Government Fleet News

Green Fleet Conference Panel Focuses on the Future of Car Sharing

TORRANCE, CA – Find out how changes in car sharing will impact the fleet industry in a government-specific panel at the Green Fleet Conference.

GAO Report Says 7% Growth in Federal Fleet Size Masks Right-sizing in Several Agencies

WASHINGTON - One-third of the 24 agencies, those with the largest number of vehicles, covered in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reduced their fleet size by 2% during this period.

Mike Grace is pictured here during his retirement luncheon in July.

Grace Retires From St. Johns County

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Michael Grace III, fleet manager for St. Johns County, Fla., retired on August 3. He is immediate past president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA).

Vermont Man Destroys Rural Sheriff’s Dept. Police Vehicles With Tractor

DERBY, VT – A man in Vermont allegedly climbed into a tractor and destroyed seven of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Dept. police vehicles, according to the Union Leader’s website and NBCnews.com.

City of Hazard Replaces Police Fleet With Dodge Chargers

HAZARD, KY - The Hazard (Ky.) Police Department is replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet with Dodge Chargers, beginning with the purchase of five vehicles, according to the Hazard Herald.

Connecticut Pilots GPS on Select Fleet Vehicles

WATERBURY, CT - The State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families will be piloting GPS on eight to 10 of its fleet vehicles. Sprint, the vendor on the state contract, will provide the GPS services.

The City purchased the two CNG trucks with grant funding. Photo courtesy of the City of Greensboro.

Fuel Cost Savings Justify Greensboro’s Investment in CNG

GREENSBORO, NC - The City of Greensboro, N.C., celebrated the opening of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and unveiled two City-owned CNG recycling trucks purchased with ARRA funding.

Fleet Managers’ Solutions to Today’s Industry Challenges – Video Series Part 3

TORRANCE, CA - This is the third part of our video series featuring fleet management professionals. Topics discussed include choosing the right law enforcement vehicle and dealing with staff member retirement.

Fleet Manager for South Jordan, Utah, Charged With Fuel Theft

SOUTH JORDAN, UTKSL.com has reported that South Jordan and Sandy police have charged the former fleet manager for the City of South Jordan with allegedly using State-issued fuel cards to purchase gasoline for personal vehicles.

Pennsylvania Senator Introduces Bill to Help State Develop Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

WASHINGTON - The STATE Act would create a grant program that would offer states funding to develop initiatives that encourage the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and public and private investment in natural gas vehicles and transportation infrastructure.

One of the new Chevrolet Volts purchased by the City of Bellevue.

Bellevue Adds Chevrolet Volts to City Fleet

BELLEVUE, WA – The City of Bellevue has added three Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles to its fleet using grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

West Va. Governor Tomblin Announces Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo & Conference

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia’s Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Charleston will host the 2013 Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo and Conference at the Charleston Civic Center May 13-15, 2013.

The new municipal wash will be used by 53 municipalities in the region. Photo courtesy Monmouth County.

Monmouth County Opens New Municipal Vehicle Wash Facility

TINTON FALLS, NJ - The new facility can recycle the water it uses as part of a pilot project where the recycled water, when it can no longer be used by the washing facility, can be used for dust control at a local landfill and on roads.

Screencapture of YonkersCARStore.com

Yonkers’ New eBay Store Earns $44K for Fleet & Other Assets

YONKERS, NY – The City launched an eBay store, YonkersCARStore.com, to sell excess City assets, including vehicles. Opening earnings for the first 10 days of bidding at the store have exceeded $44,000.

Report Says North Carolina Should Centralize Fleet Management

RALEIGH, NC - A report about the State of North Carolina fleet suggested the State expand the mission of the Division of Motor Fleet Management to oversee all state vehicles and rename it the Division of State Fleet Management to recognize this increased authority.

Sustainability All-Star Nominations Due!

TORRANCE, CA – Time is running out to nominate individuals who have made an environmental difference for Green Fleet magazine's Sustainability All-Star award. Nominations are due Friday, August 3.

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Baltimore County Rolling Out Fleet Tracking and Dispatch Solution to 2,000 Vehicles

TOWSON, MD - Baltimore County, Md., has implemented a fleet tracking and dispatch system for 651 of its vehicles and plans to roll it out to 2,000 by the beginning of 2013.

Green Fleet Conference Panel Discusses Working with Suppliers to Maximize Sustainability Goals

SCHAUMBURG, IL – At the Green Fleet Conference, the Deli Express fleet director will be moderating a panel discussion on how he worked with key suppliers to create a new, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50%.

GM Highlights the Cities of Rock Hill, S.C. and Hoover, Ala., in Ad Campaign

DETROIT – General Motors has produced a series of videos that highlight its fleet customers and how they use the automaker’s vehicles, including two public-sector fleets, the City of Rock Hill, S.C. and the City of Hoover, Ala.

(L-R) Technician Jerry Thorsell, Trooper Paul Wanzenried, Trooper Jason Cuthbert, and Technician Ryan Parya.

Washington State Patrol Replacing 600 Crown Vics With Caprice PPV

OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State Patrol has just begun the process of replacing its Crown Victoria-based patrol cars and currently has five Caprice PPV sedans in the fleet.

Ohio Auditor Commends Cincinnati on Fuel Purchasing Methods

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio State Auditor's report found that the Cincinnati Public Services Department “follows leading practices” in fuel purchasing but recommended that it outsource solid waste collection and street sweeping work.

Mobile PD Converts 30 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

MOBILE, AL - The new autogas-powered vehicles are funded through a Department of Energy grant, with vehicle conversions and fuel supply provided by Alliance AutoGas.

MicroGreen Names Camilla Denison CEO and Darren Phillips VP of Sales

VALHALLA, NY – Both executives previously worked at Champion Laboratories, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive filters, filtration products, and related devices.

Fleet Managers’ Solutions to Today’s Industry Challenges – Video Series Part 2

TORRANCE, CA - This is the second part of our video series where fleet management professionals attending the 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference in Denver offered their solutions to challenges in the fleet industry.

Fleet managers at the MEMA meeting July 19.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Alt-Fuel Plans & Grant Funding

PASADENA, CA - At a meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) on July 19, Susan Romeo, director of marketing and communications for Calstart, explained what types of services the organization can provide to fleets.

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