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The State of the Wholesale Used-Vehicle Market
Shutting Off Idling Engines

Shutting Off Idling Engines

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.

June 28, 2013

Boston: Reviving a Faltering Fleet Operation

Boston: Reviving a Faltering Fleet Operation

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.

January 14, 2013

Elite Fleets Proactively Contend with Industry Challenges
Maintaining Fleet Service Levels in a Shrinking Budget Environment
Equipment Pools Aid Cost-Cutting and Utilization

Equipment Pools Aid Cost-Cutting and Utilization

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.

June 1, 2012

Certification Success Helps Rochester Fleet ‘Tell Its Story’
Certifications Promote Industry Professionalism

Certifications Promote Industry Professionalism

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.

September 14, 2010

Green Fleet Conference Heads to San Diego

Green Fleet Conference Heads to San Diego

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.

June 30, 2010

Kraft Foods Field-Tests Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Kraft Foods Field-Tests Alt-Fuel Vehicles

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.

May 28, 2010

Alley  Leads a Team Effort

Alley Leads a Team Effort

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.

May 11, 2010

GFX 2010 ‘Takes the Reins’ in  Austin

GFX 2010 ‘Takes the Reins’ in Austin

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.

March 18, 2010

Siemens Streamlines Vehicle Relocation

Siemens Streamlines Vehicle Relocation

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.

February 9, 2010

What’s New in 2010 Model-Year Light- and Medium-Duty

What’s New in 2010 Model-Year Light- and Medium-Duty

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.

August 31, 2009

Greening Fleets in a Down Economy

Greening Fleets in a Down Economy

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.”

July 13, 2009

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