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    Finding real fuel savings

    Be wary of claims about cost-saving products and devices.

     
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    Don't be fooled by marketing claims

    Whatever engine you choose, the investment's good until at least 2013.

     
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    Fuel For Thought

    Beginning June 15, all on-road engines must use S15 diesel. Here's how this requirement will affect budgets, maintenance intervals, and performance.

     
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    Brew it yourself

    As increasing fuel costs, mounting environmental concerns, and the need to refurbish ailing fleets as the newer ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) take their toll on engines, fleet managers are seeking alternatives that won't destroy carefully negotiated budgets.

     
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    High-tech systems monitor fuel use

    In these days of high fuel costs, it's important to know how well your fleet is doing with respect to fuel mileage and use. A good fuel management system can help you do that. You can identify vehicles that are not getting good fuel mileage, and you can use the mileage information to schedule...

     
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    Open-ended truck specifying speeds process

     
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    The fine art of foiling flats

    Should you do tire maintenance in-house or contract for it? With your own people, you may have more control, but a contracted shop often can do it for less money.

     
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    Managing your PM program— cost-effectively

    To make preventive maintenance (PM) cost effective, you need to strike a balance. Service intervals should be short enough to catch problems and prevent breakdowns, but if you can stretch out service intervals, you may save some money.

     
 
 

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