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How Inmate Labor Can Benefit Fleet Shops
How to Build a Pipeline for Technician Talent
Know Your Fluids: Additives

Know Your Fluids: Additives

Keeping gasoline and diesel engines running smoothly and efficiently is important and additives can help.

June 12, 2017

Know Your Fluids: Coolants and DEF

Know Your Fluids: Coolants and DEF

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part two of this three-part series, how to make the right choices about and maintain coolant and fluid options are shared.

March 6, 2017

Know Your Fluids: Oils

Know Your Fluids: Oils

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part 1 of this three-part series, making the right choices about which oil to use, maintenance needs, and more are shared.

February 23, 2017

What to Do About Mass Technician Retirements

What to Do About Mass Technician Retirements

Public fleet tchnicians are retiring, and sometimes en masse. With the loss of manpower — and knowledge — how can fleets recover? Fleet managers who have survived technician shortages share their creative strategies.

June 15, 2016

Evaluating Parts Outsourcing by the Numbers

Evaluating Parts Outsourcing by the Numbers

Do fleets that have outsourced their parts management really get the savings they estimated? A few years after their decision to outsource, three fleets share their experiences — and their results.

May 2, 2016

Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection

Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.

October 8, 2014

The State of Street Sweepers

The State of Street Sweepers

Street sweepers are evolving to meet user demand. From brooms to vacuums to air sweepers, fleet managers have more purchasing choices than ever before.

May 21, 2014

Shaping the Future Fleet Workforce

Shaping the Future Fleet Workforce

With demand for qualified technicians exceeding those available in the workforce, mentoring programs give fleets the opportunity to train their future workers — and even hire from the qualified pool of candidates they’ve helped create.

November 27, 2013

The Pros & Cons of Warranty Work

The Pros & Cons of Warranty Work

Every warranty program comes with its own set of pros and cons. To reveal the true picture of warranty work, two fleets and a software expert share their experiences.

October 12, 2012

How to Write & Analyze a Customer Satisfaction Survey
Saving Money & the Environment through Oil Initiatives

Saving Money & the Environment through Oil Initiatives

As technology continues to develop, fleets have more opportunities to improve their use of and reliance on oil. Five fleet professionals weigh in on the strategy, challenges, and benefits of their oil initiatives.

January 11, 2012

Parts Operation: In-House or Outsource

Parts Operation: In-House or Outsource

A fleet’s parts inventory is critical to keeping its maintenance and repair process moving forward — and keeping units on the road. Several critical elements to consider are discussed from both the in-house and outsourced perspectives.

May 1, 2011

Insourcing Provides Mutual Benefits

Insourcing Provides Mutual Benefits

The City of Moline, Ill., demonstrates the benefits of insourcing by providing maintenance services for its neighbor, the Rock Island Arsenal. The partnership has proven successful for both the city and federal fleets.

September 14, 2010

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