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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FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
The Data on Data

By Thi Dao
With fleet management becoming more technology-­driven and automated, there is an increasing amount of data available.

How Many Degrees of Separation?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
The Efficiency of the CHP's Vehicle Assembly Line

By Paul Clinton
The California Highway Patrol uses an assembly line similar to one found in an automaker's factory to add auxiliary equipment to about 1,000 vehicles per year.

How FCA Views the Police Market

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara
Booster Fuels brings the gas station to your vehicles for the same price as a gas station. Its team members will fill up vehicles overnight or at a requested time and bill weekly. This could be a solution for fleets with old, expensive fueling infrastructure.

Rethinking Utilization: Using the Energy in Parked EVs

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Amy Winter-Hercher
2018 Toyota C-HR

By Amy Winter-Hercher
The all-new Toyota C-HR enters the competitive compact SUV market with an eye-catching exterior. Toyota’s Safety Sense System comes standard; it includes safety features like pre-collision and lane-departure alerts and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Fleet Is a Full-Time Job

By Sherb Brown
The fleet management companies, the telematics providers, the upfitters, and the general service providers in our market can offer you some wonderful advice, but the only person who can really tie it all together is a fleet manager.

Size Matters

By Sherb Brown

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