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California's Office of Fleet Management Establishes New Call Center

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State of California’s Department of General Services, Office of Fleet and Asset Management (OFAM), established a new call center to centralize fleet management.

New Hampshire Bill Would Require Employees to Reimburse State for Non-Business Miles

CONCORD, NH – The State of New Hampshire’s Senate approved a bill that would require State employees to pay mileage reimbursement for personal use of State-owned vehicles.

Fort Smith, Ark., Evaluating Fleet Insurance Policy

FORT SMITH, AR - The City of Forth Smith, Ark., is considering a policy with the Arkansas Municipal League to reduce its insurance costs.

Networkfleet’s 365-Day Reporting Broadens Insights to Improve Fleet Management

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet's new 365-day reporting capability provides a more comprehensive view of what is happening in the fleet by capturing and incorporating long-term data.

Mississippi Governor Urges Development of Natural Gas

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi's Governor Phil Bryant is advocating for natural gas development, adding his signature to a memorandum of understanding with 11 other governors seeking expansion of natural gas vehicle production.

The charging stations will become available for use during the week of April 1. Photo courtesy of the City of Charlotte.

Charlotte Buys EVs, Installs Charging Stations

CHARLOTE, NC - The City of Charlotte has installed 26 charging stations in seven locations and has purchased eight electric vehicles for the City’s fleet.

Washtenaw County Renews Contract With LeasePlan USA

ALPHARETTA, GA - The County also took advantage of LeasePlan's contract with NJPA member agencies, which provide vehicle maintenance and repair services with related equipment, supplies, and services.

Downers Grove Cuts Energy Costs at Fleet and Public Works Garages

DOWNERS GROVE, IL - New facility lighting has reduced the number of kilowatt hours the facilities use by 190,117, compared with previous lighting.

Report Advises North Carolina to Implement Telematics in Fleet

RALEIGH, NC - A report on North Carolina State agencies’ fleet vehicles stated that the Division of Motor Fleet Management (MFM) “operates in accordance with most fleet management best practices” but needs telematics to strengthen its accountability.

Pittsburg State University Adds Hybrids to Motor Pool Fleet

PITTSBURG, KS - The university’s vehicle maintenance supervisor Kurt Kasjaka said the vehicles will help reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint and save fuel.

Town Of Oyster Bay Joins Nassau County’s Natural Gas Contract

OYSTER BAY, NY – By piggybacking off Nassau County’s natural gas contract, the Town of Oyster Bay expects to save 15-20% on its natural gas purchases. The natural gas will be used to power the Town’s sanitation fleet and to heat facilities.

Honolulu Replaces 31 Refuse Trucks

HONOLULU – The City of Honolulu has placed 20 new refuse collection trucks into service throughout the island of Oahu, and 11 more have been ordered. In late 2011, a large number of older refuse side-loaders experienced various mechanical problems.

Pictured is one of 13 vehicles the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, nearby, has converted to run on CNG at the grand opening facility. Photo via Facebook/Time-It Lube.

Public CNG Fueling Facility Opens in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA - A new public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility opened in the City of Shreveport, which the City will use to fuel its CNG vehicles.

Bergen County Saved $649K by Reducing Fleet

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County (N.J.) Executive Kathleen Donovan delivered a State of the County address that detailed savings as a result of changes to the fleet, including reducing fleet size and beginning a bidding process for vehicle procurement.

Webtech Wireless Announces Expansion of InterFleet Service Offerings

VANCOUVER - The InterFleet division of Webtech Wireless Inc., is expanding its service offerings and capabilities with the establishment of a Project Management Office (PMO) consistent with the structure of its Quadrant division PMO.

Cape Coral City Council Approves Purchase of 40 Dodge Charger Patrol Cars

CAPE CORAL, FL – In mid-March, 2012, the City of Cape Coral, Fla., approved the purchase of 40 patrol cars to replace a number of existing vehicles, all of which have more than 100,000 miles on them.

Mississippi Senate Approves One-Year Moratorium on State Fleet Purchases

JACKSON, MS – The Mississippi State Senate passed a one-year moratorium on the purchase, lease, or acquisition of vehicles by State agencies, as well as a requirement for State agencies to reduce the total number of vehicles they manage.

City of Newark, Del., Buys Hybrids for Fleet

NEWARK, DE - The City used money from the 2012 Capital Program Equipment Replacement fund and $25,500 from a Delaware greenhouse gas grant for the purchase.

DOE Offers $10M in Grants for Electric Cargo Vehicle Demos

WASHINGTON - Agencies in the Los Angeles South Coast Air basin nonattainment area and the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria nonattainment area are eligible for funding to deploy electric transportation technologies for cargo vehicles, such as trucks and forklifts.

The Dodge Durango Special Service comes with a 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine as standard.

Chrysler Now Offering Dodge Durango Special Service

Chrysler said the new Durango Special Service will be built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

Ford's Police Interceptor Utility and Police Interceptor.

Ford Police Interceptor Gets Official EPA Fuel Economy Numbers

DEARBORN, MI - Ford said that compared to its predecessor, the Crown Victoria, the new Interceptor gets 4 mpg better in city driving, and 5 mpg better on the highway. In addition, Ford said the engine produces 38 more horsepower.

Indianapolis’ Williams Moves to Parks & Rec

INDIANAPOLIS - John Williams, deputy director of Fleet and Solid Waste Services for the City of Indianapolis, was appointed director of the City's Department of Parks and Recreation. He starts in his new position on March 19.

Santa Ana, Calif., Disbands Fire Department, Transfers Fire Apparatus to County

SANTA ANA, CA - Government Fleet magazine contacted Santa Ana’s Facilities, Fleet, and Stores Manager Rick Longobart about the impact this change in City services will have on the division he manages.

About 30 fleet professionals attended the MEMA meeting March 15.

MEMA Members Discuss Fleet Challenges, Fuel Management

ORANGE, CA - At a March 15 meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), 30 fleet professionals gathered to discuss their challenges and to learn about fuel management.

Networkfleet eBook and Webinar Focus on Managing Risk, Reducing Accidents

SAN DIEGO - The Networkfleet eBook and webinar will include specific actions fleet managers can take to analyze fleet operations and implement a successful risk management strategy.



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