Government Fleet – Issue

October 2016

Cover Story By Thi Dao
Analysts in Demand at Public Fleets

The amount of data a fleet has can be overwhelming — that’s why agencies are hiring analysts to make sense of the data and help their fleet operations make sound business decisions.

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Features

About 2,800 vehicles serve the Texas Highway Patrol, including Dodge Chargers, Ford Crown Victorias, and approximately 900 Chevrolet Tahoes. Photo courtesy of Texas DPS Law Enforcement for the Lone Star State

By Daryl Lubinsky

The Texas Department of Public Safety Fleet Operations is committed to ensuring its drivers have the safest and most reliable vehicles to perform their duties.

The City of Mobile, Ala., installed Lytx’s DriveCam event recorder in many of its vehicles, including refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of Lytx How to Implement a Telematics Solution

By Roselynne Reyes

Telematics providers offer tips for public fleets on finding and implementing the right solution.

Hyundai’s New Offerings Go Green

By Roselynne Reyes

The automaker has ventured into alternative powertrain vehicles with its latest collection of hybrid, electric, and fuel cell models.

Clark County, Nev., auctions off its own vehicles as well as those of other local and state agencies. Photo courtesy of Clark County Best Practices in Remarketing Partnerships

By Shelley Ernst

Fleets teaming up on vehicle remarketing, whether with another public agency or a private auctioneer, talk about how they do it and what they’ve learned.

The John Deere 750K and 850K SmartGrade crawler dozers are each equipped with a 6.8L Tier 4 Final-certified engine and fully integrated grade control system. Photo courtesy of John Deere Making 3D Grade Control a More Powerful Tool

By Staff

John Deere 750K and 850K SmartGrade crawler dozers feature an integrated grade control system based on the Topcon 3D-MC2.

The LeeBoy CSV816 is the market’s first Tier 4 Final variable width chip spreader, according to VT LeeBoy. The company brands its equipment under the LeeBoy and Rosco names. Photo courtesy of VT LeeBoy A Chip Spreader Designed for Paving Precision

By Staff

The LeeBoy CSV816 provides a wide range of chipping options and allows for permit-free transport.

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Blog

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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