In the pursuit of fuel-cost reduction, engine idling is a bulls-eye target. An Omaha utility employs a number of measures to hit that target, including mobile power units and hybrid-electric technology.
Two years ago, the City of Boston's central fleet management was in dire shape. With strong management backing, director Jim McGonagle and his team have executed an astounding fleet operation turnaround.
Accolades aside, managers of three elite fleets, share their proactive approaches in tackling today's vexing fleet challenges.
Increasingly, Intra- and Interagency government jurisdictions are collaborating to share pooled equipment and vehicles. The practice not only helps procure expensive specialty equipment, but also helps right-size fleets.
How does a public sector fleet organization balance the mandates of severe budget cuts with maintaining viable, responsive, and professional services? Oregon's state fleet looks to new approaches, analysis, and relationships.
The City of Rochester, N.Y., Equipment Services team earned Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) status with a nearly perfect score — 97 percent. The achievement validates the fleet’s industry competitiveness.
Fleet industry credentials, such as NAFA’s CAFM and the American Public Works Association’s CPFP, showcase the specialized skill sets required of technicians who work on today’s complex automobiles and equipment.
Scheduled Oct. 18-19, the 2010 conference offers focused resources to build cost-effective, sustainable fleets. The event features education sessions, a first-time ride & drive, exhibits, and networking components.
As part of continuing sustainability efforts, the global foods powerhouse is evaluating initial driver response to a pilot test of Ford and Toyota hybrids, the Subaru Forester PZEV, and the diesel-powered VW Jetta in its sales fleet.
Deputy director of the City of San Diego’s Fleet Services Division and Government Fleet’s 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year, John Alley credits his employee and leadership teams with the success of a three-year effort that dramatically restructured the City’s fleet operations.
Pledging to “take your fleet to the next level,” the annual conference targeting public sector fleet managers is scheduled June 21-23 in Austin, Texas.
Once a tedious manual process involving faxes, telephone calls, and e-mails, moving Siemens fleet vehicles around the country to new assignments is now almost entirely automated, thanks to a Web-based management system.
Most light- and medium-duty truck manufacturers have carried over 2009-MY product lines to 2010-MY with only minor changes and enhancements. The following provides an overview of major OEM product lineups in the coming model-year.
As public sector fleets struggle to pursue environmental goals during the current tight financial times, the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, presenting all things green, will show fleets “where to find the money.”
The all-new 2009 Ram is Dodge’s first entry into the largest and fastest-growing part of the market — Crew Cab. The new model offers more than 35 new or improved features, including a new 5.7L Hemi V-8.