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Replace or Recondition Emergency Vehicles?

By Alan Binstein

To control costs, the University ofMedicine and Dentistry of New Jersey attempts to establish a vehicle replacement cycle program for its emergency vehicles.

Are You Overmaintaining Your Fleet Vehicles?

By Mike Scott

Overmaintaining fleet vehicles strains costs.Using a conditionbased strategy, right-sizing vehicles, and reviewing the repair vs. purchase decision are steps that can help strike the right balance.

Wake County's Diverse Approach to a Greener Fleet

By Shelley Mika

Wake County,North Carolina, makes its fleet more environmentally friendly in some surprising ways.

Biodiesel Use Helps Port of Seattle Exceed Government Standards

By Shelley Mika

The state ofWashington agency pumps alternative fuel into a diverse fleet of vehicles and equipment. Switching between B-75 and B-99 helps alleviate lack of supply and weather-related drawbacks to its use.

Maximizing Vehicle & Equipment Resale at Auction

By Fiona Soltes

Here are some tips for bringing in top resale dollar for those “unusual” pieces of equipment.

Automated Motor Pools Cut More than Just Frustration

By Paul Dexler

Fully automatic systems put vehicles and the people who need them together without frustrating paper work, missed connections, and underused vehicles.

Virginia government officials (l-r): Viola Baskerville, Richard Sliwoski, Gov. Tim Kaine, and Don Unmussig. Virginia Expands E-85 Network with Award-Winning Initiative

By Phil Bolsta

The Commonwealth of Virginia partners with both the public and private sectors to build E-85 fueling stations and promote the use of this clean-burning ethanol and gasoline blend.

Gas vs. Hybrid: A Fleet Analysis

By Chris Brown

The lifecycle cost experts at Vincentric help put a price tag on greening your fleet.

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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
How Many Degrees of Separation?

By Thi Dao
The degrees of connection within any industry are less than six or four. Choose a handful of random fleet professionals, and I’d bet one of them knows someone you know or have worked with.

What's the Future of Transportation?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

By Patrick Oliver and Samuel Kirchhoff
Pursuits can be deadly for everyone involved, but they can't be prohibited in all cases. So agencies need to have policies and procedures in place to reduce the danger.

How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Perception vs. Facts

By Facundo Tassara
As I am sure everyone has seen in the last several months, perception versus facts (even alternative facts) have been all around us. Unfortunately, it seems fact’s stock has taken a hit and perception, as a mechanism for making decisions, has gone up.

New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

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