Utah DOTUtah DOT’s Fleet Department faces issues, but does all it can to keep the state’s roads safe.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

In Utah, the state’s mountainous areas get a lot of snow, and its snow plows are heavily used in those areas. The lower, desert areas, however, get completely different weather, and not near the same amount of snowfall. These are all conditions the Utah Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Fleet Department has to consider to keep residents and travelers safe, while also dealing with the other issues fleet managers face. 

CoorsCoors Distributing Company makes logistical enhancements to its warehouse operations to keep up with a growing demand.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

In order to accommodate its fast-growing business, Coors Distributing Company is making logistical enhancements to its warehouse operations. “Our portfolio has grown significantly over the last eight years and continues to expand,” says Steve Rose, operations director. “In order to meet this demand we need to innovate and invest in new processes and technology.”  

North DakotaNorth Dakota State Fleet focuses on safety and value while facing extreme weather, budgetary issues and manufacturing plant closures.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

The U.S. climate varies greatly, depending on the region people find themselves in, and weather tends toward the extreme when one gets to any of the edges of the country. As a northern-most state in the Plains region, North Dakota understands these extremes well, and the State Fleet equips itself best it can to handle them. 

City of WichitaWichita, Kan.’s fleet maintenance division partners work with user groups and vendors to be more efficient and responsive.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

The City of Wichita, Kan., Public Works & Utilities Fleet Maintenance Division strives to get maximum result from limited financial resources. “We overcome many of our resource issues by having strong relationships with our customers and vendors, and are willing to look at things in different ways,” Fleet Superintendent Troy Tillotson said.

Annual Load Book(Photos courtesy of Jack and Rene Bates)

Annual Load Book’s new app will help drivers calculate their revenues.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media  

Sometimes when drivers look at an offer to haul cargo, the end payoff does not seem worth the effort. Calculating all the costs and expenses involved can be complicated, but that is exactly where Annual Load Book owner Jack Bates’ new app can help.

Orange CountyOrange County Fleet Management is investing in new technology to manage its fleet.   

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

Managing one of the largest government fleets in Florida is not an easy feat. Bryan Lucas, fleet management director for Orange County Fleet Management, oversees the repair and maintenance of all of the county’s assets that include roughly 1,930 cars, trucks and rolling stock and about 1,800 off-road vehicles like bulldozers, trailers, generators, boats and water-going vessels. 

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