Government Fleet – Issue

July 2016

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

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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“We never stop learning when we surround ourselves with great people,” Barb Bonansinga from the State of Illinois said during her acceptance speech for the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award on June 21. Photo by Nashville Events Coverage. Bonansinga's Lifetime Fleet 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 - The Public Fleet Managers' Conference

By Staff

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

Many of  the 2016 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 Public Fleet 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 public fleet 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.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Thi Dao
When Are Policies Too Strict?

By Thi Dao
Before writing a policy that will last for years, determine whether it’s the best one. Would a typical employee follow the policy?

What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Streets of the Future Could Take Automatic Tire Readings

By Facundo Tassara
WheelRight allows vehicles to drive through a specialized lane and captures tire pressure readings on all four tires while also providing tire tread depth within a few seconds and printed receipt.

Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown