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
Are Your Drivers Safe?

By Thi Dao
It is probable that distracted drivers will not get caught and will not learn anything until something terrible happens. We know it, and they do too, so it continues happening.

Who Tells Your Story?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

2018 Police Motorcycles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Ready or Not, Electrification is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown

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