In the five-year period between 2013 and 2018, a total of 376,773 auto thefts occurred because drivers left their keys or fobs in the vehicle, marking an 88% increase overall.

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Operating costs for vocational work trucks are forecast to continue to experience upward pressure during the balance of the 2019 calendar-year. The key reason for this forecast is that fuel prices, both diesel and gasoline, are expected to be higher in the 2019 calendar-year. In addition, replacement tire expenses are increasing and there is an ongoing nationwide trend to higher labor rates to maintain trucks.

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The national average price of regular unleaded jumped 7 cents to $2.54 for the week, as a result of a recent trend that has been demand climb higher and supply fall, according to AAA.

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Roads with the highest observed cell phone use by commercial drivers in 2018 were located in the Los Angeles port complex, Tennessee’s second largest city of Memphis, and Irving, Texas, according to a new study by video telematics and analytics provider Lytx.

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Preventive maintenance (PM) expenses in calendar-year 2018 increased to $12.04 cost per unit per month higher compared to $10.96 in CY-2017, a 9% increase primarily due to higher labor costs and the increased use of more expensive synthetic motor oils. The proliferation of smaller displacement engines in fleet applications has put pressure on OEMs and fleet managers to use synthetic oil, which provides 50% better engine protection to maximize engine life.

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