Arsenault launches 2009 Dossier calendar contest

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Arsenault Associates — provider of Dossier fleet maintenance software and solutions — has begun taking entries for the second annual Dossier Fleet Maintenance Software calendar photo contest.

“Our 2008 calendar was a runaway success,” says Bob Hausler, vice president of marketing and technology for Burlington, N.J.-based Arsenault Associates. “We featured 12 Dossier customer fleets, one for each month, and distributed over 5,000 copies of the calendar. We’re looking forward to even greater participation for 2009.”

The 2008 Dossier calendar featured full-color photographs of fleet maintenance subjects — individual vehicles, fleet portraits and maintenance facilities. Along with a photo (in some cases more than one), each month included a brief description of how that fleet used Dossier to its best advantage.

The 2009 Dossier calendar will follow the same format. The contest is open to all Dossier users in any industry operation, such as trucking, construction, bus, government, waste handling, utility and more. Entry forms are being sent to all users by e-mail. They also will be available at or by calling 800-525-5256. Specific contest rules and information is provided on the entry form. The deadline for entries is midnight, Aug. 15.

Each contestant must submit one (or more) digital photo(s) of their fleet, shop, fuel island or anything of interest to other fleet managers, along with a brief statement about how they use Dossier fleet maintenance software to better control their fleet. Some examples include fuel savings, reduced costs and downtime, lower parts inventories or the like. “Any explanation of how Dossier and/or Arsenault Associates has helped the fleet will be fine,” Hausler says. In all, 12 winners will be selected based on the interest quality of their photo and their user statement.

In addition to being displayed on the calendar, each of the 12 winners will receive a special Dossier prize selected exclusively for them. One entry also will be chosen as the grand prize winner as the best fleet photo or statement for 2009 and receive a grand prize award and special placement in the calendar. All contest participants will receive Dossier logo gift items. The 12 contest winners will be announced by October; the 2009 Dossier calendars will be available shortly thereafter.