Next-Gen Fleet

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Find Out What Lies Beneath

Looking for what lies beneath the surface can help you understand why or help you be equipped to answer some questions — or better yet, proactively address questions that people are thinking but haven’t asked yet.

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Don’t Expect Different Results with the Same Strategies

I would argue we have all faced this at some point in our careers: We get stuck, and the underlying problem is that we take the same approach and expect different results.

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Recognizing Your Success

We are the driver of our accomplishments but it would be silly to not simultaneously think of the people who have helped us achieve our successes.

Tell Them What They Need

Organizational leaders become aware of fleet needs and wants through what neighbors are doing, what they read online, or through an article. I propose that we, the fleet professionals, tell them what they need.

The City of Norfolk will soon have a heavy-duty motor pool, one unit at a time. Photo courtesy of Facundo Tassara

Are You Your Biggest Obstacle to Progress?

My biggest weakness is waiting for everything to align before starting a project. But sometimes, just starting is the best way to approach it.

Be Your Fleet's Storyteller

Telling fleet’s story to city leadership, the all-important city managers, the purchasing directors, finance, and budget is a must. Go outside of your organization (division or department), and engage your customers and the folks you want backing you.

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Lynda Dinwiddie works as the associate VP of fleet and travel for LabCorp.

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