A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.
October 27, 2021
The school believes this digital hands-on experience will better prepare students for a career in the automotive world.
April 26, 2021
In the past four years, the City of Madison, Wisconsin, fleet operation reduced vehicle out-of-service levels by a factor of four.
March 18, 2021
Automated wastewater treatment systems help motor vehicle service industries remain in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency and local standards while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor, and disposal.
March 3, 2021
Diesel particulate filter maintenance takes more than waiting for the yellow light to come on and performing a forced regeneration.
January 21, 2021
Three fleets weigh in on how this digital asset can help operations run smoother.
October 27, 2020
Three fleets share their mobile maintenance stories and best practices.
September 10, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts life worldwide, public fleet managers are learning how to adjust their operations.
May 11, 2020
From servicing city vehicles in full plastic suits to staggered shifts and footprint decals to keep social distance, the Support Services Department of the City of West Palm Beach is adapting to work life amidst the coronavirus.
April 3, 2020
You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets excellent tire performance data.
July 12, 2019
Paul Cupka, maintenance facility superintendent for Fairfax County’s Department of Vehicle Services in Virginia, talks maintenance technician shortages.
February 8, 2019
Air system maintenance on trucks is critical in the winter; less than a teaspoon of water could disable a truck in a winter deep freeze. Here's why, and what you can do about it.
January 29, 2019
Truck electrical systems have become highly sophisticated, requiring more sophisticated maintenance and diagnostics. That's why it's critical that technicians and fleets stay up to speed.
December 12, 2018
Fleets at the greatest risk of privatization are those that haven’t given it much thought, thinking it won’t happen to them.
May 23, 2018
For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive tires.
March 1, 2018