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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Features

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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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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