Government Fleet News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ariz. City Hiring Fleet Analyst

The City of Tempe in Arizona currently has an open recruitment for a full-time fleet analyst.

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J. J. Keller Awarded OSHA Training Services Contract By TCPN

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has been awarded a contract for OSHA training services by The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN), serving state and local government entities, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces Pricing for '14 LEAF

Nissan will offer three trim levels — the S, SV, and SL. Retail prices will start at $28,980, $32,000, and $35,020 respectively.

N.J. County Records 450 Carjackings in '13

The 450 carjackings in Essex County, N.J., in 2013 set an all-time record for a county that includes the crime-ridden city of Newark and an upscale shopping center that draws suburbanites.

Photo via Elliot Plack/Flickr.

Diesel Fuel Gelling Stalls Trucks as Temps Drop

Fleet managers overseeing snowplows and diesel trucks in several states reported fuel gelling as a result of frigid temperatures in the Midwest and eastern U.S.

Ohio City to Build Propane Station, Convert Fleet Vehicles

The City of Springfield, Ohio, is converting 10 high-mileage fleet cars to run on propane autogas and will construct a fueling station at the city's service center.

Photo courtesy of Encana.

Colo. Approves $30M for Natural Gas Infrastructure

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced the availability of $30 million in funding for the state's natural gas fueling infrastructure through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.

Photo of MCFRS Silver Spring ambulance via Adam Fagen/Flickr.

Md. County Updating Fleet with Ambulance Fee Revenue

Montgomery County, Md., plans to add as many as 14 new fire and EMS vehicles by July 1 with funding from a newly collected ambulance transport fee expected to generate $18 million a year.

Ford Sponsors Leading Fleets Award

Ford Motor Co. has signed on as a sponsor of the Leading Fleets award, a recognition program for public sector fleet management launching this year.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With Snowplows

Here is some advice from the Minnesota DOT and the North Dakota DOT. You may want to pass this along to your fleet drivers.

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