Safety is a major consideration when lifting and working under an object weighing several tons. Resources are available to shop managers on lift inspection, proper operation, lifting procedures, and mechanic training.
When Dave Cole at the City of Glendale, Calif. could not find qualified technicians for his shop, he partnered with a local college to set up an internship program.
The batteries in hybrid vehicles today are based on nickel-metal hydride technology. They last a long time, but not forever. Here is what to do when the battery in a hybrid dies.
“Hire the handicapped” is not just a slogan. A huge pool of qualified workers is ready to assist fleets through a federal program, AbilityOne. Employing them can make an important contribution to the community.
The ultra-compact Xebra trucks allow the Coca-Cola Company, Domino’s Pizza, and UPS to get closer to customers while saving fuel and helping the environment.
Engines are getting lighter and more fuel efficient and vehicles overall are lighter & more aerodynamic. Here is a look at some of the offerings for the 2009 model-year.
With good fuel economy ratings, a 100,000-mile, seven-year zero-deductible limited powertrain warranty and new incentives, Suzuki is ready to make a splash in fleet.
Tresca Brothers uses lively paint schemes and public service posters to brighten and attract attention to its ready-mix delivery trucks.
Although they are not yet heavy haulers or rapid movers, pure electric vehicles have numerous capabilities that can be an advantage for government fleet operators.
Hybrid systems, E85 and biodiesel capability, and active fuel management are available separately or together on a number of different vehicles.
A significant amount of research has been conducted to support the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles. Here is a look at a few of the directions GM is taking.
GM & Chrysler introduce new two-mode hybrid systems in their full-sized SUVs. From city driving to hauling heavy loads, the systems provide optimum gearing for any purpose.
Adding tiny RFID tags to incoming and outgoing cargo in trucks can
help the driver and the distribution office keep track of items.
A new 14,200-lb. GVWR G-Van diesel cutaway chassis expands the platform’s capabilities in the commercial market. Potential uses include commercial trucks, ambulances, and shuttle buses.
Urban package delivery routes usually include lots of stops and starts, but require relatively little long-range driving. Purolator Courier is developing the Quicksider EV, an electric green solution.