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SL212 SmartLift In-Ground Lift

Rotary Lift’s SL212 SmartLift in-ground lift is designed to quickly raise and lower a vehicle weighing up to 12,000 pounds.

Caterpillar touted its unique ACERT technology as the answer to EPA 2007 emissions regs. HDT file photo by STF

News

Caterpillar Reaches Settlement in EPA Emissions Lawsuit

Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.

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Austin Creates Internship Program for Veterans

The City of Austin, Texas launched a new internship program with the Fort Hood military base, allowing exiting soldiers to join the city as interns. The first three interns will be placed in the Fleet Services Department.

At the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon, 80% of employees in the fleet department have retired in the past five years, and another 10% took other higher paying positions within EWEB. Photo courtesy of EWEB

Articles

What to Do About Mass Technician Retirements

Technicians are retiring, and sometimes en masse. With the loss of manpower — and knowledge — how can fleets recover? Fleet managers who have survived technician shortages share their creative strategies.

Products

Police Brakes

Raybestos' expanded line of police brakes now includes additional disc brake pads and rotors that are specially manufactured to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement professionals.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

News

Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.

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Pittsburgh Audit Targets Outsourced Maintenance Costs

The City of Pittsburgh's unexpected fleet maintenance costs have increased and turnaround times for vehicle repairs have fallen to a substandard level, according to an audit of the outsourced contract with First Vehicle Services.

Products

Fast Orange Xtreme Hand Cleaner

Permatex's expanded Fast Orange Hand Cleaner line now includes Fast Orange Xtreme Hand Cleaner that's designed for technicians.

News

Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

Here are some summer driving tips from State Farm you can pass along.

Videos

Summer Driving Advice

This video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers tips on summertime driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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