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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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: A Closer Look at the Fleet

By Daryl Lubinsky

The Texas Department of Public Safety Fleet Operations is committed to ensuring its drivers have the safest and most reliable fleet 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 Electric, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Vehicles

By Roselynne Reyes

ghyhas 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 Fleet Remarketing Partnerships

By Shelley Ernst

Public 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 Deere's Crawler Dozers: 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 LeeBoy's Chip Spreader Designed for Paving Precision

By Staff

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


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Robert Whitfield was the corporate fleet administrator for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (Louisville, KY) during the 1980s.

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Thi Dao
When Are Policies Too Strict?

By Thi Dao
Before writing a policy that will last for years, determine whether it’s the best one. Would a typical employee follow the policy?

What Your Vehicles Say About Your Fleet

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Streets of the Future Could Take Automatic Tire Readings

By Facundo Tassara
WheelRight allows vehicles to drive through a specialized lane and captures tire pressure readings on all four tires while also providing tire tread depth within a few seconds and printed receipt.

Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

By Mike Antich
The Chevrolet Equinox adds a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo diesel to its lineup of engine choices for 2018. The fuel-efficient turbo diesel generates 137 hp and 240 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed automatic.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Adapting to a Changing Tide

By Sherb Brown
Fleets are often the beta testers of the vehicle market. That shift away from compact sedans we saw in the fleet market a few years ago is playing out in real time in the retail market right now.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown