Government Fleet – Issue

May 2014

Cover Story By Thi Dao
A United Fleet: How NYC is Saving $415M in Fleet Costs

The Fleet Federation, a group formed by New York City’s 10 departments with the largest fleets, banded together to implement shared services and other cost-savings measures under the direction of a new fleet chief.

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Features

Regenerative air sweepers, such as this Elgin Crosswind sweeper, are typically used in municipal applications on streets, parking lots, and alleyways. Photo courtesy of Elgin The State of Street Sweepers

By Shelley Mika

Street sweepers are evolving to meet user demand. From brooms to vacuums to air sweepers, fleet managers have more purchasing choices than ever before.

OC Waste & Recycling in California held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Caterpillar D7E diesel-electric hybrid dozer. The machine helps the agency get ahead of state emissions regulations. Photos Courtesy of OC Waste & Recycling Staying on Track with Off-Road Regulations

By Shelley Mika

Off-road regulations can be difficult to navigate. Typically, compliance dates for federal standards vary by engine horsepower, but on the state level they can vary by fleet size, too.

Photos Courtesy of Ironplanet, Dakota County, Clermont County, and City of Statesville Success Stories in Online Vehicle Remarketing

By Thi Dao

More and more fleets are trying out new ways to remarket vehicles, seeking to reduce staff time and increase returns. Find out their success stories and why they chose to make the switch.

When it began its Fleet Forward program, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) had 16,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment. It has identified 4,000 vehicles to sell. Photo courtesy of Michael Amador/TXDOT Keep the Lines of Communication Open When Reducing Fleet Size

By Daryl Lubinsky

Fleets are conducting utilization studies to determine the right number of vehicles to use. To get buy-in from affected departments, they’re working to get employees and drivers to take ownership of the fleet reduction policy.

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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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