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Big Data is Generating Big Returns

Data ranging from maintenance costs to video images is increasingly helping fleets to drive down the cost of everything from on-road repairs to collisions. And those who dig a little deeper can realize some of the biggest savings of all.

To determine if your tires are up to the job you’re asking them to do, you’ll next to establish a consistent program to track their performance – and then follow through with it. Photo: Michelin

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Are Your Tires up to the Job?

Tires look alike, but the wrong tire doing the wrong job can be a productivity killer for fleets. Tracking tires and matching them for the task at hand takes constant patience and vigilance.

Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission. Photo: Detroit

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Detroit Connect Virtual Technician Adds Support for DT12

ORLANDO – The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system can now deliver remote event diagnostics for Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions, the company announced during ATA's annual meeting. The Detroit Connect mobile app is also now available for download for Freightliner and Western Star customers with active Detroit Connection subscriptions.

Navistar's Michael Cancelliere. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Navistar Reveals 24/7 Uptime Command Center

ORLANDO - In kicking off the Navistar presser here at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, Michael Cancelliere, president, Truck and Parts, presented the continuing growth of the economy and the rise in truck orders year over year as the backdrop for the OEM announcing it would increase prices on 2009 model year trucks “by up to 2%.”

Photo of LiftLab courtesy of ALI

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Automotive Lift Institute Moves, Opens LiftLab

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) officially opened its new headquarters and LiftLab

When you switch to new oils and don’t drain enough out of your bulk tank first, you may lose benefits such as longer oil drains. Photo: Shell

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Is the Right Oil Getting Into Your Engines?

You can spend a lot of time choosing the right oil, only to lose out on the benefits by not policing what actually goes into your tanks and trucks.

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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.

Gerry Mead Photo: Phillips Industries

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Gerry Mead Joins Phillips Industries

Gerald "Gerry" Mead, formerly executive vice president of maintenance at U.S. Xpress and a recent HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, has joined Phillips Industries as the executive director of innovations.

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Teletrac Navman, Noregon Integrate Vehicle Health, Safety Management Solution

Combining the intelligent fleet management capabilities of Teletrac Navman Director and the advanced vehicle health and safety diagnostics of Noregon TripVision, this integration gives carriers a holistic view of vehicle fitness in real time.

Bruce Stockton

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Q&A: Bruce Stockton Talks Maintenance Challenges

What are fleets' biggest maintenance headaches today and some ways to address them? We talk to Bruce Stockton, who has headed up equipment and maintenance for fleets ranging from CFI to Kenan Advantage and is now consulting on total cost of ownership and uptime.

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