TAG SEARCH RESULT: Vehicle Purchasing

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November 28, 2016

Austin Responds to Fleet Audit Claiming Waste

The City of Austin (Texas) Fleet defended itself after a special report from the Auditor’s Office stated that the fleet had wasted $45,000 in purchasing an incorrect vehicle.

August 2, 2016

San Francisco's New Fire Engines Can Handle Hills

The San Francisco (Calif.) Fire Department will purchase eight custom fire engines to better navigate through the city's narrow streets and changing traffic conditions.

July 20, 2016

How Future CAFE Standards Could Affect Fleet Purchasing

Three federal agencies on Monday dropped the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025, which would ease the burden on car and truck manufacturers to produce a vehicle mix that reaches that level.

March 22, 2016

Ohio Parks Agency's Fleet Approach Questioned

An Ohio parks agency director has come under scrutiny for dismissing 13 staff members including the maintenance supervisor, while purchasing new vehicles.

January 14, 2016

Fleet Sales Fall 3.4% in 2015

Sales of fleet vehicles from nine manufacturers to government agencies declined 3.4% to 250,176 units in 2015 as heavily declining passenger car sales pulled down the average and muted growth in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs.

January 11, 2016

Mo. PD Using Lease-Purchase to Acquire SUVs

The Desloge (Mo.) Police Department is using a lease-purchase funding model to acquire new vehicles to replace aging patrol cars.

January 4, 2016

Fleet Budgets Continue to Rise

Nearly three of four respondents to Government Fleet’s 2016 financial survey said budgets have returned to 2010 levels, and low fuel cost was one of the biggest contributors to operating budget reductions.

December 7, 2015

Future-Proofing Your Fleet

Fleet management is a complex job; it requires a little forward thinking, a little anticipation, and maybe a crystal ball to help you see the future.

December 3, 2015

Fleet Sales Increase 12.5% for November

Sales of vehicles to government fleets from nine manufacturers increased 12.5% to 17,363 for the month of November, according to Automotive Fleet data.

November 5, 2015

Safety Equipment: Taking the Lead

We bang the drum for fleet safety a lot here at Automotive Fleet. It’s an area of top concern for most of our readers and for most of the suppliers that do business with them.

October 22, 2015

USPS Requests Vehicle Prototypes for Testing

The U.S. Postal Service has requested prototypes from 15 qualified suppliers for a purpose-built delivery vehicle that would replace its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles (LLVs).

September 29, 2015

USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

September 8, 2015

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

June 5, 2015

Everybody Is the Best at Something

Reflecting back on the fleet preview season and understanding the responsibilities of fleet managers.

June 5, 2015

Fleet Sales Fell 13.3% in May

Sales of vehicles to government fleets fell 13.3% percent to 22,569 in May compared to the same month a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.

May 5, 2015

Fleet Sales Fall 26% in April

Sales of light-duty vehicles from nine manufacturers to government fleets fell 26% to 21,714 in April compared to the same month a year ago, according to Automotive Fleet data.

April 7, 2015

Mich. County Adds Tandem-Axle Plow Trucks

Hillsdale County, Mich., will purchase four fully-equipped tandem axle snowplow trucks for a price tag of $788,000 following approval by the county road commission, reports Hillsdale Daily News.

April 1, 2015

Miami-Dade PD Launches $13.2M Vehicle Financing Plan

The Miami-Dade Police Department has purchased 642 Ford vehicles for $13.2 million and will finance the purchase over five years as part of a new vehicle replacement plan.

January 26, 2015

Wondries Fleet Stocked 1,500 Crown Vics

Staff members from the Wondries Fleet Group in Alhambra, Calif., talk about selling their last 1,500 Crown Vics, the most popular vehicles sold on the national contract, and one of the biggest frustrations in government fleet sales.

January 21, 2015

Ala. PD Replaces Fleet Via Grant, Federal Loan

The Roanoke (Ala.) Police Department is replacing 11 of its vehicles using a federal grant and loan, as well as simplifying the design scheme to improve maintenance efficiency.

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