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November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Texas County to Centralize Fleet, Hire Administrator

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Under a new plan, Smith County, Texas, will centralize fleet operations under one administrator who will serve as the point of contact for a third-party provider.

Tags: Outsourcing, Fleet Consolidation, Maintenance Management, Replacement Cycles

November 1, 2017 - Press Release

Hunter Releases Road Force Elite Software Update

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Hunter Engineering released Road Force Elite 4.0, a balancing software that reduces the risk of errors during a tire service.

Tags: Hunter Engineering, Maintenance Management, Tires

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

Photo: Steven Martinez

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Department of Labor, Technicians

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ind. County Reverses Centralized Maintenance Plan

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Rather than transferring funds to the commissioners to run the garage, the council opted to direct funding to the Sheriff’s Department.

Tags: Outsourcing, Fleet Consolidation

October 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ohio City Partners with School for Training Program

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The City of Toledo, Ohio, partnered with Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and its local union to develop a program that allows students to learn and work in the city fleet.

Tags: Recruiting, Internship Program

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Union Pressure Stalls $7M Fleet Maintenance Contract

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Facing conflicting reports on costs and union pressure, the City of Allentown, Pa., council voted to table a $7 million contract for fleet maintenance.

Tags: Outsourcing, Maintenance Costs

October 18, 2017 - Press Release

Gabriel Ride Control Introduces 125 New Products

Gabriel announced the introduction of 125 new products, which will be added to 11 product lines and cover 62 vehicle models.

October 5, 2017 - Press Release

Lift Institute Updates Online Lift Safety Training Course

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Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety, has completely updated its popular Lifting It Right online training course.

Tags: Automotive Lift Institute, Shop Equipment, Safety

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford

September 27, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni to Debut Virtual Reality at APTA Expo

APTA Expo attendees will get a look — above and below ground — at the inner workings of an in-ground telescopic piston lift, the Diamondlift, and a true vertical rise, clear-floor-concept platform lift, the Skylift.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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