Government Fleet News

Photo courtesy of Elio Motors.

Elio Motors Launches Fleet Sales Division

Elio Motors has developed a fleet sales division to capitalize on growing interest from rental companies, businesses and municipalities. The company plans to launch an enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle that will retail for $6,800 and get 84 miles per gallon in 2015.

Bobit Business Media CEO Ty Bobit delivers a eulogy celebrating Ed, his father and company founder. Photo by Kelly Bracken.

Ed Bobit Remembered As 'Force of Nature'

Family, friends, and colleagues paid their respects to Ed Bobit at a memorial service, honoring the Bobit Business Media founder and chairman as a publishing force known for his tough-but-fair approach to business and family.

Officials and agency employees gathered for the announcement of the rollout on June 8. Photo courtesy of Alameda County

Calif. Agencies Roll Out 90 All-Electric Vehicles

Ten government agencies in the Bay Area of Northern California will be adding 90 all-electric vehicles into their fleets, which is one of the largest government fleet deployments of electric vehicles in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of PGFD.

Pink Md. Fire Vehicles Bring Breast Cancer Awareness

Prince George's County firefighters added a pink ambulance to their fleet to raise awareness for breast cancer this month, and have asked the public to help name the vehicle via Twitter.

Chevin User Group Meets in Chicago

Ninety five percent of delegates who attended the 2014 User Group meeting of fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions said they would recommend the event to a colleague, according to the company.

Photo of 2014 Ford Flex courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls 101K Vehicles

The automaker issues six separate recalls involving models such as the Edge, Flex, Police Interceptor and Lincoln MKS.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Signal Intersection Rules

While traveling through intersections, drivers must be fully attentive. This is where many collisions occur. Here are some tips from the California DMV you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Photo of 2015 Altima courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Ariz. County Builds Consolidated Fleet Facility

Pima County in Ariz., is constructing a new fleet facility that will replace three existing vehicle maintenance sites. The facility costs $18 million.

A recent Telogis study shows that by measuring vehicle idle activity and providing driver feedback, fleets can reduce idle time by as much as 50%. Graph courtesy of Telogis

Driver Efficiency Tips to Lower Fuel Costs

Telogis, a telematics provider, has identified five key areas that make affect fuel costs: excessive speeding, idling, vehicle maintenance, delivery schedules, and fuel slippage. The company provides two tips drivers and fleet managers can use to reduce fuel costs.

Take Government Fleet's Annual Industry Survey

Participate now in Government Fleet's annual industry survey, following trends in the public fleet management profession, including budgeting, outsourced services, salaries, and succession planning. The deadline is Tuesday, July 15.

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Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1. The state's Department of Natural Resources, which has 1,200 diesel vehicles, has been experimenting with B-20 and doesn't anticipate any problems with the move to B-10.

Video: MoDOT Fleet Safety Feature Might Have Saved Lives

A June 25 collision on I-470 in Lee’s Summit, Mo., underscores the value of truck mount attenuators during roadwork involving either government fleets or contracted construction/engineering fleets.

Photo via NoPetro.

Fla. County Adds CNG Fueling for Fleet, Public

Florida's St. John's County has entered a partnership with a natural gas fueling developer to transition its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG). The station will be open to the public, and some proceeds from these sales will go to the county.

Photo courtesy of Polaris.

Polaris Adds Equipment-Powering to Ranger UTV

Polaris Industries Inc., has engineered a Polaris RANGER Crew Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power syste­m that allows operators to power hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and welding equipment directly from the vehicle’s diesel engine.

Photo of 2015 Chrysler 200 courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Chrysler has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands.

Photo of 2015 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

GM Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands.

S.C. County's Sheriff Adds 23 SUVs to Patrol Fleet

The Spartanburg County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office has added 23 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs to its black-and-white patrol fleet as a more durable vehicle.

Ill. Cuts State Aircraft Fleet in Half

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a 2015 budget that requires the state to sell off nearly half of its aircraft fleet that costs the state $7 million each year to operate.

Screencapture of New Holland site.

New Holland Construction Launches New Website

New Holland Construction has launched a new website redesigned to offer more content, more interaction, and an overall improved user experience.

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

GM Fleet Sales Rise in June

Sales of pickups and vans helped boost General Motors' June fleet sales, which increased 2 percent compared to a year ago.

Infographic provided by Lytx

Driver Safety Tip: Slow Down and Pay Attention

Though its monitoring of tens of thousands of drivers, DriveCam powered by Lytx has noted a trend in the most dangerous driving practices that lead to collision. Lytx’s 2014 “Driver of the Year and Coach of the Year” Award winners provide tips for drivers.

Elgin Sweepers, Seagrave Fire Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

Elgin Sweeper Co. and Seagrave Fire Apparatus are recalling street sweepers and fire vehicles to address faulty seat belts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced.

The new Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) fleet can now be seen driving Philadelphia’s roadways. Adding 24 NGVs is the equivalent of removing six vehicles from the roadway each year, according to PGW. (Photo: PGW)

Philadelphia Gas Works Unveils New Natural Gas Vehicles

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) recently introduced its new fleet of 24 natural gas-powered Honda Civic sedans.

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