Government Fleet News

Spartan Chassis Recalls 799 Fire Rescue Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Spartan Chassis is recalling a number of 2007 to 2012 model-year fire rescue vehicles, according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA).


Maxon Announces New Additions to Its Sales Team

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Shauna Schneider is covering the Los Angeles market, and Mark Johnson is covering the northern Texas area.

Erik Gustafson, fleet manager for the City of Chico, helped reduce the City's fleet replacement budget by $1.6 million, nearly half of which was from taking a reserve fire ladder truck out of the replacement budget.

Chico Realizes Savings Through Fleet Optimization & Revised Vehicle Use Policy

CHICO, CA - The City of Chico's Central Garage was able to save the replacement fund $1.6 million and saved $85,234 in reduced fuel consumption in the past three years.

San Juan Capistrano Joins Calif. State Fuel Card Contract

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - The City of San Juan Capistrano joined the State of California's contract for a fleet fuel card in order save on rising fuel costs, which is expected to result in up to $4,000 of savings each year.


ROUSH CleanTech Hires Eastern Region Fleet Sales Manager

LIVONIA, MI - Chelsea Jenkins, now Roush CleanTech's eastern region fleet sales manager, was previously executive director of Virginia Clean Cities.

Bankrupt Harrisburg Plans to Consolidate Fleet & Facility Maintenance

HARRISBURG, PA - After being declared in fiscal emergency, Harrisburg is moving forward with the financial recovery process, which includes a consolidation of fleet and facility maintenance and hiring a manager.

Ford Dealers to Offer Natural Gas Engine on F-Series Super Duty Pickups

VANCOUVER, BC - Westport Innovations Inc.'s new natural gas Westport WiNG Power System will be available in Ford F-250 and F-350 super-duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers.

CARB Approves $15,000 Incentive for Transit Connect Electric

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board has approved a $15,000 incentive for the first Transit Connect Electric purchased by a commercial fleet for deployment in the state of California.

Smith Electric’s New eTrans All-Electric School Bus Offers 120-Mile Range

CINCINNATI — Industry professionals got their first in-person look at Trans Tech Bus’ all-electric school bus, the eTrans, during a special event at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Summit.

Wright Express Awarded National Joint Powers Alliance Fleet Card Contract

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - The Wright Express fleet card program will now be available through the NJPA, allowing government fleets to join the contract without issuing an RFP.

AARA funding through the Clean Energy Coalitiion helped defray the cost of Ann Arbor's hydraulic hybrid recycling trucks.

Ann Arbor Saves with Hydraulic Hybrid Recycling Trucks

ANN ARBOR, MI - The City of Ann Arbor's deployment of four hydraulic-hybrid recycling trucks in its fleet last year improved fuel economy by 15 percent and increased brake lifespan.

Two Lee County, Fla. Fleet Employees Charged in Bomb Hoax

FORT MYERS, FL – In Lee County, Fla., two employees of the County’s fleet shop were arrested earlier this month for allegedly placing a briefcase at a County fueling station as a prank on Sept. 8.

U.S. DOE Launches Vehicle Lifetime Operating Costs Calculator

WASHINGTON – The tool allows users to compare emissions and the lifetime operating costs of different conventional vehicles and those running on alternative fuels and powertrains.

Missoula to Install GPS Units on Fleet Vehicles

MISSOULA, MT – The City of Missoula, Mont.’s city council voted to approve the purchase and installation of GPS units and an automated vehicle locator system for vehicles in the City’s fleet.

About 500 Zipcar vehicles will be available to State of Illinois employees for use in the Chicago area.

Federal GSA & State of Illinois Add Car Sharing to Fleet Programs

WASHINGTON & SPRINGFIELD, IL - The U.S. GSA awarded a blanket purchase agreement to Zipcar as a vendor for the government's short-term rental (STR) program. The State of Illinois also launched the carsharing option for state employees.

Altech-Eco Receives EPA Certifications for Bi-Fuel F-250/350 6.2L CNG Conversion

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corporation has obtained certificates of conformity from the EPA for its CNG bi-fueled and dedicated conversion systems for the 2011 Ford 6.2L V8 F-250 and F350 pickups.


In Memoriam: Donald Compton, 1930-2011

TUCSON, AZ - Donald Virgil Compton, retired fleet manager and one of the founding members of the RMFMA, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., on Oct. 15. He was 81.

The Central Arizona Project is the largest diversion canal and aquaduct system ever constructed in the United States.

Central Arizona Project Automates Fleet Management

PHOENIX -The Central Arizona Project (CAP) recently automated the management of its fleet of state vehicles through the use of FleetCommander Web-based fleet and motor pool technology,

(L-R) Mike Moynihan, President and CEO, United Way of Camden County; Bill Kwelty, Nathan Asbell M.D. Humanitarian Award recipient; Mindy Holman, Chair of the Board of the United Way of Camden County

ARI SVP Bill Kwelty Honored With Humanitarian Award by United Way of Camden County

MT. LAUREL, NJ - The United Way of Camden County gives the award annually to individuals who have helped advance the common good and have made Camden County a better place to work and live.

Pittsburgh Area Fleets Participate in Alt-Fuel Study

PITTSBURGH - The Townships of Peters, Upper St. Clair, and North Strabane are among the fleets participating in an alternative fuel study with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities to determine the feasibility of converting their vehicles to alt-fuel.

Town of Jonesborough Purchases Used Refuse Truck to Meet Tight Budget

JONESBOROUGH, TN – The Town of Jonesborough recently gave its fleet management division the task of reinventing the City’s sanitation department while still meeting a tight budget.

Propane Prominent at Virginia Energy Conference

WASHINGTON - Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) President and CEO Roy Willis told the Governor's Conference on Energy in Richmond, Va., that propane is expanding economic development and creating jobs in Virginia and beyond.

City of Naperville Selects New Public Works Director

NAPERVILLE, IL - Dick Dublinski will be responsible for overseeing a number of key areas, one of which includes fleet services.

Stoughton PD Adding QR Codes to Police Cruisers

STOUGHTON, MA - The City of Stoughton's police department is adding a QR code graphic to its police cruisers to give citizens better access to the department.

Northeast States Form Electric Vehicle Network

WASHINGTON - Ten northeast states and the District of Columbia have formed the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, which will promote clean vehicles and fuels and facilitate deployment of EV charging infrastructure.

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