Government Fleet News

Following a tribute from Bobit Business Media, Brian Bowden gave a speech at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13. Photo: Natalia King

GM's Government Sales Manager Bowden Retires

General Motors' government sales manager, Brian Bowden, will retire in July. He will be replaced by Dana Hammer, GM's existing manager of law enforcement product sales, GM has announced.

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Oklahoma City FD Purchases 20 New Fire Engines

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has added 20 fire engines to its fleet. The trucks feature different interior configurations, but the agency hopes to benefit from two standardized engines.

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New York City Seeks More Diversity from Truck Vendors

New York City has launched a new procurement initiative to help expand vendor participation in the city fleet’s trucking and specialized equipment procurements.

Photo courtesy of City of Chicago

Chicago Releases Vision Zero Safety Plan

The City of Chicago has released a three-year plan to reduce roadway crashes. The plan calls for side guards and convex mirrors to be installed on large trucks belonging to the city and contractors.

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

Photo courtesy of State of Washington

Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

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Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Debuts Optima TC 55 Aerial Device at EUFMC

The company showcased its latest features and introduced the Optima TC 55 aerial device, which features lower travel height, better ground access, and improved boom speeds.

Photo of 2017 Titan King Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices Titan King Cab Pickups

Nissan has begun selling Titan and Titan XD King Cab pickups for at least $33,745 and $34,755 respectively as the extended cab pickups complete a trio of cab configurations.

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

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Little Rock Official Requests $10.5M to Update Police Fleet

According to a memo from the Little Rock (Ark.) city manager, 236 of the agency's 362 over-the-road vehicles have over 100,000 miles logged.

Photo via Flickr/North Charleston

Ala. PD Adds Connected Cameras to Vehicles

The Dothan Police Department (Ala.) is installing a new camera system in vehicles, with an additional camera to be worn by police officers.

Photo via Flickr/Raymond Wambsgans

Agencies Expand Patrol with UTVs

With summer approaching, several police agencies are adding off-road vehicles to help patrol their parks and trails.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Michelin's acquisition of NexTraq will enhance the company's solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity. Photo: Michelin

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Photo: Natalia King

Ivers Named 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year

Mary Joyce Ivers, CPFP, was named the 2017 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference on June 13 during The Honors Celebration.

Za Farley from Government Fleet magazine hads an award to Darryl Syler from the City of Dublin, Ohio at GFX. Photo: Natalia King

5 Fleets Recognized for Earning Operational Certifications

The CFMO certification benchmarks fleet practices against private-sector companies. The CLEANFleet certification ensures fleet operations are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible.

Photo: Natalia King

Saltzgiver Receives Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven Saltzgiver, CAFS, consultant with Mercury Associates, received the 2017 Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award today at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX).

The three Hall of Fame inductees present at GFX were (l-r) Keith Leech, Sr., Lisa Bernier, and Steven Saltzgiver. Photo: Natalia King

Public Fleet Hall of Fame 2017 Class Honored

Four public sector fleet professionals joined Public Fleet Hall of Fame this year, joining a group of fleet professionals who have made a significant impact to the industry.

Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County Named No. 1 Leading Fleet

San Bernardino County, Calif., was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13.

Pictured left to right are John Milhon, City of Mesa, Ariz.; Craig Croner, CPFP, City of Boise, Idaho; Paul Condran, City of Culver City, Calif.; and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio

2017 Elite Fleets Honored at GFX

The Elite Fleets are former No. 1 fleets that continue to maintain excellence within their operations. Each fleet is honored with a plaque.

Photo courtesy of Motiv

Calif. City to Deploy Battery-Electric Garbage Truck

The City of Sacramento, Calif., will soon be using the state’s first battery-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The Class 8 electric refuse vehicle is powered by Motiv Power Systems’ electric powertrain.

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