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California Water Utility Weighs Leasing

In a push to decrease maintenance costs and increase the fleet’s overall MPG — and with the help of telematics data — this public utility’s fleet manager is putting a proposal together that would move the owned fleet to a full lease program.

Indirect vs. Direct Labor: How to Hit the Magic 70%

Direct labor can be summed up as time on task, or any time spent doing a specific task or repair. The work order is open, and as soon as the technician clocks in to perform preventive maintenance, for example, that counts as direct labor. The issue of monitoring and managing indirect labor costs is important because time is so important to fleet management.

City of Lodi Opens $3.4M Maintenance Shop

LODI, CA – The City of Lodi spent $3.4 million on its new 14,500 sq.-ft. vehicle maintenance shop, which has an additional 3,000 sq.-ft. of storage, according to the Lodi-News Sentinel.

USPS Fleet Manager Involved in $190K Kickback Scheme

CLEVELAND – Ulysses Bradley, vehicle maintenance facility manager for the U.S. Postal Service serving the northern district of Ohio, allegedly approved fake invoices for high-dollar maintenance and detailing work on post office vehicles.