Government Fleet News

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N.M. County Employee Charged for Fuel Theft

A former Bernalillo County (N.M.) Parks and Recreation employee is accused of stealing about $6,500 worth of fuel. To do so, he allegedly used stolen employees' Social Security numbers and stolen vehicle gas cards.

Hertz Spins Off Equipment Rental Company

Hertz Corp. is spinning off its Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) as a separately traded entity that will remain one of the largest global equipment rental companies.

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Calif. Air Regulators Release Calculator for Off-Road Equipment

The California Air Resources Board has updated its Fleet Average Calculator to help large fleets meet new repower/repurchase regulations for off-road diesel equipment starting this summer.

Chart courtesy of U.S. EIA.

Biodiesel Seeing Wider Adoption in U.S.

Soybean oil remains the leading feedstock in biodiesel in 2013, making up more than half of all biomass resources used to produce biodiesel, according to federal data released this week.

Shell, Jiffy Lube Announce Maintenance Discount

Users of Shell's fuel card for medium and large fleets will receive a 20 percent discount at Jiffy Lube service centers under a new partnership between the companies starting April 1.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express courtesy of General Motors.

New GM Recall Pulls In Express, Savana Vans

General Motors will recall 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from six model years amid a broadening internal and external evaluation of the company's handling of vehicle safety.

Photo via LAPD/Twitter.

LAPD Lambo to Serve Charity Events

The LAPD has outfitted a Lamborghini Gallardo as an agency black-and-white for use as a community relations vehicle rather than a patrol car.

Public Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations Due March 31

Nominations for the 2014 Public Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted and are due Monday, March 31. The award recognizes leaders and pioneers who have contributed significantly to the public fleet management profession.

Last Day to Nominate Public Fleet Manager of the Year

March 17 is the last day to nominate a fleet professional for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. The annual award, now in its 10th year, recognizes excellence in fleet management.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With Light-Rail Vehicles

Here is a video featuring advice from a light-rail operator in Sacramento, Calif. He shares a tragic story that illustrates the stopping distances that these trains require.

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Okla. CNG Legislation Moves Forward

The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would expand compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure in the state's 77 counties with tax revenue already collected on natural gas and oil extraction.

Screenshot courtesy of Ford.

Mich. City Adds 18 Mostly Police Vehicles

The Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council authorized more than $450,000 for the purchase of 18 Ford vehicles mostly for the city's police department.

Photo via LCT Magazine.

U.S. Secret Service Plans Limousine for Next President

The next President of the United States is getting a new presidential limousine. The project just needs a contractor.

Photo courtesy of GPS Insight.

Fleet Manager Survey Covers GPS Vehicle Tracking

GPS Insight, a provider of GPS fleet tracking technology, sponsored a survey by Bobit Business Media that dives into fleet manager mindsets pertaining to GPS tracking technology.

Photo of Dodge Sprinter 2500 (2008-09) via Wikimedia.

Vans Lead Feb. Depreciation Report

Full-size passenger vans lost the least value in the commercial vehicle resale market in February, a month that typically shows strong vehicle retention, according to Black Book.

Calif. Airport Updates Driver Safety Program

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has signed a three-year agreement with SambaSafety to support its driver safety program.

Mont. County Launches 10-Year Vehicle Replacement Program

Cascade County in Montana is launching a 10-year light-duty vehicle replacement program, and it’s starting by replacing 20% of its light-duty fleet this year.


CEI Repairs 1,000 All-Electric Fleet Vehicles

The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has managed repairs on more than 1,000 all-electric fleet vehicles, the company announced March 6.

Okla. Fleet Association Selects Leaders, Plans First Member Meeting

Members of the newly revived Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) chose its leadership and set an agenda for its first statewide meeting, scheduled for April 3 in Oklahoma City.

Photo via Flickr.

South Dakota Incorporates E-15 Into State Fleet

The state of South Dakota's vehicles will begin fueling up with E-15 as a way to support the state's ethanol industry, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced.

Arkansas Association to Hold Annual Conference in May

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association will be holding its annual conference May 1-2 in Fayetteville.

Image via facebook/City of Paterson

NJ City Replaces Sweeper Fleet for $1.3M

The City of Paterson, N.J., has purchased a seven-vehicle street sweeping fleet for $1.3 million to replace sweepers that had fallen prey to costly repairs.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving Near Big Commercial Trucks

Here is some advice from Driver Solutions and American Trucking Associations on how to share the road with big trucks.


Fisher Engineering Manager Receives Snow Professional Designation

The product marketing manager for Douglas Dynamics Inc. has earned his Certified Snow Professional (CSP) designation from the Snow and Ice Manufacturers Association (SIMA), the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces Pricing for 2014 NV Van

Nissan has set pricing for its full-size 2014 NV passenger and cargo van for a vehicle that has arrived at dealerships. The Nissan NV's base price increases $250 to $25,670 for the cargo version with a standard roof.

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The Ford Fusion all six-speed transmission lineup is available with I-4 and V-6 engine choices and a Hybrid model and Sport version.

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