October 21, 2010 - Industry News
WAUSAU, WI - One of the apprenticeships offered to high school students across Northcentral Wisconsin is with the Wausau Department of Public Works automotive maintenance team, where students can learn about repairing vehicles.
Tags: Maintenance, Staff Training
August 16, 2010 - Industry News
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Equipment Maintenance Division is allegedly housing dozens of unrepaired police cars and city vehicles due to the budget crisis. In some cases, they’ve sat there for months.
Tags: Maintenance, repair, Fleet Budget
ROWLETT, TEXAS - The City of Rowlett council during a recent special budget workshop discussed its planned fleet acquisition strategy, addressing equipment age and shop size.
Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle replacement, Fleet Budget, fuel management
August 11, 2010 - Industry News
MARTINEZ, CA - Budget cuts in Contra Costa County have led to reduced use of county vehicles. Vehicles traveled 2,459,597 fewer miles last year, a decrease of nearly 21 percent from the year before.
Tags: Maintenance, Fuel Savings, Fleet Budget, Vehicle Use
WINTER HAVEN, FL - Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has converted their patrol vehicles to the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, developed and manufactured by SOMS Technologies, LLC.
Tags: Maintenance, Polk County, oil filter
July 29, 2010 - Industry News
NEW YORK - A report from the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations includes recommendations estimated to save $71 million in fleet costs in four years by streamlining city fleet management, centralizing operations, cutting fuel use, and decreasing fleet size, among other measures.
Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Budget, car sharing, customer service, Consolidating Fleet
July 22, 2010 - Industry News
LAKEWOOD, WA - Lakewood police are refurbishing some of their squad cars rather than buying new ones, a decision that could save the city $15,000 per upgraded car and help the vehicles handle better on the street.
Tags: Maintenance, Police vehicles, Vehicle replacement
July 2, 2010 - Industry News
HOBOKEN, NJ - Requiring indoor space for vehicle maintenance and outdoor space for vehicle storage, the City of Hoboken has decided to outsource all vehicle maintenance until it can accommodate all vehicles into one facility.
Tags: Maintenance, Outsourcing
June 8, 2010 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - A recent nationwide survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association found 55 percent of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tire and only one in six vehicles has four properly inflated tires.
Tags: Maintenance, tire, Rubber Manufacturers Association
May 13, 2010 - Industry News
ST. CLAIR, MI - Saving $250,000 annually is just one of the benefits St. Clair County expects from outsourcing its vehicle maintenance operations, according to Kirk Weston, managing director of the St. Clair County Road Commission.
Tags: Maintenance, contract, Outsourcing
April 22, 2010 - Industry News
PALO ALTO, CA - Palo Alto officials have halted the city's vehicle-replacement program after an audit found more than a third of the vehicles in the city's fleet were underused in fiscal year 2009.
Tags: Maintenance, audit, Replacement cycle, cost-cutting, underutilization
MEMPHIS, TN - The FBI is probing two city auto-repair contracts awarded during former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's administration, according to The Commercial Appeal.
Tags: Maintenance, contract, FBI
LAKE CITY, FL - The City of Lake City is considering leasing fleet vehicles to reduce operating costs.
Tags: leasing, Maintenance, Replacement cycle
April 15, 2010 - Industry News
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Sponsored by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, First Vehicles Services (FVS) was recently awarded the 2009 Emerald Award for environmental excellence.
Tags: Maintenance, award
April 12, 2010 - Industry News
AUBURNDALE, FL - Polk County Fleet Management will take over control of the City of Auburndale's fleet maintenance operation at the end of June.
Tags: Maintenance, Outsourcing, Polk County
March 4, 2010 - Industry News
MEMPHIS, TN - Excessive vehicle repair invoices submitted by Around Town Tire & Trucking for city vehicles pose questions about alleged oversight of the repair company, reports The Commercial Appeal.
January 15, 2010 - Industry News
PITTSBURGH - Sharing fleet services with Allegheny County is one possible cost-saving alternative for the City of Pittsburgh, which is looking to cut down expenses by performing vehicle repairs in-house.
December 11, 2009 - Industry News
BOSTON - Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced Dec. 10 that training and maintenance were two of the "multiple, overlapping factors" in the fatal crash that killed Boston Fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley in January.
Tags: Maintenance, Boston Fire Department, aging fleet, safety training
November 23, 2009 - Industry News
HELENA, MT - In addition to lack of an accurate vehicle count, a recent audit found discrepancies in the state agencies' maintenance records, vehicle assignments, and take-home vehicle policy.
Tags: Maintenance, audit, Montana
November 9, 2009 - Industry News
SIERRA VISTA, AZ - The City of Sierra Vista will now provide its school district maintenance and fueling services for its vehicles as a backup to the district's own services.
Tags: Maintenance, Fuel Savings, partnership
May 7, 2009 - Industry News
RIVERSIDE, CA – Two Riverside County supervisors whose work vehicles each cost more than $50,000 said they will help offset the cars' price tags by paying for gasoline, maintenance, and other expenses, according to The Press-Enterprise.
Tags: Maintenance, municipal fleets, Riverside County
March 23, 2009 - Press Release
VALHALLA, NY – SOMS Technologies LLC, a provider of engine oil filtration products, announced that its microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter has been selected as a preferred source offering for all New York state agencies and local government vehicles.
Tags: Maintenance, SOMS Technologies
March 23, 2009 - Industry News
MANATEE COUNTY, FL – The Association of Equipment Management Professionals presented Fleet Services its "Fleet Master of the Year" honor at an industry conference in Orlando.
Tags: Maintenance, award, fleet services, Association of Equipment Management Professionals
March 12, 2009 - Industry News
BOSTON – With the Jan. 9 death of a Boston Fire Department lieutenant attributed to brake failure, a report by an outside consultant recommends the city hire a fleet manager to oversee a preventive maintenance regimen.
Tags: Maintenance, Boston Fire Department, fatal accidents
October 29, 2008 - Industry News
AUGUSTA, GA – Keeping city vehicles rolling is costing millions. So, the City of Augusta is working to find cheaper ways to provide services.
Tags: Maintenance, Maintenance Contract
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