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
Addressing the Recruiting Problem

By Thi Dao
Fleet managers are taking steps to combat the technician recruiting problem, and these steps are adding up to results.

Fleet Greening in Trump's America

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
A Sure Bet for Reducing Distracted Police Driving

By Paul Clinton
While shootouts and ambush killings of police officers provide high-profile examples of the hazards of police work, more often than not officers lose their lives while driving patrol vehicles.

A Closer Look at GM's Police Strategy

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

Amy Winter-Hercher
2017 Subaru Impreza

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback.

2017 Mazda CX-5

By Eric Gandarilla

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown
Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Are You a Fleet Manager or Are You Just Managing a Fleet

By Sherb Brown

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