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
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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