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Lessons I Learned During the Great Fire of 2017

In October 2017, wildfires spread across Northern California, burning through 114,000 acres of land. Here’s what one fleet manager learned during the fires and recovery period.

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13 Bright Ideas for Fleet Improvement

Fleet professionals share some improvements they’ve made to their fleet operations, how they did it, and how others can do the same.

Knowledge Sharing Video: Dave Head

As part of Government Fleet's Knowledge Sharing video series, Dave Head, consultant for Head Fleet Management, discusses the challenges of a modern fleet manager, stricter environmental regulations, and questioning a police officer’s claim of a brake problem. To learn more about Head, click here.

Making a Case for EVs in Fleets

Dave Head was the Sonoma County Fleet manager for 26 years but as an advocate for electric vehicles in fleets, he sees the new technology as a potential game changer, both for the environment and the bottom line.

Policies & Programs to Reduce Distracted Driving

Driver safety policies and programs can help reduce collisions, saving lives and public funds. Here’s how public agencies have created, implemented, and spread the word about driver safety policies.

Hybrid Service Truck Reduces Fuel Costs

The addition of a hybrid-electric field service truck helps the Sonoma County, Calif., fleet increase the number of field services while minimizing fuel consumption.

Making the Transition to Management

As many experienced public sector fleet managers head toward retirement, public agencies need to consider how to recruit, transition in, and train incoming fleet managers.

GFX 2012 - Hybrid Vehicle Challenges and Solutions

Dave Head, fleet manager for Sonoma County, Calif., and the others at his table during the round table discussion at GFX 2012 discussed managing the challenges associated with hybrid vehicles.

3 Finalists Compete For the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award

Government Fleet named three finalists for the public sector fleet manager of the year award, sponsored by fleet counselor services. The winner will be announced at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in Denver.