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GF Survey: 82% of Fleet Managers Report Fuel Budget Increase

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet conducted a fuel survey in November, with 134 respondents. Fleet managers also shared strategies to reduce fuel costs -- the most common strategy was purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Kentucky Green Fuels Coalition recognized fleets for their fuel reduction efforts through its Green Fleets of the Bluegrass  program. *Photo courtesy of Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition

Kentucky Fleets Recognized for Fuel Reduction Initiatives

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition recognized 12 fleets for their efforts in improving the environmental performance of their vehicles fleets by reducing petroleum fuel use.

The Ram Cargo Van (Ram C/V).

Chrysler Shows New Ram Cargo Van Features, Details Customization Options

LOS ANGELES – Chrysler showed its new Ram Cargo Van at a media event in Los Angeles on Dec. 21, giving attendees the opportunity to check it out and drive it.

Nissan Releases LEAF First Responder’s Guide

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan released the first release of the First Responder's Guide for the LEAF.

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Webster Named Fleet Manager of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

WHEATON, IL - Michael Webster was previously director of fleet and transportation management at Citrus County, Fla. He began his new position on Dec. 5.

Carbon Motors' E7. Photo Credit: Carbon Motors.

Carbon Motors Appeals To Obama Administration for Loan

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors Corp. has turned to President Obama's cabinet for help moving forward its stalled police cruiser concept more than two years after submitting a federal loan application.

GSA Increases Vehicle Rental Timeframe for Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON - The new rule increases the rental timeframe to less than 120 continuous days (originally less than 60 continuous days) in addition to making other changes.

Last Call for GFX Papers: Updated

TORRANCE, CA - The deadline to submit papers for consideration for speaking opportunities at the 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference has been extended to Jan 9.

Happy Holidays from <i>Government Fleet</i>

TORRANCE, CA - From all of us at Government Fleet, may you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.

Audit Recommends Sacramento Reduce Fleet Size, Establish Take-Home Vehicle Policy

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento's Department of General Services' Fleet Management Division stated it was in the process of addressing the audit's recommendations and had already implemented changes.

City of Palo Alto to Issue RFP to Lease Light-Duty Fleet

The City of Palo Alto, Calif., has decided to go through with the request for proposal (RFP) process to lease 250 light-duty and transport vehicles in its fleet.

Alliance Autogas Achieves EPA Certification for More Than 200 Vehicle Types

ASHEVILLE, NC - Alliance AutoGas is now EPA-certified to convert more than 200 vehicle types to propane autogas utilizing the Prins System.

Ingersoll Rand Hammerhead tool

Ingersoll Rand Wins PTEN Innovation Award for the Hammerhead Tool

ANNANDALE, NJ - Ingersoll Rand has received a Professional Tool and Equipment News Innovation Award for the 2015MAX and 2025MAX Hammerhead low-profile Impactools.

Belen City Trucks Targeted for Theft & Vandalism

BELEN, NM - Ten of the City of Belen's vehicles have been burglarized or stolen in the past three months; seven trucks have been damaged and three totaled, the ABQJournal reported.

Photo credit: City of Ocean City.

Ocean City Fire Department Takes Delivery of New KME Predator Fire Engines

OCEAN CITY, MD – The City of Ocean City, Md., has received two new KME Predator fire engines, both of which are replacing two engines that have been in service for more than 20 years.

Hempstead, N.Y., Using Wind Turbine to Generate Hydrogen for Fuel Cell Vehicles

HEMPSTEAD, NY - The hydrogen fuel is used to power Toyota fuel-cell vehicles operated by the Town and a hydrogen/natural gas-fueled bus.

Hanceville, Ala., Gets Free Police Vehicles Through DOD Surplus Program

HANCEVILLE, AL – The City of Hanceville, Ala. has added 10 vehicles to its law-enforcement fleet using a U.S. Department of Defense surplus program, according to an article in The Cullman Times.

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Hopfer Retires from City of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - Karl Hopfer, fleet superintendent for the City of Anaheim, Calif., retired this month.

Commission Proposes Pooled Vehicles for Torrington Fleet

TORRINGTON, CT - The City of Torrington's fleet was found to be oversized and redundant, with lightly-used vehicles overlapping between departments, according to the Register Citizen.

Minnesota State Fleet Continues to Increase E-85 Use

SAINT PAUL, MN - Between July 2010 and June 2011, the Minnesota State fleet used more than one million gallons of E-85, setting a new record for a 12-month period.

Report Says North Carolina Should Implement State-Wide Fleet Management System

RALEIGH, NC – The State of North Carolina’s Program Evaluation Division released a report on State agencies’ fleet vehicles. The report found a discrepancy between vehicle registration records and the number of vehicles those agencies reported.

Miami-Dade PD Limits Take-Home Vehicle Use

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Police Department is limiting take-home vehicles to officers within Miami-Dade and Broward counties beginning in January, according to the Miami Herald.

Northeastern State University Oklahoma Automates Motor Pool Management

TAHLEQUAH, OK - Northeastern State University Oklahoma is automating the management of its fleet of university vehicles by implementing the Web-based fleet and motor pool software, FleetCommander.

Indianapolis Using Propane Conversions, Hybrids and EVs to ‘Green’ Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS - Both the Department of Public Works and Office of Sustainability are using a $318,300 grant a the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program to improve fleet fuel economy and reduce emissions.

Maxon Lift Corp. Donates Liftgate to the Non-Profit Marine Corps S.O.S. Organization

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Maxon Lift Corp. donated a Tuk-A-Way 72-25 liftgate to the non-profit Marine Corps S.O.S. Organization of St. Paul.



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