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September 21, 2017 - Industry News

Shell's New Oil Works for Mixed Diesel and Gas Fleets

Photos: Shell Rotella

Shell Rotella's T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 synthetic oil is designed for versatility, meeting the API CK-4 specification for Class 8 Trucks as well as API SN specification for gasoline trucks and vans.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Efficiency, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, Gasoline Engines, Mixed Truck Fleet

September 21, 2017 - Industry News

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

Tags: Maintenance, Shell, Fuel Efficiency, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

La. Police Department Owes $100,000 in Unpaid Fleet Repairs

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

The Opelousas (La.) Police Department's bills for patrol vehicle repairs date back as far as 2014.

Tags: Maintenance Costs, Police, Maintenance Management

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. City Report: In-House Maintenance Will Not Cut Costs

Photo via Pixabay

A report presented to the City of Augusta, Ga., fleet subcommittee estimated that bringing fleet in house would come out to $4.42 million. The cost to continue outsourcing was estimated at $4.39 million.

Tags: Outsourcing, Maintenance Management, First Vehicle Services

September 12, 2017 - Press Release

Rotary Lift Outlines 10 Steps for Two-Post Lift Inspections

All installed vehicle lifts should be inspected at least annually by an ALI Certified Lift Inspector.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Inspections, Vehicle Lifts

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ind. County Explores Fleet Consolidation

Photo via Pixabay

Lake County, Ind., commissioners say fleet consolidation will save money on fuel, reduce maintenance costs, and help the county move toward a more regular vehicle replacement plan.

Tags: Fleet Consolidation, Motor Pools, Outsourcing

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety

August 7, 2017 - Press Release

MEMA Awards Technicians of the Year

Kelly Reagan (right) congratulates Don Joyner from Franklin County for his Bronze award. Photo courtesy of MEMA

The Ohio Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) announced the winners of its Technicians of the Year award at the Midwest Green Fleet Forum.

Tags: Recognition, MEMA, Employee Morale, Technicians, MEMA-OH

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

Colorado Springs, Serco Work to Resolve Fleet Pricing Dispute

Serco maintains vehicles for Colorado Springs Utilities (pictured) and the City of Colorado Springs. File photo

After filing a second lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs, Colo., fleet maintenance provider Serco now says it’s working with the city on an amendment to its fleet services contract.

Tags: Outsourcing, Maintenance Costs, Lawsuits, City of Colorado Springs, Contract Management, Serco Inc.

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. City to Build $1.4M Consolidated Fleet Facility

Large equipment sometimes have a hard time fitting inside the repair bays. Photo courtesy of City of Albany

Elected officials from the City of Albany, Ga., have approved the construction of a $1.4 million fleet facility that will replace three separate worn-down repair facilities.

Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Facility, SPLOST funding

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Conn. City Reduces Fleet by 8%, Fuel Costs by 26%

Photo courtesy of City of New Britain

The City of New Britain, Conn., has reduced its fleet by 7.8% and its fuel costs by 26%, according to its annual fleet report. The fleet reduction is higher than Mayor Erin Stewart’s 5% fleet reduction goal.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Fuel Costs

July 20, 2017 - Press Release

Sarasota County Celebrates 35-Year Fleet ‘Enforcer’

Vincent Hall is pictured at center with General Services Director Jeff Lowdermilk (left) and Fleet Manager Ron Kennedy (right). Photo courtesy of Sarasota County

Vincent Hall, lead technician for Sarasota County, Fla., celebrated 35 years of service at the fleet this year. Hall started working for the county in 1982 as a front end alignment specialist.

Tags: Recognition, Technicians

July 18, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts Featured in New Video

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni's latest episode of its “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to showcase a new, state-of-the-art maintenance facility located in New Jersey that utilizes the company’s vehicle lifting systems.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Fleet Facility, Stertil-Koni

July 17, 2017 - Press Release

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Lubricants, FedEx

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mobile Truck Washing Business Expands

Photo via Fleet Clean

Each Fleet Clean rig is equipped with its own water, generator, pressure washers, soap dispensers, brushes, tools, and water reclamation equipment, with customers only needing to supply the dirty vehicle.

Tags: Fleet Clean, Vehicle Washing

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Tampa Boosts Productivity by Outsourcing Parts

Pictured are Carlos Hicks, Tampa technician, and Porfirio Toro, MANCON parts specialist. Photo courtesy of MANCON

Since the City of Tampa, Fla., began outsourcing its parts room in January, the fleet has been able to improve technician productivity, improve parts availability, and streamline its procurement processes.

Tags: Outsourcing, Parts Management, City of Tampa, MANCON

June 26, 2017 - Press Release

Bendix Provides Copper-Free Friction Formulations for Brakes

MAT Holdings, Inc. announced that Bendix Brakes brand brake products are the first in the automotive brake industry to comply with legislation requiring that copper be completely phased out of brake friction formulations by 2025.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Bendix, Brakes

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Tags: Sustainability, Michelin, Tires and Wheels, Movin' On Conference

June 9, 2017 - Press Release

Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Photo courtesy of HUBB Filters.

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

Tags: Oil Filters, HUBB Filters

June 5, 2017 - Press Release

Calif. Groups to Host Fleet Academy

California fleet associations and industry groups in Northern California have banded together to host the 2017 Collaborative Municipal Equipment Fleet Academy. The training event takes place June 20-21.

Tags: Associations, Technician Training, MEMA NorCal

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA, Safety

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Hailstorm Damages 125 Colo. City Vehicles

Photo courtesy of City of Lakewood

So far, 125 vehicles in the City of Lakewood, Colo., fleet have been found with damage from the hail, including windshield, window, and body damage, and this number may increase.

Tags: Vehicle Damage, Hail Damage

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Ohio Police Union Files Complaints About Aging Fleet

Photo via pixabay

The Lorain (Ohio) police union has filed grievances over five patrol vehicle breakdowns over a two-week period, stating that the police department is providing unsafe working conditions.

Tags: Aging Fleet, First Responders, Replacement Cycles, Labor Unions, Police

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