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February 16, 2018 - Press Release

Braun and Demers Ambulances Merge, Expanding North American Reach

As two of the largest independent ambulance manufacturers in North America, this merger will create the second largest ambulance manufacturer in the region with greater scale to grow and pursue innovation.

Tags: Ambulances, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Behind the Scenes During California’s Thomas Fire

A John Deere Gator burned inside a storage box. Photo courtesy of City of Ventura

The City of Ventura's Mary Joyce Ivers was called to the Emergency Operations Center the night the Thomas fires began in December. She talks about her fleet department’s experience and response during the fire.

Tags: Fire, Fuel Management, Natural Disaster, Emergency Lighting, Ventura

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Calif. City Hires Fleet Manager

Jose Gallardo, fleet manager, City of Concord, Calif.

Jose Gallardo was named the fleet manager for the City of Concord, Calif., starting his new position Dec. 4, 2017.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, New Hire

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Chicago Agencies Respond to Snow Storm

Photo of snow plows in Chicago via Pixabay

Twelve days into the month, the City of Chicago is already experiencing its snowiest February in three years. Following last week's snow storm, city agencies have begun response efforts.

Tags: Chicago, Snow Removal, Storm Response

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Iowa City Approves $844K Upgrade of Public Works Facility

Government fleet facility file photo

The Iowa City facility will include a shop and vehicle washing facility for the Equipment Division, and would allow the city to protect fleet vehicles better with indoor storage.

Tags: Fleet Facility

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Texas County Hires Administrator to Centralize Fleet

Brian Reynolds

Smith County, Texas, has hired its first ever fleet administrator to oversee the newly formed Vehicle Equipment Services Department.

Tags: Centralizing Fleet, New Hire

February 8, 2018 - Press Release

H.I.G. Capital Acquires Wastequip

Wastequip, a North American manufacturer of waste equipment, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm. Wastequip has been owned by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. since 2012.

Tags: Waste Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wastequip

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

County May Consolidate Fire Districts, Aging Fire Fleet

Photo of a fire truck via Pixabay

Consolidating 13 local fire districts in Pickens County, S.C., into one operation may come with challenges. The average age of the districts’ 31 pumper trucks is 16.5 years old, and some districts are in debt due to vehicle purchases.

Tags: Fire Trucks, Aging Fleet, Consolidation

February 7, 2018 - Product News

Chevin Launches Fleetwave Forms Mobile App

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of fleet management software, has unveiled its brand-new data collection app, FleetWave Forms, which boasts an advanced level of code-free customization for more than just fleet.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Chevin, Mobile Apps

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

San Francisco Parks Department Hires Fleet Coordinator

Wong

Johnny Wong was named fleet coordinator for the Recreation and Park Department for the City and County of San Francisco.

Tags: Fleet Management, San Francisco, New Hire

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

GFX Exclusive: Craft an Effective Succession Plan with Steve Saltzgiver

Steve Saltzgiver

Steve Saltzgiver, CAFS, fleet consultant and 2017 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award winner, will offer guidance on creating an effective succession plan at the 2018 Government Fleet Expo & Conference.

Tags: GFX, GFX 2018, Mercury Associates, Succession Planning, Industry Events

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Massachusetts Port Authority Names Fleet Manager

Tavares

Derek Tavares was named fleet manager for the Massachusetts Port Authority in Boston.

Tags: Massachusetts, New Hire, Ports

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality to Centralize Fleet Management

The City of Jamestown, N.Y. fleet is in the process of making significant changes to its operation. Photo courtesy of City of Jamestown

The City of Jamestown, N.Y., plans to update its fleet structure and eventually centralize its fleet management. To do this, the fleet would need a larger maintenance facility and additional staff members.

Tags: Consolidation, Mercury Associates, Fleet Improvement, Consultants

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Trump's Call for More Infrastructure Spending Scant on Funding Details

In his first State of the Union address, Presdient Trump said nothing about how to pay for his now $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Photo: TV screenshot

President Trump has upped the ante by requesting Congress to craft a bipartisan bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion to invest in infrastructure.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump, Elected Leaders

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Fla. County Hires New Fleet Business Manager

Daryl Greenlee, business manager, fleet, Monroe County, Fla.

Daryl Greenlee, fleet manager for the City of Orlando, Fla., has been named business manager for the Monroe County, Fla., fleet. He started his new position on Jan. 22.

Tags: City of Orlando, New Hire

January 30, 2018 - Press Release

NAFA Updates Fleet Management Training Websites

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) has improved two websites to provide education in subject matter such as asset management, professional development, and the necessary steps to becoming a green fleet.

Tags: NAFA, Certification, Online Tool, Associations

January 26, 2018 - Industry News

Nominate the 2018 Fleet Manager of the Year

Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for its Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. All industry professionals are welcome to nominate a fleet manager.

Tags: Government Fleet Magazine, Recognition, Fleet Manager of the Year

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Chicago Approves Contract to Build Three Fleet Sites

Photo of Chicago's Goose Island Fleet and Facility Management building via public domain

Chicago City Council approved a contract to design and build three fleet sites: a main heavy-duty vehicle repair facility, a satellite heavy-duty vehicle repair facility, and a fueling station.

Tags: Chicago, Fleet Facility

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Continues Government Sales Program

Image of T880S Dump Truck courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6-8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth, NJPA, Kenworth T880, Dump Trucks, Government Contracts

January 19, 2018 - Industry News

GFX Announces Educational Sessions

The 2018 Government Fleet Expo & Conference includes more than 14 educational sessions for attendees. Photo by Natalia King

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has announced the training sessions for this year’s conference in June. Educational programming will feature at least 14 full sessions, with additional shorter sessions focusing on technology.

Tags: Networking, GFX, Continuing Education, GFX 2018

January 12, 2018 - Industry News

State Fleets Prepare for Continued Severe Weather

With snow and rain forecasted over the weekend, three states prepared their truck fleets to respond and clear roads quickly and efficiently.

Tags: New York, Tennessee, Snow Removal, New York DOT, Indiana DOT, Weather

January 11, 2018 - Press Release

California Hiring Fleet Operations Program Manager

The State of California Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Fleet Asset Management (OFAM) is recruiting a Fleet Operations Program Manager.

Tags: California, Hiring

January 10, 2018 - Industry News

Ford to Develop a Connected Car Platform

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford revealed its initiatives for a smart city cloud platform that is designed to help create city ecosystems that are prepared for upcoming changes in mobility, such as connected vehicle networks and autonomous cars.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles

January 9, 2018 - Press Release

Orlando Hiring Fleet Manager

The City of Orlando, Fla., is hiring a fleet manager. The fleet manager is responsible supervisory and administrative work directing the repair, maintenance and operation of motor vehicles, heavy equipment or tools.

Tags: Recruiting, City of Orlando

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Audit: Police Evidence Improperly Stored by Fleet Staff

Photo of a power washer via public domain/U.S. National Guard

According to a state audit, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma failed to properly manage evidence, with some evidence stored in lockers at a fleet facility and additional evidence on the shop floor.

Tags: Sheriff's Office, Audits

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