Government Fleet – Issue

October 2012

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Are Your Technicians Happy? What They're Saying About Their Workplaces and What They Want You to Do About It

Government Fleet's exclusive survey reveals how fleet technicians feel about their jobs and what makes them stay. Find out what they're proud of and what they want you to change.

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Features

At King County, Wash., Department of Transportation, the in-house warranty program resulted in more productive technicians and decreased transportation costs. Photo courtesy of King County, Wash. The Pros & Cons of Warranty Work

By Shelley Mika

Every warranty program comes with its own set of pros and cons. To reveal the true picture of warranty work, two fleets and a software expert share their experiences.

Fleets can maximize "green," both in terms of fuel economy and cost savings. The Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Cost Calculator helps fleets compare vehicle fuel efficiency and consumption so they can make the most informed purchase decision possible. Ford Debuts Fleet Vehicle Emissions & Fuel Cost Calculator

By Staff

The new tool helps customers compare vehicle fuel efficiency and sustainability based on customer-specific information and geographic region.

This chart from John Deere shows how EPA regulations have significantly reduced the amount of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions. The European Union (EU) has similar emissions standards, named stages, that approximately correspond to the EPA's tiers. Hence, Final Tier 4 regulations in the United States are very similar to Stave IV regulations in the EU. Graphic courtesy of John Deere. Equipment Manufacturers Weigh in on Final Tier 4 Emissions Regulations

By Stephen Bennett

Manufacturers are progressive toward the deadlines for Final Tier 4 emissions requirements for off-highway vehicles. Here, they talk about their plans for compliance and how it will affect fleets.

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Second-Gen Fleet Professionals

By Thi Dao
I’ve often wondered how much of an influence the parents of second-­generation fleet professionals had on their careers.

Addressing the Recruiting Problem

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

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

Paul Clinton
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

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