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Vocational Spotlight: Government, Municipal, School Fleets

Between street sweepers, utility trucks, and emergency vehicles, governments need a diverse fleet to serve the public. These fleets face limited budgets, a growing need for fleet data, and widespread alternative-fuel initiatives.

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Elite Fleets Tackle New Initiatives

The 2016 Elite Fleets — former No. 1 public fleet operations — have implemented new projects in the past year as they work on continuous improvement.

What to Do About Mass Technician Retirements

Public fleet tchnicians are retiring, and sometimes en masse. With the loss of manpower — and knowledge — how can fleets recover? Fleet managers who have survived technician shortages share their creative strategies.

Paying Your Technicians Incentives for Certifications

Incentive pay can motivate employees to continue their training and help retain experienced technicians. From lump sum payments to higher wages, fleets explain how they implemented their incentive pay programs.

Boise’s Restructuring & Rise to Become the No. 1 Fleet

The City of Boise, Idaho, took home the trophy for the No. 1 overall fleet among the Leading Fleets. Embracing education and innovative ideas, and measuring performance, helped the city fleet achieve this award.

Fleets Find Savings in Fuel Price Fluctuations

A drop in fuel prices beginning in July 2014 allowed some fleets to save money on fuel costs. Whether locking in lower prices or putting money back into the general fund, fleets were relieved about the short-term savings.

Battling the Snowstorm in Buffalo

When Western New York saw six feet of snow dumped on the ground the week before Thanksgiving 2014, the City of Buffalo was ready to handle the mess with a fleet that was prepped and ready.

Report Your Way to Improved Productivity

Whether you're managing the shop, equipment, or the budget, fleet reports can help identify efficiencies and make your job easier in the meantime.

Dealer Tour: Municipal Mainteance Equipment

Municipal Maintenance Equipment, a California-based company, is a dealership selling equipment that includes Schwarze sweepers, Vac Con sewer and storm drain cleaners, Go4 parking enforcement vehicles, Schwarze road patchers, Tarco material handlers, and Spaulding paving equipment. Tray Hall, territory sales manager, gave Government Fleet a tour of one of the company's facilities in Placentia, Calif., and some of the vehicles in the shop.

Words of Wisdom From Public Sector Fleet Managers

Fleet veterans share funny stories, personal experiences, mistakes, advice, and what they wish they had known in their early fleet years.