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NexTraq Celebrates Unprecedented Success in 2011

ATLANTA – NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, spent 2011 focused on its commitment to customer service and providing industry leading advances in the telematics industry.

Southern Calif. Police Fleets Test Motorcycle Rotors

SAN DIEGO - Southern California police fleets are testing out a new brake system from PureForge, a corporation that develops clean brake products, through its Police Department Pilot Program.

New Mexico Reduces State Fleet by 253 Vehicles

SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez released an update on efforts to cut costs, one of which was reducing the size of the State’s fleet.

New Jersey State Agencies Prepare Fleets for Winter

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ Turnpike Authority, NJ Transit, and South Jersey Transit Authority have been preparing their vehicles for use in snow-clearing and de-icing efforts.

Trenton Using Grant to Purchase New Computers in Patrol Cars

TRENTON, NJ – The City of Trenton, N.J., is using a federal technology program grant to purchase new computers for its police vehicles, according a Times of Trenton article.

The solar panel installation will power, among other things, four EV chargers for City vehicles.

City of Sacramento Fleet Installs Solar-Powered EV Chargers

SACRAMENTO, CA - The City of Sacramento celebrated the completion of the first of four solar installations on City facilities. The fleet's six new plug-in electric vehicles will be charged using power from the solar panels.

Corpus Christi Fleet Auction Brings In $800K

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The auction of approximately 250 units was larger than previous auctions due to a recent study that recommended the fleet reduce its size.

An attendee tries out a police vehicle at the Michigan State Police vehicle testing. Photo: Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police Publishes 2012 Test Report

LANSING, MI - The Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit has published its test report of 2012 model-year vehicles.

DC Water Gains Real-Time Visibility over Fleet Running Costs

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) recently contracted with Chevin Fleet Solutions as its fleet management software provider.

Bergen County Cuts Fleet by 123 Vehicles

HACKENSACK, NJ - County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan said the County has auctioned 123 take-home vehicles and reduced its fleet’s fuel use by 22,000 gallons, which saved approximately $66,000.

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City of Huntsville Receives $3.3M DOT Grant for Heavy Fleet Services Building Expansion

HUNTSVILLE, AL - The 26,694 square-foot heavy fleet facility expansion will complete the third phase of the City’s plan to improve fleet maintenance operations.

California Dept. Petitions to Keep Fleet Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Department of Fish and Game is petitioning to keep 123 of the 527 department fleet vehicles slated for reduction, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Anne Arundel County Announces Plans to Improve Fire Apparatus Fleet Maintenance

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Part of the reasons for the change is that the County’s facility was built to accommodate 150 vehicles. The current fire fleet’s size is 291 vehicles.

Bernalillo County Expects to Reduce Fuel Use with GPS

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Bernalillo County has installed GPS tracking units on 200 fleet vehicles and plans to have them in 700 county vehicles, according to KASA.

The City of Naperville's new gasifier Green Fuels Depot facility.

Naperville Opens Facility That Converts Yard Waste to Fleet Fuel

NAPERVILLE, IL – The City of Naperville, Ill. opened its new “Green Fuels Depot” gasifier facility, which will provide electricity, hydrogen, and ethanol for the City’s fleet and other municipal uses.

Tulsa Prepares Fleet for Winter Weather

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa announced has prepared its fleet for winter weather by adding a number of vehicles and snow-clearing equipment, among other measures.

NHTSA Opens New Safety Investigation Into Chevrolet Volt Battery Fires

WASHINGTON - NHTSA announced a formal investigation into post-crash battery fires in the Chevrolet Volt following testing in mid-November. On Monday, Nov. 28, General Motors issued a response to NHTSA’s announcement, saying that it is launching new customer satisfaction and safety initiatives related to this investigation.

Cuyahoga Falls Considers Outsourcing Parts Room

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - NAPA would replace the City's parts specialist, who is about to retire, with two employees, according to Patch.

Payson Switches to Leasing for Police Fleet

The Payson Police Department has switched to leasing its police fleet rather than purchasing and has received 18 new Ford Explorers, the Daily Herald reported.

Marie Stopes International Partners with Chevin Fleet Solutions

FITCHBURG, MA - Marie Stopes International, a non-government organization and humanitarian sexual health charity, has partnered with Chevin Fleet Solutions to help streamline its worldwide fleet operation.

The Raleigh, N.C., Police Department converted 10 patrol cars, yielding an estimated annual savings of at least $30,000 in fuel costs.

Law Enforcement Fleets Expect Savings with Autogas Conversions

ASHEVILLE, NC - The Vestavia Hills, Ala., Police Department is among those that have recently converted cruisers to run on propane autogas. The department outfitted 14 Crown Vics with bi-fuel systems and installed an on-site autogas station.

Military Bases Contract with Enterprise WeCar for Carsharing

ST. LOUIS - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is bringing carsharing to Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado and Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina through WeCar by Enterprise.

The CODA all-electric sedan was available after the meeting for test driving.

OC Sanitation District Hosts MEMA Meeting

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - The Orange County Sanitation District hosted a Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting Nov. 17, which focused on fleet certification, technician training, an improved brake rotor, and the CODA all-electric sedan.

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Gallery

LOS ANGELES - With the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing, the automakers have revealed a number of vehicles, in addition to having their existing models on display.

Adams County Changes Policies Following Fleet Corruption Allegations

BRIGHTON, CO - Adams County, Colo., is adopting new policies and creating educational training sessions to prevent future problems. The County's former public works director allegedly provided county equipment, materials, and workers for contractor use.



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