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February 22, 2017 - Press Release

FleetPros Announces New Website Launch

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The Board of Directors of the Fleet Professionals Association (FleetPros), formerly the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA), announced the launch of its new website.

Tags: Fleet Associations, FleetPros

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. Governor Proposes to Expand Fleet Management Office

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New proposed legislation would broaden the West Virginia Fleet Management Office's responsibilities, including the creation of a centralized inventory of all state vehicles and a state motor pool.

Tags: Proposed Legislation, West Virginia, Elected Leaders, Motor Pools

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

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The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Los Angeles, Inrix, Russia

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

No Injuries After Street Maintenance Truck Catches Fire

Officials from the City of Lynchburg, Va., reported no injuries after a city street maintenance truck caught fire.

Tags: Fire, Vehicle Damage

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Garbage Collector to Pay Calif. City $2M Over Contract Violations

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Refuse collector North Bay Corporation has agreed to pay the City of Santa Rosa, Calif., $2 million in a settlement over alleged contract violations including use of old garbage trucks.

Tags: Outsourcing, Refuse Trucks, Aging Fleet, Replacement Cycles, Contract Management

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ariz. Official Urges for Uber Over State Vehicles

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An Arizona congressman is proposing the state reduce its fleet by 20% and launch a pilot program where employees would use ride-hailing or rental car services for transportation.

Tags: Outsourcing, Fleet Reduction, Proposed Legislation, Arizona, Ride Hailing

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

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A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Tags: FMCSA, NHTSA, Donald Trump, Regulations, Lawsuits

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Md. Employee Steals $13K in Fleet Equipment

A Montgomery County, Md., fleet employee was caught stealing $13,000 in equipment and reselling it on the black market.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Crime & Fraud, Montgomery County

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Md. County Council Criticized for Take-Home Cars

The Prince George County (Md.) Council has drawn criticism for costing the county $110,000 a year on automobile allowances and take-home cars.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, County Fleets, Operating Costs

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Water District Caught Misspending Funds

A report from the California State Controller found that Panoche Water District employees misspent funds, with several large purchases for personal use including 50 take-home vehicles.

Tags: Personal Use, Water Utility

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: W.Va. Has High Utilization Minimum

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A utilization audit of the State of West Virginia fleet found that it has the highest minimum mile requirement of the 10 states reviewed. The state’s minimum utilization is set at 1,100 miles per month.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Utilization, West Virginia, Audits

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Sceenshot: WTNH New Haven, Conn.

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

Tags: Winter Driving, Snow Removal, Winter, Driver Safety

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Halves Treasury’s Vehicle Pool

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Pennsylvania's new treasurer will reduce the treasury fleet, forgo using a dedicated state car, and end the practice of assigning cars to staff members.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Pennsylvania

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Vehicle Stolen After Employee Brings It Home

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A Jersey City (N.J.) employee may face consequences after taking home a fleet vehicle, which was then stolen.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Vehicle Theft

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. Agencies Cut Fleet Vehicles

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Following W.Va. Governor Jim Justice's lead, several state agencies have announced cuts to their fleets in an effort to reduce spending and streamline operations.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Cost-Cutting, State Fleet, West Virginia, Elected Leaders

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Nominate the 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year

Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. The annual award, now in its 13th year, recognizes an individual fleet professional for excellence in fleet management.

Tags: Recognition, Awards, Fleet Manager of the Year

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Mechanics Fired for Working on Private Vehicles

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Two Howard County (Ind.) Highway Department employees were fired for working on non-county vehicles during work hours.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Technicians

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

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The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

February 2, 2017 - Press Release

FLAGFA Releases Spring Conference Agenda

The Spring 2017 joint conference of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators, NAFA Sunshine State Chapter, and Florida Utility Fleet Managers Association will take place March 22-24 in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.

Tags: FLAGFA, Industry Event

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Relaunches Commercial Vehicle Dealer Program

Photo of Commercial Vehicle Center interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford is launching the Commercial Vehicle Center dealer program that will replace the Business Preferred Network (BPN) and offer improved service, better parts availability and a new loyalty program, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Dealers, Parts and Service

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Audit Advises La. City to Track Take-Home Vehicles with GPS

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An internal audit from the City of Shreveport, La., found that the city failed to sufficiently keep track of its take-home vehicles with the proper documentation.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Audits

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Waste Hauler Sells Off Operations

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Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Ratto Group announced it will sell off its refuse operation, North Bay Corp., less than a year after a city audit concluded that the company failed to meet contract requirements.

Tags: Refuse Fleets, Outsourcing, Audits

January 31, 2017 - Industry News

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

Elaine Chao being sworn in as secretary of transportation by Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo: U.S. DOT)

As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Utah City Loses Plows in Fire

The City of Sandy, Utah, lost about half of its plows in a fleet facility fire. The origin of the fire was determined to be a ten-wheel vehicle with a mechanical or electrical cause, according to the city.

Tags: Fire, Vehicle Damage

January 30, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Announces 2017 Hands On Training

Registration for the 39th Annual Hands On Training is now open. The training event will be held August 21-23, 2017 in Watertown, S.D.

Tags: Training, Terex, Utility Fleets, Cranes

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