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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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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