Government Fleet News

Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Friday

The $100 Early-Bird Discount expires on Sept. 6 for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo on Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix.

Ford Recalls Select 2005-2011 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors

Ford is recalling certain model-year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles, including Police Interceptors. The recall affects vehicles registered or sold in 22 states and the District of Columbia and addresses possible corrosion in the lower intermediate shaft, which may result in loss of steering.

Texas DOT Purchases New Fleet Asset and Fuel Management System

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected AssetWorks for a comprehensive fleet asset, fuel management, unmanned motor pool, and GPS tracking solution.

Santa Fe, N.M., Buys CNG Refuse Truck

The City of Santa Fe received $114,670 in grant funding from the New Mexico Environment Department to partially fund an early vehicle replacement in the City’s solid waste fleet, according to the Environment Department.

Grand Traverse, Mich., Road Commission Selects Fleet Tracking Solution for Snowplow Fleet

The Grand Traverse County, Mich., Road Commission has selected a new fleet tracking system for its fleet of 27 snow plows. The Commission plans to implement Webtech Wireless’s InterFleet Winter Operations solution for the vehicles.

The charging station at Hauke Park in Mill Valley, Calif. Photo courtesy City of Mill Valley.

Mill Valley, Calif., Leases New EVs and Opens New Charging Station

The City of Mill Valley, Calif., has purchased four electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles and recently completed the construction of a $28,000 project to install a new publicly accessible EV charging station.

GST and Government Fleet Launch Regional Public Fleet Summits

The Government Solutions Team (GST) and Government Fleet are partnering to provide Public Fleet Summits (PFS), regional education and networking events that will take place around the country.

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, has added a panel discussion of truck maker representatives to discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more.

Agile Access Control, Inc., Awarded NJPA National Contract for Its FleetCommander Fleet & Motor Pool Solution

FleetCommander creator Agile Access Control, Inc. (Agile) has been awarded a national contract for fleet management and related technology by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Conway, Ark., City Council Approves Purchase of CNG Conversion Systems for Police Vehicles

The City of Conway, Ark., has approved the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion systems for eight police vehicles and one new animal welfare department vehicle, according to City documents.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office's new police vehicle decals. Photo via facebook/Madison County Sheriff's Office - NY

Madison County, NY, Sheriff’s Vehicles Have a New Look

Madison County, N.Y., Sheriff’s Office’s new police vehicles have brand new decals, updating a two-decade-old look, according to the Oneida Daily Dispatch.

D.C. Buys 30 New Ambulances and Puts First Deliveries Into Service

The District of Columbia has purchased 30 new ambulances for D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services (FEMS). The District has received two vehicles so far and the rest will be delivered by the end of the year, according to District Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s office.

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Seavey Retires From Seattle, Joins PG&E

Dave Seavey, CAFM, Fleet Management Division director for the City of Seattle, announced that he will retire from the City and will join Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as its director of fleet operations. Chris Wiley, CAFM, fleet operations manager, serves as interim fleet director.

Clayton N.C. Enters Sparta Municipal Lease Program to Buy Police Motorcycles

The Town of Clayton, N.C. is using the financing provided by the program to purchase new BMW police motorcycles.

A green light tells drivers that vehicles are available. They can then tap their City badge to unlock the vehicle and check it out. Photo courtesy of Local Motion.

Sacramento Launches ‘Tap & Go’ Car Share Technology for EV Motor Pool

The City of Sacramento, Calif., fleet is using Local Motion technology to better manage the electric vehicles in its motor pool. The technology allows drivers to use their employee IDs to check out vehicles instead of getting a key and lets them see the remaining battery life on each vehicle.

Quantum parked in front of the University of Michigan’s Law Quad. Photo Credit: Diane Thach

University of Michigan Solar Car Team to Exhibit Innovative ‘Quantum’ EV at 2013 Green Fleet Conference

This national champion vehicle, which uses the same amount of energy as a household hair-dryer, is part of a project that began in 1990.

Three Mississippi Municipalities Begin Converting Vehicles to Natural Gas

Three municipalities in Mississippi — Flowood, Pontotoc, and Quitman — are in various stages of converting City-owned vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Baltimore Purchases 4 Fire Engines

The Baltimore City Fire Department (Md.) is purchasing four new pumping engines for $2,151,604. The Pierce DASH engines are purchased through a cooperative purchasing contract with fire departments in other states, according to the Baltimore Brew.

Dane County’s BioCNG Fueling Station Turns Trash Into Gas

The Dane County, Wis., fueling station, located at a landfill, will help generate 250 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of compressed natural gas (CNG) per day. This CNG fuel will be used for County vehicles.

Fargo, N.D. Receives Grant to Study CNG for Fleet

The City of Fargo, N.D. has received a $50,000 grant from the North Dakota State Energy Program to study the feasibility of using compressed natural gas (CNG) to operate City vehicles.

Camden County, N.J., Police Fleet Manager Accused of Posing as Officer & Robbing Pedestrian

Camden County, N.J. Police Department Fleet Manager Richard Dayton allegedly used a police badge and radio to pose as a police officer and rob a pedestrian. Dayton retired from active duty police work in 2005 and later joined the County's Police Department as its fleet manager.

Detroit Receives First Group of Emergency Response Vehicles Purchased With $8M Corporate Donation

The City of Detroit has received 10 new ambulances and 15 new police vehicles as part of the first group of vehicles, out of a total 123 paid for by an $8 million donation from the local business community.

Washington County, Minn., Wants to Shift Fleet Focus to Preventive Maintenance

The Washington County, Minn., Public Works Department wants to shift its fleet from a “bust-n-fix” operation to a preventive maintenance (PM) operation in 2014.

Temple, Texas, Receives Grants to Fund CNG Refuse Truck Purchases

The City of Temple, Texas, is using grant funds it obtained from various state agencies and programs to offset the cost of 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled refuse trucks.

U.S. DOD Should Eliminate 511 Non-Tactical Vehicles and Review Vehicle Mileage, Report Says

A new report from the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) says the federal agency should eliminate 511 out of a total of 774 non-tactical vehicles in the department’s fleet.

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