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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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

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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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