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Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.

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<p>Ellis</p> Retrofitting Your Maintenance Shop for CNG
Retrofitting your fleet's maintenance garage so you can service compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles may seem like a daunting task, but Green Fleet Conference speaker Mark Ellis debunks these misconceptions.
10 Inducted Into Public Fleet Hall of Fame
Government Fleet magazine's Public Fleet Hall of Fame award recognizes fleet leaders and pioneers who have significantly contributed to the profession.
Lamerato's Rise to the Lifetime Achievement Award
Sam Lamerato was presented the 2014 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry. Learn how the former fleet intern became one of the industry’s most respected fleet professionals.
Elite Fleets Work on Continuous Improvement
The Elite Fleets, No. 1 fleets from 2010-2013, continue to work on improving their operations and contributing to the industry.
<p><em>Photo by Vince Taroc</em></p> GFX: The Public Fleet Manager's Conference in Review
Taking place June 2-4 at the San Diego Convention Center June 2-4, the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) included plenty of networking opportunities, a choice of 15 breakout educational sessions, and an expo floor packed with new technologies, vehicles, and products.

Products

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AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle for Peterbilt Trucks The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem drive axle is now available on Peterbilt's model 348 medium-duty and 320 vocational trucks. The efficient axle design with AdvanTEK gearing and optimized integration with Peterbilt’s chassis can improve fuel efficiency by up to two percent, or approximately $1,500 in fuel costs annually. View more info
CS5 Ultra/Grand Touring Tire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s CS5 Touring tire offers several technologies in W-, V-, H- and T-Rated sizes. The tire is offered as the Ultra Touring and Grand Touring. Cooper has added a wear square visual indicator, coupled silica compound, 3D micro-gauge siping, asymmetric tread design, and Stabiledge technologies to the CS5. View more info
Coats Vero Series V200 Wheel Balancer The Coats Vero Series V200 wheel balancer reduces balance related comebacks with Coats' Direct Drive and ProBalance technologies. The V200's Direct Drive technology includes a 10-year warranty. View more info
Esitronic Truck Diagnostics Bosch has released Esitronic Truck, its first North American heavy-duty (HD) truck scan that covers Class 4-8 trucks. View more info
Segmented Cabin Air Filter AirSept announced the availability of its segmented cabin air filters for 2001-2013 model-year GM full-size pickups and SUVs. View more info

Research and Best Practices

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Fleet Maintenance Management System Best Practices

See how one fleet implemented a universal system to reduce operating costs, instill accountability, save time and increase efficiency.

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Managing Government Fleet Mandates: How Verizon Networkfleet Can Help to Exceed Your Fleet Optimization Goals
Today’s government fleet managers face a wide array of fleet management challenges. This eBook will show you how to optimize fleet performance and productivity in order to contend with shrinking budgets and meet or exceed government regulations on fleet size and emissions.