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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.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: The Remanufacturing World's Problem With Cores

The biggest pain point for everyone involved in remanufacturing is cores. Things such as core management traceability, identifying cores, accounting for cores, space to store cores, and even the transportation of cores all add complexity to remanufacturing. Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini talks cores in her latest column.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: The Fleet's Role in Strengthening the Repair Chain

No matter how many parts a fleet buys from Amazon, it still is going to need local support, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: Finding a Good Fit When Selecting a Service Provider

For outsourcing to be successful the fleet has to find a provider that is a good fit for its operation. While there is no quick formula you can use to find the perfect company, there are some actions you can take that will get you close to finding the service provider that will mesh best with your operation, writes Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini,

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Evaluating Options for Outside Service

Turnaround time, competency of technicians, and cost are just a few of the factors that go into a fleet’s decision to outsource maintenance and repair.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: Product Standards Coming to Heavy-Duty Market

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a consistent way for everyone across the supply chain to have the same information about heavy-duty truck parts?, asks Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her Aftermarket Insight column.

One key to effective outsourcing isn't the technician -- it's the data. Photo: PacLease

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Reports: The Final Piece of the Outsourcing Equation

One concern fleets have when considering outsourcing their maintenance and repair is that they will lose control over that portion of their operation. Paying attention to reporting can help address that fear.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: Behind the Scenes With a Non-OE Aftermarket Parts Maker

There is a debate about the difference between OEM and aftermarket replacement parts, with many people thinking aftermarket parts manufacturers can't provide the quality, availability, and warranty as OEMs. At least one aftermarket parts manufacturer thinks that is changing. Commentary by Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

Chris Baer Photo: Vipar

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Vipar’s New Chief Chris Baer Talks Growth

We spoke with Vipar Heavy Duty's Chris Baer, who recently took over as head of the truck-parts marketing group, about the restructured organization and how it is now well-positioned for the future.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: 3 Lessons Learned at TMC

The spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council usually is a place where ideas flow freely and best practices are shared, and things were no different in Nashville this year.

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