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SAE International Publishes New Book Edition for Fleet Maintenance Managers

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 26, 2009 - A new book edition published by SAE International reviews the latest technologies and best practices used in fleet maintenance management.

Authored by John E. Dolce, “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. 

The list price of this 534-page, softbound book (ISBN 978-0-7680-1684-0) is $79.95; SAE International members can purchase it for $63.96.  Bulk purchase discounts also are available.  For more information, please visit www.sae.org/technical/books/R-371. 

To request a media review copy, or to set up an interview with the author, please contact pr@sae.org.

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