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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 - 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.
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.
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, 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– 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 – 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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES - Automotive Fleet contacted the California Air Resources Board to find out how these new standards will affect fleet orders and vehicle costs.
WAUKESHA, WI - Milwaukee County and various utilities recently took delivery of seven hybrid system work trucks featuring plug-in hybrid propulsion systems.
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.
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).
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, 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.
WASHINGTON - Panel discussion explores adding cost-effective fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas.
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, 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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