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TL;DR stands for “too long; didn’t read.” Should we adopt this “summary sentence” for longer professional e-mails?

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The Power of Communication

Hello, and welcome to Fleet Chronicles’ first blog entry! I was inspired to write this blog because over my 25 years of experience, I have found that sharing stories, lessons learned, and best practices brings us together.

How to Properly Implement a Telematics Program

What’s the formula for achieving the greatest ROI on your telematics solution? Taking time up front to get the right solution for your needs and ensuring it’s properly implemented.

Managing Public Perception

Readers of local news stories online make all sorts of accusations behind anonymous usernames, especially if it’s about their local government. I’m not saying all negative comments are unwarranted, but there is often more outrage than wrong­doing.

Micromanaging Fleet Operations

In the past few weeks, several veteran fleet managers have vented to me, voicing frustration with their directors’ micromanaging fleet operations. Some of these requests and orders run contrary to best fleet practices and may even be politically motivated.

Effective Communication Enhances Fleet Image

Increasing professionalism is helping drive fleet management out of the “dirty garage” stereotype. Effective communication with public officials, citizens, supervisors, and customers can further improve the image of fleet operations.

El Paso to Buy New Communications Tech for Fire, Police Vehicles

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso’s city council has approved the purchase of new communications technology to connect the City’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to the first responder vehicles the City owns, specifically police and fire vehicles.

Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

With the decline in tax revenues, public sector fleets are increasingly scrutinized by management, politicians, and taxpayers. At one time, there was anonymity in being a public sector fleet manager — no more. Years ago, fleet was not high on the radar screen. However, with zero-growth budgets, along with higher fuel costs, emission-reduction mandates, liability issues, and new regulations, fleet is now dead-center on the radar screen of senior management.