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Bright Ideas

All public sector fleet professionals are invited to submit an idea that has improved efficiency in the fleet operation, whether it's in the shop, on the field, or before vehicles are even purchased.

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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.

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.

Bright Ideas: Replacement

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

Bright Ideas: Technology

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

Bright Ideas: Safety

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

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.

Bright Ideas: Maintenance

Fleets can utilize automated preventative maintenance systems, take on maintenance for other fleet operations, brand tires to prevent theft, and implement a multi-work shift schedule to maximize productivity.

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.

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.