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May 23, 2017 - Industry News

S.C. County Opens $1M Fleet Facility

Georgetown County, S.C., has opened a new, $1 million, 12,000 square-foot fleet maintenance building for its contracted fleet staff.

Tags: Maintenance, First Vehicle Services, Outsourcing, Fleet Facility

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 19, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Celebrates 7,500 Vehicle Lifts Produced

eBright ST 1085s were painted metallic silver to celebrate the 7,500th lift, then sold at a live auction at Stertil-Koni’s annual Distributor Meeting in Stevensville, MD. Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni USA announced that its U.S. manufacturing facility recently produced its 7,500th unit in the USA.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

San Diego County Fleet Manager Steps Down

Sharyl Blackington, fleet manager for San Diego County, Calif., has announced she is resigning from her position. Her last day is May 19.

Tags: Retirement, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, County of San Diego

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

Logo via BRIDGE Act Summary

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

Tags: Legislation, Congress, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 18, 2017 - Press Release

IronPlanet CEO Named Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Tags: IronPlanet, Awards, C-Suite

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

NAFA Announces 40 CAFM Graduates

Nineteen of the CAFM graduates were present to celebrate at the NAFA I&E. Photo courtesy of NAFA

In 2016-2017, 40 fleet professionals successfully completed the eight disciplines necessary to earn the certified automotive fleet manager (CAFM) designation, while 42 fleet professionals earned their Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) designation.

Tags: NAFA, NAFA Institute & Expo, CAFM, Certification

May 15, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Utilities Appoints New VP and General Manager

Terex Utilities has appointed Clint Weber to vice president and general manager. In this role, Weber will have overall responsibility for leading the worldwide Terex Utilities business.

Tags: New Hire, Terex

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Tampa Explains Underutilized Vehicles Found in Audit

Photo: Thi Dao

The City of Tampa, Fla., responded to a local news station’s question about why 27% of its 2,500 vehicles are underutilized. City staffers said only a small portion of these were legitimately underutilized.

Tags: Utilization, City of Tampa, Audit

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

Tags: TBEI, Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal

May 5, 2017 - Press Release

Wash. City Hiring Vehicle Maintenance Manager

The City of Everett is seeking applicants for the appointive position of vehicle maintenance manager. The application deadline is May 19.

Tags: Recruiting

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Government Fleet Wins Publishing Award

Photo: Vince Taroc

Government Fleet staff attended the Western Publishing Association's 66th Annual Maggie Awards in Los Angeles and took home the award for Best Non-Paid Trade Publication.

Tags: Government Fleet Magazine, Recognition

May 2, 2017 - Press Release

REV Group Acquires Ferrara Fire Apparatus

This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials, and industrial apparatus.

Tags: Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

GFX Discounts End May 19

Photo courtesy of visitsanantonio.com

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) takes place next month in San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Discounts for hotel rooms and early bird registration end Friday, May 19.

Tags: GFX, Industry Event, GFX 2017

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

Sounds like Donald Trump was listening when ATA visited the White House. Photo: American Trucking Associations

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Awarded for Excellence at NAFA I&E

Flexy awards winners and sponsors are shown at the NAFA I&E awards ceremony. Photo by Andy Lundin

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced winners of its Flexy Fleet Excellence awards at its annual Institute & Expo on April 25.

Tags: NAFA Institute & Expo, Fleet Events, Awards, NAFA

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Revises Vehicle Policy After Reports of Staff Misuse

A report from the New York City Department of Investigation found that Department of Correction staff used take-home vehicles for personal trips against city policy.

Tags: Personal Use, Take-Home Vehicles, Vehicle Policy, New York City

April 26, 2017 - Press Release

City of St. Paul Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of St. Paul, Minn., is accepting applications for a fleet manager who will be responsible for planning, developing, directing, implementing, monitoring, and managing a comprehensive fleet management program.

Tags: Recruiting, Hiring

April 26, 2017 - Press Release

Spartan Motors Partners with Ranger Design

Ranger and Spartan Motors will offer a portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability.

Tags: NAFA Institute & Expo, Partnership, Spartan Motors, Ranger Design

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. City Votes to Combine Fire Services with County

Photo via Flickr/Supermac1961

The Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County will evaluate Hermosa Beach’s fleet of fire apparatus and equipment to determine if it can be used or whether it will need to be replaced.

Tags: Fire Trucks, Shared Services Agreement

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

FAA Approves Mass. Town's Drone Program

Photo via Flickr/Budi Nusyirwan.

The Town of Hanover, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its drone program, making it the first municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to have licensed pilots and an FAA-approved Air Wing for municipal operation of its unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Drones, FAA, Fire Equipment

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

N.D. County to Appeal Tax Bill for Take-Home Vehicles

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Ward County, N.D., owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $80,000 in back payroll taxes for allowing employees to take home vehicles, an audit conclusion the county plans to challenge.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, IRS, Taxation

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees Named

Four fleet professionals have been named to Government Fleet and the American Public Works Association's Public Fleet Hall of Fame.

Tags: Recognition, GFX, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award, The Honors Celebration

April 20, 2017 - Press Release

NJPA Partners with FleetPros Association

NJPA Contract Administrator, Scott Carr, with Wayne Corum, CHairman of Fleet Pros' National Board. Photo courtesy of NJPA

In an effort to continue to provide the best possible service to its members in the fleet industry, National Joint Powers Alliance has signed on as an official partner of FleetPros, a nonprofit association that supports fleet management professionals.

Tags: Partnership, NJPA, Fleet Associations, FleetPros

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Honolulu Prepares to Deploy Drones

Photo via Flickr/Budi Nusyirwan

The drones would be used to patrol areas not manned by lifeguards as well as potentially dangerous waters after a shark sighting.

Tags: Emergency Response, Unmanned Aircraft, Drones

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