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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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Wis. City Launches Fleet Apprentice Program

The Fleet Service Division of Madison, Wis., launched an apprenticeship program to teach automotive skills to high school students.

ASE Education Foundation Launches Mentoring Program

The ASE Education Foundation and S/P2 have formed a partnership to develop and distribute a mentoring program for the automotive industry to address the technician shortage.

Fla. County Obtains ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

Manatee County, Fla., has joined the growing list of government fleets that have obtained the Blue Seal of Excellence from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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.

Universal Technical Institute Tour

Staff at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Long Beach, Calif., provided a tour of the new school to members of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) during a Jan. 21 association meeting. Photos by Thi Dao.

8 Steps for Collaborative Training Programs

Is your agency too small to host its own technician trainings? Here’s a tip: partner up. Interagency collaboration can help you pull together the resources needed for quality training programs.

20 Under 40: Fleet's Future Leaders

Many of those in fleet management are baby boomers and are getting ready to retire, but a new generation of fleet professionals is ready to step into their shoes. These fleet professionals under 40 have already made an impression at their own operations or within the industry.

Paying Your Technicians Incentives for Certifications

Incentive pay can motivate employees to continue their training and help retain experienced technicians. From lump sum payments to higher wages, fleets explain how they implemented their incentive pay programs.

CNG Fuel System Inspections: Technician Training is Key

Technicians inspecting compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems should be trained on general and detailed visual inspections.