Vehicle Maintenance

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March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Kan. Municipality Needs to Centralize, Build New Fleet Facility

File photo of new fleet facility

The City of Manhattan, Kan., needs to construct a new $10-12 million facility to house and centralize several departments, including fleet, and fleet ownership needs to be consolidated, according to a consultant.

Tags: Consolidation, Fleet Facility

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Texas County Expects Savings with In-House Emissions Testing

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The City of El Paso, Texas, fleet expects to save money after purchasing a machine to run vehicle emissions testing in-house, a job that was previously outsourced.

Tags: Outsourcing, Fleet Facility, Shop Tools, Downtime, Efficiency

March 14, 2018 - Press Release

Kardex Remstar Launches Remote Support

Kardex Remstar is launching a cloud-based Remote Support platform that focuses on continuously monitoring the status of a customer’s installed systems and remotely maintaining them when necessary.

Tags: Fleet Facility, Parts Management, Kardex Remstar

March 13, 2018 - Press Release

HUBB Filters Welcomes Scott Son as CFO

Scott Son, HUBB Filters

Son has more than 30 years of professional experience that includes leadership and C-level finance roles over the past 12 years in the clean tech and renewable energy industries

Tags: New Hire, HUBB Filters

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Research from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that vehicle parts can bring in about 70% of the full cost of the car. Grapahic courtesy of NICB

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Parts Management, Parts and Service, Crime

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Tags: TMC, Valvoline, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Oils

March 6, 2018 - Press Release

Radu Pop Joins Stertil-Koni as Business Development Manager

Radu Pop

Stertil-Koni, a provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, has announced that Radu Pop has joined the company as business development manager.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni, Shop Equipment, New Hire

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Wis. City Launches Fleet Apprentice Program

Photo of mechanic via WorldSkills UK/flickr

The Fleet Service Division of Madison, Wis., launched an apprenticeship program to teach automotive skills to high school students.

Tags: Recruiting, Internship Program, Technician Training

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

ASE Education Foundation Launches Mentoring Program

The ASE Education Foundation and S/P2 have formed a partnership to develop and distribute a mentoring program for the automotive industry to address the technician shortage.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Retirement, ASE, Mentor, Technician Training

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Fla. County Obtains ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

Manatee County, Fla., fleet team. Photo courtesy of Manatee County

Manatee County, Fla., has joined the growing list of government fleets that have obtained the Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Tags: Maintenance, Certification, ASE, Technician Training, ASE Blue Seal

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Pa. County Creates Stricter Driver Policies

Photo via Paul Sullivan/Flickr

Westmoreland County, Pa., fleet drivers will have to complete safety driving classes after minor collisions before getting back behind the wheel, according to the city’s revised driver policy.

Tags: Driver Safety, Vehicle Repairs, Fleet Policy

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

S.C. City Opens $8M Fleet Facility

The City of Greenville's fleet facility is used to maintain 710 pieces of equipment. Photo courtesy of City of Greenville

The City of Greenville, S.C., moved into a new fleet maintenance facility in October 2017. The facility replaces a 60-year-old building and is part of a 22-acre Public Works campus.

Tags: Fleet Facility

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

FleetguardFit is a real-time filtration monitoring system offering full visibility to filter and oil life. Screenshot via Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Cummins, Oil, Filters, Oil Filters

February 7, 2018 - Press Release

Culver City Hiring Fleet Technicians, Assistant

The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a fleet assistant and technicians to join its Transportation Department. The filing deadline is Feb. 23.

Tags: Recruiting, Hiring, City of Culver City

February 5, 2018 - Press Release

Fla. Association Awards Student Scholarship

Palm Beach State College and Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) representatives are pictured at the scholarship presentation. Photo via Palm Beach State College

The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) recently presented a $2,500 scholarship gift to a Palm Beach State College Automotive and Diesel Service Technology student.

Tags: FLAGFA, Associations, Scholarships, Colleges and Universities

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Fla. Sheriff Contracts with New Maintenance Provider

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The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department has entered into a five-year, $5 million fleet maintenance and management contract with Vector Fleet Management for its 2,800 vehicles.

Tags: Maintenance, Police Vehicles, Outsourcing, Sheriff's Office, Vector Fleet Management

January 23, 2018 - Press Release

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Tags: Pennsylvania, CalAmp, Telematics

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

Tags: Maintenance, New Facility, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Fleet Facility

January 9, 2018 - Press Release

Orlando Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of Orlando, Fla., is hiring a fleet manager. The fleet manager is responsible supervisory and administrative work directing the repair, maintenance and operation of motor vehicles, heavy equipment or tools.

Tags: Recruiting, City of Orlando

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Colorado Springs’ Outsourced Maintenance Plan Lags on Savings

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The City of Colorado Springs, Colo., expected to save $2 million in the first three years of its outsourced maintenance contract but has saved just $1.4 million.

Tags: Outsourcing, City of Colorado Springs, Serco Inc., Audit

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

No. 1 Leading Fleet to Construct $5.1M Facility

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San Bernardino County, Calif., Fleet Management Department, which was named the No. 1 Leading Fleet in 2017, received approval to construct a new facility at a cost of $5.1 million.

Tags: New Facility, Fleet Facility, County of San Bernardino

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Recalls, Brakes, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

N.J. Communities Save with Shared Maintenance

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Shared fleet maintenance has become more widespread in New Jersey in the last several years, as the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) Fleet Maintenance Services has grown to service eight public agencies.

Tags: Maintenance, Outsourcing, New Jersey, Insourcing

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

Ariz. County Raises Fleet Pay With ‘Hot Jobs’ Designation

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Mohave County, Ariz., automotive technicians and other fleet workers are getting salary bumps averaging 15.8% thanks to a new “hot jobs” designation.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Salary, Technicians



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