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When Are Policies Too Strict?

Before writing a policy that will last for years, determine whether it’s the best one. Would a typical employee follow the policy?

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Mich. City Updates Green Fleet Policy

The City of Ann Arbor's new Green Fleets Policy promotes the use of plug-in electric vehicles, which can be charged with solar-powered chargers, and supports continued fleet right-sizing.

How Fleets Prepare for and Respond to Severe Weather

Municipal fleet managers prevail through harsh conditions by creating and faithfully executing plans to keep their drivers and vehicles safe and ready for action.

Overcoming the Challenges of Green Fleet Procurement

When fleets put a green fleet policy in place, there’s a ripple effect. Procurement is one area to feel the effects. How do fleets face these challenges — and come out on top in the long run?

Dealing With Objections to New Policies

If there is pushback to new policies that fleet implements, how do you convince customers they’re not always right?

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.

Five Key Questions of Green Fleet Management

To help managers make the right moves, they must first consider carefully the larger issues that will ultimately drive green success. This article discusses five key questions that fleet managers should ask and answer before adopting any sustainability strategies.

Low Cost or No-Cost Green Fleet Strategies

A variety of easy approaches can yield quantifiable results in greening a fleet, including avoiding unnecessary travel and using alternative-fuel vehicles. Tactics used by the states of West Virginia and Oklahoma are shared, including leveraging existing state natural resources.

‘Business as Usual’ No Longer an Option for Local Government

The poor economy has led to public outcry for more accountability in government agencies. This should serve as ample warning for fleets to increase efficiency, improve accountability, and add visibility to the fleet department for the upcoming year.

It is Crucial to Over-Communicate

The best way to control fleet costs is before the money has ever been spent. Likewise, promising good customer service is not the same as delivering it. When it comes to communicating fleet policy compliance with users and fostering a customer service mindset with your staff, it is important to consistently re-communicate these goals. The secret to success is to communicate and then re-communicate on a regular basis.