Government Fleet News


MLB All-Star Steve Garvey to Deliver GFX Keynote

Steve Garvey, whose inspirational speech is titled “Bringing out the Greatness In Your Team” will share the traits needed to transform teams to achieve their full potential as champions.

Ford Extends Parts Warranty

The new warranty provides unlimited mileage coverage for 24 months from time of purchase or installation. The previous warranty ended the coverage at 12,000 miles.

Pictured are 2014 MEMA board members (l-r): Craig Crowder, treasurer; Ron Lindsey, vice president; Jannet Malig, secretary; Dean Tedtaotao, sergeant at arms; Paul Condran, president; and Katie Mishler, membership and association coordinator.

MEMA Considers Northern Calif. Chapter

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) plans to expand its informational and educational programs as well as continue the association’s expansion with regional chapters in 2014, said Paul Condran, MEMA’s new president.

Full-size pickups such as the 2012 Ram 1500 best retained their value in 2013. Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Vehicle Depreciation Slips to 12.8% in 2013

Used-vehicle depreciation improved toward the end of 2013, and vehicles depreciated 12.8 percent in the year, a slight pullback from the 12.4 percent depreciation in the previous year, reports Black Book.

Ill. City in Talks Over GPS in Utility Fleet

The City of Springfield, Ill., is planning to max out efficiency in its operations by installing GPS units in vehicles assigned to the power generation and transmission divisions of the city-owned utility company.

Screenshot of AH100 via Altec/YouTube.

Altec Recalling 168 AH-Series Bucket Trucks

Moisture seeping into the control module plug can lead to inadvertent movement of the boom or platform.

Photo via Viridian Motor Corp.

Viridian, Green Automotive to Produce Electric Trucks

Green Automotive Co. (GAC) has invested in Viridian Motor Corp. in a partnership to produce small electric trucks in the U.S., the company announced earlier this month.

Chevin: Emissions Reduction Driving Fleet Software Buys

Environmental issues, especially overall carbon emissions, are becoming an ever more important motivator for adopting fleet management software in 2014, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions.


Wash. County Hires Fleet Manager

Matt Stewart, CAFM, has been named the equipment rental & revolving fund (fleet) manager for Jefferson County, Wash., responsible for management of the county’s vehicle and equipment fleet.

Fire Destroys Ind. City's Garage, Paratransit Buses

A fire at the City of Kokomo, Ind., Central Garage destroyed the entire maintenance facility and six paratransit buses on Tuesday. The paratransit buses cost $60,000 each.

Va. City Selects AssetWorks Fleet Management Software

Newport News Waterworks, a water provider owned and operated by the City of Newport News, Va., has selected the AssetWorks integrated asset management systems ― FleetFocus, FuelFocus, and EAM ― to manage its broad network of fleet, facilities, and infrastructure assets.

H-Series snow removal vehicles photo via Oshkosh Airport Products.

Mo. Airport Refurbishes Snow Removal Vehicles

Kansas City International Airport chose to refurbish and upgrade 10 Oshkosh snow removal vehicles used to maintain the airfield during snow events as well as routine debris-clearing operations.

W.Va. County Workers Taxed for Take-Home Vehicles

Cabell County, W. Va., employees assigned take-home vehicles must begin paying taxes on the value of the vehicle to continue using it outside of work hours.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Protecting Against Potholes

Here is some advice, provided by the Weather Channel, on protecting against pothole damage. Additionally, there's a video report on the current pothole problem in New York.


Atlanta Fleet Director Takes Larger Role in Fla. City

C.W. “Bill” Malcolm, CPFP, previously director of Fleet Services for the City of Atlanta, became the general services director at the City of Gainesville, Fla., in October 2013. He now oversees both fleet and facilities.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Silverado Wins Truck of the Year in Detroit

North American journalists have picked the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NATCOY).

Louisville Metro's fleet consists of approximately 2,600 units.

Louisville Fleet Rolled Into Budget Department

Louisville Metro, Ky., is moving its fleet and facilities divisions from the Department Public Works to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Wednesday. The agency has also hired Cathy Duncan as its new director of Facilities and Fleet.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Introduces Aluminum 2015 F-150

The Ford Motor Co.'s 2015 F-150 pickup truck will arrive as the first widely produced U.S. vehicle with a high-strength aluminum body, the automaker announced at the Detroit auto show.

Applications Open for Leading Fleets Award

Applications for the Leading Fleets award are now open. Government fleets are encouraged to submit an application for the new award recognizing operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.

Photo courtesy of GM.

2015 GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickup Introduced

General Motors introduced the 2015 Canyon mid-size light-duty truck on the eve of the Detroit auto show, giving GMC a three-truck lineup when it goes on sale later this year.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo copyright: General Motors.

GM Recalling 2014-MY Silverado, Sierra Pickups to Address Fire Risk

The recall affects approximately 300,000 2014 model-year trucks. Their exhaust components can overheat during idling in cold weather.

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD Now Available

The Dodge Charger Pursuit with all-wheel drive is now available for ordering, Chrysler's top government fleet official announced Friday.

Calif. City Purchases CNG Sweepers for $1.7M

The City of Burbank, Calif., took delivery of five compressed natural gas (CNG) street sweepers, purchasing them for a total cost of $1.7 million. They replace five CNG sweepers that were between nine and 10 years old.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Report: 35 Million EVs on Roads Worldwide by 2022

By 2022 there will be more than 35 million EVs on roads worldwide, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Photo of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services fleet facility courtesy of State of Oklahoma.

Audit: Okla. Should Trim Underused Vehicles to Save $1.3M

The State of Oklahoma can save $1.3 million a year by reducing the number of underutilized non-pursuit light-duty vehicles by 30%, a fleet consultant has recommended.

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