Government Fleet News

Connecticut Awards Funds to Municipalities to Buy Alt-Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Stations

HARTFORD, CT – Two of those projects are for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, specifically projects in the cities of Norwich and Plymouth.

Nissan displays the vehicle at MSTU.

Nissan Donates LEAF to Middle Tennessee State University

MURFREESBORO, TN – Middle Tennessee State University received a Nissan LEAF vehicle and three charging stations from Nissan.

EPA Recognizes Alabama DOT for Fleet Emissions Reduction

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Alabama Department of Transportation with a Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) Community Leadership Award for efforts to reduce fleet diesel emissions.

Compton Considers CNG Bi-Fuel Vehicles for its Fleet

COMPTON, CA - The City is exploring updating its fleet of trucks used by the City's Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Fire, and Water Departments with CNG vehicles.

Grasshopper Company Receives Sustainability Award

MOUNDRIDGE, KS – The Grasshopper Company received special recognition from the Green Biz Wichita organization for accomplishments in sustainable manufacturing and adoption of sustainable concepts in product design.

Colorado Springs to Develop an RFP to Outsource Its Fleet Division

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The City of Colorado Springs is looking to outsource its fleet division as part of a major effort to reorganize its departments.

California Eliminates 7,112 Vehicles From State Fleet

SACRAMENTO, CA - California’s Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order, B-2-11, in January of 2011 to reduce the size of the passenger vehicle fleet operated by the State by half, if not more.

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced it has finalized the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards up through model-year 2025. The Administration originally announced the proposed standards in July 2011.

Lyon Workspace Products Introduces Its 2013 Catalog

MONTGOMERY, IL - The new 196-page Storage Solutions 2013 Catalog from Lyon Workspace Products features “Safe, Secure Storage Solutions” involving nine major product categories.

Springfield, Ill., Names Palazzolo Its First Fleet Manager

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The City of Springfield appointed its first fleet director, Mike Palazzolo, currently superintendent of auto maintenance, according to the State Journal-Register. Palazzolo will oversee fleet consolidation.

The Napa Unified School District's hybrid buses were delivered painted with green stripes.

Napa School District Calls for Hybrid Bus Rail Color Exemption

NAPA, CA – The Napa Unified School District hopes to have green rub rails on its seven new hybrid school buses for easier identification and safety purposes. However, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has refused an exemption for the green stripes.

Sandy Springs Converts 25 Patrol Cars to Propane Autogas

SANDY SPRINGS, GA - According to Alliance Autogas, this will save the department more than $11,000 in fuel costs and will displace nearly 10 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over a period of three months.

Green Fleet Conference Panel to Discuss Challenges of EV Charging Infrastructure

TORRANCE, CA – Learn about the challenges of establishing EV charging infrastructure based on actual fleet experience at the Green Fleet Conference, in the “EV Charging Infrastructure Needs for Fleet Use” session.

One of the LAUSD's trucks that the school district is using in its advertising program. Jennie-O is running an ad campaign as part of this program.

LAUSD Fleet Advertising Program to Bring in $4M Over Five Years

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has started an advertising program on its non-school bus fleet of vehicles to bring in additional revenue.

Columbus to Track On-Road City Vehicles

COLUMBUS, OH – The City of Columbus has partnered with AssetWorks to track its on-road city vehicles using a GPS tracking and vehicle monitoring system. Fleet staff will install the hardware.

Photo courtesy of John Deere.

New JDLink iPhone/iPad and Android Apps Monitor John Deere Machines on the Go

MOLINE, IL - The free JDLink mobile application allows fleet managers to access John Deere’s system to keep tabs on machine location and alerts via their iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

Audit Recommends Syracuse Reduce Police Take-Home Cars

SYRACUSE, NY – An audit of the City of Syracuse Police Department's take-home vehicles concluded that the PD should consider implementing GPS tracking to monitor daily usage of its vehicles and reduce its take-home fleet.

GF Survey Says 37% of Fleet Managers’ Salaries Increased in 2011

TORRANCE, CA – Thirty-seven percent of fleet managers reported increased salaries between 2010 and 2011, while 12% reported a decrease, according to results from a survey conducted by Government Fleet.

Sheriff Steve Michek said the conversion will save on fuel costs and overall maintenance costs. He is pictured (left) with a deputy.

Iowa County Sheriff’s Office Converts Cruiser to Autogas for Fuel Savings

DODGEVILLE, WI – The Iowa County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Office expects to save between $5,000 and $5,400 annually on fuel costs after converting one cruiser to run on propane autogas.

GPS Insight, Ranks No. 3,003 on the 2012 Inc. 5000

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight number 3,003 with three-year sales growth of 73% on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

Pennsylvania Auctions 510 Fleet Vehicles as Part of Rightsizing Effort

HARRISBURG, PA - The State’s General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips said this auction was one of the largest the State has conducted.

A Nissan Leaf charging in Houston's Tranquility Park garage.

Houston Partners With Zipcar on Municipal Car Sharing Program and Fleet Software

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Through the partnership with Zipcar, 50 existing City-owned fleet vehicles, including 25 Nissan Leaf models, will be equipped with Zipcar’s FastFleet vehicle sharing technology.

Clay Chandler.

Chandler Resigns From Fleet Management Position With State of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV - Clay Chandler resigned from his position as executive director of West Virginia’s Fleet Management Office on August 10.

ASE Extends Testing Registration Deadline Through August 24

LEESBURG, VA - For fleet managers whose employees are interested in taking these exams, ASE stated that testing ends August 31 and that those interested can register any time through August 24 at

OEMs Talk Green Truck Products & Technologies

TORRANCE, CA – What can fleet managers expect from the next generation of light- and medium-duty trucks? Find out at the truck OEM panel discussion on Oct. 2 at the Green Fleet Conference.

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