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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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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Second-Gen Fleet Professionals

By Thi Dao
I’ve often wondered how much of an influence the parents of second-­generation fleet professionals had on their careers.

Addressing the Recruiting Problem

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

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
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

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