Maintenance

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State

News

Audit: U.S. State Dept. Failed to Maintain Armored Vehicles

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security failed to properly maintain its fleet of armored vehicles, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General.

News

VSG Awarded NASPO Contract for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Equipment

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment.

Products

Swing Arm Head Guard

Mohawk Lifts is offering a new lift accessory for 10,000 lb. through 30,000 lb. two post lifts. The swing arm head guard prevents technicians from hurting or cutting their heads on hard, steel swing arms while they are working under a vehicle.

HUBB's new 8-inch oil filter for Class 2-6 diesel engines. (Photo courtesy of HUBB)

Products

HUBB's 8-Inch Spin-On Oil Filter

HUBB has introduced a new 8-inch spin-on oil filter, designed for use on Class 2-6 light- and medium-duty diesel engines.

Photo via Flickr/Arvell Dorsey Jr.

News

Mechanical Problems Plague S.C. County’s Fire Trucks

Mechanical problems are forcing the Horry County (S.C.) Fire Rescue to keep more than $2 million worth of new KME trucks off the streets.

Products

Mech Flex Wireless Mobile Column Lifting System

Rotary's new Mach Flex powered by RedFire wireless mobile column lifting system puts the ability to lift more than 150,000 pounds in technicians' hands with a patent-pending remote control.

The City of Lakewood fleet consists of about 650 vehicles. At least one technician must be ASE certified in each area of service offered by the shop to qualify for the Blue Seal program. File photo

News

Colo. City Earns ASE Blue Seal

The City of Lakewood, Colo., has earned its first Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

File photo

News

N.J. County Insources Fleet Maintenance

Bergen County (N.J.) has added another customer to its insourced fleet operations. Officials approved a shared services contract with the Bergen County Board of Social Services.

Photo courtesy of Vector

News

Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

Photo courtesy of Mohawk

Products

Turf Kit with Dual Trough Accessory

Mohawk Lift's turf kit with dual trough has a 6,000-lb. capacity and can be used on Mohawk 10,000- to 18,000-lb. two-post lifts, including those lift models with optional three-stage arms.

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