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<p>The City of Dublin, Ohio, upgraded its maintenance facility to allow technicians to safely work on CNG vehicles. <em>Photo courtesy of Marathon Corporation</em></p> Upgrading a Maintenance Facility for CNG
An often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of a compressed natural gas (CNG) project is the garage upgrade. When upgrading a facility, various codes and best practices need to be considered.
<p><em>Photo courtesy of iStock.</em></p> Saving Money by Taking Back Outsourced Work
The State of Utah’s Division of Fleet Operations has been able to cut costs by more than 19% by taking back what it once outsourced — maintenance management.
<p>The 2014 Hino 195H hybrid service truck utilizes hybrid electric drive technology to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30% over that of a conventionally powered truck. <em>Photo courtesy of Sonoma County</em></p> Hybrid Service Truck Reduces Fuel Costs
The addition of a hybrid-electric field service truck helps the Sonoma County, Calif., fleet increase the number of field services while minimizing fuel consumption.
<p>A Draft Commander mobile pump testing trailer helps the San Bernardino Fire Department stay in compliance with its pump testing schedule.<em> Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County</em></p> How Is Your Fire Truck Pump Testing Program?
San Bernardino County, Calif., Fire Vehicle Services thought it was in compliance with fire pump testing guidelines. After an audit, the department realized it wasn’t — here’s what it did to correct the problem.
<p>Natural lighting sources and light-reflective floor and wall surfaces are some sustainable design features that help improve lighting at a maintenance facility.<em> Photo courtesy of MDG</em></p> 10 Features of Modern Fleet Facilities
From Wi-Fi to smart vehicle lifts and fluid distribution systems, modern fleet facilities have features that improve technicians’ work environments.

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<p>PHOTO: CORSA</p> Dodge Durango Exhaust Kit CORSA now offers premium exhaust systems for 2011-2014 Dodge Durango SUVs equipped with the 5.7L HEMI engine. View more info
<p>PHOTO: Air Lift Company</p> Colorado/Canyon RideControl Air Spring Kit The adjustable air springs work with the existing leaf spring suspension to provide up to 2,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity. View more info
SC-6 Six-Station Battery Charger PulseTech's SC-6 is a six-station HD recovery charger designed to recover, charge, maintain, and desulfate from one to six 12-volt lead-acid batteries. View more info
Coats 1150-2D Wheel Balancer The Coats 1150-2D wheel balancer uses the "direct drive" system for improved accuracy combined with a set of easy-to-use balancing features. View more info
<p>PHOTO: Goodyear</p> UniCircle Retread Tire Goodyear’s G392A SSD UniCircle and G394A SST UniCircle wide-base retread products have earned SmartWay verification, according to the tiremaker. View more info

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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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