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April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

Pictured l-r are Condran, Scarafiotti, and Weaver

The finalists for the 2014 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award are Paul Condran, Culver City, Calif.; Pete Scarafiotti, City of Mesa, Ariz.; and Roger Weaver, San Bernardino County, Calif.

Tags: Recognition, County of San Bernardino, City of Mesa, City of Culver City, PSFMOY

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Fla. Fleet Manager Moves to Va. Fleet

Facundo Tassara, fleet operations manager for the City of Ormond Beach, Fla., has been named the new fleet maintenance manager at the City of Norfolk, Va. His first day will be April 28.

Tags: New Hire, City of Norfolk, City of Ormond Beach

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. City Tightens Take-Home Police Vehicles

The Riverside (Calif.) Police Department's officers will no longer be able to use their city-issued patrol cars to run errands or take their family to dinner following a change in the agency's take-home vehicle policy.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Take-Home Vehicles, City of Riverside

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Fla. Public Works Employee Arrested for Fuel Theft

A City of Hialeah (Fla.) Public Works employee was arrested April 17 and charged with stealing fuel from the city's fleet fuel pump.

Tags: Public Works, Fuel Theft, City of Hialeah

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Va. County Rehires Equipment Chief

Chris Allison became the Equipment Bureau chief at Arlington County, Va., late last year. He returns to the position after two years of working in a nearby county.

Tags: New Hire, Arlingon County

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Dallas Adds 99 CNG Trucks, Vans

Photo of F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The City of Dallas is continuing its transition to a greener fleet with the recent purchase of 99 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans. These vehicles being purchased are 65 Ford F-150 trucks, four F-250 trucks, and 30 E-250 vans.

Tags: Ford F-150, City of Dallas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-250, Ford E-250, Cargo Vans, Pickup Trucks

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Fire Trucks Collide in Calif., Injuring 15

Two Southern California fire trucks collided Wednesday in Monterey Park while responding to a house fire in a crash that caused one truck to smash into a restaurant.

Tags: Accidents, Emergency Response Vehicles, Fire Trucks

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Dodge Charger Redesigned for 2015

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge has reworked the Charger's front end and brought Challenger-like touches to the interior for the 2015 model year of a vehicle shown for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Dodge, New York Auto Show, Dodge Charger, Full-Size Sedans, Headlights

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Government Fleet Announces Leading Fleets for 2014

Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2014. The awards program recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges.

Tags: Recognition, Leading Fleets

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Texas Public Fleet Summit: One-Day Pass and Two Tracks Available

Attendees to the Dallas-Fort Worth Public Fleet Summit, produced by Government Fleet and GST, will have the benefit of two tracks to choose from — one for new and aspiring public works fleet managers and the other for those with more experience.

Tags: Staff Training, Industry Event, Continuing Education, Public Fleet Summit

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio City Starts CNG Fueling Station Construction

Pictured is a preliminary rendering of what Hamilton's CNG station may look like. Photo via facebook/City of Hamilton

The City of Hamilton, Ohio, began construction of a publicly accessible CNG fueling station. The city plans to expand its CNG fleet of four vehicles and has letters of intent from other local public fleets to use the station.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, City of Hamilton

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Voting Opens for First Public Hall of Fame Inductees

Photo by Vince Taroc

Cast your ballot for the inaugural inductees of the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Voting for the nominees ends Weds., April 30. Twenty-seven individuals have been nominated, and 10 will be inducted this year.

Tags: Recognition, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, GFX

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

NAFA Announces 2014 CAFM Graduates

CAFM graduates are pictured here at the NAFA I&E in April.

The NAFA Fleet Management Association recently announced its newest Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates for 2013-2014. There were a total of 42 graduates in the group, and 20 work in the public sector.

Tags: NAFA, CAFM, Continuing Education

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Nine National Parks Get Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo courtesy of U.S. DOE.

Nine of the 13 National Parks will begin using alternative-fuel vehicles this summer under the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program to improve fuel efficiency and reduce vehicle idling.

Tags: Clean Cities, National Parks Service, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Adrian Steel Shows Ford Transit Upfit Products

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit with medium roof and regular wheelbase courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Upfitter Adrian Steel has announced a line of new products developed for the Ford Transit that will roll out when the full-size vans start hitting the market in June, a company spokesman told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Upfitting Vans

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Upfitting, Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Caprice PPV, Illinois

April 14, 2014 - Press Release

Santa Ana Wins Green California Leadership Award

The City of Santa Ana, Calif., Finance Department Facilities-Fleet-Central Stores (FFCS) Division is the 2014 Green California Leadership Award winner in the Transportation category.

Tags: Recognition, City of Santa Ana

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

La. Police Chief to Resign Following Fuel Theft Indictment

File photo by Thi Dao

The police chief from the Town of Brusly, La., was accused of using a fleet fuel card to fuel his personal truck and personal boat, with charges totaling $1,120 between January 2013 and January 2014.

Tags: Fuel Theft, Crime & Fraud, Town of Brusly

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

San Francisco FD's Aging EMS Fleet Rolls On

Photo via Wikimedia.

The San Francisco Fire Department's attempts to replace ambulances with more than 200,000 miles of service have fallen prey to a county budget process that has sidelined the agency's $28.1 million funding request.

Tags: Emergency Response Vehicles, Ambulances, Vehicle Purchasing, City of San Francisco

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

Ga. County PD Adds 40 Take-Home Vehicles

The Dekalb County (Ga.) Police Department has added 40 new police vehicles to its take-home vehicle program. The additional vehicles will allow the police department to keep vehicles longer, since they won't be running them around the clock as pool vehicles.

Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, Dekalb County, Chevrolet Caprice PPV

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

IronPlanet Bids for U.S. Dept. of Defense


IronPlanet is the apparent high bidder pending final confirmation and award for a contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to manage and sell rolling stock surplus assets of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Tags: Department of Defense, IronPlanet, Cranes, Tractors

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Strong March Resale Values Kick Off Auction Buying Season

Photo of 2010 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Used vehicles sold at auction lost a scant 0.3 percent of their value in March, a month known for strong retention as tax-refunded buyers come out in droves, according to Black Book.

Tags: Luxury SUVs, Prestige Luxury Cars, Subcompact Cars, Black Book, Cargo Vans, Depreciation, Used Vehicle Sales

April 10, 2014 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Extends Fleet Card Payments

U.S. Bank is expanding its fleet card payment program to include cardless single-use accounts with U.S. Bank Fleet Virtual Pay, so fleet drivers can pay for fuel or unexpected repairs without a fleet fuel card, the company announced.

Tags: Fuel Cards, U.S. Bank, Vehicle Repairs

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ford Focus Aims for Best Compact Fuel Economy

Photo of 2015 Focus courtesy of Ford.

Ford is hoping to raise the bar in fuel efficiency among non-hybrid compact cars with its updated 2015 Focus by adding a new 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

Tags: Ford Focus, China, Ford Focus Electric, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, Ford, EcoBoost

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Tampa Beefs Up CNG Refuse Fleet

Photo: File

The City of Tampa has begun rolling out a new fleet of compressed natural gas refuse trucks to help reduce the city's fuel bill, which has reached $1.6 million annually.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fuel Costs, City of Tampa, CNG Fueling Stations

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