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March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Voting Opens for 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame

Voting is now open for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Anyone affiliated with the public fleet industry, including fleet professionals, fleet technicians or other staff members, and suppliers, can vote.

Tags: GFX, The Honors Celebration, Awards, Public Fleet Hall of Fame

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

FLAGFA Hosts Sold-Out Spring Conference

FLAGFA President Sean Williams recognized Past President Tim Calhoun at the event. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA

The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) hosted its spring conference to a packed crowd in Daytona Shores, Fla., last week.

Tags: FLAGFA, Fleet Associations, Industry Event

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Atlanta Fleet Wins Managed Competition for Parts Room

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Employees of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Fleet Services have won a managed competition after coming up with a new strategy to enhance the fleet’s parts management operation.

Tags: Outsourcing, City of Atlanta, Parts Management, managed competition

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants

Image: White House Office of Management and Budget

An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.

Tags: Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump, CAGTC

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Fiscal Review Shows City and State Finances Improving

States and cities have shown strengthening fiscal conditions, while county budgets are still constrained years after the recession, according to a new fact sheet issued by a group of associations representing government agencies.

Tags: Recession, Survey, Budgets

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Northeast Fleets Gear Up for Winter Storm Stella

Photo via Flickr/Oregon Department of Transportation

Agencies across the Northeast U.S. deployed their fleets to respond to the heavy snow and winds of Winter Storm Stella, which hit Tuesday.

Tags: Storm Response, Snowstorm

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Last Day for Public Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted and are due end of day Wednesday, March 15.

Tags: Recognition, GFX, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, The Honors Celebration

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Stella Wreaks Havoc in the Northeast

Photo via NYS Thruway Authority Twitter

Winter Storm Stella has hit the Northeast, dumping snow in New England and freezing rain in warmer areas, and causing road closures along the East Coast.

Tags: Snow, Weather, Road Closure, Winter

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

NTEA Releases 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook

Two of every five vocational truck fleet managers plan to increase their vehicle count in 2017 and more than half now use telematics, according to the NTEA's 2017 Fleet Purchasing Outlook.

Tags: NTEA, Forecast, Truck Fleets, Vocational Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement

March 13, 2017 - Press Release

State of California Hiring Division of Equipment Chief

The State of California is hiring a Division of Equipment Chief to manage the production, procurement, and maintenance of mobile equipment for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Tags: Caltrans, Recruiting, Hiring, California

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho City Accused of Illegally Dumping Vehicle Fluids

The City of Pocatello, Idaho, is under investigation by the state's Department of Environmental Quality after allegations that the city dumped potentially hazardous fluids on the ground at its maintenance yard.

Tags: Hazardous Materials, Safety, Managing the Shop, Crime & Fraud

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

IronDirect Offers Remanufactured Trucks

This truck was remanufactured and given away at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show. Photo courtesy of Iron Direct

A new remanufacturing truck service will allow fleet operators to purchase like-new remanufactured vehicles for about half the cost of similarly equipped new trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Remanufacturing, Iron Direct

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

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The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more parsimonious “D” to our road network. Bridges, though, fared a bit better— scoring a “C+.”

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. Division of Natural Resources Cuts Fleet by 14%

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced a 14% reduction of its fleet. Cost savings is expected at nearly $500,000 along with $150,000 annual savings in fuel, maintenance, and insurance costs.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, West Virginia

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Audit Prompts Ohio Sewer District to Reduce Fleet

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A state audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) resulted in a fleet reduction of 23 vehicles and creation of a motor pool.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Utilization, Audit

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Time's Running Out! Nominate the 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year

Don't miss out on the opportunity to recognize fleet managers who have gone above and beyond this year. The last day to submit a nomination is Monday, March 6.

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Technician Quits Following Pay Dispute with Elected Official

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A Mesa County, Colo., fleet technician stopped going to work after writing e-mails to a county commissioner alleging she spread misinformation about employees receiving raises.

Tags: Staffing, Salary, Technicians, Elected Leaders

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Burnam Replaces Weichman at Palm Beach County

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Palm Beach County, Fla., has promoted Sara Burnam, CAFM, assistant director, fleet management, to director. She was promoted as of Feb. 9, taking over for Doug Weichman.

Tags: Palm Beach County, New Hire, Succession Planning

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

Photo courtesy of Wrightspeed Powertrains

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

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