Government Fleet News

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JFK's Limo Remained In Service After Assassination

President John F. Kennedy's midnight blue Lincoln Continental limousine remained in the Presidential motorcade for another 13 years, after his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Car2go Brings Car Sharing to Ohio State Univ.

Daimler North America is expanding its Car2go car-sharing network to include Ohio State University, the company has announced.

Genie Wins Association of Washington Business Innovation Award

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) recently recognized Terex Aerial Work Platforms’ Genie brand with its Manufacturing Excellence Award for innovation.

The Gainesville consolidated fleet maintenance building is 44,000 square feet and has 30 bays.

Fla. City Opens $10M Fleet Facility

The City of Gainesville, Fla., has completed construction of its centralized fleet maintenance facility. The new building has 44,000 square feet and 30 bays and cost less than $10.7 million.

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EPA Grants Target Heavy Equipment Diesels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new $2 million rebate program to help construction equipment owners replace or retrofit older diesel engines.

About 1,000 Class 1-3 vehicles fall are included in the City of Chicago's preventive maintenance outsourcing contract.

Chicago's Preventive Maintenance Goes to Reverse Auction

The City of Chicago is soliciting bids for scheduled preventive maintenance (PM) services for its non-emergency Class 1-3 vehicles in an effort to reduce PM costs and vehicle downtime. The contract will not affect the jobs of fleet technicians.

Ark. Fleet Managers Launch Website

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association (APFMA) today launched a user-friendly website allowing public fleet professionals and industry service-related providers to join the organization and register for the annual conference.

SambaSafety’s DriverScore Identifies Unsafe Driver Behavior

This newly introduced score incorporates multiple-state motor vehicle record data.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Video: L.A. County Sheriff Completes Police Vehicle Tests

This year, the sheriff evaluated 21 pursuit-rated vehicles — nine sedans, nine motorcycles, and three SUVs — in various categories including acceleration, dynamic handling, braking, and ergonomics.

Ga. County Hiring Fleet Shop Supervisor

The Cobb County Fleet Management Department in Marietta, Ga., is seeking a fleet shop supervisor. The ideal candidate will possess six or more years of supervisory experience in a heavy truck and equipment repair and maintenance.

S.C. County Buys Two Ambulances, Retrofits Two

Beaufort County, S.C., will spend more than $500,000 to purchase two ambulances, update two others, and hire new paramedics to staff the vehicles.

Baltimore County Gets 50 Ford Police Interceptors

The Baltimore County Police Department will begin replacing its aging fleet of patrol vehicles with Ford Police Interceptor sedans in December when 50 new vehicles hit the streets.

Chevrolet has unveiled the 2015-MY Colorado mid-size pickup.

Chevrolet Unveils All-New 2015 Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

Chevrolet has reentered the mid-size truck market in the U.S. with debut of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The new Colorado will feature a 2.5L I-4 engine as standard.

Photo courtesy of Carbon Motors.

Carbon Motors' Failed Police Prototype Goes to Auction

Carbon Motors will auction its working prototype high-tech patrol car to help pay off creditors of the failed venture. Carbon Motors shut down its Connorsville, Ind., plant in May.

Mass. City's Fire Trucks Replace Antiquated 'Pumpers'

The City of New Bedford, Mass., is replacing both of its antiquated "pumpers" with new fire trucks as part of a broad-ranging vehicle replacement plan.

Photo of new L.A. County Sheriff's MCI prisoner bus.

Emissions Plummet with L.A. Sheriff's New Prisoner Buses

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is using a regional air-quality grant to accelerate the replacement of the nation's largest fleet of prisoner transport buses.

Photo via Spencer Thomas/Flickr.

EPA Proposes Reducing Ethanol Fuel Mix

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing the amount of ethanol that's required to be blended with gasoline Friday for the first time since a 2007 law setting aggressive targets for the corn-based fuel.

Three roof-mounted arrays will serve the fleet storage, radio tower, and transportation facilities. One ground-mounted array will serve the communications center.

Minn. County's Solar Array to Feed Fleet Facility’s Electricity Use

Minnesota's Dakota County will pay $130,000 for the $1.3 million installation by taking advantage of incentive programs for renewable energy, and it should make that money back in energy savings in 12 to 14 years

Photo of San Diego Convention Center. Photo via Joanne DiBona/San Diego CVB

2014 Government Fleet Expo and Conference Registration Opens

Registration has opened for the 7th Annual Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX), the largest gathering of public fleet professionals in the nation. GFX will take place June 2-4, 2014 in San Diego, Calif.

The City of Dublin contracted out its parts room to NAPA IBS in May. Photo courtesy of City of Dublin.

NAPA Deal to Reduce Ohio City's Parts Costs

The City of Dublin, Ohio, contracted with NAPA IBS in May to operate an automotive parts store within the fleet building. Since then, parts costs and vehicle downtime have decreased.

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is the site of the 2014 Green Fleet Conference.

Video: Ride & Drive 'Best Part' of Green Fleet Conference

The Ride & Drive at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo received rave reviews. It was cited as the 'best part of the show' by attendees. Don’t miss next year’s event, Oct. 29-30 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Wis. City Approves Insourcing Contract for School District

The City of Wauwatosa, Wis., will take over the maintenance and repair of Wauwatosa School District’s 20 vans and trucks used by maintenance and utility workers.

The City of Lilburn Public Works Department is moving to a two-acre lot at 4428 Lilburn Industrial Way.

Ga. City Bumps Public Works for Development

The City of Lilburn, Ga., public works, fleet maintenance, and police impound storage will relocate to a two-acre facility about one mile away to open the current facility in the downtown area to future development.

This map shows the alternative-fuel fueling stations in Pennsylvania. Image courtesy of the Department of Energy/Alternatiev Fuels Data Center

Penn. Grants Enable Alternative Fuels

The State of Pennsylvania awarded more than $3 million in alternative-fuel grants to 33 organizations for the conversion or purchase of 351 natural gas vehicles and 337 propane vehicles.

Image via Ford/PlaceIt.

Ford Releases Fleet iPad App

The Ford Fleet app provides information about the automaker's retail and commercial vehicles, including Transit Connect Taxi, Police Interceptor, trucks and vans, chassis and cutaways.

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