Government Fleet – Issue

May 2015

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Remarketing ‘Green’ Vehicles

While some types of “green” vehicles have been around for a while, newer technologies on vehicles make resale value difficult to estimate.

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Features

A flail deck attached to Jacobsen’s TurfCat discharges grass and debris down into the turf with double-edged blades. Photo courtesy of Jacobsen Mowers: More Comfortable, Efficient, Versatile — And Bigger

By Daryl Lubnisky

Trends such as cooperative purchasing options and improved diagnostics are helping government fleet managers lower costs and improve operator safety.

Staff development can include training for technical skills as well as management and supervisory skills. Photo via iStock. 5 Steps for Staff Development

By Steve Riley

A well-defined staff development plan can boost employee productivity and allows fleet managers to plan for retirements of seasoned employees and even to train their own replacements.

Photo by Scott Dressler-Martin for Visit Denver What to Expect at GFX 2015

By Staff

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is setting record-breaking attendance and provides unparalleled value for attendees.

The Denver International Airport recently conducted a utilization study of its fleet, which consists of 1,700 units, including the one of the largest snow removal fleets in the nation. Photo for Ron Anderson for DIA Utilization Studies Do More Than Right-Size Fleets

By Shelley Mika

Two approaches to utilization studies reveal surprising outcomes beyond cost savings.

8 Ways to Save Time in the Office

By Thi Dao

Better time management and job organization can help fleet managers work more effectively, which may get them home on time.

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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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