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Fleets with warranty repair programs say they can reduce downtime, provide better customer service, and improve operational efficiency. Others say it’s not a good fit for their fleets. Where does your fleet fall?

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Wash. County Lowers Car Allowance for Officials

The Snohomish County Council has lowered the monthly car allowance for officials by 7% in the wake of a whistle-blower complaint by an analyst claiming he was pressured to inflate the numbers.

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.

Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

This compilation of “bright ideas” focuses on single ideas aimed to reduce costs, improve operations, improve customer service, and more. Fleet managers explain how they executed their plan, the challenges they faced, and the results they’ve seen or expect to achieve.

Mitchell to Retire from Arlington County, Virginia

Allen Mitchell, equipment bureau chief for Arlington County, Va., announced he will retire effective Nov. 1, 2013. His responsibilities at Arlington County include managing the County fleet of 1,500 assets.

Maintaining Loaders and Backhoes

Fleet professionals from three public agencies discuss best practices for maintaining loaders and backhoes, used for numerous projects that range from waste disposal to beach upkeep to road maintenance.