Government Fleet – Issue

March 2008

Cover Story By Grace Lauron
Proven Strategies Reduce Fuel Spend

Volatile fuel prices have made this second-largest fleet expense quite a challenge, but a number of fleets have managed to cope using various strategies.

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Features

The Manhattan Beach, Calif., Fire Department utilizes a 4-inch supply and 13/4-inch handlines pump for large water delivery when indicated. One Pump Size Doesn't Fit All

By Lauren Colin

Selecting the right-size fire pump for a fire apparatus is an important task. Fire departments can exceed the minimum gpm based on their own preferences or expected future growth.

The 2008 GFX Expo and conference will be held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. Public Sector Fleet Expo & Conference To Be Held In San Diego

By Cheryl Knight

Government Fleet magazine’s Expo & Conference will feature training sessions, fleet certification, roundtable discussions, networking, and more.

Ames For A Greener Fleet

By Shelley Mika

The City of Ames, Iowa, hits the target on creating a fuel-efficient fleet by experimenting with a wide array of makes and models.

How King County Beat the High Cost of Off-Road Equipment

By Windell Mitchell

Rather than sacrifice quality by opting for low-cost equipment or balance its budget by keeping old, worn-out equipment, King County implemented a buy-back strategy.

A Grant From British Petroleum allowed the Parks department to add solar-powered
utility vehicles in its fleet. Greening The New York City Parks Department

By Shelley Mika

Following a three-month pilot test utilizing B-100 in select city equipment, the City’s Parks Department now fuels all 800 diesel units in its fleet with B-20.

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Blog

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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