Government Fleet – Issue

July 2016

Cover Story By Daryl Lubinsky
How Reagan Earned Fleet Manager of the Year

Comparing key metrics with other fleets helped Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator for the City of Columbus, Ohio, win the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

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Features

“We never stop learning when we surround ourselves with great people,” Barb Bonansinga said during her acceptance speech for the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award on June 21. Photo by Nashville Events Coverage. Bonansinga's Lifetime Achievement Award

By Roselynne Reyes

Barb Bonansinga was presented with the 2016 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference. Her contributions to the industry through associations have helped shape industry standards and best practices.

Photo by Events Coverage Nashville Highlights from GFX 2016

By Staff

This year’s GFX featured new vehicles and technologies, numerous networking opportunities, informative educational sessions, and a celebration of the industry’s top fleets.

Many of  the Leading Fleets awards recipients are pictured here after The Honors Celebration at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference on June 21. Recognizing the 2016 Leading Fleets

By Staff

The Leading Fleets program recognizes public sector fleet organizations for their leadership, efficiency, and vision for the future. The award encourages fleets to strive for excellence.

Photo by Kimberly Pham 6 Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

By Staff

Government Fleet magazine named its third class of Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees this year, with six fleet professionals added. The award recognizes those who have made a lasting contribution to the industry.

Elite Fleets Tackle New Initiatives

By Staff

The 2016 Elite Fleets — former No. 1 operations — have implemented new projects in the past year as they work on continuous improvement.

The City of Columbus fleet division staff of 121 employees will celebrate the No. 1 fleet award in September. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus A Closer Look at Columbus' Leading Fleet

By Thi Dao

The City of Columbus, Ohio, earned the No. 1 Fleet title among the Leading Fleets by being a leader in alternative fuels and ensuring efficiency.

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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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