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How to Maximize Lift Safety

How to Maximize Lift Safety

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.

August 13, 2009

Tapping A Ready Source of Trained Workers

“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.

November 1, 2008

2009-MY: What's Ahead for Fleets

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.

July 1, 2008

Suzuki: The Right Vehicles at the Right Time

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.

July 1, 2008

GM Offers Alt-Fuel Choices

Hybrid systems, E85 and biodiesel capability, and active fuel management are available separately or together on a number of different vehicles.

May 1, 2008

Truck Designs Produce a Concrete Winner
Two-Mode Hybrids Point to a New Direction

Two-Mode Hybrids Point to a New Direction

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.

April 1, 2008

RFID Technology Can Help Manage Fleet Loads
GM Moves to Fill the Cutaway Gap

GM Moves to Fill the Cutaway Gap

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.

March 1, 2008

Purolator Courier Goes 'Green' with New Electric Delivery Vehicle

A Long and Useful Life

Through careful use and regular PM maintenance, Los Angeles County Fire Station 92 has gotten 337,000 miles of service out of Squad Truck 592, which was still running strong when the F-350 crew cab was retired.

November 1, 2007

Getting a Lift

When the job requires being up high or having to pick up a heavy item off the ground, lift trucks, crane trucks, and bucket trucks make it far easier and safer to get the work done without muscle strain or worse hazards.

September 1, 2007

Keeping the Grass and Your Budgets Greener

Keeping the Grass and Your Budgets Greener

Caring for large landscaped grounds, be they lawns, golf courses, parks, or cemeteries, requires sophisticated equipment and techniques.Here’s a look at some ideas for maximizing the use of your equipment.

September 1, 2007

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