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April 20, 2018 - Industry News

San Diego County Names New Fleet Chief

John Manring

The County of San Diego, Calif., has promoted John Manring from fleet coordinator to chief, departmental operations fleet. He oversees a fleet of 4,400 vehicles.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Promotions, County of San Diego, New Hire

April 19, 2018 - Press Release

Chevin Offers Cloud-Based Fleet Management Software

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, has launched a new SaaS package designed to support essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin, Small Fleets

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

GFX Hotel Discounts Expiring Soon

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference is the largest annual gathering of public sector fleet professionals.

Time is running out for Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) attendees to get a discount rate for a hotel. One hotel option is still available that provides the government rate.

Tags: GFX, Continuing Education, GFX 2018

April 13, 2018 - Industry News

Chicago Breaks Ground on New Fleet Facility

Photo of Chicago's Goose Island fleet facility via public domain

The City of Chicago has broken ground on the construction of its new Fleet and Facility Management headquarters.

Tags: Chicago, New Facility, Fleet Facility

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees Named

(L-R) Berlenbach, Ivers, Lentsch

Three fleet professionals have been named to the Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Honorees are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have significantly contributed to the public fleet profession.

Tags: Recognition, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, The Honors Celebration, GFX 2018

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Denver Airport Promotes Fleet Director

Jeff Booton

Jeff Booton, director of fleet management for the Denver International Airport, has been promoted to senior director of maintenance for Airport Infrastructure and Maintenance, overseeing fleet, field, high tech, and facilities maintenance.

Tags: New Hire

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Caltrans to Use Existing Fleet for Road Repairs

Photo of Caltrans truck via Coolcaesar/Wikimedia

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) doesn’t plan on purchasing any additional vehicles for its fleet, despite its goal to hire 2,000 employees in the next few years for transportation infrastructure repair.

Tags: Caltrans, Procurement, State Fleet, Infrastructure Funding

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Texas City May Outsource Utility Due to High Fleet Costs

Photo of a bucket truck via Pixabay

Bringing its fleet of electric utility trucks up to the necessary safety standards would cost an estimated $700,000. The City of Gonzales (Texas) will determine whether it is more affordable to outsource all utility operations.

Tags: Outsourcing, Vehicle Replacement, Utility Fleets

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

The winner of this award will be named during the Honors Celebration at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), held June 4-7 in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Recognition, GFX, Awards, Fleet Manager of the Year, GFX 2018

March 30, 2018 - Industry News

Test Drive Vehicles at the GFX 2018 Block Party

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is an annual gathering of public sector fleet management professionals.

The GFX Block Party & Experience, taking place on the first day of the Government Fleet Expo (GFX) on June 4, will consist of ride and drives, hands-on training, experiential learning, and a technology showcase.

Tags: Hyundai, Nissan, Workhorse, Caterpillar, PERC, GFX, Ford, XL Hybrids, Club Car, FCA, Drones, GFX 2018

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

W.Va. to Create Fleet Management Division

Photo of parked vehicles via Pixabay

The newly signed House Bill 4015 reforms the state’s Fleet Management Office into a permanent Fleet Management Division and requires annual reporting and continual tracking of the state fleet.

Tags: West Virginia, State Legislation, Centralizing Fleet

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

2018 Leading Fleets Announced

The Leading Fleets program recognizes peak-performing public fleet operations. The 50 Leading Fleets and the Notable Fleets will be recognized at the Honors Celebration at GFX in June.

Tags: Leading Fleets, The Honors Celebration, GFX 2018

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Ill. City Pilots Outsourced Street Sweeping Program

Photo via mark6mauno/flickr

The City of Des Plaines, Ill., will advertise bids for an outsourced street sweeping services pilot in an effort to save money.

Tags: Operating Costs, Outsourcing, Street Sweepers

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Chicago Car Wash Vendor Charged with $1M Theft from City

Photo via faungg's photos/flickr

A City of Chicago car wash vendor has been charged with theft of $931,900 from the city through a contract pass-through scheme, falsely claiming it was working with a minority business enterprise.

Tags: Outsourcing, Chicago, Fraud, Vehicle Washing

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

Vote Now for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame

File photo of Public Fleet Hall of Fame

Voting is open for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the public fleet industry. Anyone affiliated with the public fleet industry can vote.

Tags: Recognition, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, The Honors Celebration, GFX 2018

March 16, 2018 - Industry News

Alaska City Reconsiders Mutual Aid After Vehicle Catches Fire

Photo of the backup batallion chief SUV courtesy of Deputy Fire Marshal Kyle Green

Officials at the City of Fairbanks (Alaska) will take a closer look at its mutual aid agreements after a fire broke out at the Fire Department's vehicle maintenance garage while crews were out on calls.

Tags: Fire, Mutual Aid, Fire Fleet

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Share Your Great Fleet Idea at GFX

Photo of a light bulb via Pixabay

All public sector fleet professionals are invited to submit an idea that has improved efficiency in the fleet operation, whether it's in the shop, on the field, or before vehicles are even purchased.

Tags: Bright Ideas, GFX, Efficiency, GFX 2018

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Last Day for Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations

File photo of Fleet Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted. The nomination period has been extended to end of day Wednesday, March 14.

Tags: Recognition, Public Fleet Summit, The Honors Celebration

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Pa. Township to Build New Fleet Facility

Fleet facility file photo

The Department of Public Works in Lancaster, Pa., is poised to begin construction on its 35,000-square-foot operations center, which includes a fleet maintenance facility.

Tags: Department of Public Works, Fleet Facility

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

New York City Doubles Car Sharing Use

Photo via Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine/Flickr

New York City fleet drivers increased their use of car sharing significantly in 2017, increasing average car share use by 98%. The city also increased its motor pool fleet by 8%.

Tags: Outsourcing, Zipcar, New York City, Fleet Management Software, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Motor Pools, Local Motion

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline Extended

Nominations for the 2018 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Members are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed to the public fleet management profession. The deadline has been extended to end of day Weds., March 14.

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

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

GFX Named One of the Fastest Growing Trade Shows

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference takes place June 4-7 in San Diego. File photo

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) has been named as one of the fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine in the attendance growth category.

Tags: GFX, Events, GFX 2018

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

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

Omarosa Fired From White House over Vehicle Misuse

Manigault Newman allegedly used the White House's car service, known as CARPET, as an office pickup and drop-off service, which is strictly forbidden by the federal government.

Tags: Vehicle Misuse, White House, Presidential Fleet

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