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Greening Fleets in a Down Economy

Fred Turco, senior director, global fleet services for Pfizer, participated in a 2008 conference...

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.”

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Bright Ideas: Going Green

Sharing green practices with other fleets, selecting more fuel-efficient vehicles, and replacing lead wheel weights in tires have proven helpful for several fleets.

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Bright Ideas: Shop/Facility/Parts

Privatizing the auto parts operation and offering technicians a salary increase based on ASE certifications are a few ways fleets can improve shop operations.

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Bright Ideas: Maintenance

Be proactive—make preventive maintenance (PM) a priority and budget for it accordingly to prevent more expensive repairs down the line.

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Bright Ideas: Communication

Communication is a vital aspect of fleet operations. Regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters are just a few ways to keep staff in the loop.

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Bright Ideas: Customer Service

One of the best practices fleets have found useful in improving operations and customer satisfaction is regular customer feedback, which can be as simple as informal conversations or observations.

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Bright Ideas: Fleet Management Policies

Written procedures are critical for liability purposes, providing support to the governmental agency in lawsuit-related issues. Fleets identify best practices and steps in creating fleet policy.