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August 21, 2017

Colo. DOT Debuts Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled the world's first self-driving work zone vehicle designed to improve safety for road maintenance crews. The vehicle is positioned behind road construction crews to protect workers from the traveling public.

December 13, 2016

Colo. Employees May Owe Back Taxes for Take-Home Vehicles

Colorado's Office of the State Auditor reported that the state underreported vehicle fringe benefits for take-home vehicles, and the state employees who used them may be liable for the back taxes.

December 7, 2016

Colo. State Fleet Manager Retires

Scott Madsen, director of the Division of Central Services, State of Colorado, recently retired after working for the state for 15 years. Madsen was a past president of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA).

November 6, 2016

Safety Tip: Assembling a Winter Emergency Kit

It's time again to remind fleet drivers to make sure they have a fully stocked winter emergency kit in their vehicle. Here's some advice on what to include.

August 7, 2016

Safety Tip: Mountain Driving

Here's some mountain driving advice culled from the Colorado Driver Manual and the National Park Service.

May 31, 2016

Colo. DOT Employees Fired for Fleet Card Abuse

A State of Colorado Department of Transportation fleet supervisor and mechanic were fired in May for using a state purchasing card to buy materials to fix up and sell personal vehicles.

March 2, 2016

How Fleets Can Manage Recalls

With recalls on the rise, it’s hard for fleets to avoid them. But understanding the risk — and creating a process for when they arise — can make handling them manageable.

February 3, 2016

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

November 17, 2015

Colorado to Disclose Recalls in Online Auctions

The State of Colorado will start disclosing open recalls to prospective buyers of its vehicles on eBay, where it disposes of de-fleeted vehicles, a state spokesman told Government Fleet.

November 10, 2015

New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.

September 25, 2015

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

July 17, 2015

GFX Road Show: Colorado Central Services

The State of Colorado Division of Central Services employs 15 fleet personnel who manage 6,200 vehicles. Scott Edwards, CAFM, fleet manager, who oversees the light- and medium-duty vehicles in the fleet, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility. To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

July 16, 2015

GFX Road Show: Colorado Springs Utilities

The Colorado Springs Utilities fleet employs 5 staff members and 42 contractors who manage and maintain 1,700 vehicles. Chris Lindquist, fleet supervisor, gave GF staff a tour of the joint city and utility fleet maintenance facility. To view additional Road Show coverage, including photo galleries of other fleets and a video, click here.

May 15, 2015

Colorado Box Delete Offers Fleet Multiple Options

With the box-delete and seat-delete options, fleets will have the flexibility to customize the mid-size pickup to meet fleet needs.

May 6, 2015

Colo. Studies Alt-Fuel Expansion for State Fleet

A fleet greening study conducted for the State of Colorado has recommended the state look at fuels outside of just compressed natural gas (CNG) in order to maximize the environmental efficiency of its fleet.

March 10, 2015

Colorado Appoints New Fleet Manager

Scott Edwards, CAFM, is the new fleet manager for the State of Colorado. He oversees the state’s 6,100 light- and medium-duty vehicles.

October 21, 2014

Colo. Gov. Using SUVs, Despite State Fleet Ban

Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper and his family continue to use two state SUVs, even though a state agency has issued a policy preventing state fleets from purchasing all-wheel-drive SUVs.

May 19, 2014

Colo. Establishes $21M Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Colorado will spend $21 million to set up an aerial fleet to battle wildfires, after two of the worst fire season in state history.

January 7, 2014

Colo. Approves $30M for Natural Gas Infrastructure

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced the availability of $30 million in funding for the state's natural gas fueling infrastructure through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.

July 24, 2013

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Project Starts in 9 Colorado Counties

Refuel Colorado Fleets provides funding for “energy coaches,” where each will be employed by one four community-based nonprofits and help auto dealers, fuel providers, businesses, and local government entities in the nine counties selected get started in or expand use of alternative fuels.

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