ROSELAND, NJJohn Dolce, a New Jersey-based fleet manager, has released a new book edition reviewing the latest technologies and best practices used in fleet maintenance management.

The 534-page book, Analytical Fleet Maintenance Management: Third Edition, describes practical, cost-effective principles that fleet management personnel can use in daily work operations to improve efficiencies, control costs, and increase productivity. This edition features new chapters on fleet management leadership, and fleet facility design and maintenance. In addition, the book's arithmetic formulas have been reviewed and updated.

Other topics covered include:

  • Preventive maintenance programs.
  • Shop productivity.
  • Tire selection and management.
  • Budgeting.
  • Data processing.
  • Vehicle life-cycle costing and specification.
  • Vehicle delivery and warranty programs.
  • Energy management.
  • Fleet trend reporting.
  • Managing equipment information systems.
  • The book is written for supervisors and managers with responsibility for vehicle maintenance management.

Dolce is a fleet manager, consultant, author, and industrial instructor with more than 40 years of experience in vehicle maintenance and operations. He has managed public and private fleets ranging from 100 to 18,000 vehicles and has helped thousands of managers and companies implement cost efficiencies. Dolce also teaches courses and seminars on fleet management at the City University and State University of New York, George Washington University, the University of Washington at Seattle, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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