Since street sweepers are an important part of many public sector fleets, extending the brush life is part and parcel to street maintenance. An industry expert offers his views on how to properly care for them.
Improved quality and savings make lifecycle costing — a modeling technique that considers all fixed and operating expenses of a vehicle or fleet function from acquisition to disposal — worth the effort for public sector fleets.
Facing serious budget cuts in 2004, the City's fleet department began reducing the fleet vehicle total, a process that had to overcome long-established practices and oppostion.
Sponsored by three Bobit Business Media publications, the Green Fleet Conference 2008 will provide for the first time a forum for fleet professionals to learn and discuss real green technologies.
Extracting subrogation funds is no longer a daunting task for Kern County, Calif., which has discovered the advantages of sending accident reporting and management to an outside firm.
An early proponent of environmentally responsible operations, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Fleet Services incorporated alternative-fueled vehicles in 2001, and even earlier began waste reduction recycling programs.
With the power of collaborations, government agencies make the most of their individual resources to tackle industry-wide issues while improving efficiencies.
In 2007, the City of Fayetteville, Ark., converted 52 percent of its 545 fleet vehicles to biodiesel. It currently saves 2.4 cents per gallon using B-20 versus petroleum diesel.
In 2003, the City of Fort Worth’s fuel consortium started between its agency and Tarrant County. Since then, the consortium has grown from two government entities to 27 north Texas governmental entities today.