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                                                        FLEET SERVICES
            January 2010                                NEWSLETTER
                   Vehicle Website Resources                                - When a group is traveling in the same vehicle there
Every once-in-a-while, I’ll publish a list of helpful websites      should be at least two designated drivers. Drivers should rotate
related to vehicle topics. I haven’t done that in a while so here
it is:                                                              every two hours and a break should be taken every 6 hours. No New and used car prices and                 one driver should drive more than 10 hours in a 24 hour period.
comparisons. The website of Click and Clack, the         The above guidelines are for normal weather conditions. If you
Tappit brothers. Radio talk show hosts discuss all things car.      are traveling in less than optimal weather conditions please
One article is how to teach someone to drive a stick shift car.     modify the above guidelines appropriately. Used car prices Everything you wanted to know                               An Easy Way to Save Oil
about hybrid vehicles.                                              Most major vehicle manufacturers have adjusted the oil change Government website with                 interval from 3,000 miles to 5,000 miles. If you start changing
everything you wanted to know about fuel economy. Also has          your oil at 5,000 miles instead of at 3,000 miles, you will
fuel economy guide list MPG for all new cars.                       change your oil 13 fewer times over 100,000 miles. That will Calculate the        save 65 quarts of oil (at 5 quarts per oil change) or just a little
carbon footprint of your vehicle                                    bit over 16 gallons of oil!! The oil change interval for our Insurance Institute for    vehicles is 5,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first.
Highway Safety (IIHS). Has best data on vehicle crash safety A page on the                          Do More Keys Equal More Fun?
IIHS website listing states that ban cell phone use and texting.    Probably not. But they can make you more secure when you This site lists recalls on all    are away from Iowa City. If your group is renting a vehicle
vehicles                                                            from Fleet Services and you are going a long distance, it may This link lists E85        be a good idea to ask us for an extra set of keys. That way, if
fueling stations across the country.                                you lose a set of keys in Omaha on a Sunday you have a spare Road conditions in Iowa                       set to get you back to Iowa City. Make sure the same person Breaking car news and car              isn’t carrying both sets!!!
                                                                                        Fleet Services Factoid
                    Summer is “Van”tastic                           Here are the most popular vehicle colors in our fleet: White
Summer is one of the busiest times for our 15-passenger vans.       (31%), Silver (19%), Blue (16%), Gold (9%), Red (5%), and
We have already begun taking reservations for them for this         Gray (5%). The remaining colors are black, aqua brown, and
summer. If your group will be using our 15-passenger vans           green.
make sure the reservations are made soon and that you get the
appropriate training scheduled. Here is a link to our webpage                             Fleet Services Info
with 15-passenger van training information.                         Manager:                  Mike Wilson          Phone:                    384-0564
                                                                    Fax:                      335-5865
              Long Distance Driving Guidelines                      Hours:                    7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. M-F
Here are some highlights from the University’s Long Distance                                  8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sat
Driving Guidelines as found in the Operations Manual. You           Shop Hours:               7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
can see the full text at                                            Shop Phone:               335-5102 under                   Fueling Hours:            24 hours/ 7 days a week
Miscellaneous Policies.                                             E-mail:         
         - When there is only one driver, that driver should not
                                                                    Web Site:       
drive for more than 10 hours in a 24 hour period. That
driver should take a minimum 30 minute break every 4 hours

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