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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.

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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.

McCorkhill Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet’s Knowledge Sharing video series, John McCorkhill, retired fleet director, talks about the importance of networking, being a leader rather than a boss, and the difficulty of finding good technicians.

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.

City of Orlando Featured in Knowledge Sharing Video

In Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, David Dunn, CFM, fleet and facilities management division manager, City of Orlando, talks about transitioning into management, leadership, and being proactive.

Western Star Names New General Manager

Michael Jackson is retiring as general manager of Western Star Truck Sales after 10 years with Daimler Trucks North America. He is being succeeded by Kelley Platt.

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.

Baseball All-Star Stresses Teamwork in GFX Keynote

Baseball iron man Steve Garvey credited his streak of 1,207 consecutive games played to passion, hard work, and "being a good teammate" during the Tuesday morning keynote speech at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference in San Diego.

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.