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
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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