Government Fleet News

Audit Recommends Ohio DOT Eliminate 636 Vehicle and Equipment Assets

COLUMBUS, OH – A new performance audit of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) found a total of $6 million in potential savings, with fleet vehicle use identified as one of two key areas where ODOT could reduce costs.

One of the five new Chevy Volts is shown at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Office of Mayor Billy Kenoi.

Hawaii County Rolls Out 5 Volts to be Charged Using Solar System

HILO, HAWAII - Hawaii County rolled out five 2012 Chevrolet Volts that comprise its new electric vehicle fleet. The vehicles will be charged by the Civic Center's 250 kilowatt photovoltaic array.

Pictured are the NCSFA board and members. Standing (l-r) are Barb Bonansinga, State of Illinois; Chris Hoffman, Oklahoma State University; Scott Madsen, State of Colorado; Clay Chandler, State of West Virgina; Matt Wade, Agile Fleet corporate board member; and Cindy Dixon, State of Missouri. Seated (l-r) are: Jeannie Wilson, Missouri DOT; Mike Hardesty, University of Indiana, and Dr. Teresa Davis, University of Pennsylvania.

NCSFA Announces New Board Members

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) announced new board membership during its annual business meeting April 20. Board members serve for a two-year term.

Milwaukee County Welcomes Odyne Plug-In Hybrid Systems

WAUKESHA, WI – Milwaukee County held a press conference at Rainbow Park in West Allis, Wis., showcasing four new bucket trucks featuring Odyne Hybrid Systems that were built by DUECO, Inc. of Waukesha.

New York City Partners with Copart & Property Room for Vehicle Auctions

NEW YORK – New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has partnered with Property Room and Copart to auction City fleet vehicles online.

Manchester, N.H., Appoints New Fleet Manager

MANCHESTER, NH – The City of Manchester has appointed a new fleet manager, Wesley Anderson, whose most recent position was that of Director of Public Works for the City of Greenville, N.C.

Pep Boys Re-Launches Fleet Services Program

PHILADELPHIA – Pep Boys is a national service provider for most fleet leasing/management companies.

The prototype LLV uses VSE Corporation's RFD6 Re-Power Kit. Photos courtesy VSE Corp.

U.S. Postal Service Receives Prototype Vehicle for Testing

WASHINGTON – The U.S Postal Service took delivery of a prototype “Long Life Vehicle” (LLV) in order to determine whether this vehicle's powertrain type could be suitable for replacing powertrains in the existing LLVs in the USPS’ fleet.

DOE Offers Up to $2.5M to Deploy Fuel Cell Baggage Vehicles at Airports

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $2.5 million available this year to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles for transporting passenger baggage at major U.S. airports.

City of Yuma Tests Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid Minivans

YUMA, AZ - Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), delivered three demonstration-fleet Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivans to the City of Yuma, Ariz.

Seattle's new KeyValet system with key boxes allows for automated key pickup, reducing staff time needed to manage motor pool vehicle keys.

Seattle’s Motor Pool Project Reduces Fleet, Saves Customers Money

SEATTLE - Seattle's motor pool project has resulted in the reduction of 21 assigned vehicles, replacement of 26 motor pool vehicles with all-electric Nissan Leafs, and more convenient and efficient motor pool operations.

The LAPD is testing a dashboard touchscreen monitor for future patrol vehicles. Photo by Paul Clinton

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

LOS ANGELES - The LAPD's fleet manager is implementing cost-control measures for an aging fleet.

House Passes Bill Advancing Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House passed a transportation bill that would advance the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport oil from Canada to Texas.

Kentucky Achieves Significant Efficiencies Through Fleet & Motor Pool Technologies

CHANTILLY, VA - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and Public Protection Cabinet have improved fleet efficiencies using the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software.

Bobcat Expands Operations, Brings Jobs to Bismarck

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck.

GFX 2012 Fleet Manager Registrations Up 22%

TORRANCE, CA – Fleet manager registrations for the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) are up 22% over the number registered for GFX 2011 at this time last year.

Nearly 85 Public-Sector Fleets Heading to NAFA I&E

ST. LOUIS – The 2012 NAFA Institute & Expo, set for April 21 – 24, has representatives from 81 public-sector fleets planning to attend this year’s event, according to pre-registration numbers.

City of Springfield Assesses Fleet Consolidation Option

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The City of Springfield, Ill., has engaged CST Fleet Services to assess the advantages of fleet consolidation, inclusive of asset management, maintenance, and fuel.

Richard Strobel, CPFP, City of Surrey, BC, Canada

APWA Announces 3 New CPFPs

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) said three fleet professionals had recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.

Chattanooga Establishes Formal Fleet and Equipment Replacement Fund

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Government Fleet magazine spoke with Brian Kiesche, the fleet manager for Chattanooga, about how the new fund is set up and the benefits it will provide for the City.

City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (speaking) celebrated the opening of the City's first CNG station with Councilmember Priscilla Tyson (center) and fleet administrator Kelly Reagan (right).

City of Columbus Opens Fast-Fill CNG Fueling Station

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The City of Columbus on April 17 celebrated the opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) station, the largest fast-fill station of its kind in Ohio and likely in the Midwest.

California's Governor Jerry Brown.

California Sets Goals to Add EVs in Significant Numbers to State Fleet

GOLETA, CA - Government Fleet magazine contacted California’s Department of General Services (DGS) to find out how State entities will go about meeting Gov. Brown's mandate that State entities increase zero-emission vehicles in their fleets.

Douglas County, Neb., to Begin CNG Vehicle Pilot Program for Fleet

OMAHA, NE – Douglas County, Neb., is beginning a pilot program where it plans to test how vehicles that run on compressed natural gas perform in its fleet.

Photo courtesy Ford Motor Co.

City of Des Moines Purchases New Ford Police Interceptors

DES MOINES, IA - The City purchased a total of 23 new vehicles, 17 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and six Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.

Key Equipment Finance Launches Streamlined New Website

SUPERIOR, CO - The new site works on all mobile devices and makes it easier to find information about equipment finance.

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