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November 8, 2017 - Industry News

ARI to Test Alexa Voice Commands for Fleet Data

Photo of Echo via Amazon.

ARI will begin testing an Amazon Alexa app that will allow its fleet clients to access their fleet data and the company's web portal with voice commands.

Tags: Voice Recognition, ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Fleet Events, Amazon Alexa

August 21, 2017 - Product News

Element Offers Maintenance, Windshield Repair Scheduling on Mobile Devices

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Element Fleet Management has begun offering maintenance scheduling through its Xcelerate for Drivers website and mobile app with Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC), Tires Plus, and windshield repair scheduling with Safelite AutoGlass locations.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Services, Fleet Management Companies, Mobile Apps, Element Fleet Management

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

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

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer Heat

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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

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

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 2, 2017 - Industry News

BGTT Fleet Services Names Regional Manager

Dolbeare-Sharp

Jayme Dolbeare-Sharp was named regional manager for BGTT Fleet Services in Louisville, Ky. in February.

Tags: Time Warner Cable, New Hire, Maintenance Management

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

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

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

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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: Ford, Motorcraft, Ford Super Duty, CK-4, Diesel Engines, Motor Oil

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

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 20, 2016 - Press Release

Noregon Names VP of Sales, COO

Gilliam

Noregon has promoted Shane Gilliam to vice president of sales and Tim Bigwood to chief operating officer, Noregon founder and CEO Bill Hathaway has announced.

Tags: Noregon Systems, C-Suite, Promotions

November 10, 2016 - Press Release

Donlen Driver Call Center Receives Award

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

Tags: Customer Service, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Call Center, Awards

October 25, 2016 - Press Release

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.

Tags: ARI, Mobile Apps

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

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

ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

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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 19, 2016 - Industry News

FleetNet Hires VP of Vendor Relations

Doty

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.

Tags: New Hire, Preventive Maintenance

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Mopar Express Lane Opens 1,000th Facility

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

Tags: Mopar, FCA, Magneti Marelli

June 13, 2016 - Industry News

Hail Damage Claims for Vehicles Spiking

Photo courtesy of HLDI.

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.

Tags: Claims Management, HLDI, Weather, Hail Damage

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

Here are some summer driving tips from State Farm you can pass along.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, First-Aid Kits

April 27, 2016 - Press Release

NexTraq Integrates Data With Fleetio's PM Calendar

Telematics provider NexTraq will integrate its data with Fleetio's preventative maintenance calendar under a new partnership between the companies, NexTraq has announced.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, NexTraq, Fleetio, Fleet Management Software

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Michigan DOT

January 22, 2016 - Press Release

Donlen Offers Electronic Driver Notifications for Preventative Maintenance

Donlen has introduced a preventative maintenance program called eCoupon that delivers "comprehensive electronic service notifications" to drivers' tablets or smartphones when it's time for service intervals to improve preventative maintenance compliance and national account utilization.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Drivers, Smartphones

December 16, 2015 - Industry News

Jack Cooper Transport Hires Maintenance Manager

Wall

Lou Wall was named maintenance manager at Jack Cooper Transport, one of the nation's largest car-hauling fleets.

Tags: Ryder System, Auto Haulers, New Hire

December 15, 2015 - Industry News

Time Warner Cable Names Maintenance Coordinator

Callis

Richard Callis, CAFS, has been named maintenance coordinator for Time Warner Cable in Portland, Maine.

Tags: Time Warner Cable, New Hire, Military

November 24, 2015 - Press Release

Lincoln MKX to Get Tires from Hankook

Photo courtesy of Hankook Tire.

Hankook Tire has been selected as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX with its 20-inch Ultra High Performance All Season Ventus S1 noble.

Tags: Lincoln, Hankook, Lincoln MKX

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