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Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently conducting its annual Public Sector Fleet Manager Salary Survey. Are you paid enough? Find out by participating in this survey before July 18.

Mitsubishi Announces Fleet Programs for 2012 and 2013-MY Vehicles

CYPRESS, CA - Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. announced new fleet incentives for its remaining 2012-MY vehicles and its 2013-MY vehicles. The company also announced U.S. production plans for a 2013 model.

Bobcat Updates Website with Attachment Competitive Comparison Videos

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company’s website — www.bobcat.com — has a new attachment section to showcase more than 70 front-end implements and attachments.

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Betz Leaves LeasePlan USA

TORRANCE, CA - Matthew Betz has left LeasePlan USA, where he was VP, government fleet services, since April 2010.

Diesel Filter Company Pays $628K for Not Providing GSA Lowest Prices

WASHINGTON - A New York-based diesel filter systems company has agreed to pay the United States $628,000 to resolve allegations that it did not provide agencies purchasing through the GSA contract the lowest prices.

Sugar Land, Texas, Issues CNG Plan for City Fleet

SUGAR LAND, TX - The City plans to convert 99 non-public safety vehicles first and heavy equipment later using a phased approach.

Bremerton City Auditor Says More Oversight of Fuel Purchases Needed

BREMERTON, WA - The report noted that although Bremerton’s Equipment Services Division administers the City’s fuel contract and handles billing, it doesn’t have the authority or responsibility to monitor or analyze fuel use and purchases.

Rochester Issues RFP for AVL & Intelligent Transportation System for Fleet

ROCHESTER, NY - The City of Rochester issued a request for proposals (RFPs) for the design and implementation of an Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) and Weather Sensor Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in its Public Works vehicle fleet. It expects to save 121,860 miles annually.

Caterpillar Fined $510K for Selling Uncertified Equipment in California

SACRAMENTO, CA - Caterpillar, Inc., will pay a fine of $510,000 to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for shipping more than 590,000 on-road and off-road engines that did not have legally required emissions controls installed.

Sacramento to Install 28 More EV Chargers with Grant Funding

SACRAMENTO, CA - Installation of the 28 level II electric power charging stations in various City public garages is expected to start in August and complete in November.

The Waldo Canyon fire began June 23 and took a turn for the worse on June 26. Photo courtesy of the City of Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Fleet Manager on the Waldo Canyon Fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Tom Monarco, fleet manager for the City of Colorado Springs, said two mobile fuel trucks provided 7,500 gallons of fuel for 46 different agencies, with an estimated fuel cost of more than $32,000.

Learn Tips for Remarketing Alt-Fuel Vehicles at the Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA – Discover how to get the most money for your used "green" vehicles at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, scheduled for Oct. 2-3 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, near the Chicago metropolitan area.

Drivers swipe a special WeCar card to access vehicles they've already reserved.

Loveland Reduces Fleet Through Car-Sharing Technology

LOVELAND, CO - The City of Loveland will soon be reducing its fleet of vehicles through the implementation of a car-sharing program, expected to save the City more than $300,000 annually.

Michigan FY-2013 Budget Prioritizes Use of Remanufactured Parts in State Fleet

LANSING, MI – Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed the FY-2013 budget, which prioritizes the use of remanufactured parts in the State fleet up through Sept. 30, 2013.

One of the City's fire department trucks fueled by CNG.

Asheville, N.C., Converts Fleet to CNG and Doubles Fueling Station Storage Capacity

ASHEVILLE, NC – The City of Asheville, N.C., has added 25 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet, bringing the total number of CNG vehicles the City operates to 37.

Junction City Brings Public Works & Fleet Maintenance Back In-House

JUNCTION CITY, KS - After nine years of outsourcing Public Works functions, the City of Junction City, Kan., transferred Public Works duties, including fleet maintenance, back in-house. The City still owns most of its Public Works fleet and has entered into a lease-purchase agreement for the rest of the equipment.

'Women in Fleet Management' Group to Hold Webinar July 24

ST. PAUL, MN - The Women in Fleet Management webinar will feature a conversation with Caroyln Woznicki, Johnson Controls' vice president of Global Purchasing & Supply Chain for the Building Efficiency Group. She will discuss reflections on her career in the fleet industry and the advice she would give to women who are entering, or in the middle of, their career today.

BYD GreenCity. Photo: BusinessWire

University of Utah Purchases BYD Electric Bus with Wireless Charging Pad

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah has placed an order for a 40-foot, all-electric transit bus with BYD Company Limited (BYD). The GreenCity bus will be retrofitted with a wireless charging pad.

Los Angeles Agrees to Pay $6.6M to Family of Woman Killed in Collision With Police Car

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Times said this is the largest amount the City has ever paid for a police-related collision.

Yolo-Solano AQMD Approves Grants for Fleet Clean Air Projects

DAVIS, CA – The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD) approved more than $300,000 in grants for 12 projects, a number of which allow for retrofitting of fleet vehicles, or the purchase of new vehicles, for various municipalities in northern California.

The City of Dublin celebrated the opening of its CNG fueling station on June 28, and 150 people attended the event. Photo courtesy of the City of Dublin.

City of Dublin Opens CNG Fueling Station

DUBLIN, OH - The City of Dublin CNG fast-fill fueling facility will be open to the public, other municipalities, and corporate fleets.

View Photos from GFX

TORRANCE, CA - Photos from the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) are now available for viewing. GFX took place June 18-20 in Denver.

Weld County, Colo., Opens CNG Station and Replaces 11 Vehicles With CNG Models

GREELEY, CO - Weld County has replaced 11 of its fleet vehicles with CNG models. The new SkyBlu CNG fueling station is operated by Mansfield Energy Corporation.

City of Lawrence, Kan., Testing Natural Gas F-150 for Fleet Use

LAWRENCE, KS - The City of Lawrence worked with Black Hills Energy and Fuel Conversion Solutions to convert the vehicle.

Chicago P.D. Uses Reverse Auction to Buy Patrol Vehicles

CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department used an eBay-style reverse auction earlier this year to award contracts to two Chicago-area car dealers to supply the new Ford patrol vehicles.



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