San Diego County Moving to New Fleet Facility
San Diego County's fleet unit will be moving to a new $22-million service garage to make way for a new crime lab at its existing location, its fleet manager told Government Fleet.
Mo. City's Sales Tax Could Fund Garage Upgrade
The City of Columbia (Mo.) has budgeted $4.5 million in revenue from an upcoming sales tax initiative that would be earmarked to fund upgrades to an antiquated vehicle service garage if voters approve the measure.
Alt-Fuel Consortium Announces Fall 2015 Training Schedule
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has released its fall alternative fuel vehicle training schedule. These classes are for automotive technicians, fleet managers, municipalities, and others who work with or are interested in alternative fuel vehicles.
N.Y. County Outsources Fleet Maintenance
Ontario County, N.Y. is outsourcing fleet maintenance for most of its vehicles beginning July 20 to save close to $100,000 per year and improve quality and service.
EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.
Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings
A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.
Cincinnati Faces Shutdown Over Budget Dispute
The City of Cincinnati is facing a potential shutdown because Council members can’t come to an agreement about the city’s capital budget. The proposed budget includes a six-year fleet replacement funding plan totaling more than $80 million.
States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs
CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.