Government Fleet News

GreenRoad Partners with GPS Insight to Add Advanced GPS Fleet Tracking

REDWOOD CITY, CA - GreenRoad and GPS Insight announced that GreenRoad will offer advanced fleet tracking capability, provided by GPS Insight, as part of its GreenRoad driver performance management service.

Annapolis Outsources Refuse Collection

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The City of Annapolis has outsourced its refuse collection program to a private vendor, Bates Trucking Trash Removal, as part of its 2013-FY budget.

Atlanta Bans City Employee Cell Phone Use While Driving

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta’s council approved an ordinance that prohibits City employees from using a cell phone while driving. The ban applies to employees driving City-owned vehicles and extends to the use of personal vehicles for City business.

Pictured left to right celebrating the first fueling are Chesapeake council members Debbie Ritter, Suzy Kelly (fueling), Robert Ike, and Scott Matheson.

Chesapeake Celebrates Opening of Its First CNG Station

CHESAPEAKE, VA – The City celebrated its "First Fueling" on Sept. 7. Chesapeake currently owns 17 CNG waste trucks and has plans to convert its entire 53-truck waste fleet over the next six years.

One of the City of Tulsa&#39;s CNG vehicles is this Impala bi-fuel motor pool car.<br />

Tulsa Opens First Public CNG Station

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa opened its third compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Sept. 7. The new station is only open to the public, and CNG vehicles operated by the City will continue to be fueled at the two existing fueling stations.

Polk County Sheriff Reduces Maintenance Costs with New Oil Filter

WINTER HAVEN, FL – Use of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filters allows the Polk County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office to extend oil intervals, which in turn reduces vehicle downtime and maintenance costs.

Green Fleet Conference Revamps Ride and Drive Event

TORRANCE, CA - Attendees will have two full hours to get behind the wheel of some of the latest green vehicles available during the “Experience Tomorrow at the Ride & Drive Event,” scheduled for Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m.

Shreveport Equips 60 Chevrolet Caprice PPVs for Patrol Duty

SHREVEPORT, LA - The Shreveport (La.) Police Department began equipping the first group of its 60 new Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars for patrol duty, according to news website KTBS.

City of Midlothian to Lease Fire Engines

The City of Midlothian, Texas’ city council recently approved the lease of new fire engines as part of the City’s 2012 – 2013 budget, according to news website Wahaxachietx.com.

Bob Stanton.

Stanton Named to Manage City of San Antonio Fleet

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Bob Stanton, CPM, CPFP, has been named assistant director of the Building & Equipment Services Division for the City of San Antonio, effective Sept. 10.

ASE Releases 2012-2013 Testing Calendar

LEESBURG, VA - The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently released its 2012-2013 registration and testing calendar. Up to 230 days of testing are available in most centers.

Collective Data Provides New Functionality with Software Update

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Collective Data Inc., a provider of fleet and asset management software solutions, has officially released Core Update 6.0.32, a software update that provides a variety of new functionality and enhancements to its comprehensive system.

The Priuses were bought under Pima Community College&amp;rsquo;s vehicle fleet lifecycle-replacement program. Photo courtesy of PPC.

Pima Community College Goes Green with New Priuses

TUCSON, AZ – Pima Community College (PCC) purchased three new Toyota Prius hybrid sedans. The Priuses were bought under PCC’s vehicle fleet lifecycle-replacement program and are part of the College’s 109-vehicle fleet.

The Bobcat S150 featured at APWA&#39;s 2012 International Congress &amp;amp; Expo.

APWA Hosts 2012 Public Works Congress & Expo

ANAHEIM, CA - The 75th annual International Public Works Congress & Exposition, hosted by the American Public Works Association (APWA), included fleet seminars and plenty of equipment on the show floor.

Former El Paso Fleet Chief Indicted for Wire Fraud

EL PASO, TX – A former City of El Paso fleet maintenance chief was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and the deprivation of honest services, according to El Paso Times.

EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for 14 Louisiana parishes.

Green Fleet Conference is 1 Month Away - Sign Up Today!

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Green Fleet Conference is coming up in just a little over a month! Set for Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill., organizers expect to exceed last year’s attendance, which totaled more than 550 fleet professionals.

Connecticut Awards Funds to Municipalities to Buy Alt-Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Stations

HARTFORD, CT – Two of those projects are for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, specifically projects in the cities of Norwich and Plymouth.

Nissan displays the vehicle at MSTU.

Nissan Donates LEAF to Middle Tennessee State University

MURFREESBORO, TN – Middle Tennessee State University received a Nissan LEAF vehicle and three charging stations from Nissan.

EPA Recognizes Alabama DOT for Fleet Emissions Reduction

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Alabama Department of Transportation with a Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) Community Leadership Award for efforts to reduce fleet diesel emissions.

Compton Considers CNG Bi-Fuel Vehicles for its Fleet

COMPTON, CA - The City is exploring updating its fleet of trucks used by the City's Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Fire, and Water Departments with CNG vehicles.

Grasshopper Company Receives Sustainability Award

MOUNDRIDGE, KS – The Grasshopper Company received special recognition from the Green Biz Wichita organization for accomplishments in sustainable manufacturing and adoption of sustainable concepts in product design.

Colorado Springs to Develop an RFP to Outsource Its Fleet Division

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The City of Colorado Springs is looking to outsource its fleet division as part of a major effort to reorganize its departments.

California Eliminates 7,112 Vehicles From State Fleet

SACRAMENTO, CA - California’s Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order, B-2-11, in January of 2011 to reduce the size of the passenger vehicle fleet operated by the State by half, if not more.

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced it has finalized the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards up through model-year 2025. The Administration originally announced the proposed standards in July 2011.

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