Government Fleet News

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Brownsville, Texas, Named Safest-Driving City

Other cities making Allstate’s annual safest-driving list include Kansas City, Madison, Cape Coral and Boise.

Photo by Vince Taroc

San Diego County Opens $22M Fleet Facility

San Diego County, Calif., opened its $22 million fleet facility building in May. The structure consists of a 45,000-square-foot ground floor fleet service operation and five levels of parking for fleet vehicles and county employees.

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Austin Creates Internship Program for Veterans

The City of Austin, Texas launched a new internship program with the Fort Hood military base, allowing exiting soldiers to join the city as interns. The first three interns will be placed in the Fleet Services Department.

Photo by Tod Parker, courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis Adds 7 Custom Fire Apparatus

The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) in Indiana has placed five Pierce Saber pumpers and two Arrow XT 75-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders into service, joining 40 Pierce custom apparatus now serving at IFD.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July celebrations can turn tragic when they lead to drunk driving. Here's advice aimed at keeping the roads safe for everyone this weekend.

FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.

Workhorse has been testing its HorseFly UAS delivery drone system for the past six months, which is launched from the roof of the E-Gen electric delivery truck. (PHOTO: Workhorse)

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

Photo of 2017 F-350 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles that include its medium-duty trucks and Lincoln vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Verizon Acquires Telogis

Verizon has acquired California-based Telogis to expand its market share in the growing telematics industry, the telecom giant announced.

2016 Elite Fleets Recognized at GFX

Government Fleet staff honored the 2016 Elite Fleets at GFX. The Elite Fleets are: City of Boise, Idaho; City of Mesa, Ariz.; City of Culver City, Calif.; and City of Portland, Ore.

Photo by David Broyles.

5 Fleets Earn Operational Certifications

Five public fleets were recognized at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) for their completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program, CLEANFleet program, and the Fleet Masters operation award.

(l. to r.) Head, Blackington, Bonansinga, Seavey, and Alley. Photo by Jason Mallory.

Public Fleet Hall of Fame 2016 Class Recognized

Six public sector fleet professionals joined Public Fleet Hall of Fame this year, joining a group of fleet professionals who have made a significant impact to the industry.

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.

Photo by Jason Mallory.

City of Columbus Named No. 1 Leading Fleet

The City of Columbus, Ohio, was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 21.

Photo by Jason Mallory.

Reagan Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Kelly Reagan was named the 2016 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference on June 21 during The Honors Celebration.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Police Interceptor Driving Event

Ford has scheduled a driving event for government fleet managers and purchasers near Indianapolis later this month and plans to host a second event on a future date, according to the automaker.

Photo of Chevrolet's low cab forward models courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2017 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

Diesel Prices Flatten After Weeks of Increases

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, ending weeks of consistent increases in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

IronPlanet Named NJPA Vendor, Adds Self-Listing Marketplace

IronPlanet has been named an NJPA Awarded Contract Vendor by the National Joint Powers Alliance and will begin offering a self-listing online marketplace called GovPlanet Direct to help agencies dispose of smaller items, the online remarketer has announced.

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Audit Faults Calif. City's Waste Hauler

Santa Rosa waste hauler North Bay Corp. is under fire after a city-funded audit identified a number of problems with the company's services, including old trucks, low recycling numbers, and a failure to properly replace trash cans.

Mont. County Vehicles Stolen After Auction

Among the items for sale at Gallatin County's silent auction were two vehicles: a white 2001 Ford Expedition and a bright yellow Chevrolet truck. Both were valued at less than $2,500 and failed to attract any bids.

Photo by David Broyles.

See What’s Happening Live at GFX

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) opens June 20 in Nashville, Tenn., with a record number of full conference attendees and a sold-out exhibit hall. Stay up to date with what’s happening by checking this page for live updates.

Video Safety Tip: Driving Near Bicyclists

Summer is here and that means sharing the road with more bicycles. Here's some advice to help drivers coexist with cyclists more safely and peacefully.

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

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