Government Fleet – Issue

September 2016

Cover Story By Staff
2016 Benchmarking Statistics

How does your public fleet compare to others? Data from the 2016 Government Fleet survey shows that overall fleet operating budgets continue to rise slightly and there is a small increase in average fleet size in comparison to the prior year.

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Features

Federal Fleet Statistics

By Staff

Data from the U.S. General Services Administration's FY-2015 Federal Fleet Report is gathered from federal agencies reporting motor vehicle fleet data.

Fleet Age and Utilization Data 2016

By Staff

Utilimarc, a fleet analytics and business intelligence company, provided data about average fleet vehicle age, mileage, maintenance costs, labor hours, and fuel efficiency.

Since Lee County adopted a strict PM program, the life cycle of many of its vehicles has doubled. Photo courtesy of Lee County 13 Bright Ideas for Fleet Improvement

By Roselynne Reyes

Fleet professionals share some improvements they’ve made to their fleets, how they did it, and how others can do the same.

9 Trends in Public Fleet Management

By Thi Dao

Alternative-fuel mandates are driven by political pressure, and too much data is leading to more work, according to fleet professionals around the country.

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Greg Carson is the director of fleet operations for Chicago-based Union Leasing.

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Blog

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Addressing the Recruiting Problem

By Thi Dao
Fleet managers are taking steps to combat the technician recruiting problem, and these steps are adding up to results.

Fleet Greening in Trump's America

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
How Ford's Hybrid Patrol Car Is Different

By Paul Clinton
Ford's Police Responder Hybrid Sedan offers several important differences from other retail hybrid cars that should make it well suited for the demands of a police duty cycle, while also providing lower costs to operate.

A Sure Bet for Reducing Distracted Police Driving

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

Stephane Babcock
2017 Genesis G90

By Stephane Babcock
The Genesis G90 sets itself apart with the interior, drivetrain, and sleek exterior. It has a look and feel inside and out that will satisfy most luxury car cravings.

2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown
Fleet managers should stay current with new developments in the auto industry but stay grounded in reality to keep their fleets efficient and prepared for the future.

Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

By Sherb Brown

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