Government Fleet News

GSA Offers Tool to Optimize Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON – The U.S. GSA’s Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM) helps agencies determine the optimal size and composition of their fleet, further propelling federal efforts to move to alternative fuel.

Cuyahoga County Implements New Vehicle Use Policy

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County has a new vehicle policy that requires County employees to pay for their own parking and traffic tickets.

Bergen County Using GPS Tracking System in 100 Fleet Vehicles

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County is using GPS in 100 of its fleet vehicles and is considering adding GPS to 100 more.

Fleet Manager Salaries Average $75,510

TORRANCE, CA - Data shows only a 1 percent increase in average fleet management salary in the past two years, to $75,510. The GF Fact Book, now viewable online, provides salary statistics and more.

King County&#39;s four new Nissan LEAFs will be used by employees in the  Seattle Children&#39;s Hospital for commuting purposes. Photo courtesy King  County Department of Transportation Metro Transit Division.<br />

King County Kicks Off EV Commuting Program with 4 LEAFs

SEATTLE - Metro's Rideshare Operations has committed to purchasing 20 Nissan LEAF vehicles to pilot electric-vehicle technology for commuters. The four LEAFs are the first step of this pilot.

Boynton Beach Tables Refuse Collection Privatization Plan

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Boynton Beach City Commissioners voted to give the Financial Advisory Committee a year to determine whether privatization is a good fit.

U.S. Dept. of Justice and City of Winchester Settle Lawsuit Over Fleet Manager’s Termination

WASHINGTON – The complaint by the DOJ alleged that in 2009, the City failed to properly re-employ the fleet manager in his pre-military service position managing the City police department’s fleet of vehicles.

James City County to Update Fuel Management Systems

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The County's new Web-based Gasboy Islander PLUS system limits fuel access to authorized drivers and vehicles.

Indiana Clean Cities Offering Alt-Fuel Vehicle Grants of $40,000 to $500,000

INDIANAPOLIS - Greater Indiana Clean Cities is offering alternative-fuel vehicle grants to government entities and other organizations with fleets in Indiana.

Los Angeles AFB to Replace Non-Combat Ground Fleet With EVs

WASHINGTON - Initial planning for the installation of charging infrastructure is under way, and the vehicles could be on the base as soon as January 2012. Approximately 40 vehicles are eligible for replacement with PEV models.

City of Elgin Sustainability Plan Calls for Idling Policy, Alt-Fuel Study

ELGIN, IL - The City of Elgin Council approved a resident-written Sustainability Action Plan that includes 'greening' objectives for the fleet. A Sustainability Commission will oversee plan implementation.

Photo courtesy Chrysler Group LLC.

Dodge to Offer 6 Mopar Police Equipment Packages on 2012 Charger Pursuit

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The new packages for the Charger Pursuit include three patrol packages, two slick top police packages, and a base prep package.

EWEB expects to save money in the long run by purchasing the all-electric Ford Transit Connect.

Eugene Water & Electric Board Adds All-Electric Transit Connect to Fleet

EUGENE, OR - The all-electric Ford Transit Connect van will be used for courier services. The estimated electric cost per mile is just 3.2 cents, as opposed to 36.8 cents per mile for gasoline.

The Hemet fleet facility services light-duty vehicles, including public safety units.

Riverside County's Fourth Fleet Facility Certified Calif. Green Station

RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Services works in seven facilities throughout the County, servicing about 4,000 units. Fleet hopes to have the remaining three facilities certified by the end of this year.

Los Angeles Agencies to Participate in Hybrid Truck Project

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works and Los Angeles County are participating in a hybrid truck development project with Odyne Systems.

Erik Gustafson, fleet manager for the City of Chico, Calif., said the new FuelMaster AIM2 system has helped ensure accurate odometer readings and PM cycles.

City of Chico’s New Fuel Management System Ensures Accurate PM Intervals

CHICO, CA - The City of Chico recently installed FuelMaster's AIM2 fuel management system in 25 of its fleet vehicles, with plans to install the devices in the rest of the 347-unit fleet within two years.

The 2012-MY Ram Cargo van coming off the assembly line at Chrysler&#39;s Windsor, Canada, plant.

First Ram Cargo Van Rolls Out of Assembly Plant

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Earlier this week the first 2012-MY Ram Cargo Van (C/V) rolled out of the company’s Windsor, Canada, assembly plant.

Kansas City to Showcase Alt-Fuel Vehicle Program at National League of Cities Event

KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City has converted its vehicles to a range of alternative fuels and power sources, including compressed natural gas, biodiesel, and electricity.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Celebrates 21 Years

DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND - Chevin Fleet Solutions celebrates 21 years in business on Sept. 1. Since the company was founded in 1990, Chevin has grown to maintain more 1.3 million vehicles across the globe.

South Carolina Forestry Commission Says State Needs New Fire Equipment

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina’s Forestry Commission said it doesn’t have enough fire equipment to cope with an above-average year of forest fires.

El Paso Adds 45 Hybrids and 25 Propane-Fueled Vans

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso has purchased a number of hybrids for its fleet within the last two years, increasing the total from 2 prior to 2010 to 47 in 2011.

Sacramento Clean Cities to Hold Advanced Technology Forum

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Clean Cities will hold the Advanced Technology Forum on Sept. 13 at the California Automobile Museum.

Santa Ana&#39;s Permagard-treated fire truck.

City of Santa Ana Installs 'Green' Paint Protector

SANTA ANA, CA - The City of Santa Ana is applying Permagard products to 50 of its new fleet vehicles. The clear, protective treatment creates a permanent barrier between the vehicle's paint and environmental contaminants.

Clean Cities Offers Tool to Help Fleets Analyze Natural Gas Options

WASHINGTON - The new tool allows users to enter specific data into an Excel spreadsheet to determine whether the costs of using natural gas will work in their respective operations.

Wisconsin DNR to Cut Fleet Costs as Part of Restructuring Effort

MADISON, WI –Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now the State’s first “Enterprise Agency” pilot, giving it increased operating flexibility but requiring it cut to fleet-related costs.

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