Government Fleet – Issue

July 2017

Cover Story By Shelley Ernst
Powered by the People: Ivers' Fleet Manager of the Year Win

The City of Ventura’s Mary Joyce Ivers was named the 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

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Features

San Bernardino County, Calif., fleet’s No. 1 Leading Fleet award represents the hard work of its entire operation. Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County A Closer Look at San Bernardino County’s Leading Fleet

By Tariq Kamal

America’s largest county is the home of 2017’s No. 1 Leading Fleet. Learn more about the planning, technology, and training initiatives that pushed this fleet to the top spot.

4 Hall of Fame Inductees Recognized

By Staff

Government Fleet magazine named its fourth class of Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees this year, with four fleet professionals added. The award recognizes those who have made a lasting contribution to the industry.

Steven Saltzgiver has served in a variety of roles in his 40 years in fleet, from mechanic to fleet manager to his current role as a consultant. Photo: Natalia King Saltzgiver's Career of Fixing Fleets

By Roselynne Reyes

Steven Saltzgiver received the 2017 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award. He has worked with fleets as an operator, mechanic, and manager, and has used this expertise to help fleets all over the country.

Elite Fleets Continue to Lead the Industry

By Roselynne Reyes

This year’s Elite Fleets — composed of former No. 1 fleets — share the initiatives that keep them performing at a high level.

The Leading Fleets and Notable Fleets awards recipients gathered for a photo at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13. Photo: Natalia King Get to Know the 2017 Leading Fleets

By Staff

The Leading Fleets program recognizes public sector fleet organizations for their leadership, efficiency, ability to overcome challenges, and vision for the future. Learn about the winning fleets and how they overcame their biggest challenges.

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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

Paul Clinton
How FCA Views the Police Market

By Paul Clinton
Law enforcement agencies continue to purchase Fiat Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, which appeals to law enforcement officers, who say the vehicle in a violator's rear-view conveys business.

Upgrading the F-150 for Off-Road Patrol

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Rethinking Utilization: Using the Energy in Parked EVs

By Facundo Tassara
Think the return on investment for electric vehicles (EVs) is too long? Vehicle-to-grid technology allows EVs to earn money while parked by utilizing their large batteries to provide energy storage services for buildings, utilities, and the grid. This extra money can reduce the total cost of ownership of EVs.

Perception vs. Facts

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Chevrolet Traverse

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 Traverse enters a crowded and intensely competitive category that pits two-row and three-row offerings in pitched battle. The generational update comes nine years after Chevrolet introduced the Traverse, and following two mid-cycle updates in 2013 and 2015.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

By Stephane Babcock

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Size Matters

By Sherb Brown
There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown

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