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10 Tips for a Successful Open House

A fleet open house is a great public relations tool not just with the public, but also with user departments. Here's how to make sure your open house is successful.

Fleet Is Not an Island Unto Itself

A successful fleet operation is not an island unto itself. Yet, this is how some fleet managers view their operation – an island surrounded by a sea of unreasonable user groups. We will all agree this is the wrong mindset and that fleet operations must be closely aligned with user departments. However, the reality is that interdepartmental friction is an unfortunate fact of life, especially territorial issues that result in emotional defiance not open to discussion or compromise.

Guest Editorial: How to Be a Top Public Sector Fleet Manager

Each year, Government Fleet magazine conducts a competition for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year. In reading this year's applications, As a judge, Steve Kibler found a wealth of information regarding best practices that should be shared with every fleet manager.

Root Cause Analysis of Fleet’s Friction With User Departments

A best-in-class fleet operation has excellent interdepartmental relationships. However, this is getting harder to achieve in today’s fiscally constrained environment. Even in the best of times, interdepartmental friction is an unfortunate fact of life, but as a professional fleet manager, your job is to minimize it. Today, every department is looking to stretch scarce budget dollars, and this sometimes occurs at the expense of other departments with whom they interact.