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
How Many Degrees of Separation?

By Thi Dao
The degrees of connection within any industry are less than six or four. Choose a handful of random fleet professionals, and I’d bet one of them knows someone you know or have worked with.

What's the Future of Transportation?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Managing High-Speed Pursuits

By Patrick Oliver and Samuel Kirchhoff
Pursuits can be deadly for everyone involved, but they can't be prohibited in all cases. So agencies need to have policies and procedures in place to reduce the danger.

How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

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

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

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