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November 21, 2017 - Press Release

Chevin Clients Asking for More Mobility Features

Chevin Fleet Solutions has seen a significant increase in requests from clients to add mobility-related features to its fleet software, the company announced.

Tags: Chevin, Chevin FleetWave, Fleet Management Software

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Ark. Inmate Leaves Meth in County Vehicle

An inmate had left a small amount of methamphetamine in a vehicle used for the Cleburne County (Ark.) jail's work-release program, leading to a larger stash.

Tags: Prisoner Transport, Vehicle Misuse

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

No. 1 Leading Fleet Hires New Director

Ron Lindsey, CAFS, has been appointed the new fleet management director for San Bernardino County, Calif., returning to the county after five years at the City of Anaheim, Calif., fleet.

Tags: County of San Bernardino, City of Anaheim, Leading Fleets, New Hire

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Audit: 53% of W.Va. Vehicles Still Do Not Meet Utilization Minimum

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Over the past year, the West Virginia Legislative Auditor has conducted a series of investigations into the state fleet. However, fleet data has shown little change in the months since.

Tags: Utilization, West Virginia, Audits

November 10, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa Municipality Debates Selling Ads on Vehicles

Other public agencies have sold advertising on their vehicles. Photo via Paul Sullivan/Flickr

The City of Waterloo, Iowa, is debating whether it should sell advertising on fleet vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, and garbage trucks. The plan could bring in as much as $100,000 annually.

Tags: Budget, Advertising, Elected Leaders, Police

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

Ohio County to Build $720K Equipment Storage Building

Fairfield County (Ohio) Commissioners recently opened sealed bids for the construction of a new equipment storage building. The building will house county vehicles, equipment, and other assets.

Tags: New Facility

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Sends 220 Utility Trucks to Puerto Rico

Photo via Flickr/U.S. Department of Agriculture

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he will deploy new emergency utility crews to Puerto Rico on Nov. 4 to restore power following Hurricane Maria.

Tags: New York, Utility Fleets, Natural Disaster, Bucket Trucks, Emergency Planning, Hurricane Maria

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

Oklahoma Association Selects New Board Members at Annual Conference

The OPFMA conference included educational sessions, panels, training, and after-hours networking. Photo courtesy of OPFMA

The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) announced its new board members at the group’s fourth annual convention in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 10.

Tags: Associations, Oklahoma, OPFMA, Industry Events

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

NYC to Test Ban on Curbside Deliveries

New York Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Agents will be on hand to enforce moving and parking violations, double parking, and off-route trucks as the city experiments with curbside delivery restrictions to help ease traffic. Photo via NYC Office of the Mayor.

The city will also be expanding its off-hour delivery program for businesses that are interested in receiving deliveries during less busy times.

Tags: New York City, Traffic Congestion, Traffic Violations, Delivery Truck, New York DOT, Congestion, Delivery Fleets

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Orlando Fire Department Sports Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Photo by Robert Lee Shaffer

In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017, the Orlando (Fla.) Fire Department has two fire apparatus sporting new, pink wrapped trucks.

Tags: City of Orlando, Vehicle Wraps, Breast Cancer Awareness

October 18, 2017 - Press Release

Chevin Unveils New User Interface

Photo courtesy of Chevin

Chevin’s fleet management software has been updated with a modern user interface.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Chevin FleetWave

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Weaver Takes on New Fleet Role

Roger Weaver, CAFM, CPFP, CPM, fleet management director for San Bernardino County, Calif., is resigning from his position effective Oct. 17. He will join neighboring Riverside County as its assistant director of fleet services.

Tags: Riverside County, County of San Bernardino, New Hire

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Norfolk Hires Fleet Manager

The City of Norfolk, Va., has hired Steven Patterson as its fleet manager, promoting him from the acting fleet manager role. He had been serving as assistant fleet manager since 2013.

Tags: New Hire

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Former Calif. Fleet Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

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The City of Palm Springs, Calif.'s former fleet services manager, Steven Dewayne Rakestraw, has been charged with embezzlement. He is suspected of taking $25,000 worth of equipment and other items.

Tags: embezzlement, Crime & Fraud

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

D.C. Partners with Taxis to Reduce Fleet

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Employees will be able to hail a taxi on the district's dime, which is expected to reduce fuel use, eliminate parking fees, and allow the district to cut vehicles from its fleet.

Tags: Pilot Program, District of Columbia, Mobility

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Audit Finds Problems in Va. City's Fuel and Purchasing Policies

Photo of the Petersburg City Courthouse via Flickr/Taber Andrew Bain

A forensic audit of the City of Petersburg, Va., identified systemic problems with the way with city manages purchasing card usage, fuel diversion, and theft/misuse of assets.

Tags: Fuel Management, Audits

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Shell Lubricants, Petitions

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Government Fleet Announces 2017-2019 Advisory Board

Government Fleet magazine announces its 2017-2019 Advisory Board, created to help guide Government Fleet’s strategy and content.

Tags: Government Fleet Magazine, Advisory Boards

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, Fuel Costs, U.S. Bank, Fuel, Fuel Budgets

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Former State Attorney Used County Vehicle for Personal Use

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Previous state attorneys used their own cars or vehicles forfeited to the office under asset forfeiture laws.

Tags: Personal Use, Vehicle Misuse

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Photo by Paul Clinton

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4, Chassis Cab Trucks, Texas Auto Show

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Appoints Senior Fleet Operations Manager


Wayne Corum assumed this position in July and is based at the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport in Texas. Previously, Corum was assistant property management director with the Fleet Division for the City of Fort Worth, Texas.

Tags: Verizon, New Hire, Fort Worth

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

State Fleet Association Elects Officers at Annual Event

Photo courtesy of NCSFA

Attendees participated in roundtable discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. In addition, NCSFA held its annual business meeting to elect officers and present organizational awards.

Tags: NCSFA, Fleet Associations

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. County May Establish Fleet Management Department

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Establishing a fleet management department would lower the average age of the Berkeley County (W.Va.) vehicle fleet, reduce overall operating costs, and increase fleet resale value.

Tags: Maintenance Management

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Former Coroner Accused of Using Vehicle for Personal Use

Photo via Flickr/Jo Naylor

The former coroner faces two misdemeanor counts of using public position for personal gain.

Tags: Personal Use, Vehicle Misuse, Crime & Fraud



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