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FDNY Mechanic Saves Dept. $750K Annually

Jomar Pichardo, a mechanic who helped save about $750,000 by rebuilding and restoring costly ambulance components, was among the honorees at the annual FDNY Administrative Medals and Awards Ceremony.

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SmartCharge Battery Chargers/Maintainers

Bosch's line of SmartCharge Battery Chargers/Maintainers features high-quality, ergonomically shaped chargers with self-monitoring functions to ensure a long battery life.

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TCX625 Plus Heavy-Duty Tire Changer

The TCX625 Plus includes Hunter's heavy-duty tire changer and a variety of time-saving accessories. Its service times are comparable to manual methods with a safer pedal-controlled inner roller.

Photo courtesy of Hofmann

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Geoliner 770 Diagnostic Wheel Alignment System

Key features of the Hofmann geoliner 770 Diagnostic Wheel Alignment System include the advanced XD cameras and sophisticated monitoring algorithms that constantly monitors alignments

Photo via Flickr/Arvell Dorsey Jr.

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N.J. County Shares Services with Municipalities

The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders (N.J.) approved a shared services contract with the Borough of North Arlington for the rental and usage of a county-owned street sweeper.

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

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New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

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Curved LED Light Bars

Larson Electronics' new line of high-output curved LED light bars can be mounted on any vehicle, boat, ATV, tractor, or excavator that requires extra lighting. The curved construction covers more area than a traditional light bar.

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City Should Hire Fleet Superintendent, Study Advises

An efficiency study of the City of Pekin, Ill., recommended the city create a fleet superintendent position to consolidate all the duties performed by other departments.

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N.M. City Criticized for 'Poorly Maintained' Refuse Trucks

The City of Santa Fe, N.M., is under fire after a local news report claimed that the city's fleet of "poorly maintained" refuse trucks are a danger to public safety.

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Bosch NA Components Get Limited Lifetime Warranty

Effective Nov. 1, all Bosch Engine Management part numbers active in the North America catalog will be covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

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