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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

Can’t Find Good Technicians? Here’s One Solution
When Hybrid Batteries Die

When Hybrid Batteries Die

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.

April 1, 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

ZAP Xebra Electric Trucks Deliver in Urban Settings

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

Pure Electric Vehicles Go to Work in Government Fleets

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
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