Government Fleet – Issue

May 2012

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Advancements in Fleet Maintenance Technologies

New fleet technologies are resulting in improved technician productivity and vehicle health. Find out the technologies and updates changing the way technicians work.

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Features

Pictured is a view of the Denver skyline from City Park, with the Rocky Mountains in the background. GFX Provides Targeted Fleet Information

By Staff

The 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) is designed with the public fleet manager in mind. Learn, network, compare, and take home valuable information to improve your fleet.

15 Nominees Vie for Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

By Staff

The award, sponsored by Fleet Counselor Services, recognizes the best in public sector fleet management and will be presented at the government fleet expo and conference (GFX) in Denver.

Customer service surveys come in a variety of forms and can be placed in different locations: from online, to in-office, to in-vehicle. Match the format with the type the driver will most likely fill out. How to Write & Analyze a Customer Satisfaction Survey

By Shelley Mika

A customer satisfaction survey can allow a fleet to improve problem areas and establish benchmarks for customer service. Do some research before starting.

Fleet Project Management: Take it Step by Step

By Steve Riley

Whether constructing a new facility, retrofitting a parts department, or initiating a vehicle replacement cycle, completing major, capital-intensive ventures involves three critical phases: planning, execution, and evaluation.

The Bobcat 3400 4x4 utility vehicle (UTV) is available in both gas and diesel options. A Bobcat representative said fleet managers should choose the fuel type that matches their fleet. Utility Vehicle Maintenance Best Practices

By Stephen Bennett

While utility vehicle maintenance may be similar to that of small on-road vehicles, the fact that utility vehicles go off-road leads to some differences. Manufacturers weigh in on maintenance best practices.

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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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