North DakotaNorth Dakota State Fleet focuses on safety and value while facing extreme weather, budgetary issues and manufacturing plant closures.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

The U.S. climate varies greatly, depending on the region people find themselves in, and weather tends toward the extreme when one gets to any of the edges of the country. As a northern-most state in the Plains region, North Dakota understands these extremes well, and the State Fleet equips itself best it can to handle them. 

City of WichitaWichita, Kan.’s fleet maintenance division partners work with user groups and vendors to be more efficient and responsive.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

The City of Wichita, Kan., Public Works & Utilities Fleet Maintenance Division strives to get maximum result from limited financial resources. “We overcome many of our resource issues by having strong relationships with our customers and vendors, and are willing to look at things in different ways,” Fleet Superintendent Troy Tillotson said.

Annual Load Book(Photos courtesy of Jack and Rene Bates)

Annual Load Book’s new app will help drivers calculate their revenues.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media  

Sometimes when drivers look at an offer to haul cargo, the end payoff does not seem worth the effort. Calculating all the costs and expenses involved can be complicated, but that is exactly where Annual Load Book owner Jack Bates’ new app can help.

Orange CountyOrange County Fleet Management is investing in new technology to manage its fleet.   

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

Managing one of the largest government fleets in Florida is not an easy feat. Bryan Lucas, fleet management director for Orange County Fleet Management, oversees the repair and maintenance of all of the county’s assets that include roughly 1,930 cars, trucks and rolling stock and about 1,800 off-road vehicles like bulldozers, trailers, generators, boats and water-going vessels. 

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).

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