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.
November 1, 2021
Bendix has released a guide on how to avoid rabbit holes and minimize downtime in the maintenance bay.
September 23, 2021
The New York City Police Department is currently piloting a Tesla Model 3; its fleet staff upfit the vehicle and built a power distribution point.
August 16, 2021
A lot goes into choosing software that will be easy to use, worth the price, and accomplish exactly what technicians need it to.
July 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