Government Fleet News

Siemens Receives GSA Contract to Supply EV Charging Stations to Federal Government

WASHINGTON - Siemens announced that it is one of the first companies awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 56 contract to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations to the U.S. Government.

City of Willmar, Minn., to Reduce Fleet Size

WILLMAR, MN – The City of Willmar’s city council approved a recommendation to eliminate a total of 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment in the City’s fleet, according to City documents.

Broome County Reduces Fleet, Institutes New Vehicle Policy

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County's new vehicle policy will reduce the County fleet by 10 percent and reduce take-home vehicles by 25 percent.

Choptank Electric Cooperative's plug-in hybrid work truck.

Maryland’s Choptank Electric Takes Delivery of Hybrid Work Truck

DENTON, MD - Choptank Electric Cooperative in Maryland is the first electric cooperative in the U.S. to take delivery of a work truck featuring the new Odyne Systems, LLC advanced plug-in hybrid propulsion system.

Odyne to Showcase Plug-In Hybrid System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks at NTEA Show

WAUKESHA, WI - Odyne Systems, LLC is showcasing its new advanced hybrid propulsion system in booth 5360 at the NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association) show March 6-8 in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Chicago to Purchase 500 Ford Police Interceptors

CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Emanuel announced that the City's Department of Fleet and Facilities Management (2FM) will make an initial purchase of 100 Ford Interceptor sedans and SUVs for the City's law enforcement fleet, with plans to purchase a total of 500 vehicles.

The fleet of 16 General Motors fuel cell vehicles is funded by the Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), and Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR). Photo by Marco Garcia for General Motors.

Military Tests GM Fuel Cell Vehicles in Hawaii

HONOLULU - The U.S. Army, Pacific, will evaluate16 General Motors hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles in real-world use.

Humboldt County is located in the upper western portion of California, 200 miles north of San Francisco Photo courtesy of Agile.

Humboldt County Office of Education Chooses Fleet & Motor Pool Software

EUREKA, CA - The Humboldt County, Calif., Office of Education selected FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software to automate its vehicle management.

New York State to Sell Excess Vehicles Via eBay Platform

ALBANY, NY - The Office of General Services will launch "NYSStore," a new eBay-based online platform to sell excess state vehicles and other assets. Nearly 500 passenger vehicles will be offered in the initial sale.

City of Newberry Installs Mobile Networking System in City Vehicles

NEWBERRY, SC - The City of Newberry, S.C, is installing an in-vehicle mobile communications system to improve the ability of City employees to communicate on the move. The fleet garage is installing the technology and will maintain it.

Pictured is a Dodge charger during 2010 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department testing. Photo courtesy of Police Magazine.

LA County Sheriff Tests 2012-13 Patrol Vehicles

FONTANA, CA - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released its annual vehicle evaluation, which includes fuel-economy test results as well as acceleration and braking.

City of Springfield Advised to Centralize Fleet

SPRINGFIELD, IL - A report of fiscal sustainability conducted by a consulting company for the City of Springfield recommended the City centralize its four fleets into one and hire a fleet manager.

With the Ford Crown Victoria propane-autogas conversion, the City will potentially save $5,000 in fuel costs annually with one propane vehicle on the road.

City of Marinette Converts Police Cruiser to Run on Propane Autogas

MARINETTE, WI - The City of Marinette Police Department converted a Ford Crown Victoria to run on propane autogas. The conversion is expected to save up to $5,000 in fuel costs annually.

The Web-based software application provides real-time updates for global position and vehicle tracking indicators along with tire pressures and temperatures.

Doran and Safetytrax Integration Provides Website to Help Fleets Reduce Tire Repair and Maintenance Costs

CINCINNATI - Doran teamed up with SafetyTrax AVL to provide fleets with a Web-based software application that provides real-time updates for global position and vehicle tracking indicators along with tire pressures and temperatures.

City of Gardena Purchases 5 Leafs

GARDENA, CA - The City of Gardena purchased five 2012 Nissan Leafs to be used by four city departments, according to the Daily Breeze.

Dona Ana County Adds to Hazmat Fleet and Builds New Facility

LAS CRUCES, NM – Doña Ana County is slowly growing its new hazmat fleet, which will be housed at the new Doña Ana County Emergency and Hazmat Response Station in Santa Teresa.

Photo courtesy NJCU.

New Jersey City Univ. Adds Prius to Patrol Fleet

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Following the catastrophic transmission failure of a New Jersey City University (NJCU) Public Safety patrol vehicle, the Facilities Department proposed re-purposing its Toyota Prius Hybrid car as a patrol vehicle.

Agencies Release ‘EV Charging for Persons with Disabilities’ Report

HARRISBURG, VA - The report, released by Clean Fuels Ohio and Virginia Clean Cities, provides information about access to EV charging stations for persons with disabilities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Damage to the fleet facility. Photo courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department.

Crane Collapse Damages Kent County Fleet Facility

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A crane being used to construct an addition to the Kent County Correctional Facility collapsed Feb. 10, resulting in damages to the building and the nearby fleet facility.

U.S. DOT Issues New Distracted Driving Guidelines for In-vehicle Technologies

WASHINGTON – NHTSA and the DOT proposed new guidelines designed to encourage automakers to limit the risk of driver distraction when using communications, navigation, and entertainment technologies built into vehicles.

Photo: Jeffrey Sauger/Chevrolet.

GM Provides Update on Chevrolet Caprice PPV OTD Times

DETROIT – General Motors provided Government Fleet with an update on the order-to-delivery times for its rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Caprice PPV, acknowledging a longer order-to-delivery time than its other fleet vehicles.

GPS Insight to Host GPS Webinar for Utility Fleets

COTTSDALE, AZ - The webinar will include presentations by two fleet managers who use GPS tracking to deploy resources more efficiently, cut costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

New Albany, Ohio, Approves Resolution to Share Fleet Maintenance

NEW ALBANY, OH - At the beginning of January, a number of central Ohio municipalities signed a non-binding agreement to share various services, including fleet maintenance and repair.

CEI Adopts New Branding Strategy, Logo & Communications Thrust

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced the adoption of a new corporate logo as one part of new brand strategy.

NJPA Awards National Contracts for Cars, Trucks & Related Accessories

STAPLES, MN - National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contracts were awarded under the category of “Passenger Cars, Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty Trucks with Related Accessories.”

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