December 12, 2013 - Industry News
A City of Philadelphia economic committee has begun investigating a proposal to begin replacing aging city vehicles with vehicles that run on compressed natural gas or other alternative fuels.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, City of Philadelphia, Community Outreach, CNG Fueling Stations
Municipal fleets can save time and money by outsourcing accident management services such as collision repair, a CEI Group's executive told the Oklahoma Fleet Management Association.
Tags: Outsourcing, CEI Group, Fleet Associations
December 12, 2013 - Press Release
Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system is now offering Configurable Update Rates (CUR) in its GPS devices to provide more frequent location information on fleet vehicles and assets, the company announced.
Tags: Networkfleet, Verizon, Vehicle Tracking, GPS
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
Several North Carolina cities including the City of Raleigh will begin leasing police motorcycles through Sparta Commercial Services as a cost-saving measure, the company announced Tuesday.
Tags: Sparta Commercial Services, City of Raleigh, Motorcycles, Police Vehicles, BMW
Current Motor has introduced a small fleet of four electric Super Scooters docked to a solar-charging station that have been designed for business, campus, event and municipal use.
Tags: Current Motor, Battery Electric Vehicles, Scooter, Solar Charging
The City of Orlando's police department replaced 35 of its Harley-Davidson motorcycles earlier this year, after moving to a four-year replacement cycle implemented as a result of the economic downturn.
Tags: Replacement Cycles, Harley-Davidson, City of Orlando, Motorcycles, Police Vehicles
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), headquartered in Southern California, chose to expand its membership base by allowing fleets in other areas to create MEMA regional chapters. The association’s first regional chapter will be in Ohio.
Tags: MEMA, Fleet Associations, City of Culver City
Federal agencies reduced their fleet costs by $88 million in fiscal-year 2012, a 1.98% decrease over FY-2011 levels. A 10,000-vehicle reduction helped contribute to the reduced fleet costs.
Tags: GSA, Fleet Reduction, Federal Fleet
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
Compact pickups and compact SUVs retained the most value in remarketing sales during November, according to a Black Book report released Monday.
Tags: Black Book, Residual Values, Trends, Pickup Trucks, Compact Cars
The Knightstown (Ind.) Police Department raised $30,000 for new vehicles, when Chief Danny Baker agreed to a fund-raiser in which he took a hit from a TASER stun gun.
Tags: Police Vehicles, Fundraising
The New Orleans Police Department began issuing the first batch of new patrol vehicles to officers in four years, after the City Council provided vehicle replacement funds.
Tags: Police Vehicles, City of New Orleans, Ford Police Interceptor
The City of Cottonwood Heights in Utah is reconsidering its contract with a private snow removal company after the company failed to adequately provide services after the city's first major snowfall last week.
Tags: Outsourcing, Snow Removal, City of Cottonwood Heights
The 1999 Ford Expedition driven by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while she was mayor has been sold on eBay by the City of Wasilla, Alaska.
Tags: Public Works, Surplus Vehicles, Auction, eBay
December 6, 2013 - Press Release
Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.) is calling for entries for its first "Driver of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" awards honoring drivers and coaches from across 500 organizations currently using the DriveCam Program to improve overall fleet performance.
Tags: Driver Safety, DriveCam, Lytx
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Fuel Economy Guide helps car buyers identify vehicles that are the most fuel efficient and emit the lowest amount of greenhouse gases.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Online Tool, 2014-MY, U.S. Department of Energy
The City of Hartford council agreed to limit the number of employee take-home cars to the mayor, police chief, fire chief, and anyone who has a take-home car as part of a collective bargaining agreement.
Tags: Take-Home Vehicles, City of Hartford
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Public fleet professionals interacted with peers and learned about new technologies at the Public Fleet Summit, a two-day November fleet event in Austin.
Tags: Industry Event, Public Fleet Summit, Networking, Fleet Managers
December 4, 2013 - Press Release
Five recently hired business development executives increase ROUSH CleanTech’s staff to 80, up from six in 2010.
Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Autogas, Automotive Executives
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
Sutphen Corp. is recalling four models of fire trucks from various model years after determining that the extending ladders could unexpectedly retract.
Tags: Fire Trucks, Recalls, Public Safety
Lenawee County, Mich., commissioners authorized $120,000 for four new patrol vehicles rather than the $500,000 the sheriff requested to replace additional units.
Tags: Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Tahoe, Sheriff's Office
The public works department of the City of Richmond, Va., has begun a comprehensive fleet study to analyze asset utilization and lifecycle planning for its vehicles.
Tags: Fleet Study, City of Richmond, Lifecycle Costs, Consultants
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $100 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
Chevin Fleet Solutions added a new motor pool and key control module to its fleet management information system, FleetWave. The module allows drivers to book a vehicle or piece of equipment through an online portal.
Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Motor Pool Management, Fleet Management Software
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
Autocar Industries introduced a natural gas version of its Class 7 cabover Xpert refuse truck at a alternative-fuel symposium in late November. The "baby 8" Xpert ACMD is now available with the Cummins Westport CNG/LNG engine.
Tags: Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Autocar, Cabovers
An audit of District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS) fleet recommended the FEMS hire a professional civilian fleet director to oversee assets, change the overall structure of fleet operations, and to outsource some or most fleet work.
Tags: Audit, Public Safety, Washington D.C.
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