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Bright Ideas: Fleet Management Policies

By Staff

Written procedures are critical for liability purposes, providing support to the governmental agency in lawsuit-related issues. Fleets identify best practices and steps in creating fleet policy.

Bright Ideas: Fuel Management

By Staff

Discover best practices and bright ideas for fuel management.

Bright Ideas: Utilization Management

By Staff

Underutilization can result in wasteful fleet spending. Fleets must ensure all vehicles are being properly utilized to save on costs.

Bright Ideas: Customer Service

By Staff

One of the best practices fleets have found useful in improving operations and customer satisfaction is regular customer feedback, which can be as simple as informal conversations or observations.

Bright Ideas: Metrics/Reporting

By Staff

By capturing and benchmarking metrics, a fleet manager can demonstrate the fleet’s improved performance.

Bright Ideas: Leadership/Management

By Staff

Leadership and management strategies include maintaining open communication with staff and staying up-to-date in the industry.

Bright Ideas: Communication

By Staff

Communication is a vital aspect of fleet operations. Regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters are just a few ways to keep staff in the loop.

Bright Ideas: Maintenance

By Staff

Be proactive—make preventive maintenance (PM) a priority and budget for it accordingly to prevent more expensive repairs down the line.

Bright Ideas: Shop/Facility/Parts

By Staff

Privatizing the auto parts operation and offering technicians a salary increase based on ASE certifications are a few ways fleets can improve shop operations.

Bright Ideas: Budgeting, Procurement, and Financing

By Staff

Collaborating with other departments or fleets and conducting reverse auctions are some strategies that may be helpful during budgeting, procurement, and financing.

Bright Ideas: Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Programs

By Staff

Prioritizing replacements based on age, miles, emissions test results, and oil sample analysis can ensure vehicles are properly replaced.

Bright Ideas: Safety

By Staff

Driver assessment programs, monthly safety meetings, and advanced vehicle safety technologies are a few ways fleets can minimize safety risks.

Bright Ideas: Going Green

By Staff

Sharing green practices with other fleets, selecting more fuel-efficient vehicles, and replacing lead wheel weights in tires have proven helpful for several fleets.

Bright Ideas: Off-Road Equipment Maintenance 101

By Ashley Willis

Maintaining off-road equipment is not an easy feat, but with these tips, managing the equipment can be a much easier, not to mention cost effective, task.

Bright Ideas: Technology

By Staff

Technology is available to help streamline fleet operations and reduce costs.

Fred Turco, senior director, global fleet services for Pfizer, participated in a 2008 conference panel on green fleet metrics. Greening Fleets in a Down Economy

By Cindy Brauer

As public sector fleets struggle to pursue environmental goals during the current tight financial times, the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, presenting all things green, will show fleets “where to find the money.”

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Debbie Mize is the winner of the 1995 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award and is a 2012 Hall of Fame inductee.

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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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