Government Fleet News

Neb. County Considering Verizon Telematics System

The Gage County (Neb.) Board of Supervisors has begun considering Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system as a cost-savings measure for most of the county's vehicle fleet.

La. City to Convert 35 Police Cars to CNG

The Bossier City (La.) Police Department is adding 35 new police vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions to its fleet for a cost of approximately $1.5 million.

Helicopter Sale Brings N.J. County Auction Total to $2.6M

A recent Monmouth County, N.J., surplus property auction brought in $2.69 million, bolstered by the sale of a Jet Ranger helicopter that sold for $421,000.

Wash. City Names CEI for Fleet Accident Management

The City of Bellevue, Wash., has partnered with the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) to provide accident management services for its municipal fleet of 700 vehicles, CEI announced today.

Photo of 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit courtesy of Chrysler.

Dodge Charger Pursuit Refreshed for 2015

The Dodge Charger Pursuit has been updated for the 2015 model year with updates that carry over from the retail Dodge Charger's refresh, Chrysler has announced.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Volt courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Chevrolet Volt to Debut in January

General Motors will unveil its redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt in late January at the North American International Auto Show, the company has announced.

A Bobcat compact excavator and skid-steer loader greet visitors at the new Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D. Photo courtesy of Bobcat

Bobcat and Doosan Open Design, Testing Center

Completion of $28 million renovation project will help speed the design and development of products to meet customers’ growing needs.

Pictured are the 2014 Green Fleet Conference keynote speakers. At left is Mark Smith, vehicle technologies deployment manager for the DOE national Clean Cities’ program; and at right is John Viera, global director of sustainability for Ford Motor Co.

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

The ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo announced its schedule for the annual event in October. The 2014 keynote speakers are from the U.S. Department of Energy and Ford Motor Co.

Pictured is the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle. Photo courtesy of GM

Texas City PD Requests Take-Home Fleet

The Odessa (Texas) Police Department is requesting a $2.6 million take-home patrol vehicle program in its draft budget. It includes a request for 60 additional Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs for police use.

Screencapture courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni Launches ‘Vehicle Lift Connection’ Blog

Stertil-Koni, a manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, announced the launch of a new official blog, Vehicle Lift Connection.

County of Hawaii Begins Replacing High-Mileage Fleet

The County of Hawaii has begun rolling out new vehicles to replace its high-mileage fleet with 23 initial passenger vehicles purchased at the tail end of the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Photo of Motorcraft brake pads courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers No-Cost Motorcraft Brake Pad Replacement

Ford has begun replacing Motorcraft brake pads at no cost on certain commercial vehicles at Ford and Lincoln dealerships, as well as Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.

Pictured is the GMC Canyon. Photo courtesy of GM

GM Sets Pricing for 2015-MY Mid-Size Pickups

General Motors has set pricing for its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks that will arrive at dealer lots in the fall at $21,890 and $22,805 respectively.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Fleet Sales Buoyed By Trucks, Vans, SUVs

Trucks, vans and SUVs have been driving sales to commercial fleets so far in 2014 as passenger car fleet sales have fallen sharply during the same time frame.

Green Fleet Ends Ties with 100 Best Fleets’ Green Fleet Awards

Green Fleet Magazine is mixing up its annual Green Fleet Conference and Expo this October with a revitalized awards program.

Tenn. PD Adds 20 Chargers to Replace Crown Vics

The Knoxville (Tenn.) Police Department is finalizing upfitting for 20 Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol cars, as it begins phasing out aging Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters.

Philadelphia PD Adds Helicopters to Air Fleet

The Philadelphia Police Department has added two AStar helicopters to its aircraft fleet for patrol duties, harbor and coastal patrol, rescue missions, and SWAT team insertions.

Fire Destroys Va. County's Refuse Fleet

A weekend fire destroyed four front-loading refuse trucks owned by the Halifax County, Va., Public Works Department. An early estimate of damages to the fleet is $900,000.

FEMA Grant Helps Mass. Town Replace 40-Year-Old Fire Truck

The Town of Charlton, Mass., Fire Department was awarded a $893,000 grant to replace a 40-year-old aerial ladder truck that is 16 years past its recommended service life.

Screencapture of Apex Oil Lab website

Apex Oil Lab Opens Full-Service Oil Analysis Lab

The recently opened Apex Oil Lab offers 24-hour and same-day turnaround on most oil analysis tests.

Photo via Loïc Dupasquier/Flickr.

Drowsy Driving Top Condition of People Who Shouldn't Drive

Drowsy driving ranked at the top of seven conditions listed in the survey that should have caused drivers not to get behind the wheel. Survey respondents also widely supported (60 percent) making drowsy driving against the law.

Photos courtesy of PG&E.A Peterbilt/Allison Transmissions Class 8 electric hybrid material handler truck.

Utilities Urged to Double EV Investment

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and a few private utilities are urging other electric utilities to more than double their current investments in electric fleet vehicles. Both groups have taken steps to support utilities working to achieve this goal.

Congress Passes 10-Month Highway Bill

The Senate Thursday night approved a $10.8 billion House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. This ensures that highway funding will continue for the next 10 months.

PERC Launches

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new website,, to serve as a source for information about propane safety and newly developed propane-powered technology for agriculture, commercial landscape, industrial, on-road fleets, and residential industries.

House Rejects Senate Highway Trust Fund Patch as Deadline Looms

Congress is inching ever closer to the edge of insolvency for the Highway Trust Fund. On Thursday afternoon the House rejected the Senate’s bill to patch the Fund into December and sent its original bill back to the upper chamber.


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