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Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.

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<p><em><strong>While online training has its benefits for experienced technicians that need either a refresher or a look at a manufacturer's updated products, it will never replace the need for hands-on training both in the classroom and at the shop. Photo via istock.com.</strong></em></p> Keeping Up With Off-Road Training
While the basics are as fundamental of the tools they use, technicians need to continuously train to keep ahead of the technological curve, at work, at home and anywhere they can connect.
<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Clark Public Utilities.</strong></em></p> Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection
Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.
<p>Ellis</p> Retrofitting Your Maintenance Shop for CNG
Retrofitting your fleet's maintenance garage so you can service compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles may seem like a daunting task, but Green Fleet Conference speaker Mark Ellis debunks these misconceptions.
10 Inducted Into Public Fleet Hall of Fame
Government Fleet magazine's Public Fleet Hall of Fame award recognizes fleet leaders and pioneers who have significantly contributed to the profession.
Lamerato's Rise to the Lifetime Achievement Award
Sam Lamerato was presented the 2014 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry. Learn how the former fleet intern became one of the industry’s most respected fleet professionals.

Products

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Trailer Pigtail Phillips Industries has introduced to the aftermarket three new trailer harness pigtail products all sealed for additional protection to keep out moisture and contaminants. View more info
<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Kafko.</strong></em></p> Oil Eater Sonic Pads and Rolls Kafko International has added Sonic Bonded Pads and Rolls to its existing line of Oil Eater absorbent pads and rolls. View more info
<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Geith.</strong></em></p> Hydraulic Quick Coupler Geith has added a third generation hydraulic quick coupler to its existing line of quick couplers for heavy equipment. View more info
CS5 Ultra/Grand Touring Tire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s CS5 Touring tire offers several technologies in W-, V-, H- and T-Rated sizes. The tire is offered as the Ultra Touring and Grand Touring. Cooper has added a wear square visual indicator, coupled silica compound, 3D micro-gauge siping, asymmetric tread design, and Stabiledge technologies to the CS5. View more info
Coats Vero Series V200 Wheel Balancer The Coats Vero Series V200 wheel balancer reduces balance related comebacks with Coats' Direct Drive and ProBalance technologies. The V200's Direct Drive technology includes a 10-year warranty. View more info

Research and Best Practices

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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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