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.

FleetFAQ

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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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
When Are Policies Too Strict?

By Thi Dao
Before writing a policy that will last for years, determine whether it’s the best one. Would a typical employee follow the policy?

What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Vehicle-to-What? — Evolving Vehicle Communication Technologies

By Facundo Tassara
Can vehicle collisions be avoided with vehicle-to-infrastructure or vehicle-to-vehicle technology? Several of the major OEMs think so and are spending billions of dollars a year working on the technology.

Streets of the Future Could Take Automatic Tire Readings

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Paul Clinton
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a significantly upgraded van that offers a dizzying array of configurations and meaningful improvements designed to improve productivity for delivering packages or hauling passengers.

2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown

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