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
Are Your Drivers Safe?

By Thi Dao
It is probable that distracted drivers will not get caught and will not learn anything until something terrible happens. We know it, and they do too, so it continues happening.

Who Tells Your Story?

By Thi Dao

Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department conducted its annual evaluation of 2018-model-year police vehicles from Oct. 10 to 13. Agency deputies got behind the wheel of 13 four-wheel vehicles and five motorcycles for the testing.

2018 Police Motorcycles Tested in Michigan

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
Improved Communication (There's an App for That)

By Facundo Tassara
Slack brings all of your communication together in a way that you can sort. Conversations, PDFs, and documents are all be archived and searchable.

Booster Fuels: Bringing the Gas Station to You

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2018 Volvo XC60

By Paul Clinton
The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

By Chris Brown

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Ready or Not, Electrification is Coming

By Sherb Brown
We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.

Fair and Balanced

By Sherb Brown

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