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January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. City Loses Three Vehicles in Garage Fire

A fire broke out at the Pensacola, Fla., Public Works and Facilities central garage. The city lost three recycling trucks, with minor damage to a fourth vehicle.

Tags: Vehicle Damage, City of Pensacola, Refuse Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, Fleet Facility

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. Governor's Office Reduces Fleet

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Governor's Office

After an audit last year failed to get an accurate count of the state's fleet, West Virginia's new governor has vowed to examine state spending more closely. To start, Gov. Jim Justice announced that he is cutting five vehicles from his office to set an example for every department in the state government.

Tags: Rightsizing, Elected Leaders, State of West Virginia

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Donald Trump

January 18, 2017 - Press Release

Chevin Predicts Better Fleet Software Integration, ‘Smart’ Data Utilization

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of web-based fleet and asset management software, outlined several predictions for fleet software trends for 2017, including intelligent utilization of a wider variety of data, improved integration, and increased use of mobile devices.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Mobile Devices, Software Integration, Fleet Management Software

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

GM Invests $1B in U.S. Manufacturing

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors is investing $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations and will move production of axles for its pickup trucks from Mexico, the company announced on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Tags: Donald Trump, General Motors, Vehicle Manufacturing

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Transportation, Infrastructure Funding

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Houston Municipal Fleet Veteran Retires

Reingold.

Nancy Reingold retired from the City of Houston, Texas, after a 19 ½ year career with the city.

Tags: Retirement, CAFM, City of Houston

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Former ADP Manager Named N.C. Fleet Manager

Forsythe

William Forsythe, CAFM, was named fleet manager at North Carolina Department of Administration in Raleigh, N.C. He assumed this position in October 2016.

Tags: New Hire, ADP, State Fleet, North Carolina

January 6, 2017 - Press Release

San Francisco Hiring Fleet Business Manager

The City & County of San Francisco, Calif., is hiring a fleet business manager to join its Fleet Management – Central Shops Department.

Tags: San Francisco, Recruiting, Hiring, business management

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Fight Heavy Snow in Winter Storms

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Winter storms ravaged several parts of the continental U.S. last week, with plenty of organizations having to use their entire snow fleet.

Tags: Road Salt, Snow Plow, Storm Response

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Applications Open for 2017 Leading Fleets Award

Applications for the Leading Fleets award are now open. The award, open to government fleets, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.

Tags: Recognition, APWA, Leading Fleets, The Honors Celebration, GFX 2017

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-Series, Large Pickups, Truck Sales

December 30, 2016 - Press Release

Hawaii Utilities Hope to Boost EV Adoption

Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawaii as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.

December 27, 2016 - Industry News

Utility Employees Found Using Fleet Vehicles for Personal Use

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Several San Diego utility workers used fleet vehicles for personal use, according to a new report from the City Auditor's office. The investigation began after the Office of the City Auditor received two anonymous reports that a Public Utilities Department employee was using a city vehicle for personal purposes.

Tags: Personal Use, Take-Home Vehicles, Audit, San Diego Public Utilities Department

December 26, 2016 - Industry News

Government Fleet's Top 10 News for 2016

(Clockwise from top left: 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD courtesy of GM, 2017 Dodge Charger courtesy of FCA, San Diego facility photo by Thi Dao, aerial device photo courtesy of Terex)

Police continues to dominate the most popular news stories of the year. News items about law enforcement vehicles make up half of the 10 most read stories on government-fleet.com, including stories about new vehicle models and police vehicle care.

Tags: Government Fleet Magazine, Police Vehicles

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Minn. Fleet Facility Catches Fire

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Part of the Lake County, Minn., Highway Department shop burned last week after a plow truck parked in a bay caught fire. Some snow plows, heavy equipment, and parts of the facility will need to be replaced.

Tags: Fire, Fleet Facility, Vehicle Damage, Lake County, Snow Plow

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Colo. Employees May Owe Back Taxes for Take-Home Vehicles

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Colorado's Office of the State Auditor reported that the state underreported vehicle fringe benefits for take-home vehicles, and the state employees who used them may be liable for the back taxes.

Tags: Audit, Take-Home Vehicles, State of Colorado

December 13, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin Fleet Solutions Upgrades Website

Photo courtesy of Chevin.

Chevin's updated website has been given new features and is now more mobile-friendly.

Tags: Website, Chevin Fleet Solutions, Chevin

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

W.Va. Auditor Fails to Find Accurate Fleet Count

Photo via Flickr/David Wilson

After five months, the State of West Virginia's Auditor's Office has reported that it cannot accurately determine how many vehicles are in the state's fleet.

Tags: State of West Virginia, Audit, State Fleet

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Registration Opens for GFX

Registration is now open for the 2017 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), which will take place in San Antonio June 12-15, 2017. Fleets purchasing a full conference pass by Dec. 31 can save $200.

Tags: GFX, Industry Event, GFX 2017, Fleet Events

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

Colo. State Fleet Manager Retires

Scott Madsen, director of the Division of Central Services, State of Colorado, recently retired after working for the state for 15 years. Madsen was a past president of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

Tags: Retirement, NCSFA, State of Colorado

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

New York Deploys Emergency Trailers Along Oil Corridor

Photo courtesy of State of New York.

The State of New York is deploying 24 fully equipped emergency response trailers across New York’s crude oil transportation corridor to strengthen its response to crude oil transportation incidents.

Tags: Trailers, Emergency Response, State of New York

December 2, 2016 - Industry News

Austin Fleet Manager to Retire

Gerry Calk, fleet services director for the City of Austin, Texas, has announced that he will retire. His last work day is Dec. 30.

Tags: Retirement

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ore. City Deploys Fleet for Leaf Cleanup

Photo via Flickr/Tim Evanson

The City of Hillsboro, Ore., is preparing for the seasonal weather ahead with its leaf pickup program for the fall and winter. Through the program, the city picks up about 4,500 to 4,700 cubic yards of leaf mulch every year, weighing more than 1.8 million pounds.

Tags: Equipment, Street Sweepers, Loaders

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

GM Adds Southeast, West Fleet Sales Regions

Konkel

General Motors is expanding its sales and service team for commercial and government fleets by appointing regional directors for the Southeast and West regions.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Customer Service, General Motors, Promotions

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