Government Fleet – Issue

September 2015

Cover Story By Staff
2015 Public Fleet Overview

This overview delves into the operations of more than 200 fleets that responded to Government Fleet’s annual industry trends survey. Data includes outsourced services, budget changes, remarketing methods, and tool allowances.

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Features

An earlier shift allows technicians to finish preventive maintenance (PM) services before drivers start their shifts in the morning. 14 New Ideas For Fleet Improvement

By Thi Dao

Small changes can sometimes make a big difference within fleet operations. Fleet professionals share the improvements they’ve made to their own fleets, the results, and how others can do the same.

Respondents to this year’s survey on average earn $84,694, which is 2.4% higher than last year’s reported average of $82,732. 2015 Salaries & Retirement Plans

By Staff

This year, 79% of respondents said they had received a salary increase, which is more than those who reported increases last year — this number has been rising since GF first began collecting this data in 2012.

Fleet professionals were asked how their fleet size had changed in the past year — more respondents reported an increase this year and slightly less reported a decrease; last year, 36% reported an increase, 14% a decrease, and 50% the same. The majority of those with decreased fleet sizes who stated the reason for the decrease said this was due to optimization or right-sizing initiatives. 2015 Fleet Inventory and Age

By Staff

More fleets reported an increase in their total inventory than decreases, mostly due to added agency responsibilities. Refuse vehicles have the highest annual maintenance costs despite being relatively new vehicles.

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Who Tells Your Story?

By Thi Dao
With so many baby boomers in the fleet management profession, I think about what this generation leaves behind when they retire.

The Data on Data

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
2018 Police Motorcycles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton
Harley-Davidson adds performance-oriented stage kits to its pair of bikes, while Yamaha offers a police version of its FJR1300 sport touring model.

2018 Police Vehicles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Toyota Camry XSE V-6

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 Camry has been lowered, widened, and lengthened. A trio of new powertrains also improve fuel economy for America's top-selling sedan.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
New Faces in Safe Places

By Sherb Brown
Conferences like AFLA can provide a space for new faces in the industry to meet and network with experienced peers and suppliers, without being crowded by salespeople.

Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown

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