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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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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Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Don’t Expect Different Results with the Same Strategies

By Facundo Tassara
I would argue we have all faced this at some point in our careers: We get stuck, and the underlying problem is that we take the same approach and expect different results.

Recognizing Your Success

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown


Thi Dao
Rethink Existing Policies & Procedures

By Thi Dao
Is something done a certain way because it was always done this way? Was a policy created due to one negative event, and is it still necessary or has it become too restrictive?

Cheering the Industry On

By Thi Dao