Article

Bright Ideas: Communication

Monthly e-mail reminders, a communications team, and providing an internal Fleet Web page are just some ways these fleets are improving communication.

June 2010, Government Fleet - Feature

by Staff

San Bernardino County Sends Monthly E-mail Reminders

Vehicle utilization is closely monitored, according to Roger Weaver, director of San Bernardino County, Calif., Fleet Management Department. "Monthly reports are e-mailed to every department head to draw attention to possible underutilization and to keep them informed of the cost of their vehicles. As a result of these reports, 80 vehicles (roughly $770,000 in per year savings) were recently released due to underutilization associated with the economic downturn our system seems to be very timely and effective," said Weaver.

City of Durham Establishes Communications Team

The fleet department at the City of Durham, N.C., has established a communications team. One elected representative acts as a spokesperson to meet with the director quarterly. "This gives them an opportunity to get my ear without any chain-of-command feathers ruffled," according to Larry Cash, director of fleet management for the City of Durham.

City of Mesa Keeps Fleet in the Loop

The City of Mesa, Ariz., Fleet Services Department has developed an internal Fleet Web page that contains employee information pertaining to upcoming events, etc. A link is also available on the page that allows personal messages to be sent directly to the director.

"Employees are encouraged to talk with any level of management concerning problems encountered within the workplace," according to Pete Scarafiotti, fleet services director for the City of Mesa.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Do you insure your technicians personal tools? Do you have any policies in regards to technicians keeping a personal inventory of their...

View Topic

Has anyone played with the idea of leasing vehicles' vs. purchasing. And are there any benefits to it. I know Enterprise offers a...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1055 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

A fleet leasing company in the commercial trucking industry.

Read more

Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Are Your Drivers Safe?

By Thi Dao
It is probable that distracted drivers will not get caught and will not learn anything until something terrible happens. We know it, and they do too, so it continues happening.

Who Tells Your Story?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

2018 Police Motorcycles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown

STORE