Government Fleet News

Screenshot via TSA

TSA Workshop to Examine Security Threats at Fleet Safety Conference

The Transportation Security Administration will be providing a hands-on workshop focusing on transportation security at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference.

Photo courtesy of City of Muscatine

Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

Photo of U.S. Route 23 in Michigan by Doug Kerr of Albany, N.Y., via Wikimedia Commons.

Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

Last Week to Participate in the Public Fleet Industry Survey

Government Fleet is conducting its annual industry trends survey to learn more about public fleets and to track changes to the industry. Surveys are due July 27.

Texas City Dump Truck Catches Fire

The City of Corpus Christi, Texas, is working with one less vehicle after one of its dump trucks caught fire.

File photo

Audit: NYC Needs to Improve Parts Contract Oversight

An internal audit recommends that the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) tighten oversight of its parts management contract with NAPA.

Photos by Ruggero Fatica, courtesy of City of Cleveland

Cleveland Increases Police Fleet by 19%

The City of Cleveland, Ohio, has taken delivery of 65 new police vehicles totaling more than $2.8 million. This increases the fleet from 341 vehicles to 406 vehicles.

Fleet Software Provider Chevin Receives NJPA Contract

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that its products and services are now available to government, education, and non-profit agencies through a contract with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Image: National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Heads Lower to $2.23 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price continues to move lower, falling to a level not seen since the Independence Day holiday in 2005, according to AAA.

Photo via Wikimedia/Jason Lawrence

Miss. County Faces Garbage Truck Shortage

Simpson County, Miss., has only three of its refuse trucks working after four trucks were disabled in June — two from lighting strikes.

Ohio DOT Opens Fleet Garage

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a dedication ceremony for its new $8.2 million maintenance garage on June 27. The 21,600-square-foot facility is twice as large as the building it replaces.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Vehicle Theft

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, so here's some timely advice from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Photo via Pixabay

Ga. County’s New Pumper Helps Modernize Fire Fleet

Camden County (Ga.) Fire Rescue recently put into service a new pumper truck as part of its plan to modernize the fire rescue fleet. This is one of 17 new vehicles that have been added to the fire fleet since 2014.

Photo via Creative Commons.

New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.3% in First Half of 2017

New-vehicle sales through the first six months of 2017 are expected to be down 2.3%, and high quality off-lease vehicles may be part of the reason why, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Terex Utilities Hosts Annual Service School

Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic leveling, side load protection, controls, and more.

Minn. Adds Region's First Chevrolet Bolt EVs

The State of Minnesota is adding the first Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles available in the region to its fleet. The state partnered with four other public entities to purchase 22 Bolt EVs.

The new grant program will emphasize projects that stretch federal highway funding. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Shows Next-Gen Leaf's Grille

Nissan is launching its next-generation Leaf on Sept. 5, and has provided another teaser image of the new battery-electric car. This time, Nissan is showing the grille that appears to take a departure from the existing model.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Photo via Flickr/Tomás Del Coro

LAPD Cadets Arrested for Stolen Patrol Cars

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested seven teenagers in its cadet program after patrol cars and equipment were stolen from the agency’s motor pool.

File photo

Mass. PD's New Wraps Reduce Police Vehicle Costs

The Cohasset (Mass.) Police Department is transitioning to decal wraps on police vehicles instead of a custom paint job, reducing vehicle costs by as much as $3,000 per car.

Photo via City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Rolls Out Second Wave of New Patrol Cars

Cincinnati has replaced its fleet with 54 new police vehicles and 54 other vehicles. Funding came from the Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP), a financing initiative used to modernize the city’s fleet.

IronPlanet Sets End-of-Quarter Auction

IronPlanet will run its end-of-quarter events from June 27 to 30, featuring an All-Humvee Auction and three equipment sales on the IronPlanet and GovPlanet websites.

Photo via Flickr/Mark Goebel

Colo. City Considers Mobility Options to Ease Traffic

The Aspen Mobility Lab would ideally compete with personal vehicles as a means of transportation and could mean high-tech changes to the fleet.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Faq Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

Stephen Levine was the fleet manager for Pfizer for 22 years, director of U.S. Fleet, and the 1999 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Read more