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Indianapolis Fleet Hard at Work During Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS - GF spoke to John Williams, deputy director of Fleet and Solid Waste Services, about fleet services' behind-the-scenes involvement with the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Pictured is a rendering of the CNG fueling facility, which will be have three dispensers initially and the ability to add two more. Image courtesy NoPetro.<br /><br />

Tallahassee Natural Gas Station Opens Possibilities for Local Fleets

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leon County Schools is building a publicly accessible CNG fueling station, and other local public sector fleets have expressed interest in using it.

Allegheny County Public Works Closing Fleet Garage Due to Structural Problems

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Public Works is closing one of its fleet garages, which houses County motor pool and sheriff’s department vehicles, due to structural problems.

US DOD Unveils Plug-in EV Program Plans

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has developed a pilot PEV program to develop its own knowledge base and skills to then implement PEVs within non-tactical fleets on a larger scale.

Snap-on Offers Diagnostic Training Courses Online

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Snap-on now offers a range of diagnostic multimedia training courses, at no charge, on its website, designed to help professional technicians learn how to use Snap-on's variety of platforms.

City of Darien to Keep Fleet Maintenance In-House

DARIEN, IL - The City of Darien Council voted to keep fleet maintenance in-house by hiring a mechanic to replace a retired technician rather than outsourcing the job to a nearby village.

Clark County Earns EPA Award for Cutting 1,404 Pounds of Lead From Fleet

LAS VEGAS - Clark County began phasing out the use of lead weights in 2009 while participating in the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Program.

Yonkers, N.Y., Cuts 40 Take-Home Vehicles, Plans Future Fleet Reductions

YONKERS, NY – The City of Yonkers has updated its policies on City-owned take-home cars, eliminating 40 vehicles from a total of 93 vehicles that City employees were allowed to take home.

Boston & Zipcar Launch Car Sharing Program for City Employees

BOSTON - The City of Boston is partnering with car sharing company Zipcar, Inc., to launch a new fleet sharing program called FleetHub. A number of existing city-owned fleet vehicles will be outfitted with Zipcar's car sharing technology.

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Government Fleet Launches ‘Technician of the Month’ Program

TORRANCE, CA - Each month Government Fleet will feature a technician on Government Fleet's website, and in our enewsletter, from the submissions we receive from within Fleet Toolbox, which is free to join for public-sector fleet professionals.

Last Chance to Submit Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Nominations

TORRANCE, CA - This is the last week to submit nominations for the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

Frederick County Public Works to Oversee Fleet Dept.

FREDERICK, MD - Frederick County eliminated the Management Services Division, which oversaw Fleet. Fleet will now function under the Division of Public Works, and no other changes to the Department are anticipated at this time.

Philadelphia to Purchase Fleet Management System for Fire Department

PHILADELPHIA– The City of Philadelphia has signed a contract with Intermedix for a technology and business services solution for the City’s fire department.

Manassas, Va., Rolls Out Volt, Plans to Install Charging Stations

MANASSAS, VA – The City of Manassas, Va. purchased a new Chevrolet Volt as part of the City’s goal to make 10% of its fleet consist of “clean” vehicles by 2020.

Florida State University Using Honda Civic Natural Gas in Research Program

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State University has purchased a Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan for research purposes, as part of the school’s Sustainable Campus Initiative.

Driver’s Alert Integrates GPS Data with Safety

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FL - Fleet safety provider Driver's Alert Inc. has launched an integrated solution that transforms GPS data into actionable events to change driver behavior and improve safety.

CARB Approves New Emissions Rules for MY-2017 Through 2025

LOS ANGELES - Automotive Fleet contacted the California Air Resources Board to find out how these new standards will affect fleet orders and vehicle costs.

Pictured is a vehicle from Milwaukee County. Photo courtesy Odyne Systems.

Wisconsin Agencies Take Delivery of 7 Hybrid Work Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Milwaukee County and various utilities recently took delivery of seven hybrid system work trucks featuring plug-in hybrid propulsion systems.

Lincoln, Ill., Out of Money for Fire Fleet Repairs

LINCOLN, IL – The City of Lincoln, Ill. doesn’t have enough funds for major repairs for its fire vehicles, and is facing higher fuel prices for its police vehicles, according to the Lincoln Courier.

Dane County, Wis., Recognized for Landfill CNG Fleet Fuel Project

MADISON, WI – Dane County, Wis., received the EPA’s 2011 Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) Project of the Year award for its efforts to fuel County vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG).

Special Audit Finds Unauthorized Use of New Mexico PRC Vehicles

SANTA FE, NM - The audit of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission found unauthorized vehicle use and more than $28,000 of prohibited purchases of premium gas since 2009.

Napa, Calif. Fleet Division Earns 'Green' Designation and Renews ASE Blue Seal Certification

NAPA, CA – The City of Napa, Calif.’s fleet management division has launched into the New Year with a renewed ASE Blue Seal of Excellence certification and a new “green” designation from the State of California.

Propane Council Demonstrates Propane Autogas Refueling at NTEA Work Truck Show

WASHINGTON - Panel discussion explores adding cost-effective fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

New Hampshire Says Non-Business Use of Vehicles Justified

CONCORD, NH - Vehicles with more than 15-percent non-business use are eligible for redistribution into a motor pool unless the agency assigned with the vehicle submits and receives a waiver. Only 14 waivers were denied.

Sacramento City Council Votes to Reduce Fleet Size by 245 Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, CA - According to Sacramento's City Auditor Jorge Oseguera, the report found the City could potentially save $5.7 million by not replacing the 245 vehicles in the fleet that were each driven less than 6,000 miles in a year.



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