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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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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Darrin Aiken is the assistant vice president of remarketing for Wheels, Inc.

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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