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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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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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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