Government Fleet News

Former N.J. County Employee Charged with Unlawful Vehicle Use

A Morris County (N.J.) agency director allegedly used three county vehicles for personal use on various dates from 2010 to 2012 although she knew she was not permitted to use them.

Photo by Vince Taroc

Government Fleet Announces First Hall of Fame Inductees

Ten fleet professionals have been named to Government Fleet’s Public Fleet Hall of Fame. Honorees are recognized industry leaders and pioneers who have significantly contributed to the public fleet profession.

Photo via Chang'r/Flickr.

Los Angeles Air Named Most Polluted in U.S.

The Los Angeles basin that also includes Long Beach again registered the highest level of air pollution among the largest urban areas in the U.S., according to the American Lung Association's (ALA) 2014 ranking.

Muncie Power Products Recalling Pressure Switches

Oil leaks might result when the switches are used in certain Ford F-Series trucks.

Photos of Alan Mulally (left) and Mark Fields courtesy of Ford.

Ford's CEO Retiring July 1

Ford Motor Co.'s CEO Alan Mulally is retiring July 1 after transforming the automaker during an economic crisis that forced other Detroit automakers to seek federal bailouts.

Md. Offers Alt-Fuel Voucher Program

The Maryland Energy Administration has begun accepting applications for a fleet voucher program that encourages the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles, the department announced.

Photo courtesy of City of Sacramento.

New Parking Enforcement Cars Will Save Calif. City $310K

A switch to a new hybrid parking enforcement vehicle is expected to save the City of Sacramento, Calif., $309,904 over the 10-year lifecycle of the vehicles.

Kan. Public Works Director Denies County Repaired Truck

The public works director for Shawnee County, Kan., has denied claims that county mechanics worked on his personal pickup truck.

Screencapture via YouTube/ASE Campus

ASE Introduces Online Education for Entry-Level Personnel

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has a new E-learning program. Consisting of four e-learning training modules and a separate quiz, the program focuses on awareness of entry-level tasks related to basic automobile service.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Begins Transit Van Production

Ford Motor Co. has begun producing its 2015 Transit full-size vans at its Kansas City assembly plant as its E-Series replacement and one of the most hotly anticipated commercial vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Alameda County

Calif. County Wins EV Readiness Award

Alameda County in California was chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Ready, Set, Charge! Bay Area Electric Vehicle Readiness Awards earlier this month. The county received an award for the being the Most EV Ready Large Community.

Screencapture provided by Peterbilt

Peterbilt Releases Vehicle Showroom App

Peterbilt Motors Company launched a new complimentary app for Apple and Windows tablets that allows users to tour vehicles, browse features and specs, and even select different truck colors.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Introduces Police Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors will begin offering its 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab with a special service package for law enforcement agencies this summer, the automaker has announced.

Photo of Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford Fleet Purchasing Tool Calculates Carbon Footprint

Ford has developed a fleet purchasing planner that helps better inform commercial fleet managers about how to reduce their carbon footprint when purchasing new fleet vehicles.

Photo by Vince Taroc

Last Day to Vote for First Public Hall of Fame Inductees

Cast your ballot for the inaugural inductees of the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Voting for the nominees ends Wednesday, April 30. Twenty-seven individuals have been nominated, and 10 will be inducted this year.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Right-of-Way Rules

Here's a review of some right-of-way rules of the road, provided by the California DMV.

GFX 2014 Attendance Achieving Record-Breaking Numbers

Fleet attendance to the upcoming 2014 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is tracking 30% higher compared to this time last year, according to event organizers.

The City of Davis received grant funding to develop a plan for additional EV charging stations. Photo courtesy of Flickr/NCDOTCommunications

Calif. Energy Commission Awards $20M in Alt-Fuel Grants

The California Energy Commission approved funding of more than $20 million to promote and expand use of alternative fuels.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet City Express Pricing Announced

General Motors will offer the 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van in two trim levels starting at $22,950 for the LS base model, the automaker announced.

Miss. City Turns Away Refuse Outsourcing Bids

The City of Hattiesburg, Miss., has decided to keep its refuse collection in-house after receiving two bids from private companies for the service that were higher than the city’s costs.

Buffalo PD Adopts Black-and-White Color Scheme for New Tahoe SUVs

The Buffalo (N.Y.) Police Department has taken delivery of the first batch of 49 black-and-white Chevrolet Tahoe PPV SUVs to replace blue-and-white Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

NYC Mayor Rips FDNY for Delayed Ambulance Response

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said this week that a 14-minute delay in the dispatching of city ambulances to a Queens fire that claimed the lives of two children is "not acceptable."

N.J. Fire Captain Suspended After DWI Firetruck Crash

A fire captain who crashed the Elmwood Park, N.J., borough's only ladder truck has been suspended from the department because he was under the influence.

Photo via freefoto.com.

EPA: Automakers Exceeded Tailpipe Emissions Standards

Automakers mostly exceeded 2012 federal tailpipe emissions standards in the first year of the program with only Jaguar Range Rover falling short, according to an EPA report.

CEI to Show New Traffic Camera Violation Capability at Risk Management Conference

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will demonstrate the new traffic safety camera violation capability of its DriverCare online fleet safety and risk management system at the insurance industry's largest trade show in Denver.

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