2015 Fleet and Vehicle Management Survey Report

More than 1,100 business owners, fleet operators, and general managers participated in a recent survey regarding their biggest fleet management challenges – and how they use technology to solve them. Responses indicate the many benefits that GPS telematics provides.

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The Internet is Picking Your Residents: How to Manage Your Property's Online Reputation With the Phone

Online reviews are influencing your property’s prospect base. Research shows that consumers read fewer than 6 reviews before forming an opinion. That’s not a lot of information for prospects to make a decision. And even more so, prospects are basing purchasing decisions on the opinions of your residents and past renters. Use these 4 tricks to create an online reputation strategy that works for your team.

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Expanding Outdoor Living: Propane for Outdoor Residential Use

Propane gas is considered to be a clean alternative fuel by the EPA; it is a versatile and environmentally safe fuel source for healthy and sustainable living. Many people use propane to fuel their outdoor grills or barbeques, but it’s much more versatile than a cooking fuel in residential outdoor applications. This learning unit will explore alternative uses for propane, specifically for outdoor use in and around a home.

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Luxury Kitchen Specification For Aging in Place, Forward-Thinking Options for the Mature Client

This educational unit has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens for Aging in Place. The need for kitchens with Universal Design, which are accessible for the greatest number of users no matter what their ability or disability, is spelled out. The percentage of the population over 65 is fast growing, and the vast majority of people want to stay in their homes as they age, but most homes are woefully inadequate to be safe and accessible for this population. This course describes general design considerations to make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users, and indicates which features in cooking and refrigeration appliances are safe and accessible.

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Vacall AllJetVac AllVac Hurricane Sandy Cleanup

Long Beach Island along the coast of New Jersey experienced some of the state's greatest damage and most extensive cleanup headaches as a result of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to knocking out utilities and creating widespread wind damage, the hurricane's nine-foot storm surge filled storm drains and sewer lines with sand and mud. When the storm subsided it left entire ground levels of luxurious beach homes filled with four feet or more of sand and debris. Watch Vacall's high-performance AllJetVac and AllVac help with the massive cleanup.

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Massive Hurricane Cleanup puts high-performance Vacall AllJetVac and AllVac Machines to work

Long Beach Island, a barrier island along the coast of New Jersey, experienced some of that state’s greatest damage and most extensive cleanup as a result of the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to knocking out utilities and creating widespread wind damage, the hurricane's nine-foot storm surge filled storm drains and sewer lines with sand and mud. In the hardest-hit area the first floors of many beach homes had been designed to break away in a major storm surge, and did just that, leaving behind four or more feet of sand and debris. Read how Vacall's high-performance AllJetVac and AllVac helped with the massive cleanup.

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Vacall: Hydro Excavator Demo

The AllJetVac 1215, the latest in the line of Vacall combination sewer cleaners and hydro-excavators, is being used to locate leaks and make repairs in a fraction of the time required by the old methods.

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Leaking city water lines repaired faster with efficient hydro excavation

The City of New Philadelphia, Ohio, like many municipalities, is constantly moderating and repairing aged water lines. However, a recent audit by the state found one leak was losing 10 gallons of water per minute. The audit also discovered that the city was losing over 300 million gallons of treated water per year. Read this case study on how they repaired this situation.

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Vacall AllSweep / AllCatch Versatility at Work

Watch the versatility and power of the Vacall AllSweep / AllCatch machine at work, collecting leaves, sweeping streets and cleaning out catch basins.

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City of New Philadelphia, OH: City Workers Find Street Cleaning More Efficient

Like most cities New Philadelphia, Ohio, faces the task of clearing debris and keeping streets clean year-round. In the autumn picking up leaves from curb strips, along the center strips on divided roads and clearing catch basins is important to keep rain runoff draining efficiently. However, this city has an added advantage: it’s where Gradall Industries designs, refines and manufactures Vacall AllSweep models, giving the city workers the opportunity to try out state-of-the art machines in exchange for their critiques and suggestions.

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