Government Fleet News

Photo of the 2013 model-year testing courtesy of MSP.

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released

Michigan troopers tested seven motorcycles from the 2014 model-year. This year, the BMW F800 reached the top speed among the cycles, peaking at 139 mph.

Donald (Troy) Smith, heavy equipment technician, stands beside one truck with a modified auxiliary fuel tank. Photo courtesy of Sarasota County.

Sarasota County’s Auxiliary Fuel Tank Modification Solves Water Contamination Problem

A Sarasota County, Fla., fleet technician has solved the problem of water contamination in auxiliary diesel fuel tanks. Some of the County's off-road assets, fueled by the auxiliary fuel tanks, were losing power and risked engine failure as a result of the water contamination.

City of Covington, Ga. Purchases Bi-fuel CNG Trucks & Expands Police Take-Home Program

The City of Covington, Ga. purchased five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel Dodge Ram trucks at a steep discount after another city's purchase of the trucks fell through, according to

The 2012 Equipment Theft Report discovered a 7 percent decrease in thefts over last year.

2012 Equipment Thefts Surpass 10K

According 2012 Equipment Theft Report, a total of 10,925 thefts were reported to law enforcement, a decline of 7% from 2011. Of the stolen equipment, only 2,204 units were recovered.

Iowa DOT Deploying Laptop-Disabling Equipment in Police Cars

The Iowa Department of Transportation is deploying a new technology that will disable motor vehicle enforcement officers' in-vehicle laptops when the vehicles reach 15 mph.

Monroe County converted one F-350 dual rear wheel pickup truck, two F-250 trucks, and an E- 350 van to propane autogas. Photo courtesy of Monroe County.

Monroe County Reduces Fuel Costs After Converting to Propane Autogas

Monroe County (N.Y.) has saved 50% on fuel costs on four vehicles converted to run on propane autogas. The County is adding another 16 propane-autogas vehicles to its fleet.

Toyota Prius models will replace Sacramento County's fleet of light-duty cars that are no longer economical to own. Photo courtesy of Sacramento County General Services Fleet Division.

Sacramento County, Calif., Replacing Light-Duty Fleet with Hybrid Sedans

The Toyota Prius, rated at 50 miles per gallon combined city and highway, is replacing the County’s older gasoline cars that are rated between 20 to 25 miles per gallon combined. The County expects to save $10,000 in fuel per vehicle over 120,000 miles.

Photo courtesy of Brammo.

LAPD Testing Electric Motorcycles

The Los Angeles Police Department has begun testing two electric motorcycles to increase efficiency, decrease its carbon footprint, and cut costs, reports the Associated Press.


Crowder Promoted to Beverly Hills Fleet Manager

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., promoted Craig Crowder, previously fleet operations supervisor, to fleet manager, effective Aug. 12. He replaces Rene Biadoma, who retired July 12.

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Michigan 2014 Patrol Vehicle Testing Results Released

Michigan troopers tested 15 four-wheel patrol vehicles from the 2014 model-year. They evaluate patrol vehicles using three basic tests — high-speed performance (acceleration and top speed), braking, and driving dynamics.

Indiana Review Says Gary PD Should Create Vehicle Purchasing Program, Replace Bald Tires

A report of the Gary (Ind.) Police Department recommended that the Gary PD create a vehicle purchase program, improve vehicle safety, and expand in-vehicle technology.

For this year's Ride & Drive, Green Fleet Conference organizers closed down a city street in downtown Phoenix

2013 Green Fleet Conference is a Hit with Attendees

More than 600 fleet managers and fleet stakeholders invested in fleet sustainability took part at this year’s Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, which was held October 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

GPS Insight Moves Headquarters to Landmark Building in Scottsdale, Ariz.

GPS Insight, a GPS fleet tracking software provider, moved its headquarters to the top floor of the iconic Henkel Building in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 1.

Armored Vehicles Joining Police Fleets

In the past month, police departments have been adding armored vehicles to their fleets. These are surplus vehicles from the military, usually obtained at little or no cost to the police departments.

NY Audit Says Town of Amherst Should Consider Fleet Consolidation

In a financial and fleet management audit by the State of New York, auditors said the Town of Amherst should develop a comprehensive fleet management system and consider consolidating its three maintenance facilities.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Reveals Silverado Firefighter & Black Ops Concept Trucks

Chevrolet’s specialty Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts trucks are dedicated to volunteer first responders and emergency situations.

APWA Announces New Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The most recent Certified Public Fleet Professionals are Robert Macpherson, Town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada; Vincent Olsen, Village of Algonquin, Algonquin, Ill.; and Robert Stine, Hillsborough County Fleet Management, Fla.


Devery Promoted to Fleet Manager at City of Tempe

Kevin Devery, CPM, was promoted to fleet manager at the City of Tempe, Ariz., in July. Devery has worked at the City fleet for 18 years and was previously fleet analyst.

On Sept. 6, Claude Masters, CAFM, NAFA president, moderated a question-and-answer session with management representatives from Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA.

FLAGFA Celebrates 35 Years, Pays Tribute to Former President Evans at Conference

The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) and NAFA Fleet Management Association Sunshine State Chapter held their combined bi-annual conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 4-6.

Pictured is the EVI REEV PHEV Class 5 truck in work truck configuration in the final stages of production.

PG&E and EVI Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

The new range extended electric vehicle (REEV) utility trucks are capable of providing power to homes and businesses during outages with 75 kW of exportable power. They are the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks.

Cleveland County Purchases CNG Pickups

With the purchase of two new pickups, Cleveland County is Oklahoma’s first county to buy compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, according to

Scott County Purchases Fleet Management Software

Scott County, Minn., has selected AssetWorks' FleetFocus as its fleet management software to track all functions related to the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Sustainability All-Star award recipients are pictured after the awards ceremony.<br />

2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

The third annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 2 at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix. Of the 40 recipients, 16 were from the public sector.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup

Chevrolet, GMC Expand CNG Offerings

Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks as well as CNG versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans.

Audit Recommends Town of Lyonsdale Improve Fuel Control

An analysis of a sample of fuel purchases and usage showed that the Town of Lyonsdale, N.Y., was unable to account for 2,510 gallons of fuel.

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