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What Elected Officials and City Managers Want Fleets to Know

Experts in fleet management and municipal governance share advice for public-sector fleet managers who wish to build stronger and more mutually beneficial relationships with their administrators.

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Don’t Expect Different Results with the Same Strategies

I would argue we have all faced this at some point in our careers: We get stuck, and the underlying problem is that we take the same approach and expect different results.

Recognizing Your Success

We are the driver of our accomplishments but it would be silly to not simultaneously think of the people who have helped us achieve our successes.

Tell Them What They Need

Organizational leaders become aware of fleet needs and wants through what neighbors are doing, what they read online, or through an article. I propose that we, the fleet professionals, tell them what they need.

Be Your Fleet's Storyteller

Telling fleet’s story to city leadership, the all-important city managers, the purchasing directors, finance, and budget is a must. Go outside of your organization (division or department), and engage your customers and the folks you want backing you.

20 Under 40: Fleet's Future Leaders

Many of those in fleet management are baby boomers and are getting ready to retire, but a new generation of fleet professionals is ready to step into their shoes. These fleet professionals under 40 have already made an impression at their own operations or within the industry.

Challenge Accepted: Changing the Pace of Fleet

A common refrain from those who are trying to market products and services to the fleet industry is that fleet managers never answer their phones.

The Big Conundrum of 'Big Data'

Big Data is the hottest new catchphrase with the tech and fleet crows. Our recent surveys indicate that most fleet managers love data and want more of it, but are unhappy with the data they are actually getting.

Encouraging Ownership Among Employees

Typically, a small fleet will have fewer people performing more duties, and that requires a staff that understands the magnitude of their responsibilities.

Edmonton's Program for Transformation: Working Together for Positive Changes

Provincial capital city Edmonton, Alberta, has the largest integrated municipal fleet operation in Canada and has earned numerous accolades for major improvements made over the last few years. However, focus on workplace culture may be its most significant achievement to date.