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Chevrolet Reveals Silverado Firefighter & Black Ops Concept Trucks

Chevrolet’s specialty Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts trucks are dedicated to volunteer first responders and emergency situations.

APWA Announces New Certified Public Fleet Professionals

The most recent Certified Public Fleet Professionals are Robert Macpherson, Town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada; Vincent Olsen, Village of Algonquin, Algonquin, Ill.; and Robert Stine, Hillsborough County Fleet Management, Fla.


Devery Promoted to Fleet Manager at City of Tempe

Kevin Devery, CPM, was promoted to fleet manager at the City of Tempe, Ariz., in July. Devery has worked at the City fleet for 18 years and was previously fleet analyst.

On Sept. 6, Claude Masters, CAFM, NAFA president, moderated a question-and-answer session with management representatives from Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota. Photo courtesy of FLAGFA.

FLAGFA Celebrates 35 Years, Pays Tribute to Former President Evans at Conference

The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) and NAFA Fleet Management Association Sunshine State Chapter held their combined bi-annual conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 4-6.

Pictured is the EVI REEV PHEV Class 5 truck in work truck configuration in the final stages of production.

PG&E and EVI Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

The new range extended electric vehicle (REEV) utility trucks are capable of providing power to homes and businesses during outages with 75 kW of exportable power. They are the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks.

Cleveland County Purchases CNG Pickups

With the purchase of two new pickups, Cleveland County is Oklahoma’s first county to buy compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, according to

Scott County Purchases Fleet Management Software

Scott County, Minn., has selected AssetWorks' FleetFocus as its fleet management software to track all functions related to the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Sustainability All-Star award recipients are pictured after the awards ceremony.<br />

2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

The third annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 2 at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix. Of the 40 recipients, 16 were from the public sector.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup

Chevrolet, GMC Expand CNG Offerings

Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks as well as CNG versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans.

Audit Recommends Town of Lyonsdale Improve Fuel Control

An analysis of a sample of fuel purchases and usage showed that the Town of Lyonsdale, N.Y., was unable to account for 2,510 gallons of fuel.

Terex vehicles can now be rented from Utility Fleet Sales &amp;amp; Rental, a national provider based in Texas.

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental Becomes Terex Utilities Regional Rental Provider

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental (Utility Fleet), a national, independent utility equipment provider headquartered in Bryan, Texas, is now renting Terex utility equipment in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Details Announced on 2015 Ford Super Duty

Ford introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup September 26 at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine, increased towing capabilities, and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Pickups Unveiled in Texas

Chevrolet and GMC have unveiled the all-new 2015 models of the Silverado HD and Sierra HD full-size pickups.

Sprint Offers Geotab Through WSCA/NASPO Contract

Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions are now available to states, local government entities, and authorized non-profit organizations purchasing on the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) cooperative purchasing contract.

Raleigh, N.C., to Convert 30 Additional Police Vehicles to Propane Autogas

The City began its conversion process in 2010 and used two grants to convert a number of police vehicles to operate on propane autogas.

City of Lake Elsinore Investing in New Brake Rotors for Police Motorcycles

The City of Lake Elsinore, Calif., has purchased and installed the PureForge braking technology on its Honda police motorcycles. Mayor Robert Magee said some of the benefits of the braking technology are increased performance, heightened safety, and cost savings.

Flooding in the City of Loveland. Click this image for more photos. Photo courtesy of City of Loveland.

Colorado Fleets Offer Advice In Light of Flooding

The cities of Loveland and Longmont, Colo.'s fleet managers spoke with Government Fleet regarding their experiences with the recent Colorado floods, and provided advice for other agencies in emergency situations.

Electric Buses Make Strong Showing at BusCon

The annual BusCon bus show this year featured an unprecedented four electric vehicles on the show floor, which also featured 145 exhibitors — more than any other year.

Merchants Fleet Management Hires Neve as Government Sales Manager

Maria Neve has joined Merchants Fleet Management as its government sales manager. Neve joins Merchants with more than 12 years of experience in sales and operations roles in the government fleet management marketplace.

Kennesaw, Ga., Outsources City Sanitation Services

The City of Kennesaw, Ga., issued an RFP for outsourcing in May and ultimately selected Republic Services as its vendor.

Hartford, Conn., Eliminates Select Take-Home Vehicles

Hartford, Conn.'s, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra gave the need to reduce costs and the liability associated with vehicle use as reasons for the reduction.

Texas DOT Expects to Save $40M by Eliminating 1,500 Vehicles

The reduction is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Fleet Forward effort to reduce its fleet by 6,000 vehicles and save $500 million over 10 years. Since launching the program in January, TxDOT has tagged 1,500 vehicles for sale.

Minneapolis Public Fleet Summit to Feature Industry Leaders

The Government Solutions Team (GST) and Government Fleet will host a second Public Fleet Summit (PFS) in Minneapolis. The event will take place Oct. 9-10.

The 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor is currently in use by the City of Sierra Madre, Calif. It will be transferred to another city next month. Photo courtesy of SCAQMD.

SCAQMD Unveils Natural Gas Police Pursuit Vehicle

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is conducting a compressed natural gas (CNG) police vehicle demonstration program, which allows police departments in Southern California to use a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor converted to run on CNG.

PennDOT Employees Receive Awards for Innovative Ideas

A number of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) employees received the agency’s IdeaLink Award, which is a PennDOT system designed to allow employees to share ideas that improve operations and workplace safety.


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