Government Fleet News

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore (left) and Little Rock Employee of the Year Robert Kelly (right) pose with Kelly's plaque.

Little Rock Fleet Technician Named Employee of the Year

The City of Little Rock, Ark., named Robert Kelly, automotive technician II in the Fleet Services Department, its 2013 Employee of the Year. The City chose Kelly for this honor among 2,500 full- and part-time staff members in 14 departments.

ARB Transfers Cleaire Longview Verification to ESW CleanTech

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has transferred the verification of the Cleaire Longview diesel particulate filter system to ESW CleanTech. ESW CleanTech will sell new systems as well as provide support for existing Cleaire customers.

Steuben County to Study Switching to Natural Gas Vehicles

The study would look at the cost-effectiveness of retrofitting vehicles and putting up natural gas fueling stations for Steuben County, N.Y., fleet vehicles, according to the Star Gazette.

LAPD Sgt. Joel Miller poses next to an LAPD Dodge Charger Pursuit. Photo by Blake Bobit.

LAPD Purchases 188 Dodge & Ford Patrol Vehicles

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department ordered 100 Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol cars, 50 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, and 38 Ford P.I. sedans.

Suffolk County Public Works Installs Vehicle Tracking Systems

Under the terms of a five-year agreement, Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) will provide onboard GPS devices for Suffolk County DPW vehicles along with access to a Web-based system that will enable the County to monitor real-time locations of its entire fleet.

Houston Fleet in the Process of Consolidation

Houston Fleet Management Director Ken Hoglund is proposing integrating maintenance of the Public Works & Engineering Department vehicles into the Fleet Management Department in fiscal-year 2014, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The City of Livonia has three ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 trucks that run on propane-autogas.

City of Livonia to Save on Fuel Costs with Investment in Propane-Autogas Fueling Station

The City expects to save more than $1 per gallon of fuel for its propane-autogas vehicles with the installation of its own propane-autogas fueling station. This savings will come from no longer having to pay for drop shipments of propane.

Chrysler Introduces AWD Police Charger for 2014

Chrysler will introduce an all-wheel drive version of its Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol car for model-year 2014 that will compete with Ford's all-wheel Police Interceptor vehicles.

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GFX 2013: New Product Spotlights

Several new products and services were spotlighted on the exhibit floor. Here's information on each.

2013 GFX hit a record number of registered attendees. Thank you to everyone for coming and to all our sponsors and exhibitors.

GFX 2013: A Quick Review of Our Biggest Show Yet

From inspirational keynote speakers to collaborating on solutions and learning about new products and vehicle options, the 2013 Government Fleet Expo & Conference saw its biggest show so far. Here are some of the highlights.

Audience members shared their own experiences, in what became a discussion on the challenges faced when implementing a policy. William Griffiths, division chief, Fleet Management Services in Montgomery County, Md., suggested that mileage logs should be required to help enforce take-home policies.

GFX 2013: How to Implement a Take-Home Vehicle Policy

At the 2013 Government Fleet Expo, John Webster of Salt Lake County, UT, and other attendees, went over real-world examples of how to implement a policy for take-home vehicles. What's your criteria?

GFX 2013: How to Avoid Audits & What to Do When Audited

Tony Yankovich, senior manager for the Mercury Associates Inc., presented a session at GFX on Tuesday, June 11 about fleet audits and reviews.

GFX 2013: ‘The Rookie’ Tells Attendees to Follow Their Dreams

Jim Morris, keynote speaker for GFX on Tuesday, June 11, inspired conference attendees during his speech on following dreams. Morris, whose life story was made into a movie, “The Rookie."

GFX 2013: Eugene Water & Electric Board Becomes CLEANFleet Certified

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has achieved Tier 5 CLEANFleet Certification (CFC) from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management (CGFM). Gary Lentsch, fleet services supervisor, accepted a crystal award at GFX on June 12 on behalf of the utility.

GFX 2013: Battersby Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Government Fleet magazine named Richard Battersby, CAFM, CPFP, director, Fleet Services, University of California, Davis, the 2013 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

GFX 2013: San Bernardino County Attains CFMO Certification

The County of San Bernardino, Calif., had completed the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) certification program. Roger Weaver, CAFM, CPFP, CPM, MBA, at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX).


GFX 2013: Keynoter Explains How Loving Your Career Can Bring Success

“If you love your job, you can’t help but be successful,” said Frank Morgan, fleet manager at Contra Costa County, Calif., during this keynote speech at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). And when Morgan says “love,” he means L.O.V.E. – his four steps to achieving success.

Guests were invited to walk around the new shop and ask technicians questions.

GFX 2013: San Antonio Hosts Facility Tour

On Monday, June 10, the City of San Antonio, Texas, fleet opened its doors to Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) attendees by hosting a tour of its new truck center for 144 guests.

Officers will use the vehicle for patrol in a rural community, and a school resource officer will use it when providing security to a school.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Purchases Volt for Patrol Use

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan purchased a Chevrolet Volt and plans to upfit the vehicle as a fully operational police car. Officers are driving the vehicle around in order to provide feedback before it gets upfitted.

Newark to Transition Refuse Trucks & Street Sweepers to CNG

The refuse fleet will be fueled at a new CNG fueling station built and maintained by Clean Energy, which officially opened June 5.

Murfreesboro to Install EV Chargers at City Facilities

The City of Murfreesboro, Tenn., is installing 14 Blink Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers at four City facilities for public use. The Level 2 charging systems like those being planned citywide charge EVs in four to six hours.

City of Elmhurst Selects Fleet Management System

The City of Elmhurst, Ill., selected FleetWave from Chevin Fleet Solutions as its new Web-based fleet management information system following a request for proposal process that received four qualified proposals.

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Terex Advocates New Work Zone Capacity Comparison for Digger Derricks

To help utility companies and contractors select the right size of digger derrick to complete the majority of their day-to-day tasks, Terex Utilities is promoting a new comparison called Work Zone Capacity as a new industry standard.

Colorado Springs and Area Utility to Outsource Fleet Maintenance

The City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities have decided to outsource the City’s fleet management department in order to reduce costs. This decision will affect 70 employees.


Terex Utilities Names New Regional Sales Managers

Terex Utilities has named two new regional sales managers, Gary Rice and Tony Rust, to spearhead the company’s sales efforts in the United States.


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