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November 13, 2017

More Vehicles Lacking Spare Tire

AAA research finds that nearly one-third of 2017 model-year vehicles don’t include a spare tire as standard equipment.

November 7, 2017

Q. What are the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns?

A. Believe it or not, tire problems cause nearly half of all roadside breakdowns...

June 13, 2017

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

May 30, 2017

Fleet Operating Costs Remain Stable for Fourth Consecutive Year

The stability of fuel pricing over the past 36 months, along with ongoing improvements in vehicle fuel economy, have been the key factors keeping fleet operating costs relatively flat.

May 26, 2017

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 26, 2017

How to Maintain Your Tires

John Nielsen of AAA offers advice on tire maintenance. Video courtesy of AAA. For more tire safety tips, provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.

December 8, 2016

Cost of Flat Tire to a Fleet Detailed

Fleet Financials’ inaugural tire survey asked fleet managers how much flat tires deflated the bottom line. The answers provided an in-depth look at a perennial challenge.

November 21, 2016

Tires are a Depreciating Asset: 10 Ways to Slow the Rate of Depreciation

As a wear item, tires are a depreciating asset. Your job, as the fleet manager, is to slow the rate of depreciation. Replacement tires as a cost category are a fleet’s second-largest operating expense, exceeded only by fuel. By maximizing tire tread life, you lower per-mile costs, resulting in fewer premature removals and optimizing the condition of tire casings, allowing for multiple retreads.

October 24, 2016

Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

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

October 16, 2016

Resetting the TPMS Light

Do all your fleet drivers know what the TPMS light means? This video explains and goes through the steps of resetting the tire pressure monitoring system light. Video courtesy of Chris Fix. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

May 17, 2016

Fleet TCO Reaches 5-Year Low, Element Says

The total cost of ownership of fleet vehicles managed by Element Financial Corp. fell 14% in 2015 from the prior year and has reached a five-year low due to low fuel prices, the fleet management company has announced.

May 9, 2016

Fleet Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Goodyear provides some tire maintenance tips you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

May 9, 2016

Check Your Vehicle's Tire Tread

This video from ABC 10 News reminds drivers that regular tire maintenance is critical -- especially during the rainy season when streets are extra slick. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

March 7, 2016

Sudden Tire Blowout Safety

This video from AAA explains what steps drivers should take in the event of a tire blowout. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

December 4, 2015

Do Your Drivers Know their Company Vehicle is not Equipped with a Spare Tire?

As a fleet manager, it is your responsibility to let drivers know their company vehicle is not equipped with a spare tire. The danger is many drivers do not know their vehicle doesn’t have a spare – until they need it. Drivers often say they were never told their new company vehicle didn’t come with a spare. Approximately 36 percent of model-year 2015 vehicles were not equipped with a spare tire. This compares to 5 percent in 2006.

November 23, 2015

The Popularity of Euro-Style Vans to Put Upward Pressure on Euro-Metric Replacement Tire Costs

Sales of Euro-style vans exceeded total sales of traditional body-on-frame vans for the first time in 2015. This is an important milestone in the evolution of the fleet van market, but the rapid market share expansion of Euro-style vans will have a near-term impact on replacement tire availability, which, in turn, will exert upward pressure on pricing.

July 26, 2015

Impact of Chinese Truck Tires on Fleet Aftermarket

One factor driving the deluge of Chinese exports of replacement truck tires to the U.S. is China's immense tire production overcapacity. In 2015, China manufactured 120 million tires, with an overcapacity rate of almost 25 percent. The influx of Chinese truck tires is also having a detrimental effect on the tire retreading industry, because many of these “bargain” tires have only one life because they cannot be retreaded.

June 21, 2015

What to Do When Your Vehicle Hydroplanes

Here's a 2010 ABC News video offering tips on how to respond if your vehicle hydroplanes. Included is a recovery demonstration from Consumer Reports. For the full tip, click here.

April 27, 2015

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Checking Tire Air Pressure

Here’s some tire preventive maintenance advice, provided by America’s Tire, you may want to pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

April 27, 2015

The Importance of Checking Tire Pressure Regularly

This video from America's Tire explains how to check tire pressure and how beneficial such maintenance is. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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