Government Fleet News

Calif. City Issues RFP for Telematics System

The Burlingame (Calif.) Department of Public Works issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an automated fleet monitoring system for 78 vehicles.

Pictured is the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle. Photo courtesy of GM

Texas City Approves Take-Home Patrol Vehicles

The City of Odessa (Texas) Council has approved the Police Department’s $2.6 million take-home fleet program.

Traffic Fatalities Fall 4 Percent Through June

Road deaths caused by vehicle crashes fell 4 percent during the first half of 2014, according to the National Safety Council. From January to June, there were 16,180 traffic deaths on U.S. roads.

Ohio County Receives $454K Equipment Grant

The Scioto County (Ohio) Engineer’s Office has received a grant for more than $454,000 to replace its aging equipment. The funds will be used to purchase a semi tractor, three dump trucks, and an excavator.

The Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office switched 10 patrol vehicles to propane autogas in March 2013. Photo: Blue Star Gas

Propane Switch Saves Ore. Agency $25,000

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.

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Chrysler Establishes Vehicle Safety Office

Chrysler has set up a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of UW.

University of Washington Hiring Fleet Manager

The University of Washington has an available position for a fleet services manager in its Seattle campus location.

Photo of 2014 Ram 2500 HD courtesy of Chrysler.

Cars.com Picks 2014 Ram 2500 HD As Top Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup

The 2014 Ram 2500 HD has been picked as the winner of the Cars.com 3/4-ton heavy duty pickup challenge powered by PickupTrucks.com.

Neb. County Considering Verizon Telematics System

The Gage County (Neb.) Board of Supervisors has begun considering Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system as a cost-savings measure for most of the county's vehicle fleet.

La. City to Convert 35 Police Cars to CNG

The Bossier City (La.) Police Department is adding 35 new police vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions to its fleet for a cost of approximately $1.5 million.

Helicopter Sale Brings N.J. County Auction Total to $2.6M

A recent Monmouth County, N.J., surplus property auction brought in $2.69 million, bolstered by the sale of a Jet Ranger helicopter that sold for $421,000.

Wash. City Names CEI for Fleet Accident Management

The City of Bellevue, Wash., has partnered with the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide accident management services for its municipal fleet of 700 vehicles, CEI announced today.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Charger Pursuit Refreshed for 2015

The Dodge Charger Pursuit has been updated for the 2015 model year with updates that carry over from the retail Dodge Charger's refresh, Chrysler has announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Chevrolet Volt to Debut in January

General Motors will unveil its redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt in late January at the North American International Auto Show, the company has announced.

A Bobcat compact excavator and skid-steer loader greet visitors at the new Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D. Photo courtesy of Bobcat

Bobcat and Doosan Open Design, Testing Center

Completion of $28 million renovation project will help speed the design and development of products to meet customers’ growing needs.

Pictured are the 2014 Green Fleet Conference keynote speakers. At left is Mark Smith, vehicle technologies deployment manager for the DOE national Clean Cities’ program; and at right is John Viera, global director of sustainability for Ford Motor Co.

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

The ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo announced its schedule for the annual event in October. The 2014 keynote speakers are from the U.S. Department of Energy and Ford Motor Co.

Pictured is the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle. Photo courtesy of GM

Texas City PD Requests Take-Home Fleet

The Odessa (Texas) Police Department is requesting a $2.6 million take-home patrol vehicle program in its draft budget. It includes a request for 60 additional Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs for police use.

Screencapture courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni Launches ‘Vehicle Lift Connection’ Blog

Stertil-Koni, a manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, announced the launch of a new official blog, Vehicle Lift Connection.

County of Hawaii Begins Replacing High-Mileage Fleet

The County of Hawaii has begun rolling out new vehicles to replace its high-mileage fleet with 23 initial passenger vehicles purchased at the tail end of the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Photo of Motorcraft brake pads courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers No-Cost Motorcraft Brake Pad Replacement

Ford has begun replacing Motorcraft brake pads at no cost on certain commercial vehicles at Ford and Lincoln dealerships, as well as Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.

Pictured is the GMC Canyon. Photo courtesy of GM

GM Sets Pricing for 2015-MY Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors has set pricing for its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks that will arrive at dealer lots in the fall at $21,890 and $22,805 respectively.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Buoyed By Trucks, Vans, SUVs

Trucks, vans and SUVs have been driving sales to commercial fleets so far in 2014 as passenger car fleet sales have fallen sharply during the same time frame.

Green Fleet Ends Ties with 100 Best Fleets’ Green Fleet Awards

Green Fleet Magazine is mixing up its annual Green Fleet Conference and Expo this October with a revitalized awards program.

Tenn. PD Adds 20 Chargers to Replace Crown Vics

The Knoxville (Tenn.) Police Department is finalizing upfitting for 20 Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol cars, as it begins phasing out aging Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters.

Philadelphia PD Adds Helicopters to Air Fleet

The Philadelphia Police Department has added two AStar helicopters to its aircraft fleet for patrol duties, harbor and coastal patrol, rescue missions, and SWAT team insertions.

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