Government Fleet News

DOE Offers Up to $2.5M to Deploy Fuel Cell Baggage Vehicles at Airports

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $2.5 million available this year to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles for transporting passenger baggage at major U.S. airports.

City of Yuma Tests Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid Minivans

YUMA, AZ - Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), delivered three demonstration-fleet Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivans to the City of Yuma, Ariz.

Seattle's new KeyValet system with key boxes allows for automated key pickup, reducing staff time needed to manage motor pool vehicle keys.

Seattle’s Motor Pool Project Reduces Fleet, Saves Customers Money

SEATTLE - Seattle's motor pool project has resulted in the reduction of 21 assigned vehicles, replacement of 26 motor pool vehicles with all-electric Nissan Leafs, and more convenient and efficient motor pool operations.

The LAPD is testing a dashboard touchscreen monitor for future patrol vehicles. Photo by Paul Clinton

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

LOS ANGELES - The LAPD's fleet manager is implementing cost-control measures for an aging fleet.

House Passes Bill Advancing Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House passed a transportation bill that would advance the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport oil from Canada to Texas.

Kentucky Achieves Significant Efficiencies Through Fleet & Motor Pool Technologies

CHANTILLY, VA - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and Public Protection Cabinet have improved fleet efficiencies using the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software.

Bobcat Expands Operations, Brings Jobs to Bismarck

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck.

GFX 2012 Fleet Manager Registrations Up 22%

TORRANCE, CA – Fleet manager registrations for the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) are up 22% over the number registered for GFX 2011 at this time last year.

Nearly 85 Public-Sector Fleets Heading to NAFA I&E

ST. LOUIS – The 2012 NAFA Institute & Expo, set for April 21 – 24, has representatives from 81 public-sector fleets planning to attend this year’s event, according to pre-registration numbers.

City of Springfield Assesses Fleet Consolidation Option

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The City of Springfield, Ill., has engaged CST Fleet Services to assess the advantages of fleet consolidation, inclusive of asset management, maintenance, and fuel.

Richard Strobel, CPFP, City of Surrey, BC, Canada

APWA Announces 3 New CPFPs

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) said three fleet professionals had recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential.

Chattanooga Establishes Formal Fleet and Equipment Replacement Fund

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Government Fleet magazine spoke with Brian Kiesche, the fleet manager for Chattanooga, about how the new fund is set up and the benefits it will provide for the City.

City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (speaking) celebrated the opening of the City's first CNG station with Councilmember Priscilla Tyson (center) and fleet administrator Kelly Reagan (right).

City of Columbus Opens Fast-Fill CNG Fueling Station

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The City of Columbus on April 17 celebrated the opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) station, the largest fast-fill station of its kind in Ohio and likely in the Midwest.

California's Governor Jerry Brown.

California Sets Goals to Add EVs in Significant Numbers to State Fleet

GOLETA, CA - Government Fleet magazine contacted California’s Department of General Services (DGS) to find out how State entities will go about meeting Gov. Brown's mandate that State entities increase zero-emission vehicles in their fleets.

Douglas County, Neb., to Begin CNG Vehicle Pilot Program for Fleet

OMAHA, NE – Douglas County, Neb., is beginning a pilot program where it plans to test how vehicles that run on compressed natural gas perform in its fleet.

Photo courtesy Ford Motor Co.

City of Des Moines Purchases New Ford Police Interceptors

DES MOINES, IA - The City purchased a total of 23 new vehicles, 17 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and six Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.

Key Equipment Finance Launches Streamlined New Website

SUPERIOR, CO - The new site works on all mobile devices and makes it easier to find information about equipment finance.

State of New York Receives $1.65M in Bids for Vehicles

ALBANY, NY – New York’s Office of General Services (OGS) announced the results of its auction of 454 vehicles via its online auction, with the total value of bids coming in at $1,648,074.

Atlanta Dept. of Watershed Mgmt. Selects Telematics System

ATLANTA - The City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has chosen to implement the Networkfleet GPS fleet tracking system to increase the efficiency of DWM service vehicles.

San Joaquin County Motor Pool Results in $725K in Cost Avoidance

STOCKTON, CA – San Joaquin County released its Environmentally Preferable Purchasing annual report for 2011, part of the County's “green” purchasing policy. One of its fleet accomplishments is the implementation of a motor pool system.

City of Dublin Fleet Receives ASE Blue Seal of Excellence for 3rd Year

DUBLIN, OH - The City of Dublin, Ohio, Division of Fleet Management has six ASE-certified employees.

Newark, Del., Adds Hybrids to Fleet Using Grant

NEWARK, DE – The City of Newark, Del., added three Toyota Camry sedan hybrids to its fleet to reduce air pollution and “combat rising fuel costs.” The City purchased the vehicles as part of a regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) grant program.

Navistar's International WorkStar. Image courtesy Navistar.

Chattanooga Buys New Dump Trucks That Improve Fleet Productivity

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The City of Chattanooga recently purchased nine new Navistar International WorkStar 7500 dump trucks, each of which can tackle multiple applications, effectively replacing 18 existing vehicles in the fleet.

Agile Access Control Introduces New Car Sharing Technology Integrated with its Fleet Management Software

CHANTILLY, VA - The solution offers benefits of consumer-based car sharing along with right-sizing data collection, automatic billing, policy enforcement, and total accountability for vehicle access.

Auburn Hills Receives Plug-in Hybrid Chrysler Town & Country Minivans as Part of Chrysler Demonstration Project

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The City received four vehicles, out of a total of 25 planned for the program. They are part of a two-year demonstration project that’s a partnership between Chrysler Group and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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