Government Fleet News

John Amatt. Photo courtesy John Amatt.

GFX Coverage: Tuesday Keynote Focuses on Persevering in the Face of Adversity

DENVER – The Tuesday, June 19, keynote during GFX 2012 featured mountaineer and explorer John Amatt, whose speech focused on the themes of persevering in challenging situations and environments and the importance of teamwork.

Bob Stanton gives the opening keynote address at GFX 2012.

GFX Coverage: Keynote Focuses on Improving Management Skills

DENVER – At the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), Bob Stanton, fleet manager for Hillsborough County, BOCC, gave the opening keynote address.

Boulder EV currently builds all its vehicles at a 60,000 sq. foot plant in Lafayette, Colo.

GFX Coverage: Boulder EV Leads Attendees Through Facility Tour

LAFAYETTE, CO - The electric vehicle automaker’s CEO Carter Brown and a staff member led two groups of about 50 fleet professionals through the plant, explaining steps in the manufacturing process.

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Kansas Highway Patrol equipped 14 historic-themed Ford CVPIs. Photo courtesy KHP.

The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

TOPEKA, KS - The last of the venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptors has found a new home in the Midwest.

Eric Bearly (left) and Steve Riley, Automotive Director for the City of Coral Cables, Fla. (right).

GFX Coverage: Riley Honored for Leadership at GFX 2012

DENVER – Steve Riley, Automotive Director for the City of Coral Cables, Fla., earned the 2012 Government Fleet Magazine Visionary Leadership Award for being an innovative fleet manager at the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) on June 20.

City of Springfield, Ill., Adds Terex HyPower Trucks to Equipment Fleet

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The City of Springfield, Ill., has been using three the Terex HRX55 Hi-Ranger material handling aerial devices with the HyPower Hybrid System and recently took delivery of one Terex TL50 Hi-Ranger telescopic material handling aerial device with Hypower system.

CEI to Exhibit at Government Fleet Expo in Denver

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of fleet accident and risk management services, will demonstrate its latest accident management technology at the Government Fleet Expo in Denver next week.

Josh Gerkin, Certified Auto Mechanic with the City of Tucson's Fleet Services department.

Gerkin Named 'Technician of the Month' for June 2012

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine has named Josh Gerkin as the inaugural Technician of the Month for June 2012. Gerkin works with the City of Tucson's Fleet Services department as a certified automotive mechanic. He has 18 years of experience and has been with the City for 8 years.

GFX 2012 Starts Monday, June 18

DENVER – Monday, June 18 is the first day of the three-day 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), which will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Nevada Environmental Commission Lets Clark County School District Use Lower Cost Gasoline

CARSON CITY, NV - The two-year "variance" approved by the Commission would allow the Clark County School District to use conventional, rather than reformulated, gasoline in its gasoline-fueled support fleet vehicles.

The 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV.

Kentucky State Police Chooses Chevrolet Caprice PPV as Patrol Car

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky’s State Police (KSP) purchased 125 2012-MY Chevrolet Caprice PPV sedans to replace existing vehicles in the agency's fleet.

The Sheriff's Office's new Ford Police Interceptor sedan. Photos courtesy Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Dept. Buys Ford Interceptors for Fleet

OCALA, FL – The Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office has received the first vehicle in an initial delivery of 36 new Ford Police Interceptor vehicles equipped with 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engines.

Seven natural gas tanks reside in the roof of the Xcelsior transit bus, providing a range of 450 miles. Photo courtesy of City of Culver City.

Culver Citybus Takes Delivery of the First Natural Gas Xcelsior Transit Buses

CULVER CITY, CA - Culver CityBus purchased 20 low-floor Xcelsior buses for approximately $10 million. Several of the new buses were placed in service on May 29. The remaining are expected to be in service by the end of June.

North Dakota DOT Breaks Sales Records at Public Fleet Auction

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) broke records for both total sale and average price per vehicle with the prices it received at a June 7 public auction.

Digital Ally’s Fleet Recorders Selected as a Best New Product at 2012 EMS Today Conference

OVERLAND PARK, KS - Digital Ally, Inc. has had its Video Event Data Recorder (VEDR) selected as one of the 50 best new EMS products of the year.

Calif. HVIP Provides More Funds for San Joaquin Valley 'Green' Truck & Bus Fleets

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will provide additional funding for vehicles operating 100% of the time in the San Joaquin Valley.

GSA to Eliminate Low-Demand or Obsolete Contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) outlined its plans to stop adding new contractors for obsolete items and to eliminate contracts for items that have low or no demand.

S.C. Forestry Commission Purchases Closed-Cab Fire Suppression Equipment

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Forestry Commission unveiled 10 new closed-cab fire suppression units at a press conference.

Networkfleet Awarded National Contract by NJPA

SAN DIEGO - The Networkfleet solution is now available nationally to National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) members under contract # 113011-NWF.

BAF Technologies Acquires Emissions Solutions Provider ServoTech

DALLAS - The acquisition is expected to help BAF speed production and delivery of EPA and CARB standards-compliant CNG vehicle conversions.

Ford Offers New F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package

DEARBORN, MI - The package will be available for SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and will offer a choice of 5.0L V-8 or 3.5L EcoBoost engines.

Pictured is a Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Impala with the new gray graphics. Photo courtesy of Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County Tests Patrol Vehicles, Anti-Idling Technology

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is updating its police fleet with new vehicle testing, graphics, in-car technology, and fuel cost savings technology.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Implements New Motor Pool Management System

SACRAMENTO, CA - The system went live during the first week of June. Over the coming months, SMUD will evaluate how employees are adapting to the new FleetCommander system.

Louisiana Considering Bill Requiring State Agencies to Buy Natural Gas Vehicles

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana's HB 1213 would also provide funding for natural gas or bi-fuel vehicle purchases by State agencies. If passed as-is, it would go into effect Oct. 1.

New York State Awards $1.9M for Charging Stations to Municipalities & Public Entities

ALBANY, NY – New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the State awarded $1.9 million to the City of Rochester, the New York Port Authority, and the New York Power Authority to install electric vehicle charging stations.

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