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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Eddie Dame worked for Avis Rent-A-Car as the senior vice president and general manager of the worldwide car leasing division, retiring in 1986 after 40 years with the company.

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Blog

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Find Out What Lies Beneath

By Facundo Tassara
Looking for what lies beneath the surface can help you understand why or help you be equipped to answer some questions — or better yet, proactively address questions that people are thinking but haven’t asked yet.

Don’t Expect Different Results with the Same Strategies

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Mike Antich
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

By Mike Antich
All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sixth generation minivan from Chrysler, which re-engineered it from the ground up on an all-new platform. Pacifica replaces the popular, prior generation Chrysler Town & Country.

2017 Volvo S90 AWD

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Why You Should be Bullish About the Future of Fleet Management

By Sherb Brown
Fleet management has migrated from the garage to the Excel spreadsheet. We don’t have to wonder anymore about whether that compact car really is more expensive to operate than a comparable small SUV. Now the data can give us the answer.

Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
How Are Your Customer Interactions?

By Thi Dao
A positive motor pool experience means fleets are providing a streamlined experience for their customers.

A Reminder About Fleet Liability

By Thi Dao

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