Personnel

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    Next-Generation Workforce

    Plant the seeds now.

     
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    Embrace the Future

    Getting drivers to accept new technologies is easy — if done the right way.

     
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    To Reconstruct an Accident

     
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    Tips and trends in work truck safety

    Truck safety is a matter of life and death. That's why equipment inspections and safety training should be regular tasks in the routine of every well-run public works fleet.

     
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    Dealing with driver/operator shortages

    In-house training has proven to be the answer for public works departments that have difficulty finding qualified equipment operators and truck drivers.

     
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    Compensation packages ease hiring problems

    Benefits packages help public works departments attract and retain qualified fleet mechanics, even if public-sector wages run somewhat below the private sector, say fleet managers. Shortages of qualified mechanics appear to be a regional problem.

     
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    Training: put it in the purchase contract

    Providing training for mechanics these days—especially for new heavy equipment—can be a challenge, especially for smaller cities and counties. The solution, most fleet managers have found, is to write training into the purchase contracts for the equipment. Then it becomes the vendor's...

     
 
 

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