Government Fleet News

Bi-Fuel CNG System Introduced for Isuzu and GM Delivery Vehicles

Nat G CNG Solutions based in Houston, Texas, announced that it is introducing its new DuraDrive bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) System from AGA Systems into Texas and Louisiana.

Photo courtesy Steve Beaudry.

Two Idaho Companies Offer Yamaha Police Motorcycles

Two Idaho-based companies have introduced differing law enforcement versions of Yamaha's FJR-1300 sport-touring motorcycle.

Williamson County vehicles running on propane autogas. Photo courtesy of the Propane Council of Texas.

Williamson County Fleet Saves $73K with Propane Autogas

Williamson County in Texas expects to save $73,000 on fuel costs annually by running fleet vehicles on propane autogas. The County began converting vehicles to propane autogas in 2009 and now operates 36 propane-autogas vehicles.

Charlotte County Settles Lawsuit over Damage of Leased Faclity

Charlotte County, Fla., settled a lawsuit over damage of the pavement and exterior siding of a leased fleet facility, awarding Denjer Enterprises Inc. $100,000. The County leased a fleet building from Denjer after the County’s own building was destroyed in Hurricane Charley in 2004.

Attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony view vehicles that run on CNG. Photo courtesy of Marion County.

Marion County Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for CNG Fueling Facility

Marion County, Fla., officials broke ground for a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility on April 9. The CNG fuel station will support the County’s fleet, private fleets, and the public.

Monroe to Distribute Reading Truck Body Products

Reading Truck Body, LLC, and Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc., have entered into a strategic partnership that will expand distribution of Reading’s products and services, for example in the Midwest and southern U.S.

Oregon Bill Would Pave Way for EV Charging Stations at State Agency Facilities

S.B. 536 would allow the State to contract with EV charging station vendors to help expand the network of charging stations in the state.

Springfield Wants to Construct Centralized Maintenance Facility

The City of Springfield, Ill., is considering converting a factory into a centralized fleet maintenance garage. City officials want to borrow $1.3 million for the project, according to the State Journal-Register.

Jackson County Purchases Dodge Chargers

The Jackson County (Mich.) Sheriff Patrol is purchasing six Dodge Chargers to replace six Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars. The County will buy the vehicles using the State of Michigan contract.

Johnson County Snowplow Trucks Destroyed in Fire

A fire in a Johnson County, Iowa, fleet garage destroyed three snowplows in late March and may have caused heat damage to five other trucks, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

Ulster County Comptroller Recommends More Oversight of Take Home Vehicles

The Ulster County, N.Y., comptroller has released a report that offers a number of recommendations to improve how the County manages take-home vehicles used by County employees.

Pennsylvania Senator Wants State to Conduct Natural Gas Fleet Conversion Study

Pennsylvania State Senator Timothy Solobay has introduced a resolution, SR 38, in the Pennsylvania Senate to direct the State’s Department of General Services to conduct a study that would analyze whether the State can convert its fleet to run on natural gas.

Flagler County, Fla., Consolidates Sheriff’s Office Fleet Maintenance With County

The Flagler County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office has consolidated its fleet maintenance services with the County’s. According to a statement from the sheriff’s department, the change should result in cost savings and more efficient operations.

Doosan Offers Special Limited-Time Warranty to New Owners

Doosan offers customers a special limited-time, factory-sponsored 3-year/5,000 hour driveline warranty for all new interim Tier 4 (iT4) excavators and wheel loaders.

On February 15th, Rick Weeks, DEQ Chief Deputy (second from right), presented Chesterfield County's Fleet Management Division's Jeffrey Jeter (Fleet Manager) and Michele Ervin (EH&S Officer) with their E4 flag and plaque. DEQ's Sharon Baxter (at left) was also present. Photo courtesy Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality.

Chesterfield County, Va. Fleet Division Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Chesterfield County, Va.’s Fleet Management Division earned an E4 recognition level, the highest achievable, from the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality. This level recognizes the fleet division has aggressive environmental performance goals, that it engages the local community, and that it's making progress toward its goals.

Lancaster County, Pa., Replacing 14 Diesel Trucks With CNG Models, Installing CNG Fueling Station

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded $174,048 to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) to help with the cost of replacing 14 heavy-duty, diesel-powered trucks with 14 new compressed natural gas-fueled trucks.

Court Says Stockton, Calif., Can Declare Bankruptcy

A federal judge on April 1 decided that the City of Stockton, Calif., would be able to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The City filed for bankruptcy on June 28, 2012.

Pictured are the engine blocks that will be used to retrofit the golf carts curing a press conference announcing the new technology. Photo courtesy of City of Akron.

Akron to Purchase 20 Natural Gas & Hydrogen-Powered Golf Carts

Akron, Ohio, is purchasing the golf carts from Hydrogen Energy Systems, an Akron start-up company, that developed proprietary technology that addresses the emissions from the small internal combustion engine.

GPS Insight Upgrades to Google Maps

GPS Insight has upgraded its dashboard mapping and browser-based mapping to Google Maps. This upgrade gives users new functionality and faster load times.

Mohawk Lifts Renews U.S. GSA Contract

Mohawk Lifts, manufacturer of two-post, four-post, mobile columns, parallelogram, and in-ground lifts, announces the renewal of its GSA contract for a 5-year basic period.

National Parks Initiative Expands Clean Vehicle Use in 5 Parks

Five new National Parks Initiative projects mostly focus on shifting park vehicles to run on alternative fuels, such as propane, biodiesel, and electricity. These projects build on the success of other programs in 2011 and 2012.

GM Details 2014 Silverado and Sierra Fuel Economy and MSRP

General Motors has released official EPA fuel economy results for its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The 2WD Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the 5.3L V-8 can achieve up to 23 mpg highway, according to GM.

Carlsbad, NM, to Install GPS in Vehicles

The City of Carlsbad, N.M., Council approved on March 26 the purchase of a $50,000 GPS vehicle tracking system for its fleet units, according to the Carlsbad Current-Argus.

The all-new Reading Ready Van SL comes enhanced organizational, safety, and security features, according to Reading Truck Body.

Reading Launches Its New Ready Van SL

Reading Truck Body has launched its all-new Reading Ready Van SL, a service van that offers an enclosed interior work space and outside compartments designed with added convenience and security in mind.

The Mayor and Council stand with the Town of Normal's Mitsubishi iMiEV cars. Photo courtesy of Town of Normal.

Normal, Ill., Becomes EV Town

The Town of Normal, Ill., celebrated its commitment to electric vehicles and infrastructure. Normal has 50 charging stations, most of which are publicly available, and 12 electric vehicles.

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