Government Fleet News

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

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),, 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.

GFX Introduces Technician Training Track

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) features technician training for the first time, allowing local technicians to receive maintenance training as well as attend the general sessions and learn about solutions on the show floor.

State of Colorado Pledges Support for Natural Gas Fleet Vehicles in Municipalities

DENVER - The Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) plans to work with the Colorado Municipal League to get multiple municipalities to participate in a multi-state memorandum of understanding and to help them add natural gas vehicles to their fleets.

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.


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