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Lynn Evans

In Memoriam: Lynn Evans, 1954-2013

Lynn Evans, president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) and fleet operations supervisor at Collier County, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on July 9. She was 58.

Chrysler is building the all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van at the company’s Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Coahuilla, Mexico.

Chrysler Begins Ram ProMaster Van Production

Chrysler’s Ram Truck division celebrated the official start of production of its all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster van at the company’s Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Coahuilla, Mexico.

Altec to Offer Full Line of PM Articulating Cranes

Through a new partnership with PM Group, Altec Industries will now offer a full line of PM articulating cranes in sizes ranging from 1.5 to 100 tonne-meters.

Alabama’s Governor Signs Bill to Improve State Fleet’s Efficiency

Alabama’s Governor Robert Bentley has signed Senate Bill 57, which authorizes the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to review State agency fleets in order to develop a program to save money and improve fleet operational efficiency.

Indianapolis Dept. of Public Safety Study Says City Could Save $8M Per Year With Plug-in Hybrids

The Indianapolis' Department of Public Safety's (DPS') Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Team conducted a study that found that switching the 1,035 vehicles owned by DPS to plug-in hybrids could save close to $8 million over a five-year period.

Registration Open for 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo

You can also view the full schedule of breakout sessions, keynote speakers and more for this year's two-day conference. Green Fleet Conference is tailored for fleet professionals who integrate, or are looking to bring, an environmentally friendly component into their operations.

WEX Fleet One Continues Growth With New Staff

WEX Fleet One, a provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions, announced some changes and additions to its staff at its Antioch, Tenn., campus, across various business units. The company will focus on its Tennessee location as a Center of Excellence.

Audit of Los Angeles Airports’ Fleet Recommends More Oversight

City of Los Angeles auditors found that the Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) Fleet Maintenance Section has little oversight responsibility regarding the assignment or usage of LAWA vehicles. LAWA management has recognized the need for vehicle oversight and is hiring a fleet manager to fulfill this function.

Michigan State Police to Evaluate 22 Patrol Vehicles in 2014 Testing

The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

The Clean Energy/Atlas Disposal CNG fueling facility dispenses natural gas sourced from the BioDigester supplemented by pipeline natural gas.   Photo courtesy of Atlas Disposal.

Sacramento to Fuel Refuse Vehicles with Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Sacramento, Calif., is taking its greening efforts a step further this October - its compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks will soon be fueling with CNG produced from food waste.

GM Optimizes Fleet Site for Smartphones and Offers 2014 Car and Truck Guide Tablet App

GM Fleet and Commercial announced that users can now access a mobile-optimized version of GMFleet.com on Apple and Android smartphones. The automaker has also created a product guide app, the GM 2014 Car and Truck Guide, for Android and Apple (iPad) tablets.

New Building May Allow Johnson County to Centrally Manage Fleet

With the construction of a new facility that was damaged in a fire, Johnson County, Iowa, may be able to centrally manage its fleet and house its technicians, Board of Supervisors chairwoman Janelle Rettig told the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

City and County of Denver Builds Infrastructure for CNG Vehicles

The City and County of Denver will build a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at one of its main maintenance shops to fuel its seven CNG refuse trucks set to be delivered in late July.

Athens-Clarke County PD Using Hybrids as Marked Patrol Cars

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Georgia plans to deploy at least four hybrid vehicles – Toyota Priuses and Ford Fusions – as marked patrol cars for an estimated fuel cost savings of $2,500 per car per year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

Scott County, Minn., Adopts Online Motor Pool Management Software

The County’s Troy Beam said this software will help reduce the costs associated with mileage reimbursement for business use of personal vehicles by County employees.

Nokia Adds Real-Time Traffic to Esri Mapping Software

HERE, a Nokia business, announced that it is bringing its real-time traffic information to Esri, a market leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software used by enterprise and government fleet management companies around the world.

Zachary, La., Adopts Four-Day Work Week, Cites Reduced Fleet Costs as Benefit

The statement from the City cites a number of costs related to the City’s fleet that will fall as a result of this shift, including fuel consumption by City-owned vehicles and equipment, plus maintenance costs.

GFX 2013 Photo Gallery Now Online

Did you miss the 2013 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), or just want to relive the memories? Our photo gallery is online!

Image courtesy of Purple Wave

Tulsa Testing Online Auctions

The City of Tulsa, Okla., is beginning its online auction test with Purple Wave and will conduct at least one more test this summer before comparing results with those of the City’s traditional auctions.

NCSFA to Host State Fleet Managers Workshop in Utah

The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) will host a three-day intensive workshop for government fleet management professionals. The event will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11.

Newark, N.J. Investing in CNG for Sanitation Trucks and Street Sweepers

The City of Newark, N.J. is purchasing five new sanitation trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of its goal to convert its entire sanitation truck fleet to this alternative fuel.

Yonkers, N.Y. Buys Mix of New Vehicles for Police Fleet

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., has purchased new patrol cars for the Yonkers Police Department (YPD), which includes a mix of Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars (23 of them) and Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles (nine of these), plus a new Emergency Service Unit Patrol Truck.

The electric vehicles were on display at the June 27 press conference. Photo courtesy of the Bay Area Climate Collaborative.

4 Northern Calif. Fleets Collaborate to Deploy 50 EVs

The Cities of San Jose, Campbell, and Mill Valley, and the Town of Los Gatos secured the i-MiEVs under highly favorable lease terms, removing the up-front cost barrier and risk of traditional vehicle procurement.

New Hours-of-Service Regulations Began July 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue took full effect on July 1, 2013.

DOE Launches 'eGallon' Electric Vehicle Charge Cost Calculator

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created a new online calculator called the “eGallon” that’s designed to give users a simple way to compare the cost of charging an electric vehicle with the cost of a gallon of gasoline.



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