By Robert Martinez, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Police Department
Day in and day out, fleet managers are pulled in many different directions.
Some fleet managers are a one-man show, while some have a staff of more than four hundred people. There are fleets of five vehicles and fleets of 50,000 vehicles.
Government fleet managers get to see the fruits of their labor every day. Whether it’s a fire truck or a police car responding to an emergency or sanitation truck picking up garbage, the fleet manager is making it happen.
Government fleet managers should never discount the importance of the job they do. No fireman, policeman or sanitation worker could even do their job without a well-equipped and safe fleet.