Government Fleet – Issue

July 2015

Cover Story By Shelley Mika
How Griffiths Became the 2015 Fleet Manager of the Year

Careful planning, teamwork, and a focus on quantifiable fleet improvements helped Bill Griffiths from Montgomery County, Md., obtain the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award.

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Features

Photo by Gene Tewksbury Highlights from GFX 2015

By Staff

In early June, more than 700 fleet professionals convened at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver for the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). Find out more about the sessions and view photos here.

Photo by Kimberly Pham 8 Hall of Fame Inductees Honored for 2015

By Staff

Government Fleet magazine named its second class of Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees this year, with eight fleet professionals added. The award recognizes fleet leaders who have significantly contributed to the profession.

Robert Martinez received the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) on June 10. Photo by Gene Tewksbury Martinez’s Lifetime Achievement Award

By Thi Dao

Robert Martinez was named 2015 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Determination, a vision for a better work environment, and advanced calculus allowed the former NYPD auto service worker surpass his career goals.

Elite Fleets Strengthen Their Operations

By Thi Dao

The Elite Fleets, industry-leading former No. 1 fleets, are working on various projects to improve their operations.

Many of the Leading Fleets award recipients are pictured here after The Honors Celebration at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) on June 10. Photo by Gene Tewksbury. Recognizing the 2015 Leading Fleets

By Staff

The Leading Fleets program recognizes 50 public sector fleet organizations for their leadership, efficiency, and vision for the future. The award encourages fleets to strive for excellence.

The City of Boise takes pride in its education efforts; it is an ASE Blue Seal shop with 100% of technicians certified. Dennis Falconer, CPFP, vehicle maintenance division manager (far left) and Craig Croner, CPFP, administrative services manager (far right) oversee the fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Boise Boise’s Restructuring & Rise to Become the No. 1 Fleet

By Brittni Rubin

The City of Boise, Idaho, took home the trophy for the No. 1 overall fleet among the Leading Fleets. Embracing education and innovative ideas, and measuring performance, helped the city fleet achieve this award.

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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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