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Lessons I Learned During the Great Fire of 2017

In October 2017, wildfires spread across Northern California, burning through 114,000 acres of land. Here’s what I learned during the fires and recovery period.

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Share Your Great Fleet Idea at GFX

All public sector fleet professionals are invited to submit an idea that has improved efficiency in the fleet operation, whether it's in the shop, on the field, or before vehicles are even purchased.

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Last Day for Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted. The nomination period has been extended to end of day Wednesday, March 14.

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Pa. Township to Build New Fleet Facility

The Department of Public Works in Lancaster, Pa., is poised to begin construction on its 35,000-square-foot operations center, which includes a fleet maintenance facility.

The Terex RL4 LED gas-powered light tower is available for special event venues, airports, municipalities, and emergency-scene applications. Photo courtesy of Terex


RL4 LED Light Towers

The Terex RL4 LED gas-powered light tower is a towable, self-powered model that boasts extended life spans, lower energy consumption, and lower maintenance requirements.

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New York City Doubles Car Sharing Use

New York City fleet drivers increased their use of car sharing significantly in 2017, increasing average car share use by 98%. The city also increased its motor pool fleet by 8%.


Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline Extended

Nominations for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Members are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed to the public fleet management profession. The deadline has been extended to end of day Weds., March 14.

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GFX Named One of the Fastest Growing Trade Shows

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has been named as one of the fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine in the attendance growth category.


GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.


Braun and Demers Ambulances Merge, Expanding North American Reach

As two of the largest independent ambulance manufacturers in North America, this merger will create the second largest ambulance manufacturer in the region with greater scale to grow and pursue innovation.


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Case Study: The Drive To Compete

In the late 1990s, the Arizona Department of Transportation managed over 12,000 government vehicles statewide, tracking every detail and every dollar with an outdated and inefficient DOS-based PC application. See what steps they took to become one of the most competitively managed fleets in the U.S.

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Why Local, Hands-On Account Management Makes Sense for Fleets of All Sizes
Outsourced fleet management, coupled with local, hands-on account management, gives advantages beyond accountability and transparency, improving efficiencies over the lifecycle of the vehicle.
Mobility: More Than A Buzzword
The term “mobility” has always been an intricate part of fleet management, but today it has taken on a whole new meaning. Today it’s a mind-set. It’s thinking; how to get the most efficient transportation that’s needed, when it’s needed, and for exactly how long it’s needed. It doesn’t pertain to a specific lease structure, or even stop at just vehicles. Rather, mobility is a customizable plan that allows transportation to happen efficiently and easily.
Special Edition: Strategic Insights 2018 Outlook
Throughout 2017, our team of Strategic Consultants shared some note-worthy trends they were uncovering for our customers, and provided actionable insights against these trends. This infographic provides an overview of the themes that surfaced in 2017, coupled with trends Element is watching in 2018.
Expert Tips to Consider Before Starting a Motor Pool
If you are considering launching a motor pool and sharing vehicles, don't miss this report written by fleet and motor pool technology experts. Bypass costly startup mistakes!
Optimization: Turning Fleet Data Into Action
It’s common for managers of a growing fleet to experience operational redundancies, spiraling workloads and higher costs.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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