Government Fleet News

Sterling Heights, Mich., Testing Corrosion-Protection Product on Public Works Fleet

The City of Sterling Heights’ Department of Public Works is working with VSE Corp. to run a pilot program where the City will use VSE’s corrosion-protection product, called VSeal, on the department’s fleet vehicles.

Vincentric Names Vehicles On 2013 'Best Fleet Value in America' List

According to Vincentric, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota achieved the largest number of awards, with GM receiving nine, and Ford and Toyota receiving eight awards each.

GSA Launches Hybrid Fleet Vehicle Consolidation Initiative for Federal Agencies

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an initiative where it will fund the total incremental cost to replace an existing federal agency's fleet vehicle with a hybrid model.

Kleberg County Takes Delivery of 10 Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs

Kleberg County in Texas took delivery of 10 Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs, replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet, according to KIIVTV.

Manatee County School District Considers Reducing Car & Truck Fleet

The Manatee County School District in Florida is considering reducing its 222-vehicle fleet in order to make up a budget deficit, according to the Bradenton Herald.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Defends Take-Home Vehicles

While critics see a potential for cost savings, Wayne County (Mich.) Sheriff’s Office is defending its 61 unmarked take-home vehicles, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Ocoee, Fla., Expects to Save At Least $75,000 Annually With New Parts Contract

In late March the City of Ocoee, Fla., awarded a new parts contract to NAPA. According to City documents, the contract will save the City 15% to 20% through access to NAPA’s on-site store.

One of the new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles purchased by the City of Fort Collins, Colo. Photo courtesy City of Fort Collins.

Fort Collins, Colo., Orders 27 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Patrol Vehicles

The City of Fort Collins, Colo., has ordered 27 new Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, with two planned to go into service in April and the rest scheduled for delivery in July.

Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin drove the new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid that's part of the State's new pilot program. Photo courtesy State of Vermont.

Vermont Begins Plug-in Hybrid Pilot Program

The State of Vermont has begun a plug-in hybrid pilot program. The State purchased a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid and plans to operate it in the Department of Buildings & General Services Fleet Management Services (FMS) motor pool program.

City of Sacramento Celebrates 100th EV Charging Station

The City of Sacramento, Calif., and Chargepoint announced that the City has reached a significant milestone with more than 100 electric vehicle charging stations installed in and around the City. City Fleet coordinated and managed the project to completion.

Hanford, Calif., Establishes Take-Home Vehicle Program

The City of Hanford, Calif., has established a new take-home vehicle program for its police department. The City also purchased 14 new Dodge Charger patrol cars.


APWA Announces New Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced a new group of public works fleet professionals who have recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.

USPS Board Says it Will Follow Congressional Resolution Mandating 6-Day Delivery

In late March Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to fund government operations that included language that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from changing its delivery schedule to Monday through Friday for mail other than packages.

Terex Utilities to Host Next NCCCO Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program

Registration is open for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program on August 19-21, 2013, at the Terex Utilities facilities in Watertown, S.D.

AMP Completes Durability Testing of Electric Step Van

AMP said Transportation Research Center, an independent testing facility in East Liberty, Ohio, drove the vehicle 4,000 miles from February through part of April.

The Town is refueling its propane-powered mowers at a station installed by one of its fuel suppliers.  Photo courtesy Town of Fishers.

Town of Fishers Purchases 8 Propane Mowers

The Town of Fishers, Ind., took delivery of eight propane-powered mowers on April 11. The Town received grants of $1,000 for each mower from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).

Santa Ana Leases 2 Leafs as Part of Greening Efforts

The City of Santa Ana, Calif., recently leased two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to add to its fleet. The vehicles replace two Impalas assigned to the City Manager’s Office and the Planning and Building Agency.

New York State Installing EV Charging Stations

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said 360 new EV charging stations will be installed at locations across the state as part of his Charge NY initiative.

PennDOT Reduces State Vehicle Fleet and Mileage Reimbursements, Saving $4 Million Annually

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reduced the number of vehicles assigned to department staff by 30% and improved how it manages vehicle use by staff, resulting in $4 million in savings on mileage reimbursements.

Bi-Fuel CNG System Introduced for Isuzu and GM Delivery Vehicles

Nat G CNG Solutions based in Houston, Texas, announced that it is introducing its new DuraDrive bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) System from AGA Systems into Texas and Louisiana.

Photo courtesy Steve Beaudry.

Two Idaho Companies Offer Yamaha Police Motorcycles

Two Idaho-based companies have introduced differing law enforcement versions of Yamaha's FJR-1300 sport-touring motorcycle.

Williamson County vehicles running on propane autogas. Photo courtesy of the Propane Council of Texas.

Williamson County Fleet Saves $73K with Propane Autogas

Williamson County in Texas expects to save $73,000 on fuel costs annually by running fleet vehicles on propane autogas. The County began converting vehicles to propane autogas in 2009 and now operates 36 propane-autogas vehicles.

Charlotte County Settles Lawsuit over Damage of Leased Faclity

Charlotte County, Fla., settled a lawsuit over damage of the pavement and exterior siding of a leased fleet facility, awarding Denjer Enterprises Inc. $100,000. The County leased a fleet building from Denjer after the County’s own building was destroyed in Hurricane Charley in 2004.

Attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony view vehicles that run on CNG. Photo courtesy of Marion County.

Marion County Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for CNG Fueling Facility

Marion County, Fla., officials broke ground for a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility on April 9. The CNG fuel station will support the County’s fleet, private fleets, and the public.

Monroe to Distribute Reading Truck Body Products

Reading Truck Body, LLC, and Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc., have entered into a strategic partnership that will expand distribution of Reading’s products and services, for example in the Midwest and southern U.S.

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