NYC FleetNew York City’s DCAS is on track to achieve its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025.

By Bianca Herron, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) operates more than 30,000 owned and leased vehicles, the largest municipal fleet in the United States. More than 40 percent (12,000) of the fleet consist of emergency service units assigned to the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY).

Denver InternationalDenver International Airport takes a team-minded approach to maintaining its extensive fleet of snow removal and other equipment.

By Jim Harris

Denver International Airport (DEN)’s fleet management staff takes an active role in the department’s operations. “Our people on the floor are the one who are bringing up a lot of ideas about how we can improve. They will test those ideas, and then we fine-tune and implement them,” Director of Fleet Management Jeffrey Booton says. “Our operations are a total team effort; we have a pretty open and engaged culture.”

City of LakelandLakeland, Fla.’s fleet management division stays current with technology and facility upgrades.

By Alan Dorich 

With its location between the bustling cities of Tampa and Orlando, the city of Lakeland, Fla., cannot afford to fall out of step with the rest of the state. Instead, Fleet Manager Gary McLean says, it is committed to improving all of the time.

City of Durham

The city of Durham Fleet Management department finds a balance between cost and supporting public services.

By Tim O’Connor

Municipalities needs vehicles to deliver the services residents have come to expect, but they also need to keep budgets in check. With the average cost of a fire engine nearing $500,000 – and sometimes more – a one-time purchase can make a significant dent in a municipal budget. Cities such as Durham, N.C., are increasingly relying on their fleet management departments to balance equipment and vehicle needs with available funding.

City of ChesapeakeThe city of Chesapeake, Va., fleet department believes in being environmentally and operationally sound.

By Jim Harris

The Chesapeake, Va., Central Fleet Management department constantly seeks new ways to be efficient. “We’re always looking for opportunities to use alternate fuels from an economic as well as an environmental standpoint,” Fleet Manager George Hrichak says.

Syntech SystemsThe FuelMaster system’s quality, durability and capabilities make it a leader in its field.

FuelMaster leads the market in fuel management automation for one simple reason. “Day in and day out, from the deserts of Mojave to fuel sites in Alaska, our stuff just works,” says Dan Phillips, vice president of sales and marketing for Syntech Systems, the company behind the FuelMaster brand.

BigIronBigIron brings transparency and reliability to capital equipment auctions.

By Tim O’Connor

When a farming couple prepares for retirement they often consider putting their assets and equipment up for sale. That can be intimidating for a family that must compete against large dealerships, fleet managers and transportation companies to get their tractors, or truck and trailers noticed in the market. However, if they sell through BigIron Auctions – an online marketplace that features auction service specializing in agriculture, construction and transportation equipment and vehicles – they are sure to receive equal treatment.

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