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Columbus Fleet Becomes First Municipal ASE Testing Site

The City of Columbus, Ohio, has become the first public agency in the United States to proctor testing on site for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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How to Create an Effective Succession Plan

As more baby boomers reach retirement, fleets must prepare the next generation of leaders. Fleet managers share initiatives that have worked for their teams and explain which have not.

Technician vs. Mechanic

While you may think it doesn’t matter what technicians are called if they get the same pay, moving toward the technician title adds professionalism to the industry and better reflects what modern technicians actually do.

Minnesota PFS Draws Regional Fleets

A sold-out Public Fleet Summit in Minnesota gave fleet and public works professionals an opportunity to connect with nearby agencies and learn from nationally recognized fleet professionals.

5 Steps for Staff Development

A well-defined staff development plan can boost employee productivity and allows fleet managers to plan for retirements of seasoned employees and even to train their own replacements.

Hiring and Keeping the Best Administrative Staff

If an administrative staff member becomes more invested in the fleet industry, the job becomes more than just a job.

Technician Training Solutions for Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

Fleet managers must consider how the addition of alternative-fuel vehicles changes fleet maintenance and repair. For those deciding to keep this in-house, there are various options available for technician training.

Edmonton's Program for Transformation: Working Together for Positive Changes

Provincial capital city Edmonton, Alberta, has the largest integrated municipal fleet operation in Canada and has earned numerous accolades for major improvements made over the last few years. However, focus on workplace culture may be its most significant achievement to date.

Living up to ‘Beverly Hills’ Standards: Beverly Hills Fleet on Staff Training and ‘Green’ Operations

Beverly Hills, Calif., Fleet Services operates in a new facility constructed in 2008 -- a LEED Silver certified building -- and is constructing a compressed natural gas (CNG) station expected to be completed in April.

How to Minimize Workplace Injuries

Safeguarding maintenance and garage facilities against work-related injuries involves securing management commitment, increasing safety awareness among staff members, and establishing a certified in-house safety committee.