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Amarillo Police Dept. Buys In-Car Recorders for Patrol Cars

AMARILLO, TEXAS - The new units will replace existing units in select vehicles and be used in new cars.

Indy Snow Force's new logo. Photo courtesy City of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Receives 5 Trucks In Exchange for Company Branding

INDIANAPOLIS - In exchange for branding rights on the new vehicles, Cargill, the City's salt supplier, will donate five Ford F-250 trucks equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders, and 125 tons of salt.

DriveCam Awarded NJPA National Contract for Fleet Safety Solution

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam, video-based safety solution, is is now available nationally to National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) members under contract #102811-DCI.

Pomona Replaces Refuse Truck Fleet with CNG Vehicles

POMONA, CA - The City of Pomona, Calif., will replace its entire refuse truck fleet with 22 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks. The total cost to the City for the 20 side loaders and two rear loaders was approximately $5.16M.

Supershuttle Awarded GSA Contract

PHOENIX – The U.S. Government Service Administration (GSA) awarded Veolia Transportation’s On Demand Division, which includes shuttle operations SuperShuttle shared ride van service and ExecuCar, a contract to transport government employees.

BAE Systems and Caterpillar have signed a 20-year supply agreement to collaborate on the HybriDrive parallel system for heavy-duty trucks similar to the one pictured on the left. (Photo: Business Wire)

BAE Systems to Outfit Caterpillar Heavy-Duty Trucks with HybriDrive Parallel Systems

JOHNSON CITY, NY - BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. have signed a long-term supply agreement to collaborate on an energy-efficient parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty trucks.

Honda Delivers Fit EV to the City of Torrance for Use in Testing Program

TORRANCE, CA - Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda, presented a key to the vehicle to Torrance’s Mayor Frank Scotto.

Texas Commission Offering $4.5M in Grants for Natural Gas Fueling Stations

AUSTIN, TX - The Commission said the grant money is designed to “support the development of a network of natural gas vehicle fueling stations to serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for natural gas vehicles in Texas.”

Chicago Dept. of Sanitation Improves Recycling Fleet Efficiency in Managed Competition

CHICAGO - The recycling managed competition program was between two private sector companies – Midwest Metal Management and Waste Management – and Department of Sanitation Services (DSS) workers.

<br /><br />About 75 fleet professionals were present for the MEMA meeting.<br /><br />

Exploring Remarketing Options with MEMA

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - At a Jan. 19 meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) at the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, remarketing specialists discussed options for government agencies.

Screencapture of www.CleanTransportationFunding.org

MSRC Launches Redesigned Website for Clean Transportation Funding

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) provides clean transportation funding to projects that help reduce pollution from mobile sources in the Southern California area.

Lee County Promotes Bicycle Safety with Stickers on County Vehicles

FORT MYERS, FL - Lee County, Fla., fleet staff will be placing bicycle safety stickers on County vehicles and equipment as part of a community effort to promote motorist awareness of bicycles on the roadways.

Arkansas Awards CNG Fueling Station Funds

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The City of Little Rock will receive $235,000 to add CNG to an existing fueling station, and an oil company will receive $235,000 to add CNG to an existing station in the City of Conway.

Chicago Gets $3.6 Million from Online Auctions of Surplus Vehicles and Materials

CHICAGO – The City of Chicago’s Department of Procurement Services (DPS) collected $3.6 million in 2011 from selling City surplus vehicles and materials via its online auction system.

Williamson County Installs Propane Station and Converts Fleet Vehicles to Autogas

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – Williamson County opened a new propane fueling station in Round Rock, Texas, as part of its efforts to reduce emissions and fuel spend.

Eighteen windshields in 15 trash trucks were damaged.

Vandal Damages Roanoke County Trash Trucks

ROANOKE, VA - A vandal damaged 15 Roanoke County trash trucks, smashing windshields and mirrors and delaying trash collection for a day. Fleet Manager Kevin Glass discusses repairs and acquiring replacement parts.

New Mexico State Agency Changes Vehicle & Fuel Card Use Policies

SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) changed its vehicle use policies and procedures this month following a commissioner's guilty plea of fuel card abuse.

PureForge Receives Patent for Method of Manufacturing Wear-Resistant Brake Rotors

SAN DIEGO -The patent protects the PureForge Atomic-Forging technology as applied to a braking system, the process that uses a lightning-like effect to produce an ultra-hard and wear-resistant metal surface.

Tennessee Offers Clean Energy Grants

NASHVILLE, TN - Officials in Tennessee announced a series of State energy efficiency projects, including the purchase of Nissan LEAFs, as well as the new Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program, open until March 30.

Michigan State Police Tests Aftermarket Tires

LANSING, MI – The Michigan State Police (MSP) conducted an aftermarket tire test for law enforcement fleet vehicles in June 2011 and released a report on the results.

Central Ohio Fleets to Share Maintenance, Training, and Repair Services

COLUMBUS, OH - Government Fleet talked to Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator for the City of Columbus, about what this shared services agreement will mean for Columbus’ fleet operation and for the municipalities that signed the agreement

Vincentric Releases Dynamic TCO: Fleet Edition Calculator

BINGHAM FARMS, MI - Dynamic TCO: Fleet Edition is primarily deployed through a software as a service (SaaS) delivery model. It dynamically calculates total cost-of-ownership based on user inputs, enabling an infinite number of custom lifecycle cost queries, with the results displayed within seconds.

Santa Ana Fleet Transitions to Online Chemical Data Management

SANTA ANA, CA - The City of Santa Ana, Calif., Facilities, Fleet and Central Stores units are transitioning its MSDS (material safety data sheet) management, previously managed with a paper and binder system, to an online system.

Kenneth Hoglund. Photo via City of Houston.

Houston's Mayor Nominates New Director of Fleet Management

HOUSTON – The City of Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker has announced a new director of fleet management for the City, Kenneth Hoglund, who previously worked as the director of fleet management for Cintas Corp.

Virginia Beach Auditor Says Fleet Garages Need Better Security

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - The City’s public works division concurred with the auditor’s findings and has already implemented a number of the recommended changes. The audit found no cases of fraud.



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