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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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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Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Don’t Expect Different Results with the Same Strategies

By Facundo Tassara
I would argue we have all faced this at some point in our careers: We get stuck, and the underlying problem is that we take the same approach and expect different results.

Recognizing Your Success

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown


Thi Dao
Rethink Existing Policies & Procedures

By Thi Dao
Is something done a certain way because it was always done this way? Was a policy created due to one negative event, and is it still necessary or has it become too restrictive?

Cheering the Industry On

By Thi Dao