Government Fleet News

Johnson County Breaks Ground on New Fleet Maintenance Building

OLATHE, KS - The new fleet maintenance facility will be 22,250 square feet in size and is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.

Bergen County Reducing Fleet Size

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County, N.J. recently received a report from an outside company that suggested the county reduce the number of law enforcement vehicles in service.

El Paso to Buy New Communications Tech for Fire, Police Vehicles

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso’s city council has approved the purchase of new communications technology to connect the City’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to the first responder vehicles the City owns, specifically police and fire vehicles.

Corpus Christi Converting Vehicles to Natural Gas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - The City of Corpus Christi's city council approved a service agreement to convert 16 City vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.

New Haven Takes Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Truck

NEW HAVEN, CT – The City of New Haven unveiled its first hybrid refuse truck. The City said this new vehicle will use 30-percent less fuel than non-hybrid trucks in the fleet.

McKinney Installs Charging Station, Converts Hybrids to EVs

DALLAS – The City of McKinney (Texas) plugged in its first electric vehicle, a converted Toyota Prius, at a new charging station at the Roy and Helen Hall Library downtown.

Titusville PD Uses Forfeiture Funds to Buy Mobile Command Center

TITUSVILLE, FL – The City of Titusville’s police department has a new mobile command vehicle, a 2010 Ford F-650 diesel truck.

Stamford Facing Higher Gas, Diesel Prices With Upcoming Fuel Contract

STAMFORD, CT – The City of Stamford is looking at higher gasoline and diesel prices for its fleet of 400 vehicles when a new fuel contract goes into effect on July 1.

GFX Pre-Registration Discount Ends Friday!

TORRANCE, CA – The deadline to pre-register and save $100 off the registration price for GFX (Government Fleet Expo) is this Friday, May 20, at 5 PM Pacific Time.

Town of Wallkill Adds GPS to Fleet

WALLKILL, NY – The town of Wallkill has decided to add GPS tracking systems to its 93 vehicles.

Durham County Manager Proposes City Maintain County Vehicles

DURHAM, NC – Durham County Manager Mike Ruffin recommended that the City’s fleet maintenance department maintain the county’s 430 vehicles.

Virgina Clean Cities Helps Convert 1,000+ Vehicles to Propane Autogas

LONG BEACH, CA – The Virginia Clean Cities' grant program is helping fleets convert more than 1,000 vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas and implementing more than 25 fueling stations.

WMUA Utility Uses GPS to Increase Driver Productivity by 25%

MANALAPAN, NJ – The Western Monmouth Utilities Authority (WMUA) increased driver productivity by 25 percent, and reduced fuel costs by 10 percent, by integrating a GPS fleet tracking solution.

Mecklenburg County 2012-FY Budget Cites Vehicle Replacement as Imperative

CHARLOTTE - The proposed business imperatives for the 2012-FY Mecklenburg County, N.C. budget includes money for replacement of aging, high-mileage fleet vehicles.

Trimble Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Fleet Management Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA - Trimble announced it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the GSA for its fleet management solution.

Duluth to Use DOE Grant for GPS Systems

DULUTH, MN – The City of Duluth expects savings of more than $59,000 during the first year of using GPS systems to track and manage use of 300 vehicles.

Minnesota Fleet Auction at New Location Brings in $700K

NEW ULM, MN - A four-hour auction of two Minnesota state departments' fleet units brought in $715,000, which will be used to offset equipment costs - including high fuel prices.

San Jose Accepting Bids for Car Sharing Program

SAN JOSE, CA – The City of San Jose is in the process of accepting bids from outside service providers for a car sharing program.

Cape Coral Issues Request for Input on Fleet Maintenance

CAPE CORAL, FL - The City of Cape Coral issued a request for information (RFI) from private companies to provide information on ways to improve fleet maintenance operations for the City’s 600 cars and trucks.

Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Lab Partner on Fuel Economy Study

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Laboratory are conducting a new fleet research project designed to identify areas where the Tollway can reduce fuel costs.

Volusia County Adds “Green Driver” Tech to Fleet

DELAND, FL – Volusia County added new "green driver" modules to the existing GPS systems in more than 550 county vehicles to improve driver behavior to reduce fuel and maintenance costs.

Santa Ana Plans to Have 75% ‘Green’ Fleet by 2016

SANTA ANA, CA - Santa Ana's five-year alternative energy plan will convert the fleet to 75-80 percent alt-fuel and hybrid units and will decrease fleet size by 10-15 percent.

Montgomery County Faces Possibility of Take-Home Cuts

ROCKVILLE, MD - Montgomery County's "lax oversight and incomplete reporting" of take-home cars has officials worried about potential financial consequences from the Internal Revenue Service and questioning the need for these vehicles.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Saves Millions in Operating Costs

PLEASANTVILLE, NJ - New Jersey's Atlantic County Utilities Authority, which employs biodiesel, compressed natural gas, renewable natural gas, solar energy, and wind, has saved more than $2 million per year in operating costs.

Through the Clean Trucks Program, the Port of Long Beach calls for drayage truck owners operating at the port to replace old, polluting trucks to reduce truck-related air pollution by 80 percent by 2012.

Port of Long Beach Hosts Clean Cities Meeting

LONG BEACH, CA - Port of Long Beach staff members discussed environmental initiatives under the Clean Air Action Plan.

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