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Ga. County Approves Outsourcing Agreement

The Barrow County (Ga.) Board of Commissioners has approved a contract to outsource maintenance and management of vehicles to a Ford dealership. Commissioners voted 4-2 in favor of the plan.

Using NAPA IBS, Sarasota County, Fla., has a higher parts stock rate, allowing technicians to perform services faster. Photo courtesy of Sarasota County

Articles

Evaluating Parts Outsourcing by the Numbers

Do fleets that have outsourced their parts management really get the savings they estimated? A few years after their decision to outsource, three fleets share their experiences — and their results.

Photo of Bridgestone DriveGuard courtesy of Bridgestone.

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Bridgestone Expands DriveGuard Tire Line

Bridgestone is adding seven new sizes of its DriveGuard tires designed for minivans and compact SUVs that will be available May 1. The tire line was already available in 36 run-flat sizes for sedans.

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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.

PHOTO: GPS Insight

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GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

Products

Panasonic Toughbook Tablet Diagnostic Tool

Diagnostic Innovations’ Vehicle Diagnostic Assistant 20P (VDA20P) is a diagnostic tool for the Panasonic Toughbook 20, a fully-rugged laptop with a detachable touch screen.

Products

Accu-Flate XL Tire Inflator

The AME International Accu-Flate XL is a handheld, digital tire inflator designed to measure, inflate or deflate tires on battery power.

Products

CAPS Portable Jump Starter

Purkeys, in partnership with Maxwell Technologies, has introduced a portable jump starter called CAPS that is designed for commercial vehicle applications.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

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FCA Offers Mopar Fleet Parts Program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer a Mopar parts and service program for fleets as a one-stop maintenance solution to increase uptime, driver safety, and competitive pricing, FCA has announced.

Products

CoolantStrip Fluid Tester

Phoenix Systems CoolantStrip is a test strip that tests an engine's coolant fluid, providing service centers a clear visual to show customers indicating when coolant correction or replacement is necessary.

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