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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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Thi Dao
The Data on Data

By Thi Dao
With fleet management becoming more technology-­driven and automated, there is an increasing amount of data available.

How Many Degrees of Separation?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
The Efficiency of the CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

By Paul Clinton
The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line similar to one found in an automaker's factory to add auxiliary equipment to about 1,000 vehicles per year.

How FCA Views the Police Market

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara
Booster Fuels brings the gas station to your vehicles for the same price as a gas station. Its team members will fill up vehicles overnight or at a requested time and bill weekly. This could be a solution for fleets with old, expensive fueling infrastructure.

Rethinking Utilization: Using the Energy in Parked EVs

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2018 Toyota C-HR

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The all-new Toyota C-HR enters the competitive compact SUV market with an eye-catching exterior. Toyota’s Safety Sense System comes standard; it includes safety features like pre-collision and lane-departure alerts and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown
The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful advice, but the only person who can really tie it all together is a fleet manager.

Size Matters

By Sherb Brown