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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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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