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Randy Paschal worked on school buses for years before becoming the fleet maintenance superintendent of the City of Sanford, N.C. Photo courtesy of City of Stanford


Toolboxes vs. Spreadsheets: Stepping into the Fleet Manager Role

Fleet managers discuss the challenges of stepping into a management role from the shop floor and the increase of non-technical fleet managers entering the industry.


OTC Upgrades Encore Maintenance Software

OTC has released version of its Encore software to provide enhanced diagnostics information, an improved web browser experience, and an expanded data stream and global OBD II coverage in Spanish.

Photo: ATC Truck Covers


SXT Tonneau Cover

The SXT tonneau cover comes in four low profile sections that can be removed individually, allowing for easy, one-person operation.

The City of Boston’s snow fighting fleet includes this loader with a snow blower attachment. Photo courtesy of City of Boston


When to Prepare for Snow Season? All Year

Fleet managers with experience in snowy weather say preparation starts almost immediately after the previous snow season ends.


Report: Compact SUV Age Increased in 5 Years

Utilimarc has released a benchmarking study for compact SUVs, showing trends in operating cost, fuel economy, and vehicle age. Compact SUV age has increased by about 0.8 years from 2010 to 2014.

The new facility includes Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service. Photo: Goodyear


Goodyear Opens Tire & Service Center in Massachusetts

A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.

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Federal Fleets to Use Remanufactured Parts

A new law directs federal agencies to encourage the use of remanufactured parts to maintain fleet vehicles, which is expected to reduce the cost of federal fleet maintenance.

Many vehicle use recommendation forms were incomplete or unsigned. Image via of OIG audit


New Orleans Water Board's Take-Home Vehicles Scrutinized

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans spent an excessive amount — nearly $400,000 — in fuel and repair costs for take-home vehicles in 2014, a city audit found.


TruckSeries Repair Software 2015 Update

Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries software suite covers repair information, labor estimates and diagnostic trouble code procedures for all makes of medium-duty trucks and has been updated with 2015-MY vehicles.

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.


Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

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