Government Fleet News

Study Finds Eco-Driving Improves Fuel Economy Nearly 14% in Waste-Hauling Fleets

SAN DIEGO – Findings from a recent Waste-Hauling Fleet Fuel Efficiency Study from SmartDrive show waste-hauling fleets can reduce fuel consumption by up to 13.8%, saving more than $2,600 per vehicle annually, by engaging in eco-driving best practices.

Chattanooga’s New Energy Policy Mandates Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's Executive Order No. 2012-01 states that by 2015, at least 25% of new light-duty vehicles acquired by City agencies must be alternative-fuel vehicles, one of various mandates to reduce energy use.

Mario Guzman, fleet administrator for the City of Boynton Beach, Fla.

Guzman Named Fleet Administrator for City of Boynton Beach, Fla.

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Mario Guzman, CAFM, has been named fleet administrator for the City of Boynton Beach, Fla., under the direction of Christine Roberts, assistant public works director.

GM Says Sales to State and Local Governments Increased 115% in July

DETROIT – General Motors reported that its fleet sales to state and local police agencies drove a 115% increase in sales to government entities.

Charles Davenport, Maintenance Technician IV with the City of Roanoke, Va.,’s Fleet Management Department.

Charles Davenport Named 'Technician of the Month' for July

TORRANCE, CA - Charles Davenport is employed as a maintenance technician IV with the City of Roanoke, Va.,’s Fleet Management Department. He has more than 30 years of experience, is ASE certified, and has spent the last seven years with the City.

U.S. Air Force Right-Sizes Non-Combat Ground Fleet

WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that the U.S. Air Force has worked to right-size its fleet since 2005, reducing its total size by 7%.

Chicago O'Hare Adds Hybrid Pickup Trucks to Ground Fleet

CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has expanded its fleet of hybrid vehicles with three Chevrolet Silverado hybrid pickup trucks.

Calif. Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 13% Since 2003

SACRAMENTO, CA – A recently released report from the State's Department of General Services shows California is on target to meet the 2020 goal of a 20-percent overall reduction in petroleum fuel use from 2003 consumption levels.

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USPS Sustainability Scorecard Shows Reduced Fleet, Increased Petroleum Use

WASHINGTON – The United States Postal Service’s Sustainability and Energy Scorecard for 2011 shows that the agency has met its goals for greenhouse emission reduction, energy intensity reduction, and potable water intensity reduction, but has not met its goal to reduce fleet petroleum use.

Green Fleet Conference Panel Focuses on the Future of Car Sharing

TORRANCE, CA – Find out how changes in car sharing will impact the fleet industry in a government-specific panel at the Green Fleet Conference.

GAO Report Says 7% Growth in Federal Fleet Size Masks Right-sizing in Several Agencies

WASHINGTON - One-third of the 24 agencies, those with the largest number of vehicles, covered in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reduced their fleet size by 2% during this period.

Mike Grace is pictured here during his retirement luncheon in July.

Grace Retires From St. Johns County

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Michael Grace III, fleet manager for St. Johns County, Fla., retired on August 3. He is immediate past president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA).

Vermont Man Destroys Rural Sheriff’s Dept. Police Vehicles With Tractor

DERBY, VT – A man in Vermont allegedly climbed into a tractor and destroyed seven of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Dept. police vehicles, according to the Union Leader’s website and NBCnews.com.

City of Hazard Replaces Police Fleet With Dodge Chargers

HAZARD, KY - The Hazard (Ky.) Police Department is replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet with Dodge Chargers, beginning with the purchase of five vehicles, according to the Hazard Herald.

Connecticut Pilots GPS on Select Fleet Vehicles

WATERBURY, CT - The State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families will be piloting GPS on eight to 10 of its fleet vehicles. Sprint, the vendor on the state contract, will provide the GPS services.

The City purchased the two CNG trucks with grant funding. Photo courtesy of the City of Greensboro.

Fuel Cost Savings Justify Greensboro’s Investment in CNG

GREENSBORO, NC - The City of Greensboro, N.C., celebrated the opening of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and unveiled two City-owned CNG recycling trucks purchased with ARRA funding.

Fleet Managers’ Solutions to Today’s Industry Challenges – Video Series Part 3

TORRANCE, CA - This is the third part of our video series featuring fleet management professionals. Topics discussed include choosing the right law enforcement vehicle and dealing with staff member retirement.

Fleet Manager for South Jordan, Utah, Charged With Fuel Theft

SOUTH JORDAN, UTKSL.com has reported that South Jordan and Sandy police have charged the former fleet manager for the City of South Jordan with allegedly using State-issued fuel cards to purchase gasoline for personal vehicles.

Pennsylvania Senator Introduces Bill to Help State Develop Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

WASHINGTON - The STATE Act would create a grant program that would offer states funding to develop initiatives that encourage the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and public and private investment in natural gas vehicles and transportation infrastructure.

One of the new Chevrolet Volts purchased by the City of Bellevue.

Bellevue Adds Chevrolet Volts to City Fleet

BELLEVUE, WA – The City of Bellevue has added three Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles to its fleet using grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

West Va. Governor Tomblin Announces Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo & Conference

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia’s Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Charleston will host the 2013 Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo and Conference at the Charleston Civic Center May 13-15, 2013.

The new municipal wash will be used by 53 municipalities in the region. Photo courtesy Monmouth County.

Monmouth County Opens New Municipal Vehicle Wash Facility

TINTON FALLS, NJ - The new facility can recycle the water it uses as part of a pilot project where the recycled water, when it can no longer be used by the washing facility, can be used for dust control at a local landfill and on roads.

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Yonkers’ New eBay Store Earns $44K for Fleet & Other Assets

YONKERS, NY – The City launched an eBay store, YonkersCARStore.com, to sell excess City assets, including vehicles. Opening earnings for the first 10 days of bidding at the store have exceeded $44,000.

Report Says North Carolina Should Centralize Fleet Management

RALEIGH, NC - A report about the State of North Carolina fleet suggested the State expand the mission of the Division of Motor Fleet Management to oversee all state vehicles and rename it the Division of State Fleet Management to recognize this increased authority.

Sustainability All-Star Nominations Due!

TORRANCE, CA – Time is running out to nominate individuals who have made an environmental difference for Green Fleet magazine's Sustainability All-Star award. Nominations are due Friday, August 3.

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