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Tips on finding and keeping technicians

Recruiting, training and retaining technicians remains a major concern. Recently, the industry has taken a closer look at refining the process.

Need a tool assistance program?

It has long been our expectation that service technicians provide their own “tools of the trade” – hand tools and personal-use equipment.

Empowerment matters

Lew Flowers promotes self-directed work force concept to keep U.S. Postal Service’s Oklahoma District fleet running

Keep drivers happy & trucks on the road

A popular management strategy prioritizes problems according to cost or frequency of occurrence and attacks them from the most occurrences to the least. It’s a good concept because you should always be able to expect a good return for your efforts.

Meeting Needs

For petroleum carrier Harris Transportation, specifying the right components is a critical element of success

Buying new tractors with resale profit in mind

How important is resale value when writing specifications for new tractors? What premium systems and components raise the resale value of tractors?

Shop productivity

Productivity in truck fleet maintenance operations is affected by many factors, including equipment choices, shop design and layout. In particular, the proper selection of lifts can have a significant impact.

Booking a strategy

Randy Book says quality systems, using data to probe processes and motivated employees are keys to effective best practices.

Effective equipment and maintenance programs are benefiting Arrow Trucking Co.

As a veteran fleet manager, Jim Cade knows that effective equipment decisions are essential to the ongoing success of any trucking operation.

Foster champions teamwork

Southeastern Freight Lines VP says best practices start with people

Paying off

Under the direction of George Survant, a highly effective fleet services operation is helping ensure success at Florida Power & Light Co.

Stianche focuses on recruitment

Finding the right employees in a growing company and keeping up with the complexity of vehicles are two challenges that Joe Stianche, fleet manager of Sanderson Farms, faces at the vertically integrated producer of poultry products based in Laurel, Miss.