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Sweeping in Drammen, Norway
The city's Chief Engineer has seen firsthand the struggles the city has gone through with trying to combat increasing levels of pollution that are now threatening the ability of its citizens to consume local seafood and continue to enjoy recreation in the area's fjords. Read the story.

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The Added Value of Sweeping Contractors That Provide Extra Services
Massachusetts-based Laura Schmitt has been involved with property management for over 20 years, and currently manages a slate of properties for Equity One, Inc. You'll want to hear what Schmitt has to say about the added value she places on a parking lot sweeping company that provides many other, related, services. (Approx. 8-minute mp3 audio interview). Read/listen to the story.

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Modernizing Fleet Operations
Here are some of the factors that will help you create a state-of-the art public fleet operation and establish a business enterprise that uses best management practices to compete successfully with private sector entities. Includes 19 minute .mp3 audio interview with 25+ year municipal fleet manager. Read the story. Articles About Sweeping

Going Once, Going Twice -- Selling Used Fleet Assets For Top Dollar
Get the lowdown on how to increase your revenue stream by understanding the ins and outs of disposing of fleet assets via pre-purchase arrangements as well as conventional and online auctions. Includes .mp3 audio. Read/Listen to the story. Articles About Sweeping

Tracking for Success: Learning to be Better
If you want better performance and empowerment in your public works department, take steps to get buy-in from your employees through developing meaningful and accountable performance measures. Read the story.

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The Key to a Better Business AND a Better Life
It's the ultimate dream! Owning your own business, being your own boss, making lots of money. It's why you decided to start your own sweeping business. But... Read the story.

The Editor's Overview
In this edition of our opinion page feature,'s editor, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, discusses the stories from this issue and the impact they portend for the industry.
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Toronto, Canada's, 'Clean Roads to Clean Air' Program
The City of Toronto is successfully implementing a street sweeping program that significantly contributes to meeting clean air and stormwater standards. In an audio interview, a Senior Air Quality Specialist for the City discusses Toronto's process in developing a methodolgy for evaluating sweeper efficiency and operational best practices.
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Sweep Before You Treat
Noted sweeper researcher, Roger Sutherland, explains the many reasons why sweeping in today's environmental climate is more than just a cosmetic practice. Read the story.

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Places You Might Have Overlooked When Searching For Workers
One of the biggest headaches contractors face is finding and hiring good help. If that's the case, these suggestions could be a life saver for you. Read the story.

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Protecting Your Crews in Traffic: Work Zone Safety Practices
Improve your agency's overall safety record, including motor vehicle safety and hazardous exposures, by adopting measures and techniques to better protect employees in the work zone. Includes 12-minute .mp3 audio interview. Read/listen to the story. Articles About Sweeping

Switching to Biodiesel in Your Vehicle Fleet
Considering a switch to biodiesel? Hear about the experience of two Pacific NW agencies when they implemented biodiesel as a fleet fuel. Read the story. Articles About Sweeping

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Getting More $$ When You Sell Your Sweeping Company
Gale Holsman, Jr., has been in the sweeping business for almost a quarter of a century. During that time, he has bought and sold numerous sweeping companies spanning several midwestern states. In this 15-minute audio interview are Gale's tips for what to consider prior to selling your sweeping company.
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When You Consider a Sweeper, Look at the Big Picture
Allianz' Vice President, Dan Federico, provides some excellent tips for anyone to review prior to purchase of sweeper. Go to story.

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Fleet Washing and Stormwater Regulations
In today's environmental climate, washing your sweepers and other vehicles without the proper procedures can result in more than just a large fine. Includes 20-minute .mp3 audio interview with one of the wastewater disposal industry's leaders. Read the story. Articles About Sweeping

The Rise of Biodiesel
You can now own the award-winning new book on the topic of biodiesel written by's editor. If you'd like, review the table of contents and first chapter free of charge, but as biodiesel enters the sweeping arena you'll benefit from owning a copy for yourself! Take a look. Articles About Sweeping

Biodiesel's Impact on Public Fleet Operability and Economics
Biodiesel has many advantages and will soon be available nationwide. Make sure you make the right decisions about implementing biodiesel as a fleet fuel. Read the story. Articles About Sweeping

Modernizing Fleet Operations
Factors that will help you create a state-of-the art public fleet operation and employ best management practices to compete successfully with private sector entities. Includes 19-minute .mp3 audio interview with 25+ year municipal fleet manager. Go to story. Information

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