Government Fleet News

2011 Green Fleet Conference Sees Record Attendance

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - With more than 550 fleet professionals present, the 4th annual Green Fleet Conference was the largest and best attended one yet.

Gallaudet University Expands Student Transportation Fleet

WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University will expand its student transportation fleet with the order of two new 32-passenger commercial buses built on the S2C chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Elisa Durand of ARI moderated a panel titled "Coping with Environmental Compliance." Panelists were (l-r) Bill Gibson, SCT Solutions; and Brandon Morris, DIRECTV; Clay Chandler, MBA, CPFP, State of West Virginia; and Steve Altus, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

GFC: ARI Hosts Environmental Compliance Panel

DALLAS - Automotive Resources International (ARI) moderated a panel titled "Coping with Environmental Compliance" at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4

Fleet professionals from both the public and private sector accepted their Sustainability All-Star awards at the Green Fleet Conference.

GF Congratulates Sustainability All-Stars

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - Of the 40 fleet professionals recognized as Sustainability All-Stars at the Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4, 16 work in the public sector.

Puradyn Issued Patent for New Filtration Technology

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated has been granted a new patent for "Lubricant Filtration System," which provides the capability of integrating the engine's oil filter with Puradyn's bypass micro-filtration product.

Chrysler to Deliver Ram 1500 PHEVs to City of Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS, MI - In addition to Auburn Hills, seven other partners across the United States are slated to receive vehicles for demonstration and testing purposes.

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett talks at the Green Fleet Conference.

GFC: City of Tulsa Developing Sustainability Plan

DALLAS - The City is working with a fleet consultant to find ways to reduce its fleet's emissions and fuel costs, for example by converting vehicles to CNG.

Fayetteville to Implement GPS Tracking Solution for Public Works Fleet

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The City of Fayetteville, N.C. is implementing a GPS tracking system in 218 of its public works vehicles.

Augusta County Transitions Police Fleet to Propane Autogas

VERONA, VA - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has converted eight of its cruisers to propane autogas. The vehicle conversions were entirely paid for by the Virginia Clean Cities program.

Montgomery County Limits Take-Home Vehicle Use

ROCKVILLE, MD - The Montgomery County Council voted to eliminate take-home vehicle use for 36 employees, or 13 percent of the County's 269 non-emergency take-home vehicles.

Lyon County Hires Ogle as Fleet Superintendent

YERINGTON, NV - Lyon County, Nev., hired Tim Ogle as fleet superintendent for a new Fleet Division under Public Works.

Bobit Business Media Launches Fleet Safety Conference

TORRANCE, CA - The two-day event on May 22 -23, 2012 will include educational sessions and the presentation of the first-ever Fleet Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA).

City of Anderson Using GPS to Improve Routing

ANDERSON, IN - The City decided it needed a system after dealing with inclement weather, including ice storms, blizzards, and summer thunderstorms.

Administration Delays Releasing CAFE Standards

WASHINGTON - The federal government is delaying the release of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards until mid-November, citing the need for additional time.

Man Sentenced in GSA Motor Pool Credit Card Fraud Scheme

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - A man was sentenced to 84 months in prison for stealing more than $300,000 of fuel paid for by the U.S. General Services Administration and selling it to others at a lower cost.

University of Michigan Purchases 37 Hybrid Vehicles

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan is investing millions of dollars in sustainability efforts, including the purchase of 37 hybrid vehicles, seven of which are buses.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Receives 10 Ram 1500 PHEV Trucks

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will test the vehicles for three years.

Puradyn Joins John Deere Supply Base

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated announced it has been selected to supply its engine bypass oil filtration systems to John Deere for the Company’s Construction and Forestry products.

Lyon County Dept. Consolidation Creates Fleet Division

YERINGTON, NV - In Lyon County, Nev., a new Fleet Division will be created under the newly established Public Works Department. The County will appoint a fleet supervisor to manage the division.

The Idaho State University will be using Agile FleetCommander to manage its motor pool and assigned vehicles.

Idaho State University Replaces Motor Pool Management System

POCATELLO, IDAHO - Integration with current systems is the major reason the University chose Agile Fleet Commander for management of its motor pool and assigned vehicles.

Clean Fuels Ohio recognized three divisions within the City of Columbus, Ohio, for their fleet-greening efforts.

Columbus Awarded for Green Achievements

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The City of Columbus received three separate awards from Clean Fuels Ohio for its fleet-greening efforts.

Denali National Park Tests Propane-Fueled F-250 Pickups

LIVONIA, MI - Denali National Park and Preserve has been testing a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-250 over a six-week span.

Gwinnett County to Handle Own GM Vehicle Warranty Work for Fleet

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - This agreement between the County and GM will allow the County to handle warrantable adjustments/warranty repairs, special policy adjustments, goodwill policy adjustments, and campaign adjustments, as approved by GM.

City of Chicago Orders 80 Natural-Gas-Fueled Trucks and Vans

CHICAGO - The City of Chicago has ordered 40 Chevrolet Express vans and 40 Silverado pickup trucks.

UNICOR to Assemble EVs for U.S. Federal Government Fleet Customers

LEXINGTON, KY – UNICOR is partnering with Miles Electric Vehicle and Futuris Enterprise to assemble electric cars and trucks.

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