April 22, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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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