Corporate Qualifications

History, Description and Corporate Profile

Spectrum Consulting 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. Spectrum's fleet management consultants are former fleet managers and are on staff as associates and regularly participate in a full range of assignments.

National Newsletter

Spectrum is the publisher of California Fleet News, a fleet management newsletter now in its 38th year of publication. The current electronic edition debuted in 2000. Readership numbers over 6,000 fleet managers and policy makers across the nation.

Competitive Philosophy

Through all work products, Spectrum encourages a philosophy of fleet management in the U.S. that has gained 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. Other publications include the “Model Fleet Policy and Procedures,” “Model Service Agreements” and “Model Operator Handbook.”

Sponsor of 9 Major Conferences

Spectrum is the chief organizer and an ongoing sponsor of the California State Fleet Management Conference. High performing fleets exhibiting best practices are showcased at these events.

Sponsor National Seminars

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 for 12 years. The seminar has been held for all employees of local, state and regional fleet organizations. Over 3,000 employees have been trained.

Speaker at Professional Meetings and Conferences

Spectrum consulting professionals regularly speak at local, regional and national conferences. Spectrum professionals presented at major professional conferences such as the APWA International Public Works Congress and the National Association of Fleet Administrators.

On Retainer Consulting Services

Spectrum also performs on retainer consulting services. 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 over thirty years, we have assisted fleets in organizing and streamlining operations for greater competitiveness and responsiveness to fleet customers.