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Operation Innovation: Fleet Managers Share Bright Ideas
Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

Government Fleet often shares programs and initiatives that lead to great success, but those ideas often require significant investments in time or money. Here, we turn to the smaller ideas that are simpler and easier to implement.

September 30, 2019

Internship Program Targets High School Students
Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

Fleet managers from 11 fleets across the country share the ways they have increased efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction through small changes to their operation.

September 1, 2017

14 New Ideas For Fleet Improvement

14 New Ideas For Fleet Improvement

Small changes can sometimes make a big difference within fleet operations. Fleet professionals share the improvements they’ve made to their own fleets, the results, and how others can do the same.

September 21, 2015

Bright Ideas: Technology

Bright Ideas: Technology

Effective uses of technology include a keyless internal work order system, online auctions, and walkie-talkies to replace traditional radio systems.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Productivity/Staffing

Bright Ideas: Productivity/Staffing

San Antonio Water Systems completed quality of life initiatives to increase staff productivity. Other government fleets used a training matrix, created learning and networking opportunities, installed internet in shop waiting areas, and started a youth internship program.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Shop/Facilities/Parts

Bright Ideas: Shop/Facilities/Parts

In-house emissions testing can cut vehicle downtime, while recycling scrap metal and used oil can help cover shop expenses.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Safety

Bright Ideas: Safety

Disaster preparation, quality inspection, bumper stickers, and cutting lead from operations are just some ways these fleets ensure safety.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Replacement

Some bright ideas include a replacement plan based on priority, annual calculations of replacement points, and a cash-only plan.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Policy

Detailed and comprehensive business plan and policy documents foster a proactive approach to fleet management. When writing policies and procedures, safety can be used as the motivating issue to facilitate support by all stakeholders.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Going Green

Successful green efforts include switching to alternative fuel vehicles, reducing petroleum consumption, running on re-refined oil, and implementing policies on idling, purchasing, right-sizing, and downsizing.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Customer Service

Bright Ideas: Customer Service

Conducting customer service surveys and using the results to address customer concerns is just one way to improve user satisfaction.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Communication

Bright Ideas: Communication

Monthly e-mail reminders, a communications team, and providing an internal Fleet Web page are just some ways these fleets are improving communication.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Fuel Management

Bright Ideas: Fuel Management

Applying basic best practices such as right-sizing and idling reduction are effective approaches to trimming fuel costs. Using a web-based data management system, purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, and relocating a key fueling station are other ways to reduce fuel consumption and man-hours.

June 30, 2010

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