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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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.


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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A mixture of 90% propane and 10% other gases used to fuel vehicles. Also called liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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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
2018 Nissan NV Cargo

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 NV adds interior upgrades that make it more competitive with other full-size vans.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown