Government Fleet News

The university's charging stations are powered by a solar array. Photo courtesy of the CEC.

Western Michigan Univ. Dedicates Solar Array for EV Charging

KALAMAZOO, MI – Western Michigan University celebrated the installation of 15 electric vehicle charging stations and a solar array at a dedication and ribbon-cutting event.

Davidson County Converting Vans to Propane Autogas

LEXINGTON, NC – Davidson County Transportation converted 10 of its E450 vans to propane autogas in February, and plans to convert two additional larger transit vehicles this summer.

Casper, Wyo., Considering Take-Home Vehicle Plan and New Patrol Cars for Officers

CASPER, WY – The City of Casper, Wyo., is considering a plan to purchase an additional 42 marked police vehicles and make them available as take-home vehicles for the police department’s officers.

The City of Napa, Calif., has formed an insourcing agreement with ambulance service provider American Medical Resources (AMR).

City of Napa, Calif., Forms Insourcing Agreement With Ambulance Company

NAPA, CA - Chris Burgeson, fleet manager for the City of Napa, Calif., said the City’s fleet services division will handle maintenance, repairs, and related service for American Medical Resources' fleet in and around Napa.

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KelleyAmerit Fleet Services Hires Scott Mishoe as VP of Sales

WALNUT CREEK, CA - KelleyAmerit Fleet Services is proud to announce the addition of Scott Mishoe as vice president of sales to its growing team.

Gas and Oil Prices Drop Due to European Economic Concerns

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it revised its outlook for gas prices downward, now saying that it expects the average retail price of gasoline to be around $3.79 per gallon from through September.

Detroit PD Overpaying for Vehicles With Expired Leases

The Detroit Police Department is making full lease payments for 110 leases that have been expired for as long as six years. The PD has paid more than $56,000 to lease a 2004 Dodge Intrepid, according to WXYZ.

$5 Million Available to Help Expand the Use of Alternative Fuels

WASHINGTON - The funding is intended to help streamline and quicken permitting processes and coordinate alternative-fuel vehicle and EV infrastructure deployment across state, regional, and local governments.

Electric Vehicle Safety Training Available for Fire Fighters & First Responders

QUINCY, MA - Funded by a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the training is designed to help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards.

GPS Insight Is a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight announced it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas Award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.

Piedmont Deactivates Volunteer Rescue Squad's Gas Cards for Tax-Exempt Fuel

PIEDMONT, AL - The Piedmont Rescue Squad lost its ability to use the City of Piedmont's fleet fuel cards after the State of Alabama deemed it not legal for a non-City entity to use tax-exempt fuel cards, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Springfield, Ill., Fleet Study Says City Should Centralize Fleet Management

SPRINGFIELD, IL - CST found a number of areas where the City can improve operations, from record-keeping to centralizing fleet management and facilities.

Albuquerque Audit Recommends Improved Fuel Security

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – An audit of fuel usage and security at the City of Albuquerque found the need for better controls for fuel management and more security for both fueling facilities and vehicles.

GFX 2012 Fleet Manager Registrations Up 35%

TORRANCE, CA – For the upcoming 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (2012 GFX), fleet manager registrations are up 35% when compared with the same period in 2011.

Tallahassee City Employee Invents New Anti-Idling System for Police Fleet

TALLAHASSEE, FL – An employee with the City of Tallahassee, Fla., has invented a new technology the City is calling the “Less Idle Time” (LIT) package, which reduces fuel costs and emissions, according to an article on Tallahassee.com.

National Park Service Sets Green Fleet Goals

WASHINGTON – The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) released a new document detailing its “Green Parks Plan,” which sets a range of sustainability goals for its organization.

The Tyler (Texas) Police Department took delivery of 10 Victory Commander I police motorcycles. Photo via Victory Motorcycles.

Texas Agency Picks Victory Motorcycle for Motor Patrol

TYLER, TEXAS - The Tyler (Texas) Police Department took delivery of 10 Victory Commander I police motorcycles. The motorcycles were delivered ready for duty with lights and siren, radios, radio connections, radar, and video equipment.

Driving Dynamics Introduces Backing & Parking Course for Utility & Service Fleets

NEWARK, DE – Driving Dynamics introduced a behind-the-wheel training program for backing and parking for utility and service fleets. The program includes online, classroom, and hands-on training for each driver.

Detroit Working to Right-size & Green its Fleet

DETROIT – A joint Clean Energy Coalition (CEC) and NextEnergy team is working with City of Detroit agencies to assess the city’s fleet and develop recommendations for reducing spending and improving efficiency.

DeKalb County Converting Sanitation Fleet to Natural Gas

DECATUR, GA - The new renewable fuels facility will provide natural gas that will eventually fuel 70 sanitation vehicles in the County’s fleet.

City of Tulsa to Sell 170 Fleet Assets

TULSA, OK - The City stated some of the vehicles are low-mileage units identified as underutilized, with mileage as low as 17,000.

Bobit Business Media Acquires 'Heavy Duty Trucking' Magazine

TORRANCE, CA - Bobit Business Media has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties – Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network.

C.W. “Bill” Malcolm, CPFP, director of Fleet Services for the City of Atlanta

Malcolm Named Atlanta Fleet Director

ATLANTA - C.W. “Bill” Malcolm, CPFP, was named director of Fleet Services for the City of Atlanta. Malcolm was previously the fleet manager at Metro Nashville & Davidson County, Tenn.

Miami-Dade County Details Plans for Surplus Vehicles at Fleet Facility

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County's Mayor Carlos Gimenez recently explained how it is using, and plans to use, the vehicle inventory at a fleet facility after news reports came out saying the County had a number of "unused" fleet vehicles in storage.

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Pat Reed (far right) is joined by representatives from Forever Resorts of Scottsdale, Ariz.; National Renewal Energy Labs, Golden, Colo.; the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition; and the Kentucky Office of Adventure Travel to launch the new all-alternative fuel fleet at Mammoth Cave National Park. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mammoth Cave National Park Receives Grant for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY - The Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities/National Park Initiative awarded $505,000 to Mammoth Cave National Park for the purchase of high-efficiency vehicles to replace older models.

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