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

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ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

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.

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FleetNet Hires VP of Vendor Relations

FleetNet America has hired Don Doty as vice president of vendor relations for the provider of maintenance and repair services for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, the company announced.

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Mopar Express Lane Opens 1,000th Facility

Mopar Express Lane opened its 1,000th store in the United States in Bradley, Illinois.

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Hail Damage Claims for Vehicles Spiking

Insurers made increasingly higher payouts for hail damage to vehicles in three of the four years ending with 2014 than in the earlier three years of a seven-year study completed by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

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