Government Fleet News

North Florida Transportation Planning Organization Offering CNG Conversion Funding

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The TPO said it's working with the Florida Department of Transportation to be able to offer these additional Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

Carroll County (Ga.) Sheriff&#39;s Office has converted 36 vehicles to run on propane autogas.<br />

Georgia Sheriff’s Fleet Expects $135K Fuel Cost Savings by Using Propane Autogas

CARROLLTON, GA – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office near Atlanta is saving an estimated $135,000 annually in fuel costs running 36 Ford Crown Victorias on propane autogas through the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP).

NY Gov. Cuomo Proposes $50M Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure

ALBANY, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State address on Jan. 9, outlining an agenda for the State. He proposed investing $50 million in an extensive electric vehicle charging network and using the State fleet to demonstrate the benefits of plug-in electric (PEV) technologies.

The City of Napa has received four Chevrolet Caprice PPVs so far.

Napa Switching to Chevrolet Caprice PPV for Patrol Car

NAPA, CA – The City of Napa, Calif., is switching its patrol cars from the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor to the Chevrolet Caprice PPV and has received four of the new vehicles so far.

City of Edmonton, Canada, Hosts Fleet Maintenance Conference

EDMONTON, AB - The City of Edmonton, Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Municipal Fleet Managers (CAMFM), announced the inaugural Fleet Maintenance Leadership and Best Practices Conference. The event takes place May 14-15.

Fleet Toolbox Surpasses 500 Members

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet's Fleet Toolbox features a number of tools and features designed to help fleet professionals benchmark their fleet’s operations against others, share their accomplishments, and network with other fleet professionals.

Albemarle County Police Transitioning to Ford PI Utility

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Albemarle County Police Department has chosen to transition to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, replacing its Ford Crown Victoria police sedans, according to NBC29.

Denver International Airport Improving Ground Fleet Management, Utilization, and Record Keeping

DENVER– An audit conducted by the City and County of Denver’s Auditor’s Office recommends that the Denver International Airport (DIA) improve oversight and internal controls for the airport’s fleet of more than 1,800 ground vehicles.

The heavy equipment motor pool consists of 16 pieces of equipment shared among 50 users.

Santa Barbara Expects to Save $61K Through Heavy Equipment Motor Pool

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Through the creation of a heavy-duty motor pool, the City of Santa Barbara, Calif., expects to save $35,800 annually and $25,000 in one-time savings through the reduction of three trucks. The City is using INVERS technology for motor pool management.

San Mateo Transit Launches Vehicle Sharing Program for Area Fleets

SAN MATEO, CA – San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) has launched a new program that will allow member organizations, which can include cities, counties, and other public agencies in the region, to share passenger vehicles.

Fort Bend County Creates Fleet Management Department

RICHMOND, TX – Fort Bend County Commissioners Court voted to create a Fleet Management Department and hire a fleet manager to oversee purchasing and standardization of the County’s three separate fleets.

Corpus Christi Uses Video Segments to Explain Switch to Chevrolet Tahoes for Police

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi explained its switch from Ford Crown Victoria police sedans to Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs via a new City Council TV program. Police Chief Floyd Simpson cited longer lifecycle and warranty as reasons.

Snoqualmie Fleet Division Recognized for Green Efforts

SNOQUALMIE, WA – The Western Washington Clean Cities coalition gave the City’s fleet a three-star rating as part of coalition’s “Evergreen Fleets” recognition system.

Plum Borough, Pa. Implements New Fleet Management Solution

PLUM BOROUGH, PA – The Pittsburgh, Pa., suburb of Plum Borough has implemented a new fleet management solution from Roamworks USA.

Illinois Adopts New State Fleet Vehicle Use and Purchasing Rules

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois' new Vehicle Use Act went into effect on Jan. 1. The Act requires the State and the Department of Central Management Services to develop new rules for fleet vehicle use and acquisition that State agencies must follow.

Congress Extends Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

WASHINGTON – Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on Jan. 1, 2013, which provided one-year extensions for several tax credits, including credits for compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and propane, among others.

Government Fleet’s Top 10 Articles From 2012

TORRANCE, CA – For 2012, fuel management system purchasing tips top the most-read articles list, while other popular topics were outsourcing and off-road equipment maintenance.

RMFMA Opens Membership to Individual Fleet Members

FORT COLLINS, CO – The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) launched a new membership category, called Individual Fleet Membership. Groups within this category are: Fleet Mentors, Fleet Apprentices, Fleet Educators, and Fleet Colleagues.

ASE Test Preparation Webinar Recording Available for Viewing

LEESBURG, VA – On Dec. 18, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) hosted a webinar for technicians preparing for ASE tests. For those unable to attend the webinar, a recorded version is available for viewing.

New York City Upgrades Fleet Management Software System

NEW YORK CITY – New York City has selected AssetWorks’s fleet management software system to manage its fleet of 27,000 vehicles. AssetWorks’ platform will replace the City’s existing fleet management solution.

California Sets Procedures for Fleet Card Use

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State of California Department of General Services (DGS) issued a memo mandating policies and procedures that must be implemented by all State departments that participate in the State Fleet Card Program. The purpose is to prevent abusive fleet card practices.

Government Fleet’s Top 10 News Stories From 2012

TORRANCE, CA – Each year, Government Fleet takes a look back at the top news stories of the year. This year, news about police vehicles dominated the top 10 list.

St. Louis County Police Dept. Acquires Special Equipment for Major Incidents

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County Police Department has acquired a new armored vehicle, a tactical vehicle, and a helicopter for use during major disasters, criminal incidents, and possible acts of terrorism.

Avon Lake Considers Propane Conversion

AVON LAKE, OH – The City of Avon Lake is considering installing a propane fueling station and converting its fleet vehicles to dual-fuel propane/gasoline, according to the Morning Journal.

The 2013-MY Chevrolet Impala. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM To Offer 'Limited' Police Chevrolet Impala Version In 2014

TORRANCE, CA - Despite rumors to the contrary, General Motors will continue producing its existing Chevrolet Impala patrol car for law enforcement fleets in 2014 even though the automaker is introducing a redesigned non-police version of the Impala.

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