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N.Y. Municipality to Centralize Fleet Management

The City of Jamestown, N.Y., plans to update its fleet structure and eventually centralize its fleet management. To do this, the fleet would need a larger maintenance facility and additional staff members.

Longobart-Ross Consulting to Hire Manager

Longobart-Ross Consulting, a California-based fleet consulting company, is hiring a full-time employee with the opportunity to become the executive manager of the company. This person would oversee all other employees as they are brought on board.

Report Details Mass. City's Aging Fire Fleet

The Pittsfield (Mass.) Fire Department's fleet "is not well suited" to respond to several types of incidents due to its age, and the city doesn't have a plan in place to replace the vehicles, according to a report prepared by a consultant.

Santa Ana Fleet Manager Retires

Rick Longobart, facilities, fleet, and central stores manager for the City of Santa Ana, Calif., retired on May 1. The city has not announced a replacement.

Ideas for Solving Common Problems in Fleet

If another fleet manager or a consultant reviewed your operation today, what would he or she say? Fleet professionals discuss common fleet deficiencies and how to fix them.

Toyota Helps Ky. Fleet Reduce Repair Time by 75%

Following a fleet improvement project with Toyota’s Production System Support Center, the Louisville Metro (Ky.) fleet has reduced its repair backlog by 37% within two months and repair time by 75%.

S.D. City Begins Fleet Assessment

The City of Sioux Falls, S.D., hired Mercury Associates to conduct a comprehensive review of fleet operations. The goal of the project is to determine the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide fleet services.

Procurement Forum Explains Trends in Public Purchasing

Public agencies should look into online procurement services and cooperative purchasing when buying for their agencies, a procurement consultant told attendees of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association’s (MEMA) Fleet & Procurement Services Forum.