Government Fleet News

The Sonoma Raceway event brought together about 160 fleet professionals. Photo by Tom Fung

Racetrack Event Brings Together Northern Calif. Fleet Group

The Northern California chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) held its second annual event at the Sonoma Raceway on July 12.

NM County Cuts Down on Take-Home Fleet

So far, Bernalillo County, N.M., has taken back 22 cars, saving a total of $17,000 for the budget year. The county hopes to take back the keys for another 10 to 15 vehicles this year.

Photo via Sacramento County

Grant Helps Calif. County Expand CNG Fleet

Sacramento County, Calif., was recently awarded $600,000 in grant money and plans to expand its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for three departments.

Photo of Titan SV and Titan XD S courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Adds Single Cab Titan for 2017

Nissan is rolling out standard cab models of its Titan and Titan XD pickups for the 2017 model year that provide a more affordable entry point for commercial and fleet users, Nissan has announced.

Video Safety Tip: When Power Lines Fall

Here's advice on what to do if your vehicle comes in contact with downed power lines during a storm or collision.

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

Ark. County Fleet Clerk Accused of $250K Insurance Fraud

A former Pulaski County, Ark., fleets record clerk is accused of pocketing $250,000 from fraudulent insurance claims she filed for fleet vehicle damages.

How Future CAFE Standards Could Affect Fleet Purchasing

Three federal agencies on Monday dropped the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025, which would ease the burden on car and truck manufacturers to produce a vehicle mix that reaches that level.

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

CHP Orders 580 Chargers

The California Highway Patrol will add 580 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans to replace aging sedans and utility vehicles with higher mileage over the next two years, FCA US has announced.

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Lansing to End Outsourced Parts Contract

The City of Lansing, Mich., will terminate its business relationship with NAPA for the supply and management of vehicle parts at the city’s central garage facility, the city announced.

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Idaho City Approves Take-Home Police Vehicles

The City of Sandpoint, Idaho, has approved a new police vehicle take-home program, eliminating the need to build a new garage to house the fleet.

Photo courtesy of Goodyear.

GM Offers Off-Road Options for Silverado SSV

General Motors has begun offering an off-road package for its Chevrolet Silverado special service truck for first responders.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Offered for Okla. First Responders

First responder trainers in Oklahoma will have an opportunity to learn safety procedures and best practices about alternative fuel vehicles on Aug. 24 and 25 at Oklahoma City Community College's Professional Development Institute.

Photo courtesy of Deere

John Deere Awarded National Purchasing Partners Government Contract

John Deere was the only original equipment manufacturer recently awarded a three-year construction equipment contract by the National Purchasing Partners Government Division (NPPGov).

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

Average Diesel Prices Drop to $2.40

The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a streak of very slight declines in the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Video Safety Tip: Understanding the Zipper Merge

The transportation departments for Minnesota, Washington, Kansas, and Missouri have championed use of the zipper merge near work zones during heavy traffic. So what is the zipper merge?

Photo by Vince Taroc

N.Y. County's Lease Deal Reduces Maintenance Costs

Franklin County, N.Y., will replace more than two dozen aging vehicles with 2017 models leased from Enterprise Fleet Management.

Calif. City Investigating Fleet Theft

The City of Palm Springs, Calif., is conducting an investigation of its Fleet Maintenance Division, focusing on alleged inappropriate vehicle repairs, parts procurement, and theft and recovery of a surplus tractor.

Photo of TCX aerial courtesy of Terex.

Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Unexpected Movement

The recall covers 440 2016 model-year HR, HRX, LT, LTM, TL, TC, and TCX aerial devices.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

Okla. Association to Hold Annual Convention in Sept.

The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) will hold its annual convention Sept. 15-16 in Muskogee, Okla.

Virginia Clean Cities Launches Fuel Cell Supply Chain Website

Virginia Clean Cities has announced the launch of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Nexus, a business-to-business website that will connect hydrogen and fuel cell companies

East Point Power to Lease Trucks

East Point Power Power Department has received approval from the City Council to lease eight trucks over the next five years.

Photo of Nissan Leaf courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars for Air Bags

The recall, expected to get under way later this month, covers 4,355 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

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