Government Fleet – Issue

January 2013

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Remarketing: From Local Auctions to an International Marketplace

From the full service with a local auction company to online remarketers, fleet managers have multiple options when it comes to selling their used vehicles. Here, fleets and suppliers discuss the benefits of various remarketing solutions.

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Features

9 Steps to Online Remarketing Success

By Thi Dao

When posting a vehicle for resale online, consider these tips, courtesy of various remarketing professionals.

Fleet Spend: The Expansion of Fleet Procurement Options

By Barbara Bonansinga

From conventional, competitive selection processes to cooperative contracts and strategic sourcing, fleets employ a variety of approaches to meet today's demand for goods and services.

Utah replaces about 500 fleet vehicles annually. Pictured are some of its sedans.Photo courtesy of State of Utah. Fleet Spend Case Study: State of Utah

By Barbara Bonansinga

The State uses RFPs, outsourcing, and cooperative contracts to purchase vehicles, maintenance, and car rental.

Bill McCarty, director, Office of Budget and Management (left) is pictured with Fleet Director Mike Palazzolo, newly hired to run the consolidated fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Springfield. Fleet Spend Case Study: City of Springfield, Ill.

By Barbara Bonansinga

The City is looking to expand use of cooperative procurement as well as combining purchasing power internally.

Pictured here are some of the City of Boston's 38 fleet staff members. Technicians at the City's fleet now collectively hold 70 ASE certifications, including six Master technician designations. Boston: Reviving a Faltering Fleet Operation

By Cindy Brauer

Two years ago, the City of Boston's central fleet management was in dire shape. With strong management backing, director Jim McGonagle and his team have executed an astounding fleet operation turnaround.

National Insurance Crime Bureau investigators discovered a hoard of heavy equipment in which PIN plates had been altered or removed. Photo courtesy of National Insurance Crime Bureau. Preventing Equipment Theft

By Shelley Mika

With the cost of equipment theft reaching between $300 million and $1 billion every year, fleet managers must take theft prevention seriously. Fortunately, crime trends can help fleets gain a greater understanding of the problem — and these simple tips can help fight it.

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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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