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Lansing to End Outsourced Parts Contract

The City of Lansing, Mich., will terminate its business relationship with NAPA for the supply and management of vehicle parts at the city’s central garage facility, the city announced.

The City of Columbus fleet division staff of 121 employees will celebrate the No. 1 fleet award in September. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus

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A Closer Look at Columbus' Leading Fleet

The City of Columbus, Ohio, earned the No. 1 Fleet title among the Leading Fleets by being a leader in alternative fuels and ensuring efficiency.

The City’s Central Maintenance Garage. Photo via New Orleans OIG.

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Audit: New Orleans Fleet Management Needs Overhaul

The City of New Orleans does not know how many vehicles it has, how often they are used, or what types of repairs are performed on them, an audit from the city’s Office of Inspector General found.

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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

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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

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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.

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geodyna 8250p Wheel Balancer

With such features as an integrated wheel lift and touchless parameter entry, the new Hofmann geodyna 8250p is ideal wheel balancer for use on light trucks.

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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.

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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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