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May 7, 2017

Floods Pummel Missouri

Floodwaters have ravaged parts of the Midwest and South in recent days, with Missouri the hardest hit. Video courtesy of Reuters. For the fleet safety tip about flash flood conditions, click here.

July 29, 2016

Bonansinga's Lifetime Achievement Award

Barb Bonansinga was presented with the 2016 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference. Her contributions to the industry through associations have helped shape industry standards and best practices.

June 21, 2016

Bonansinga Receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award

Barb Bonansinga, fleet management and efficiency study project manager for the State of Illinois, received the 2016 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award.

December 14, 2015

Illinois State Police Vehicle Replacements Stall

An aggressive replacement plan to update the Illinois State Police's aging patrol vehicles has stalled following Gov. Bruce Rauner's moratorium on vehicle purchases to stem a budget crisis.

September 29, 2015

City Adds 16-, 20-Year-Old Bucket Trucks

The City of South Beloit, Ill., is expanding its fleet with the purchase of two bucket trucks that are 16 and 20 years old to trim trees and repair large equipment at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

March 27, 2015

Illinois Lawmakers Seeking Reduction of State's Fleet

State lawmakers in Illinois have restarted a bid to eliminate vehicles in the state's fleet that travel less than 7,000 miles per year, which represented 25 percent of the state's vehicles in 2011.

March 4, 2015

Ill. Villages Can't Obtain Insurance for Fleet

Two Illinois villages have been unable to obtain insurance for their fleet vehicles due to their trouble financial history and debts from civil judgments.

July 2, 2014

Ill. Cuts State Aircraft Fleet in Half

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a 2015 budget that requires the state to sell off nearly half of its aircraft fleet that costs the state $7 million each year to operate.

April 14, 2014

Ill. State Patrol Cars Wait in a Parking Lot for Upfitting

While they have at least 85 new Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars, state officials have not yet figured out how to get the electronics installed, offering explanations that varied from the budget crisis to an inability to find workers in the state with the skills to do the job.

February 20, 2014

Illinois Honors Fallen Snowplow Fleet Driver

Government buildings are flying their flags at half-mast through Friday in tribute to a state snowplow fleet driver killed in the line of duty Feb. 14.

December 30, 2013

Illinois' Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers Starts Jan. 1

Because the ban is a "primary" law, police can ticket a driver for the offense without any other traffic violation taking place.

July 8, 2013

Female Faces in Fleet

While more women join public fleets on the management side, the number of female technicians remains low. The challenge comes in finding females who have an interest in automotive technology but are just not aware of fleet — and letting them know that whether it’s on the shop floor or in management, there’s a place in the industry for them.

May 29, 2013

NCSFA Awards Distinguished Member & Environmental Leader

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) awarded Ken Miller, fleet manager with the State of Illinois, with the Environmental Leadership Award and Kathi Croze, national sales manager for the Government Fleet Market for The CEI Group, with its Distinguished Member Award.

May 23, 2013

Springfield, Ill., Converts 24 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

The City of Springfield, Ill., has converted a total of 24 patrol cars and pickup trucks to propane autogas. They began operating in mid-May, 2013.

May 20, 2013

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Reduce State Fleet Size

The State of Illinois plans to sell vehicles with 7,000 miles or less on them as surplus by Jan. 1, 2014, according to the text of a bill that has passed Illinois' House and Senate.

February 15, 2013

Cook County and Zipcar Launch Shared Fleet Program

Cook County, Ill., and Zipcar Inc. are launching a new sharing program called “Shared Fleet” that brings existing County fleet vehicles into a car sharing network and gives County employees discounts when accessing Zipcar vehicles in the Chicago area.

January 2, 2013

Illinois Adopts New State Fleet Vehicle Use and Purchasing Rules

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois' new Vehicle Use Act went into effect on Jan. 1. The Act requires the State and the Department of Central Management Services to develop new rules for fleet vehicle use and acquisition that State agencies must follow.

November 19, 2012

Bonansinga Steps Up as NCSFA President

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Barbara Bonansinga, a fleet manager with the State of Illinois, is now president of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA). Bonansinga completes the term vacated by former President Jeannie Wilson as she steps down due to work commitments.

May 23, 2012

Illinois Senate Passes Bill That Would Establish Formal Vehicle Use and Purchase Policies

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The State of Illinois’ Senate has passed a bill, HB5650, which would result in the creation of a formal vehicle use policy for State fleet vehicles, establish restrictions on fleet purchases by State agencies, and require agencies to share vehicle cost data with the public.

May 9, 2012

Springfield, Ill., Fleet Study Says City Should Centralize Fleet Management

SPRINGFIELD, IL - CST found a number of areas where the City can improve operations, from record-keeping to centralizing fleet management and facilities.

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