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Audience members shared their own experiences, in what became a discussion on the challenges faced when implementing a policy. William Griffiths, division chief, Fleet Management Services in Montgomery County, Md., suggested that mileage logs should be required to help enforce take-home policies.

GFX 2013: How to Implement a Take-Home Vehicle Policy

At the 2013 Government Fleet Expo, John Webster of Salt Lake County, UT, and other attendees, went over real-world examples of how to implement a policy for take-home vehicles. What's your criteria?

GFX 2013: How to Avoid Audits & What to Do When Audited

Tony Yankovich, senior manager for the Mercury Associates Inc., presented a session at GFX on Tuesday, June 11 about fleet audits and reviews.

GFX 2013: ‘The Rookie’ Tells Attendees to Follow Their Dreams

Jim Morris, keynote speaker for GFX on Tuesday, June 11, inspired conference attendees during his speech on following dreams. Morris, whose life story was made into a movie, “The Rookie."

GFX 2013: Eugene Water & Electric Board Becomes CLEANFleet Certified

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has achieved Tier 5 CLEANFleet Certification (CFC) from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management (CGFM). Gary Lentsch, fleet services supervisor, accepted a crystal award at GFX on June 12 on behalf of the utility.

GFX 2013: Battersby Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Government Fleet magazine named Richard Battersby, CAFM, CPFP, director, Fleet Services, University of California, Davis, the 2013 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

GFX 2013: San Bernardino County Attains CFMO Certification

The County of San Bernardino, Calif., had completed the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification program. Roger Weaver, CAFM, CPFP, CPM, MBA, at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX).


GFX 2013: Keynoter Explains How Loving Your Career Can Bring Success

“If you love your job, you can’t help but be successful,” said Frank Morgan, fleet manager at Contra Costa County, Calif., during this keynote speech at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). And when Morgan says “love,” he means L.O.V.E. – his four steps to achieving success.

Guests were invited to walk around the new shop and ask technicians questions.

GFX 2013: San Antonio Hosts Facility Tour

On Monday, June 10, the City of San Antonio, Texas, fleet opened its doors to Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) attendees by hosting a tour of its new truck center for 144 guests.

Officers will use the vehicle for patrol in a rural community, and a school resource officer will use it when providing security to a school.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Purchases Volt for Patrol Use

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan purchased a Chevrolet Volt and plans to upfit the vehicle as a fully operational police car. Officers are driving the vehicle around in order to provide feedback before it gets upfitted.

Newark to Transition Refuse Trucks & Street Sweepers to CNG

The refuse fleet will be fueled at a new CNG fueling station built and maintained by Clean Energy, which officially opened June 5.

Murfreesboro to Install EV Chargers at City Facilities

The City of Murfreesboro, Tenn., is installing 14 Blink Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers at four City facilities for public use. The Level 2 charging systems like those being planned citywide charge EVs in four to six hours.

City of Elmhurst Selects Fleet Management System

The City of Elmhurst, Ill., selected FleetWave from Chevin Fleet Solutions as its new Web-based fleet management information system following a request for proposal process that received four qualified proposals.

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Terex Advocates New Work Zone Capacity Comparison for Digger Derricks

To help utility companies and contractors select the right size of digger derrick to complete the majority of their day-to-day tasks, Terex Utilities is promoting a new comparison called Work Zone Capacity as a new industry standard.

Colorado Springs and Area Utility to Outsource Fleet Maintenance

The City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities have decided to outsource the City’s fleet management department in order to reduce costs. This decision will affect 70 employees.


Terex Utilities Names New Regional Sales Managers

Terex Utilities has named two new regional sales managers, Gary Rice and Tony Rust, to spearhead the company’s sales efforts in the United States.

The Sebastopol PD designed a Code 3 electric police motorcycle from a unit from Zero Motorcycles.

Sebastopol Police Uses Electric Motorcycle for Patrol

Equipped with lights and sirens, an electric motorcycle designed by Sgt. Mike Nielsen is used to patrol trails, parks, and schools and respond to emergency calls for service or backup across Sebastopol, Calif.

Ford Recalling Multiple 2013 Models, Including Police Interceptors

In the biggest recall of the three, Ford is calling back 2013 model-year Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, and Police Interceptor vehicles as well as Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles.

The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay Golf Course purchased seven Jacobsen ECLIPSE 322 riding greens mowers, among other all-electric equipment. Photo courtesy of Jacobsen.

Tennessee Golf Course Purchases All-Electric Equipment

Using funds provided by the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program, a State of Tennessee-operated golf course replaced gasoline-powered equipment with battery-powered options including greens and approach mowers, bunker rakes, greens rollers, and utility vehicles.

Pictured is an Alliance refurbished truck at the Waste Expo Show.

Town of Jonesborough Takes Delivery of Last Refurbished Refuse Truck

With the delivery of a custom-built refurbished refuse truck in late May, the Town of Jonesborough, Tenn., now has a refuse fleet made up of entirely refurbished units.

CEI to Stress Benefits of Outsourcing Accident Management at Government Fleet Expo

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will bring its message of how government fleets can save money and get more done with less by outsourcing their accident management activities to the 2013 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (“GFX”) in San Antonio, Texas, next week.

Pictured is a Pierce Velocity pumper already in service with Polk County. Photo courtesy Pierce Manufacturing.

Polk County, Fla., Orders 10 Firefighting Vehicles

Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) division has ordered 10 firefighting apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing. The County is purchasing five pumpers, a 100-foot Pierce Aerial Platform, a heavy-duty rescue/hazmat vehicle, and three tandem rear axle tanker/pumper vehicles.

Gadsden, Ala., to Save $100,000 Using Biodiesel

The article on said the City is using B-100 in its mowers and that about 80% of the City’s diesel vehicles will use B-20.

Calif. ARB Offers Free Courses on Diesel Vehicle Regulations

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is offering free training courses in June-July across the State to help operators, maintenance personnel, and fleet managers understand requirements and technologies for complying with California's diesel vehicle regulations.

Intern Felipe Maldonado (in white) stands with fleet staff (l-r) Ulice Contreras, fleet manager Rick Longobart, and Ruben Esparza.

Santa Ana Creates Fleet Internship Program

The City of Santa Ana, Calif., has created a fleet maintenance internship program that offers internship opportunities to Santa Ana College (SAC) Automotive Department students.

The City of Jacksonville&#39;s  online auction patnership will allow the City to sell surplus items quicker.

City of Jacksonville Begins Online Auctions

The City of Jacksonville, Fla., has partnered with internet auctioning company GovDeals to sell surplus vehicles and products. Previously, the City held physical auctions once or twice per year.

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