Government Fleet News

Peachtree City, Ga. Leases Vehicles in Pilot Program

The City of Peachtree City is conducting a one-year pilot program where it will lease a small number of vehicles.

Henderson to Purchase 27 Chevrolet Tahoes and One Caprice for Police and Fire Fleet

HENDERSON, NV - The 27 vehicles represent less than 10 percent of the 299 vehicles in this class that the City is replacing.

GPS Insight Ranked No. 74 on Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight ranked No. 74 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500. The company reported a four-year growth of 1490 percent.

New Orleans Aviation Board Failed to Implement Ground Fleet Audit Recommendations

NEW ORLEANS - A follow-up audit of the New Orleans Aviation Board's fleet operations found it had failed to implement seven of the nine fleet recommendations from a 2009 audit it had pledged to follow.

Study Shows Cities’ Finances Continue to Weaken

WASHINGTON - According to a study from the National League of Cities, the nation's cities are cutting personnel and infrastructure projects as the economic downturn continues to take its toll on city finances.

DOE Inducts 7 Transportation Champions into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy inducted seven Clean Cities coordinators into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame.

ZoomSafer FleetSafer Vision and Mobile Now Available on GSA Schedule

WATERFORD, WI - Runzheimer International and ZoomSafer announced the availability of ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer Vision and FleetSafer Mobile safe driving solutions through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Awards Schedule program.

CST Announces Carbon Footprint Trending and Forecasting Service

WEAVERVILLE, NC - CST Fleet Services' new service analyzes fleet data to generate a trend of fleet emissions and carbon footprint reductions as well as forecast the trend into the future.

T3 Motion Launches New Non-Lethal Response Vehicle

COSTA MESA, CA - T3 Motion, Inc. has launched its new T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV), which the company said is designed to provide law enforcement with a vehicle for use during riots and violent protests.

Zonar Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation

SEATTLE - In October 2011, Zonar marked its 10th anniversary of providing customers with innovative fleet management solutions.

Pittsburgh Plans to Use $500,000 Grant to Purchase CNG Refuse Trucks

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced plans to introduce legislation to the Pittsburgh City Council to purchase four CNG-fueled refuse trucks.

Snohomish County's Fleet manager Allen Mitchell.

Snohomish County's Fleet Manager Moving to Position With Arlington County, Va.

EVERETT, WA - Allen Mitchell worked with Snohomish County, Wash., for 19 years as its fleet manager.

Mark Bellamy, the new Director of General Services for York County, Va.

York County Maintenance Chief Promoted to General Services Director

YORKTOWN, VA - Mark Bellamy served as the chief of vehicle and equipment maintenance for 10 years.

Snohomish County Increases Biodiesel Options for Fleet Vehicles

EVERETT, WA - Snohomish County's Fleet Management Division will have access to a higher blend of locally sourced and refined biodiesel. The County uses up to a 40-percent blend of biodiesel in its diesel vehicles.

The Freightliner Business Class M2 112

DeKalb County to Add 24 Freightliner Business Class CNG Trucks to Fleet

DECATUR, GA – DeKalb County, Ga. has ordered 24 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks for use in sanitation and maintenance roles.

Standing with the City's new vehicles are (l-r) Cash Johns, City of Longmont, fleet operations; Joe Boatwright, Terex Utilities Inc.; and Joel Trotter, LPC operations manager.

City Of Longmont Adds 4 Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

LONGMONT, CO - The City's four new trucks, a digger derrick and three bucket trucks, are equipped with Terex' HyPower Hybrid System.

Pensacola to Transition Public Utility's and City's Fleet to Natural Gas

PENSACOLA, FL - The City of Pensacola and local utility Emerald Coast Utilities Authority plan to begin transitioning their fleets to run on natural gas. In addition, the City's natural gas utility Energy Services of Pensacola will install fueling stations.

City of San Diego’s Fleet Services Division Wins Managed Competition

SAN DIEGO - San Diego City employees won the bid to provide fleet maintenance services. Fleet services' proposal cut costs by more than 13 percent over the current budget for vehicle maintenance.

City of Laredo Moves Fleet Facility to a Former Dodge Dealership

LAREDO, TEXAS - The City of Laredo's new fleet facility has been operational since early September.

Funding Available for California Hybrid & Electric Buses/Trucks

SACRAMENTO, CA - $11 million of funding is still available to California fleets, public or private, to purchase hybrid or electric buses and trucks through the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

City of San Francisco Signs New Fuel Contract

SAN FRANCISCO – The City of San Francisco has signed a new one-year fuel contract with Western States Oil for $27,800,000.

USPS Upgrades Its Vehicle Management System

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has ordered software upgrades and related support for its wireless vehicle management system.

The Victory Vision was one of two new 2012 police bikes tested by the Michigan State Police. Photo: Paul Clinton.

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles in Michigan

CHELSEA, MI - This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

ClipperCreek Introduces Online Store for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

AUBURN, CA - ClipperCreek's new e-commerce site will allow for more convenient electric vehicle charging station purchases.

GPS units are currently installed in approximately 1,500 of San Bernardino County's light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles.

San Bernardino County Fleet Uses GPS to Reduce Emissions

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - GPS units in 1,500 of San Bernardino County's fleet vehicles have resulted in a reduction of greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions and reduced vehicle maintenance and repair costs.

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