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July 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Part 1: Fleet Information Management - System Data Architecture

By Christopher D. Amos, CAFM

Understanding how the data elements relate to each other makes using fleet management information easier and more productive.

July 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

State of Utah Saves More Than $1M by Centralizing Fleet Services

In 2001, the State of Utah outsourced maintenance management to ARI, leading to substantial annual operational savings. Over the past four years, the state saved more than $1 million in maintenance costs.

July 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Scooting to the Future on Segways

By Cindy Brauer

Impressed by environmental advantages, potential productivity benefits, and low operating costs, public sector fleets across the country are testing the novel 'human transporters' for a variety of functions.

July 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Neighboring Cities Outsource Fleet Service to King County

By Cheryl Knight

Through the Win-Win Program, other governmental entities use the King County fleet administration division to lease vehicles or buy automotive parts or construction materials at rates cheaper than the private sector.

July 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Miami-Dade County Gets First GM Hybrid Pickup

By Paul Dexler

In a ceremony at the Clean Cities conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Miami-Dade County took delivery of the first of 50 GM hybrid pickups. The order came in response to a county mandate to decrease fuel consumption.

July 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Clearing the Air

By Tom Johnson

When Jerry Nabhan took over as fleet manager for the City of Sunnyvale, Calif. — with 136,000 residents and 3,000 businesses in the heart of the Silicon Valley — he located his garbage trucks by looking for black smoke in the air.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Two Musts in Fleet Management: Training and Certification

By Doug Keene

Fleets profit from training by using technology to increase productivity and efficiency, which in turn, lower costs. Training employees to use new technology effectively is as important as the investment in the technology itself.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Using Telematics for Predictive Maintenance

By Chad Simon

Vetronix Corp.'s latest Mastertrak "next-generation" telematics and remote diagnostics function enables management to keep better tabs on the fleet by predicting mechanical failures before it's too late.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Outsourcing for Positive Results

By Elizabeth Linck, CFM

With a disciplined approach and careful planning and implementation, outsourcing non-core functions can provide a positive impact on the entire fleet operation.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Finding the Right Fuel Management Program

Supplementing fleet card services, fuel management programs are proven methods to reduce costs and improve fuel efficiency. Online data transmission provides timely tracking and reporting.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Fleet Beats Firestorm

By Tom Johnson

Preventive maintenance and vehicle replacement programs helped San Diego County's fleet successfully battle the Southern California region's disastrous fire storm.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

GSA Markets Auction Vehicles to the Public

By Cheryl Knight

Public auctions are well suited for the U.S. General Services Administration's low-mileage, well-maintained vehicles. About 40,000 GSA vehicles were sold at public auctions around the United States in 2003.

May 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Accurate Mileage: The Lifeblood of Good Fleet Management

By Steve Saltzgiver

Nearly every function of fleet vehicle management requires a decision dependent upon accurate odometer reporting. Utah's Division of Fleet Operations employs a proactive approach to ensuring correct mileage data.

March 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Vehicle Replacement Policy: The Lifeline of Government Fleet Management

By Doug Weichman

A formal, funded vehicle replacement program is one of the best available tools to achieve high standards, allowing fleet managers to incorporate lifecycle costing for vehicle replacement and to control maintenance cost.

March 2004, Government Fleet - Feature

Developing a Fleet Business Plan to Drive Organizational Change

By Tom Johnson

A fleet business plan forces change when the company has 2,100 vehicles providing electric power to nearly 800,000 customers and delivers nearly 1 million acre-feet of water to a service area in central Arizona.

March 1980, Government Fleet - Feature

Smaller, Lighter Vehicles Compete For Front-Line Police Work

By Staff

LAPD Transportation Director outlines performance parameters.

Tags: Chevrolet, NAFA, Police Vehicles, California Highway Patrol, Chrysler, Plymouth

July 1977, Government Fleet - Feature

Chrysler After Police Market

By Staff

Chrysler is in hot pursuit of the police car market with current models.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Chrysler, Police Fleets

July 1977, Government Fleet - Feature

Compact Nova "Big" For Police

Similar in appearance to its civilian sister, the Nova with police package delivers economy and performance at a savings to tax payers, law officers assert.

By Staff

Documentation in several applications show that a compact can deliver economy.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Police Fleets, Chevrolet

June 1963, Government Fleet - Feature

L.A. Police Use Model Test Program

Close-up interior view of a 1963 Oldsmobile Highway Patrol Apprehender shows the special equipment installed by the LAPD in its freeway patrol cruisers.

By Staff

Medium-price cars are receiving more attention from the nation's police departments.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Police Fleets

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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Fleet Greening in Trump's America

By Thi Dao
Whatever your political opinion, there’s no doubt Trump’s agenda on the environment is vastly different from President Obama’s.

How Are Your Customer Interactions?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

By Paul Clinton
Starting this spring, law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to order a pursuit-rated sedan from General Motors.

Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara
Goals don’t need to happen next month or right now. I recommend they don’t. In fleet management, things rarely happen overnight. So creating that list of goals might help you keep your eye on the prize.

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

By Paul Clinton
General Motors may just have a game-changer on its hands with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a lithium-ion-powered hatchback that's fun to drive and provides enough charge to meet most commutes.

2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown
Every fleet is different. Most of the service providers in our market realize this and do their best to tailor their solutions to meet the needs of today’s fleet and purchasing managers. But no one can really understand your organization’s goals better than you.

Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown

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