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2010 Diesel Standards on Street Sweepers

By Shelley Mika

New 2010 diesel emission standards will require a 90-percent cut in NOx emissions. Elgin Sweeper discusses how it is meeting and overcoming this challenge.

Biodiesel Powers More Fleets Than Ever

By Brendan Prebo

Biodiesel use has dramatically increased the last few years, with production at a high of 450 million gallons in 2007. A number of private and public sector fleets have already discovered its benefits.

How to Develop a Strategic Business Plan

By Maggie Laird

A business plan is a written description of your organization’s future. It should document vision and strategies.

Tapping A Ready Source of Trained Workers

By Paul Dexler

“Hire the handicapped” is not just a slogan. A huge pool of qualified workers is ready to assist fleets through a federal program, AbilityOne. Employing them can make an important contribution to the community.

Best Practices in Hazardous Waste Disposal

By Mike Scott

San Diego County, City of Portland, Ore., and Lee County, Fla., promote and share best practices in eliminating toxic and unsafe waste.

How City Fleets Handle Tool Allowances

By Steve Bennett

A survey of various-sized municipal fleets across the country reveals a range of tool allowance figures and methods from flat per month or annual stipends to a per- hour allotment. Some cities furnish the tools directly.

What Do Municipal Fleets Charge For Parts Markup?

By Steve Bennett

In the cities of South Bend, Ind.; Orlando, Fla., and Littleton, Colo., markups range from 15 to 25 percent. Most want to help cover costs with markups, but one fleet manager is investigating building a revenue-generation operation.

Keeping Government Vehicles Clean

By Mike Scott

Keeping public sector fleet vehicles clean can be costly. However, strategies are available to help reduce costs and promote individual responsibility.

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Blog

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Can EVs Work as Patrol Vehicles?

By Paul Clinton
Adding a fleet of battery-electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids to your motor pool is one thing. But giving an electrified sedan to a police officer seems like a trickier proposition.

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara
Goals don’t need to happen next month or right now. I recommend they don’t. In fleet management, things rarely happen overnight. So creating that list of goals might help you keep your eye on the prize.

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Fleet Greening in Trump's America

By Thi Dao
Whatever your political opinion, there’s no doubt Trump’s agenda on the environment is vastly different from President Obama’s.

How Are Your Customer Interactions?

By Thi Dao

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