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Corporate Qualifications (Top)
History, Description and Corporate Profile (Top)
Spectrum Consultants, Inc. is a fleet management consulting firm specializing in the application of proven fleet management techniques to federal, state, local government and private fleet organizations. We are a leading provider of consulting services and most consistent and longest serving company of its kind in the U.S. The company was founded by Michael E. Corbett in 1982 in Southern California and now has offices in San Diego and South Florida. Spectrum's fleet management consultants are all former fleet managers and are on staff as associates and regularly participate in a full range of assignments.
National Newsletter (Top)
Spectrum is the publisher of California Fleet News, a fleet management newsletter now in its 28th year of publication. There is also an electronic edition that debuted in 2000. Readership numbers over 6,000 fleet managers and policy makers across the nation.
Competitive Philosophy (Top)
Through all work products, Spectrum encourages a philosophy of fleet management in the U.S. that is gaining wide acceptance. That is, fleets must be competitive in the marketplace of fleet services and perform to a high standard. We have been successful in developing comprehensive fleet management programs for our clients and selling them to upper management. These programs are both customer and market-driven.
Spectrum publishes the Best Practices and Performance Measures Manual, the first compilation of best practices in the industry. Considered a landmark publication, the manual includes over 100 best management practices and 85 performance measures. A fourth edition is being prepared for publication in 2005. Other publications include the “Model Fleet Policy and Procedures,” “Model Service Agreements” and “Model Operator Handbook.” The Series on Fleet Competitiveness is also a publication of California Fleet News Publishing.
Sponsor of Eight Major Conferences (Top)
Spectrum is the chief organizer and an ongoing sponsor of the Fleet News National Fleet Management Conference, formerly the California State Fleet Management Conference. High performing fleets exhibiting best practices are showcased at these events.
Sponsor National Seminars (Top)
Spectrum and California Fleet News regularly sponsor one-day seminars across the U.S. addressing the issues of fleet competition, privatization, strategic planning and reengineering fleet management operations. The sessions are conducted by our senior consultants on cutting edge and timely topics in fleet management. Of interest, the Public Fleet Managers Association (PFMA) of Washington, Oregon and Canada has sponsored our seminar on competitive fleet management the past four years. The seminar has been held for all employees of local, state and regional fleet organizations. Over 1,000 employees have been trained.
Speaker at Professional Meetings and Conferences (Top)
Spectrum consulting professionals regularly speak at local, regional and national conferences. Spectrum professionals presented at two sessions of the 2000, 2001 and 2003 APWA International Public Works Congress’ in Louisville, Philadelphia and San Diego. A recent article was also published in the American Public Works Association’s APWA Reporter entitled, "National Challenge for Fleet Managers: Best Service at Lowest Cost."
On Retainer Consulting Services in California, Florida (Top)
Spectrum also performs on retainer consulting services in California and Florida. The retainer consulting permits your fleet to add an experienced consultant as part of your staff on an ongoing basis. The service permits phone consultation, on site problem solving and strategic reviews.
Spectrum offers a full range of services to fleets. For almost thirty years, we have assisted fleets in organizing and streamlining operations for greater competitiveness and responsiveness to fleet customers.