Vehicle Maintenance

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January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Louisville to Build Consolidated Public Works Facility

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Louisville Metro in Kentucky will soon begin construction on a public works facility that will be used to park and maintain vehicles, store salt and brine, and house other operations.

Tags: Consolidation, Fleet Facility, Louisville

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Ga. City Considers In-House Maintenance

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The City of Augusta, Ga., may take on maintenance in-house in an effort to cut costs. Currently, the city outsources fleet maintenance but city commissioners want to know if it would be cheaper bringing maintenance in-house.

Tags: First Vehicle Services, Outsourcing, Maintenance Costs, In-house Maintenance, Elected Leaders, City of Augusta, Maintenance

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Winter Driving, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Antifreeze

January 6, 2017 - Press Release

Automotive Lift Institute Releases Lifting Points Guide

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The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. has released the 2017 edition of its “Vehicle Lifting Points for Frame Engaging Lifts.” This updated guide is a quick-reference single-source manual for lifting point information as recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.

Tags: Automotive Lift Institute, Lift Guide

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. County to Spend $300,000 on Fire Fleet Repairs

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Polk County, Fla., will spend about $300,000 due to a structural flaw on all of its fire trucks. Commissioners voted to fix a loose suspension on all 12 of the county's trucks, at a cost of about $25,000 per truck.

Tags: Polk County, Fire trucks, Vehicle Repairs, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Suspensions, Elected Leaders

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Government Fleet's Top 10 Articles for 2016

(Clockwise from top left: 2016 Explorer and 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford, renewable diesel photo courtesy of City of Oakland, file photo)

Police-related articles continue to dominate as the most popular topic for 2016. Popular stories about law enforcement cover patrol vehicles, equipment, and upfitting.

Tags: Upfitting, Police Vehicles, Retirement, Outsourcing, Leadership

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Sonoma County Opens Fleet Facility

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Sonoma County, Calif., has unveiled a $6.4 million Fleet and Materials Lab Facility. The 21,000-ft. facility houses the county's General Services Fleet Operation Division and Transportation and Public Works Materials Lab and will be used to service vehicle and equipment for Sonoma County and other jurisdictions.

Tags: New Facility, Fleet Facility, Sonoma County

December 23, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa County Approves Tire Equipment Purchase

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Scott County, Iowa's Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to purchase tire maintenance equipment. The county will purchase a new alignment machine, tire changer, and wheel balancer for its fleet of 98 vehicles.

Tags: Tire Changer, Tire Alignment, Tire Balancing

December 23, 2016 - Industry News

Texas City Implements Asset Management System

The City of Burleston, Texas will implement an asset management system to improve driver safety, reduce idle time, and streamline maintenance operations. It has chosen a system from ThingTech to keep track of all city fleets and over 270 assets through its Public Works Department.

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Philadelphia Fleet Supervisor Sentenced to House Arrest

A former fleet supervisor for the City of Philadelphia has been sentenced to six to 23 months of house arrest for stealing $400,000 from the city's Office of Fleet Management.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, City of Philadelphia, Contract Management

December 5, 2016 - Industry News

FDNY Mechanic Saves Dept. $750K Annually

Jomar Pichardo, a mechanic who helped save about $750,000 by rebuilding and restoring costly ambulance components, was among the honorees at the annual FDNY Administrative Medals and Awards Ceremony.

Tags: Recognition, New York City, Cost-Cutting, Awards

November 25, 2016 - Industry News

N.J. County Shares Services with Municipalities

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The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders (N.J.) approved a shared services contract with the Borough of North Arlington for the rental and usage of a county-owned street sweeper.

Tags: Outsourcing, Insourcing, Street Sweepers, Mutual Aid

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, CK-4, FA-4

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

City Should Hire Fleet Superintendent, Study Advises

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An efficiency study of the City of Pekin, Ill., recommended the city create a fleet superintendent position to consolidate all the duties performed by other departments.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, reorganization, Centralizing Fleet, Fleet Consolidation

November 16, 2016 - Industry News

N.M. City Criticized for 'Poorly Maintained' Refuse Trucks

The City of Santa Fe, N.M., is under fire after a local news report claimed that the city's fleet of "poorly maintained" refuse trucks are a danger to public safety.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Aging Fleet, Elected Leaders

November 14, 2016 - Press Release

Bosch NA Components Get Limited Lifetime Warranty

Effective Nov. 1, all Bosch Engine Management part numbers active in the North America catalog will be covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Tags: Warranty, Aftermarket Parts, Bosch

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Texas City Saves Thousands with In-House Maintenance

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The City of Plainview, Texas, has saved about $37,000 since it started doing its maintenance in-house nine months ago.

Tags: In-house Maintenance, preventive maintenance, Outsourcing

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Police Fleet Suffers Heat Damage

The Danville Police Department (Va.) accumulated $19,000 in repairs for patrol cars damaged by heat from April to September. The department dealt with air conditioning parts and batteries regularly melting or needing repair.

Tags: Patrol Cars

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Remote Diagnostics Tool for Automated Transmissions

Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.

Tags: Telematics, Eaton, Transmissions, Remote Diagnostics

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ga. City Earns ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

The fleet maintenance division of the City of Marietta, Ga., recently received the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence's (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence.

Tags: Certification, Technician Training, ASE Blue Seal, City of Marietta

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Renews Maintenance Contract Despite Complaints

The City of Pittsburgh has approved a five-year, $46 million contract with service provider First Vehicle of Cincinnati despite complaints about the high price tag and insufficient service.

Tags: First Vehicle Services, Outsourcing, Maintenance Contract, City of Pittsburgh

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

Tags: Bridgestone, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Tires, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, NHTSA

October 20, 2016 - Industry News

Fla. County Hires New Fleet Manager

Sarasota County, Fla., has hired a new fleet manager to take over for its retiring fleet manager. Ron Kennedy, CEM, CPFP, started as fleet manager at the county on Sept. 16.

Tags: New Hire, Retirement, Sarasota County

October 10, 2016 - Press Release

Culver City Hiring Sr. Fleet Services Technician

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The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a senior fleet services technician to join its fleet team. The position pays between $4,597.82 and $5,612.27 monthly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

Tags: Recruiting, Hiring, City of Culver City

October 10, 2016 - Press Release

Culver City Hiring Fleet Services Technician

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The City of Culver City, Calif., is hiring a fleet services technician to join its fleet team. The position pays between $4,043.80 and $4,930.23 monthly. The last day to apply is Nov. 4.

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