Government Fleet News

West Virginia Task Force to Study Converting State Vehicle Fleet to Natural Gas

CHARLESTON, W.VA – The State of West Virginia’s Governor Ray Tomblin has signed an executive order, Order No. 10-12, that establishes a natural gas vehicle “task force" to study the feasibility of converting the State's fleet to run on natural gas.

National Parks to Purchase Fuel-Efficient and Alt-Fuel Vehicles as Part of Clean Cities Program

WASHINGTON – The National Parks Service is partnering with the U.S. Energy Department via the Clean Cities program to deploy fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles in five national parks across the U.S.

Craig M. Croner, administrative services manager for the City of Boise, Idaho

GFX Coverage: Conference Session Covers Justifying In-House PM to Managers, Stakeholders

DENVER – One of the conference sessions, given by Craig M. Croner, administrative services manager for the City of Boise, Idaho, discussed the topic of how fleet managers can justify providing in-house preventive maintenance (PM) services to managers and other stakeholders in a government organization.

GFX Coverage: 15 New Product Highlights

DENVER – At Government Fleet Expo & Conference 2012 (GFX), a number of companies showed products they had introduced recently or within the last 12 months. Following are descriptions of the products from the 15 companies highlighted as having new products at GFX 2012.

GFX Coverage: Session Covers Ethics in Fleet Management

DENVER – John Hunt, fleet manager, City of Portland, Ore., and Dave Head, fleet manager, County of Sonoma, Calif., gave the presentation, which focused on the high ethical standards fleet management professionals must uphold.

City of Reno, Nev.

GFX Coverage: Fort Lauderdale & Reno Awarded for CFMO Certifications

DENVER, CO – At GFX, the Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA) presented the Cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Reno, Nev., with the crystal award for their recent completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program.

Larry Campbell, fleet management director for the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

GFX Coverage: Campbell Named 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

DENVER – Larry Campbell, CPFP, fleet management director for the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., was named the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at GFX. The award is sponsored by Fleet Counselor Services and the Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA).

John Amatt. Photo courtesy John Amatt.

GFX Coverage: Tuesday Keynote Focuses on Persevering in the Face of Adversity

DENVER – The Tuesday, June 19, keynote during GFX 2012 featured mountaineer and explorer John Amatt, whose speech focused on the themes of persevering in challenging situations and environments and the importance of teamwork.

Bob Stanton gives the opening keynote address at GFX 2012.

GFX Coverage: Keynote Focuses on Improving Management Skills

DENVER – At the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), Bob Stanton, fleet manager for Hillsborough County, BOCC, gave the opening keynote address.

Boulder EV currently builds all its vehicles at a 60,000 sq. foot plant in Lafayette, Colo.

GFX Coverage: Boulder EV Leads Attendees Through Facility Tour

LAFAYETTE, CO - The electric vehicle automaker’s CEO Carter Brown and a staff member led two groups of about 50 fleet professionals through the plant, explaining steps in the manufacturing process.

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Kansas Highway Patrol equipped 14 historic-themed Ford CVPIs. Photo courtesy KHP.

The World's Last Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor

TOPEKA, KS - The last of the venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptors has found a new home in the Midwest.

Eric Bearly (left) and Steve Riley, Automotive Director for the City of Coral Cables, Fla. (right).

GFX Coverage: Riley Honored for Leadership at GFX 2012

DENVER – Steve Riley, Automotive Director for the City of Coral Cables, Fla., earned the 2012 Government Fleet Magazine Visionary Leadership Award for being an innovative fleet manager at the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) on June 20.

City of Springfield, Ill., Adds Terex HyPower Trucks to Equipment Fleet

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The City of Springfield, Ill., has been using three the Terex HRX55 Hi-Ranger material handling aerial devices with the HyPower Hybrid System and recently took delivery of one Terex TL50 Hi-Ranger telescopic material handling aerial device with Hypower system.

CEI to Exhibit at Government Fleet Expo in Denver

TREVOSE, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of fleet accident and risk management services, will demonstrate its latest accident management technology at the Government Fleet Expo in Denver next week.

Josh Gerkin, Certified Auto Mechanic with the City of Tucson's Fleet Services department.

Gerkin Named 'Technician of the Month' for June 2012

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine has named Josh Gerkin as the inaugural Technician of the Month for June 2012. Gerkin works with the City of Tucson's Fleet Services department as a certified automotive mechanic. He has 18 years of experience and has been with the City for 8 years.

GFX 2012 Starts Monday, June 18

DENVER – Monday, June 18 is the first day of the three-day 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), which will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Nevada Environmental Commission Lets Clark County School District Use Lower Cost Gasoline

CARSON CITY, NV - The two-year "variance" approved by the Commission would allow the Clark County School District to use conventional, rather than reformulated, gasoline in its gasoline-fueled support fleet vehicles.

The 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV.

Kentucky State Police Chooses Chevrolet Caprice PPV as Patrol Car

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky’s State Police (KSP) purchased 125 2012-MY Chevrolet Caprice PPV sedans to replace existing vehicles in the agency's fleet.

The Sheriff's Office's new Ford Police Interceptor sedan. Photos courtesy Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Dept. Buys Ford Interceptors for Fleet

OCALA, FL – The Marion County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office has received the first vehicle in an initial delivery of 36 new Ford Police Interceptor vehicles equipped with 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engines.

Seven natural gas tanks reside in the roof of the Xcelsior transit bus, providing a range of 450 miles. Photo courtesy of City of Culver City.

Culver Citybus Takes Delivery of the First Natural Gas Xcelsior Transit Buses

CULVER CITY, CA - Culver CityBus purchased 20 low-floor Xcelsior buses for approximately $10 million. Several of the new buses were placed in service on May 29. The remaining are expected to be in service by the end of June.

North Dakota DOT Breaks Sales Records at Public Fleet Auction

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) broke records for both total sale and average price per vehicle with the prices it received at a June 7 public auction.

Digital Ally’s Fleet Recorders Selected as a Best New Product at 2012 EMS Today Conference

OVERLAND PARK, KS - Digital Ally, Inc. has had its Video Event Data Recorder (VEDR) selected as one of the 50 best new EMS products of the year.

Calif. HVIP Provides More Funds for San Joaquin Valley 'Green' Truck & Bus Fleets

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will provide additional funding for vehicles operating 100% of the time in the San Joaquin Valley.

GSA to Eliminate Low-Demand or Obsolete Contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) outlined its plans to stop adding new contractors for obsolete items and to eliminate contracts for items that have low or no demand.

S.C. Forestry Commission Purchases Closed-Cab Fire Suppression Equipment

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Forestry Commission unveiled 10 new closed-cab fire suppression units at a press conference.

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