Government Fleet News

(L-R) Norm Brown, Jose Reyna, and Scott West. Photo: A.R.E.

A.R.E. Reorganizes Fleet and Commercial Sales Division

Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. has implemented a strategic realignment of the company's fleet and commercial sales division.

Texas Provides $7.7M in Grants for Light-Duty Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering up to $7.7 million in incentives for the purchase or lease of eligible vehicles powered by CNG, propane autogas, or electric drives. Applicants can receive $2,500 per vehicle.

Audit Questions Tampa Mayor's Use of SUV

A federal audit has questioned the City of Tampa's decision to purchase an armored police vehicle as well as the mayor's use of a sport-utility vehicle purchased with federal funds.

N.Y. City Considers Outsourcing Ambulance Service

The City of Lockport has begun discussions about outsourcing the service, following a court battle with the local firefighter union, after the city attempted to reduce staffing on each shift from nine to seven firefighters.

Ga. County Enters $2.4M Vehicle Lease-Finance Agreement

Fulton County, Ga., is replacing 105 of its fleet vehicles through a five-year, $2.4 million vehicle finance lease with Grant Capital Management. The county has entered into two lease purchase agreements to finance vehicle replacements since May 2013.

Photo courtesy of Mike Genthner.

CHP Replacing BMW Motorcycles With Harley-Davidson

The California Highway Patrol has begun adding new Harley-Davidson motorcycles to its highway enforcement fleet, as the agency begins replacing aging BMW motorcycles.

City of Philadelphia Selects AssetWorks Fleet Management Software

The City of Philadelphia has picked AssetWorks' integrated fleet management software to manage its large fleet, the company has announced.

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

CEI to Show Accident Management System at GFX

The CEI Group, Inc. will demonstrate ClaimsLink ExpressLane, the latest version of its online accident management information system, at the 2014 Government Fleet Expo and Conference next week in San Diego, Calif.

The Peterbilt transfer trucks have Cummins-Westport ISX 12L CNG engines and will fuel overnight. Photo courtesy of LCSWMA.

Pa. Refuse Agency Adds $4.8M CNG Fleet, Fueling Station

The Lancaster County (Pa.) Solid Waste Management Authority has invested $4.8 million to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and construct a CNG fueling station.

Photo courtesy of Segway.

Segway Launches SE-3 Patroller

The SE-3 Patroller is a larger vehicle than its two-wheeled personal transport vehicles for agencies looking to show a more visible security and community relations presence.

Screenshot via AF.

Automotive Fleet Launches Van Channel

AutomotiveFleet.com has launched a comprehensive online van resource that allows fleet readers to research the 11 commercial passenger and cargo vans now available.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Calif. Police Vehicle Test Results Released

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released its final report of its two-week evaluation of 2014 model-year law enforcement vehicles.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (left) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard are partnering to reduce fuel use. Photo courtesy of City of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis, Sacramento Forge Alt-Fuel Pact

The mayors of the cities of Indianapolis and Sacramento, Calif., have pledged to work together to reduce the use of petroleum-based fuels in their municipal fleets.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Improves Paint Durability for Transit Van

Ford's 2015 Transit van will carry paint with improved durability that will retain 90 percent of its gloss for four years when ordered in white, Ford has announced.

Fleet Managers Attend Chevin User Group

Fleet managers who oversee more than 150,000 pieces of equipment attended a 2014 User Group meeting hosted by fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions.

Va. County Awards Fuel Contracts

Pittsylvania County in Virginia has awarded bids to two suppliers to provide the county with fuel. This action followed an audit earlier this year revealing the county had not sought competitive bids for vehicle fuel, which violated its procurement policy.

Photo illustration courtesy of NCSR.

Report Reveals Red-Light Running Behavior

Red-light runners run red lights most frequently in the afternoon on Fridays, according to a new study on the driver behavior.

Photo of City of Long Beach's Elgin LNG sweeper by Paul Clinton.

Calif. City's LNG Sweepers Reducing Fuel Costs By 58%

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has reduced its fuel costs by nearly 60% annually and significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, after updating its fleet of LNG-powered street sweepers six years ago.

Chart via Santa Barbara County Grand Jury.

Calif. Sheriff’s Idling Vehicles Wasted $1.25M in Fuel

The San Barbara County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office’s fuel cost for idling patrol vehicles exceeded $1.25 million over the past six years, according to a Santa Barbara County (Calif.) Grand Jury report released this month.

Texas City's Fleet Facility Evacuated After Chemical Exposure

The City of Lubbock, Texas, fleet facility was evacuated on Monday after a sanitation worker suffered chemical exposure from a trash truck.

The Tacoma was Toyota's top commercial fleet vehicle in 2013. Photo of 2012-2014 model courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has released its fleet incentives for 2015-model-year vehicles, as well as order and delivery dates.

Ford Adds Online Parts Tool for Engine Replacement

Online tool makes aftermarket installation parts easier to find and more efficient, accurate to order.

The 2016 Ford F-650 with a dump body configuration.

2016 Ford F-650/F-750 to Offer 3 Diesel Power Ratings

Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine in the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 can be configured for three engine power ratings to optimize vehicle performance for specific vocational needs.

Video: GM Recalls 2.4M Vehicles, Halts SUV Sales

General Motors has ordered dealers to cease sales of its full-size SUVs in a fresh recall that affects 2.43 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedans and Chevrolet Silverado pickups.

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