Government Fleet - March/April 2017

* COVER STORY: * Standardization: Is it Right For your Fleet? *

Read on to find:

* Standardizing to Streamline Operations (COVER STORY) -  Some fleets have been able to save on parts, increase efficiency, and target their technician training by standardizing vehicles.  Fleet managers share their experiences and a few best practices.

* Software Switch: Key Takeaways in Transitioning to a New FMIS -  Switching or upgrading to a new fleet management information system (FMIS) is a time-consuming project that can take up to a year.  Here's what to know before you start.

* What You Need To Know About the Volkswagen Settlement - The automaker will spend billions of dollars through its diesel settlement, including buybacks, repairs, and two potential sources of funding that fleets should be aware of.

* Shaving Off Cents Per Gallon: Using Cooperative Procurement to Reduce Fuel Costs - Neighboring public fleets can work together to cooperatively purchase fuel at lower prices.  Two cooperative fuel contracts in Oregon and California have saved public agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars.

* Chevrolet Bolt EV Electrifies Public Fleets - The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt's biggest advantages are its 238-mile range and more affordable price point.

* Diligent Maintenance Keeps City of Napa on the Road' - Severe droughts in much of California have finally abated - through heavy rain and flooding.  Here's how the City of Napa fleet prepared for and responded to the state's rare record rainfall.


* A Digger Derrick That Delivers Smooth Functionality

* Boom Truck Series Offers Two-in-One Versatility


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Government Fleet Magazine - March/April 2017