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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.

Kanawha County Invests in Natural Gas

CHARLESTON, WV - Kanawha County set aside $50,000 to further the development of natural gas vehicles and is looking to convert County fleet vehicles to natural gas, according to the Charleston Daily Mail.

Kurji Appointed Jacksonville Fleet Chief

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown appointed Karim Kurji as the chief of fleet management for the City. Kurji brings two decades of experience as a controller, auditor, and accountant.

Boulder Electric will provide the City of Dallas with three vehicles, two of which the City can keep after the contract ends. Photo via Boulder EV.

Dallas to Begin Electric Vehicle & Infrastructure Pilots

DALLAS - Dallas will pilot three Boulder Electric vehicles and install 16 electric charging stations at no or very low cost.

Houston Parts Transfer Audit Finds $1.2M in Adjustments

HOUSTON - The City of Houston performed an audit of the process to sell/transfer vehicle repair parts to NAPA, finding adjustments totaling 30 percent of the original book value.

UMass Says Fleet Vehicles are Well Managed

AMHERST, MA - Fleet staff at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst say the University's 737 fleet vehicles are well-managed and improper use is rare, according to The Republican.

City of Canton Leases Harley-Davidson Police Motorcycles

CANTON, GA - The City of Canton, Ga., Police Department's first motorcycle leases are for two new Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The City of Dublin&#39;s 44 new vehicles have been converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Photo courtesy City of Dublin.<br />

City of Dublin Adds 44 New CNG Vehicles to Fleet

DUBLIN, OH - Using partial grant funding, the City of Dublin purchased 44 new CNG vehicles for its fleet and plans to open a public CNG fueling station this year.

Pflugerville Police Department Switching to Chevrolet Tahoes

PFLUGERVILLE, TX - The new Chevrolet Tahoes will be used by the Police Department's Community Services, Administration, Street Response Team, and Patrol divisions.

Trimble Appoints PeopleNet Founder and CEO to Lead Transportation and Logistics Division

SUNNYVALE, CA - Trimble announced the appointment of PeopleNet founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble's worldwide Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Division.

GPS Insight to Host Webinar on GPS on Jan. 19

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight will be hosting a webinar showcasing fleet managers who use GPS tracking to cut fleet costs and increase revenue in the service industry on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Virginia’s Governor Creates Alt-Fuel Vehicle Conversion Fund for State Fleet

RICHMOND, VA - The State of Virginia would use federal funds to pay the difference between the cost of traditional fuel vehicles and alternative-fuel vehicles, or for vehicle conversions.

Santa Monica Donates Equipment and Vehicles to Bayou La Batre

SANTA MONICA, CA and BAYOU LA BATRE, LA – The City of Santa Monica has formally transferred the titles to 24 fleet assets, including vehicles and equipment, to the City of Bayou La Batre, La.

Central Ohio Municipalities Pledge to Share Services, Including Fleet

OHIO - The list of potential services to share includes fleet in addition to recycling, courts, purchasing, technology, and health insurance.

Nominate the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

Jacksonville Passes Reform Legislation, Will Appoint New Fleet Chief

JACKSONVILLE, FL - City of Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown signed legislation to streamline city government. The legislation will rename and amend the department that oversees the fleet management division.



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