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
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

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

By Patrick Oliver and Samuel Kirchhoff
Pursuits can be deadly for everyone involved, but they can't be prohibited in all cases. So agencies need to have policies and procedures in place to reduce the danger.

How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

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
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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