January 2013, Government Fleet - Feature
By Shelley Mika
With the cost of equipment theft reaching between $300 million and $1 billion every year, fleet managers must take theft prevention seriously. Fortunately, crime trends can help fleets gain a greater understanding of the problem — and these simple tips can help fight it.
Tags: vehicle theft, Equipment, Security
June 2011, Government Fleet - Feature
By Stephen Bennett
Today’s technology can provide a number of advantages, but only when used as intended and to maximum potential. By identifying how to fully utilize its information technology system, the City of Seattle was able to increase efficiency in its operations and achieve savings.
Tags: Technology, fuel management, Information Technology, public sector, Equipment
Remarketing can yield major resale dollars for “yellow metal” and other off-road equipment. Five fleet experts weigh in on some of the best ways to maximize resale value for off-road equipment.
Tags: Equipment, off-road equipment, remarketing
May 2011, Government Fleet - Feature
Manufacturers recommend maintenance schedules and key maintenance procedures for the pieces they sell to government fleets. Some also offer software programs or online support to help monitor usage, track costs, and budget for replacement.
Tags: Equipment, Toro, John Deere, Grasshopper Co.
View four grounds maintenance equipment models from The Grasshopper Co., John Deere, and Kubota.
Tags: Equipment, Kubota, Toro, Grasshopper Co., John Deere
March 2011, Government Fleet - Feature
Whether renting or buying, fleets must ensure excavator specs meet the needs of the application. Fleet managers and equipment manufacturers weigh in on factors to consider.
Tags: Spec'ing, off-road equipment, Equipment, Excavator
July 2010, Government Fleet - Feature
Fleets share best practices in disposing of off-road equipment — the backhoes, graders, rollers, etc., commonly known as “yellow metal.”
Tags: remarketing, Auction, Equipment
June 2010, Government Fleet - Feature
Government fleets reveal how they saved money and improved management of off-road equipment, including leasing, preventing user mismanagement, correctly analyzing street sweeper lifecycle costs, and incorporating telematics.
Tags: leasing, telematics, Equipment, Street Sweeper, Bright Ideas
January 2010, Government Fleet - Feature
By Dennis Von Ruden
Surface planer operation requires multiple considerations, such as choosing the right equipment, using the correct flail, and plugging into the right power source.
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By Thi Dao
Is the world ready for fuel-cell vehicles? What I learned from my test drive & Honda’s Steve Ellis.
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By Mike Antich
A successful fleet operation is not an island unto itself. Yet, this is how some fleet managers view their operation – an island surrounded by a sea of unreasonable user groups. We will all agree this is the wrong mindset and that fleet operations must be closely aligned with user departments. However, the reality is that interdepartmental friction is an unfortunate fact of life, especially territorial issues that result in emotional defiance not open to discussion or compromise.
By Mike Antich
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