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Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

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Fleet Operating Costs Remain Stable for Fourth Consecutive Year

The stability of fuel pricing over the past 36 months, along with ongoing improvements in vehicle fuel economy, have been the key factors keeping fleet operating costs relatively flat.

Training Technicians on Alt-Fuel Technology

Not since the days of Henry Ford has the technician’s job changed quite as much as it has with the development of alternative fuel vehicles.

Jordan Municipal Solid Waste Fleets Receive Maintenance Grants

The German Agency and Ministry of Environment will join forces with Jordan’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the municipalities of Irbid, Mafraq and Karak to improve solid waste collection systems by training their staff in the maintenance and repair of the motor pools.

CNG Vehicle Training Begins in Trinidad and Tobago

The National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) and the National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will allow for the training of individuals in the maintenance of natural gas-powered vehicles.

The Useful Life of a CNG Cylinder

With a lifecycle of approximately 15 to 20 years, there are a number of important factors to consider when determining if a compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder has ended its useful life.

Top 15 Fleet Maintenance Trends in 2013 & Beyond

Vehicle quality continues to improve and extended powertrain warranties have covered some expensive repairs, which occur at higher mileage. Although quality has increased, vehicles are becoming more complex, especially with the proliferation of new onboard technologies. In this context, what follows are the top 15 maintenance trends for passenger cars that are facing commercial fleet managers in 2013 and beyond.

The Business Case for Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

While the up-front investment may be high, hybrid-electric power makes financial sense for some medium-duty fleets. Find out if your fleet is one of them.

To EV or Not to EV? Top Fleets Answer the Question

Going electric may not be for everyone, but several of the country’s top fleets have realized benefits from having electric vehicles in their operations. Learn about the challenges they’ve encountered and how they’ve managed to cope.

Top Fleet Maintenance Trends for 2012-2014

The price of parts is expected to rise as raw materials and manufacturing costs increase. There will continue to be ongoing upward pressure on replacement tire prices, particularly for commercial trucks. Oil drain intervals will continue to be extended, especially as OEMs migrate to the GF-5 motor oil standard, which provides better wear protection. However, two-thirds of all fleet maintenance expenses continue to be PM-related, which requires relentless monitoring of driver PM compliance.