Government Fleet – Issue

September 2012

Cover Story By Staff
Research Profile

What does an average fleet consist of? What are commonly outsourced services, and how do fleets remarket their vehicles? Explore this and other statistics in this fleet overview section, which includes responses from more than 200 surveyed fleets.

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While more than half of fleet managers reported no change in their salaries, far more have had minor  salary increases than decreases. Fleet Manager Salaries Average $78,187

By Staff

The average fleet salary has increased slightly since the prior year, despite salary freezes for many. Overall, most fleet managers are satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their pay.

Support Staff Salaries

By Staff

Fleet support staff salaries have also been challenged by budget restrictions, leading fleet managers to worry about employee morale and retention.

More than half of fleet managers surveyed managed a fleet of 500 units or less (median). Vehicle and Equipment Inventory

By Staff

This section delves into average fleet age and replacement cycles, as well as total units for various agencies.

Fuel Use & Parts Inventory

By Staff

Large and small, many government fleets manage their own in-house parts rooms. Find out about parts room inventory as well as fuel use and alternative fueling stations.

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
How Many Degrees of Separation?

By Thi Dao
The degrees of connection within any industry are less than six or four. Choose a handful of random fleet professionals, and I’d bet one of them knows someone you know or have worked with.

What's the Future of Transportation?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Upgrading the F-150's Capability for Off-Road Patrol

By Paul Clinton
Ford took the wraps off its 2018 F-150 Police Responder earlier this month and showed police agencies its latest tool for officers who need to pursue a suspect on more rugged terrain. Early feedback indicates that the truck will find a place in the fleets of rural patrol agencies.

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

By Patrick Oliver and Samuel Kirchhoff

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
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

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