Government Fleet News

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity. Photo: Michelin

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Photo: Natalia King

Ivers Named 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year

Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, was named the 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference on June 13 during The Honors Celebration.

Za Farley from Government Fleet magazine hads an award to Darryl Syler from the City of Dublin, Ohio at GFX. Photo: Natalia King

5 Fleets Recognized for Earning Operational Certifications

The CFMO certification benchmarks fleet practices against private-sector companies. The CLEANFleet certification ensures fleet operations are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible.

Photo: Natalia King

Saltzgiver Receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven Saltzgiver, CAFS, consultant with Mercury Associates, received the 2017 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award today at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX).

The three Hall of Fame inductees present at GFX were (l-r) Keith Leech, Sr., Lisa Bernier, and Steven Saltzgiver. Photo: Natalia King

Public Fleet Hall of Fame 2017 Class Honored

Four public sector fleet professionals joined Public Fleet Hall of Fame this year, joining a group of fleet professionals who have made a significant impact to the industry.

Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County Named No. 1 Leading Fleet

San Bernardino County, Calif., was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13.

Pictured left to right are John Milhon, City of Mesa, Ariz.; Craig Croner, CPFP, City of Boise, Idaho; Paul Condran, City of Culver City, Calif.; and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio

2017 Elite Fleets Honored at GFX

The Elite Fleets are former No. 1 fleets that continue to maintain excellence within their operations. Each fleet is honored with a plaque.

Photo courtesy of Motiv

Calif. City to Deploy Battery-Electric Garbage Truck

The City of Sacramento, Calif., will soon be using the state’s first battery-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The Class 8 electric refuse vehicle is powered by Motiv Power Systems’ electric powertrain.

The Highway Trust Fund will again run out of money in 2020 if no long-term solutions are found. Photo: HDT file photo

House Members Push for Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund

More than 250 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday sent a letter to Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady, calling for a long-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund.

Photo by Coolcaesar at English language Wikipedia (via Wikimedia Commons).

Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Stop

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on what to do when a police officer pulls over your vehicle.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

Photo: Thi Dao

GFX Opens in San Antonio: Live Updates

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference opens today in San Antonio with a record-breaking number of public fleets expected to attend.

Photo of 2015 Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

Used Vehicle Depreciation Accelerates in May

Used vehicle prices experienced a reversal in May, falling 1.2% from the previous month, according to Black Book.

Photo courtesy of State of West Virginia

Audit: 42% of W.Va. Vehicles Did Not Meet Minimum Mileage

The Fleet Management Office only had odometer data collected through its fuel vendor, and not all agencies are required to utilize the fuel contract, so it only had data for approximately 50% of state vehicles.

Photo courtesy of City of Madison

Wis. City Hires Fleet Superintendent

The City of Madison, Wis., has hired Mahanth Joishy as fleet superintendent, replacing recently retired Bill Vanderbrook. Joishy has spent the past 16 years working for New York City.

President Trump making remarks at U.S. DOT headquarters on June 9, 2017, as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao looks on. Photo: U.S. DOT

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

Photo courtesy of HUBB Filters.

Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

File photo

Calif. to Increase Security Following Fleet Vehicle Theft

The State of California Department of General Services has adjusted its security policies and procedures and plans to install an electronic entry and exit system.

Photo courtesy of LA Sanitation

Los Angeles Completes Battery-Electric Refuse Truck Demo

The City of Los Angeles Sanitation has completed its battery-electric refuse truck demonstration project with BYD and Wayne Engineering. This demo vehicle logged more than 5,200 miles and drove up to 108 miles per day.

State Fleet Managers Workshop to Focus on the Future of Fleet Management

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators' 2017 State Fleet Managers Workshop is themed “Connecting Your Fleet to the Future” and will feature sessions focused on autonomous vehicles — cybersecurity, infrastructure, and liability.

Photo courtesy of Montgomery County

Md. County Adds 16 Bolt EVs

Montgomery County, Md., has purchased 16 new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) at a cost of $622,254. These additions bring the county up to 243 electric and hybrid vehicles.

Photo via Flickr/Brandon Giesbrecht

Mo. City Approves $5M to Replace Fire Trucks

Generally, the Jefferson City (Mo.) Fire Department replaces its trucks every 20 years, and each truck is kept on the frontline for 10 years before being transferred to reserves.

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