Government Fleet – Issue

June 2014

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Words of Wisdom From Public Sector Fleet Managers

Fleet veterans share funny stories, personal experiences, mistakes, advice, and what they wish they had known in their early fleet years.

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Features

Fleet managers have not yet felt the full effects of the Tier 4 technology for off-road equipment but are preparing for them. ISTOCK Photo. Tier 4 Vehicles to Trickle Into Off-Road Fleets

By Grace Suizo

While Tier 4 equipment is still new, fleets can get ready to incorporate them by training technicians for the new technology and budgeting for the higher cost.

All four fleet technicians at the Town of Castle Rock, Colo., are ASE-certified, helping the fleet earn the Blue Seal of Excellence. Photo courtesy of town of Castle Rock. How to Achieve ASE's Blue Seal of Excellence

By Shelley Mika

The ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition is granted to repair shops that meet specific certification requirements. Learn how three fleets earned their Seal — and how your shop can, too.

Pictured is a typical Marathon Corporation-­designed time-fill barricade for a CNG fuel station. Photo courtesy of Marathon Corporation. Designing a CNG Fueling Station

By Rob Adams

You’ve made the decision to transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) for your vehicle fleet. Now it's time to construct a CNG fuel station.

3 Finalists Chosen for Fleet Manager of the Year Award

By Thi Dao

The Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award recognizes accomplishments and efficient operations.

Figuring Out Fuel Contracts

By Shelley Mika

Fuel contracts give fleets a guaranteed price over the duration of the contract. The result: easier budgeting, potential cost savings, reduced administrative time, and guaranteed supply. With careful consideration on the front end, fleets of all sizes can make fuel contracts work in their favor.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
When Are Policies Too Strict?

By Thi Dao
Before writing a policy that will last for years, determine whether it’s the best one. Would a typical employee follow the policy?

What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Vehicle-to-What? — Evolving Vehicle Communication Technologies

By Facundo Tassara
Can vehicle collisions be avoided with vehicle-to-infrastructure or vehicle-to-vehicle technology? Several of the major OEMs think so and are spending billions of dollars a year working on the technology.

Streets of the Future Could Take Automatic Tire Readings

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Paul Clinton
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a significantly upgraded van that offers a dizzying array of configurations and meaningful improvements designed to improve productivity for delivering packages or hauling passengers.

2018 Ford EcoSport

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering Sundays in St. Louis, Detroit, and Atlantic City

By Sherb Brown
There is just no better opportunity to network, to learn, and to mingle with the best and the brightest than an in-person fleet event.

Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown

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