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

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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