Fleets, Trucks & Accessories

  • New Certified Public Fleet Professionals Announced

    APWA publishes the professionals who most recently received their Certified Public Fleet Professional certification.

     
  • New Attendance Record Set at The Work Truck Show

    After setting new attendance record in 2015, The Work Truck Show experiences another record breaking year in terms of attendance.

     
  • Managing your fleet's energy budget

    Five ways to maximize taxpayer investment in the vehicles and equipment used to build and maintain their community.

     
  • Utilizing your equipment

    Equipment utilization is the last thing that should bog down operations. That’s where custom solutions come into play.

     
  • Pressure washers

    Pressure washers use motorized pumps to force water at high speed through a hose. The pressurized water often eliminates the need for harsh cleaning chemicals, degreasers, or detergents.

     
  • Monitoring road clearing effectiveness

    DOTs across North America want to copy Idaho's award-winning system for measuring how changes to snow and ice control plans affect safety and mobility.

     
  • Ice and snow consultants: Snow angels to the rescue

    Helping public works departments streamline snow and ice control will keep consultants Diana Clonch and Diane Watkins in snow boots for years.

     
  • Ice and snow consultants

    Two public works professionals crash through the glass ceiling as they give advice on ice and snow removal to public works departments.

     
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    Swagelining's versatility

    Colorado water utility managers assess the versatility of a pipe-lining method called Swagelining.

     
  • A TT Technologies Grundoburst 1250 CP static machine pulled HDPE liner pipe into 24-inch and 27-inch host pipes.

    Swagelining: a very specific tool for a very specific job

    Colorado water utility managers assess the versatility of a pipe-lining method called Swagelining.

     
  • North Richland Hills, Texas, police cars line up outside Fleet Services for routine maintenance. This SUV's emergency bar has a Pulse Tech Products ERV 6-watt solar-powered battery charge maintainer.

    Maintenance extends battery life for fleets

    Six-step maintenance process extends 12V lead-acid battery life up to five times.

     
  • Fleet vendors renews GSA contract

    The U.S. General Services Administration has renewed an automatic tire chain systems manufacturer’s contract for five years.

     
  • Fleet cost management

    Rightsizing should be a part of every replacement cycle’s evaluation process.

     
  • City reports 30% road salt use reduction

    Lowell, the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts attributes the historic salt savings to Cirus SpreadSmart Rx spreader controls installed on its snowplow trucks—and anticipates more savings this winter.

     
  • Fleet incentive extended through March 2015

    Earn $2,000 for a new propane-powered mower and $1,000 toward a conversion through this Propane Education & Research Council program. Cities and counties have taken advantage of this double incentive.

     
  • Public fleet-certification program tweaked

    The American Public Works Association is allowing experience working with private fleets to count toward certification.

     
  • This Vehicle is Designed for Disaster Relief

    Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle — a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a unique vehicle mounted water purification treatment system.

     
  • Where to find current parking, striping, signage regs

    QUESTION: A supervisor recently asked me for information on striping and signage of parking lots for ADA compliance, and I found “ADA Business Brief: Restriping Parking Lots” on the Department of Justice website. However, the document is dated January 2002. Is this information still accurate?

     
  • Avoid trenching troubles

    How to keep your equipment and crews safe during trenching operations.

     
  • 4 Solid Waste Innovations

    As the volume of municipal solid waste grows, engineers and officials are looking increasingly toward smarter management. Here are four smart municipal solid waste management innovations.

     
 
 
 
 

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