Government Fleet – Issue

October 2015

Cover Story By Shelley Mika
Overcoming the Challenges of Green Fleet Procurement

When fleets put a green fleet policy in place, there’s a ripple effect. Procurement is one area to feel the effects. How do fleets face these challenges — and come out on top in the long run?

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Features

Current technology allows fleet and public works personnel to see how much salt is being used. How to Effectively Manage Salt Use

By Wilfrid Nixon

There is a powerful new suite of tools allowing government agencies to bring their “A” game to every snowstorm.

File photo Gas vs. Diesel: The Bad Investment Only Fleet Managers Know About

By Bob Stanton

Choosing to purchase gasoline engines instead of diesel ones for Class 3-6 trucks may be an unpopular decision, but it’s the right one.

Attendees of the Minnesota Public Fleet Summit were able to learn from leading fleet professionals as well as local ones. Minnesota PFS Draws Regional Fleets

By Staff

A sold-out Public Fleet Summit in Minnesota gave fleet and public works professionals an opportunity to connect with nearby agencies and learn from nationally recognized fleet professionals.

A keyless solution, such as one offered by INVERS, allows drivers to use a card to unlock the vehicle and access the keys inside. Photo courtesy of INVERS What's New in Motor Pool Technology?

By Thi Dao

Mobile apps, more integration, better reporting, and heavy equipment sharing are some of the new and upcoming features of fleet car sharing solutions.

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Second-Gen Fleet Professionals

By Thi Dao
I’ve often wondered how much of an influence the parents of second-­generation fleet professionals had on their careers.

Addressing the Recruiting Problem

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How to Deal With the Privileges of Rank

By Paul Clinton
In law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, and other top brass have been known to request higher trim grades and other vehicle upgrades, which can present challenges to the public fleet manager who must repurpose the vehicle after the chief switches into a new vehicle.

How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

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
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

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