Government Fleet News

Trimble Appoints PeopleNet Founder and CEO to Lead Transportation and Logistics Division

SUNNYVALE, CA - Trimble announced the appointment of PeopleNet founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble's worldwide Transportation and Logistics (T&L) Division.

GPS Insight to Host Webinar on GPS on Jan. 19

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight will be hosting a webinar showcasing fleet managers who use GPS tracking to cut fleet costs and increase revenue in the service industry on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Virginia’s Governor Creates Alt-Fuel Vehicle Conversion Fund for State Fleet

RICHMOND, VA - The State of Virginia would use federal funds to pay the difference between the cost of traditional fuel vehicles and alternative-fuel vehicles, or for vehicle conversions.

Santa Monica Donates Equipment and Vehicles to Bayou La Batre

SANTA MONICA, CA and BAYOU LA BATRE, LA – The City of Santa Monica has formally transferred the titles to 24 fleet assets, including vehicles and equipment, to the City of Bayou La Batre, La.

Central Ohio Municipalities Pledge to Share Services, Including Fleet

OHIO - The list of potential services to share includes fleet in addition to recycling, courts, purchasing, technology, and health insurance.

Nominate the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is accepting nominations for the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

Jacksonville Passes Reform Legislation, Will Appoint New Fleet Chief

JACKSONVILLE, FL - City of Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown signed legislation to streamline city government. The legislation will rename and amend the department that oversees the fleet management division.

Photo: Arizona DPS/John C. James, Jr.

Arizona State Troopers Choose Kawasaki for Highway Patrol

PHOENIX, AZ - The Arizona Department of Public Safety is now the third state law enforcement agency in the western United States to adopt Kawasaki's Concours 14P as its primary motor unit.

City of Smyrna to Use New Biodiesel Processing Plant to Fuel Fleet

SMYRNA, GA - The biodiesel program’s goal is to reduce diesel consumption by 25% by 2020, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the City’s fleet.

Pictured is Russell St. John, a Beach Patrol officer for Volusia County. Photo courtesy Volusia County Government.

Volusia County Using New Utility Task Vehicles for Beach Patrol

DELAND, FL – Volusia County is using two new “utility task vehicles” for its Beach Patrol officers instead of the pickup trucks it used previously.

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy charges one of the county's new Leafs.

Pierce County, Wash., Installs EV Chargers and Buys Nissan LEAFs

TACOMA, WA - Pierce County has installed public and private County EV chargers. Three of the five chargers installed will be used to provide power for Nissan LEAF EVs the County purchased.

Gilbert and Queen Creek, Ariz., Form Intergovernmental Fleet Maintenance Agreement

GILBERT and QUEEN CREEK, AZ – The Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek, Ariz., have formed an intergovernmental agreement for Gilbert’s fleet services division to maintain Queen Creek’s fleet

Washington Township Police Department to Auction Vehicles on eBay

WASHINGTON TWP, NJ — The Washington Township Police Department is preparing 22 out-of-commission vehicles to go up for sale on the online auction site, eBay.

A screenshot of the Code 3 light bar configurator web application.

Code 3 Introduces C3VUE Web-based Product Configurator

ST. LOUIS, MO - C3VUE is Code 3’s next generation, visual web-based product configurator. C3VUE allows you to create, visualize and specify your own lightbar.

Washington Municipalities Deciding on Patrol Cars

OLYMPIA, WA – Municipalities in Washington State, and the State’s highway patrol, are in the process of choosing police vehicles for their fleets, according to an article in The Herald.

This is Wayne County's Compass Web-based tracking application.

Michigan Municipalities Allowing Residents to Track City Snow Plows Online

ANN ARBOR, MI and DETROIT – The City of Ann Arbor's documents state the purpose of tracking is not only to monitor and improve vehicle routing, some of the usual advantages of GPS tracking systems used by fleets, but also to keep the public informed about vehicle locations as well.

Government Fleet’s Top 10 News Stories of 2011

TORRANCE, CA – Each year the editors at Government Fleet take a look back at the top stories of the year. In 2011, patrol car testing and the 100 Best lists head up the most-read story list.

GF Survey: 82% of Fleet Managers Report Fuel Budget Increase

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet conducted a fuel survey in November, with 134 respondents. Fleet managers also shared strategies to reduce fuel costs -- the most common strategy was purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Kentucky Green Fuels Coalition recognized fleets for their fuel reduction efforts through its Green Fleets of the Bluegrass  program. *Photo courtesy of Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition

Kentucky Fleets Recognized for Fuel Reduction Initiatives

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition recognized 12 fleets for their efforts in improving the environmental performance of their vehicles fleets by reducing petroleum fuel use.

The Ram Cargo Van (Ram C/V).

Chrysler Shows New Ram Cargo Van Features, Details Customization Options

LOS ANGELES – Chrysler showed its new Ram Cargo Van at a media event in Los Angeles on Dec. 21, giving attendees the opportunity to check it out and drive it.

Nissan Releases LEAF First Responder’s Guide

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan released the first release of the First Responder's Guide for the LEAF.

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Webster Named Fleet Manager of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

WHEATON, IL - Michael Webster was previously director of fleet and transportation management at Citrus County, Fla. He began his new position on Dec. 5.

Carbon Motors' E7. Photo Credit: Carbon Motors.

Carbon Motors Appeals To Obama Administration for Loan

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors Corp. has turned to President Obama's cabinet for help moving forward its stalled police cruiser concept more than two years after submitting a federal loan application.

GSA Increases Vehicle Rental Timeframe for Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON - The new rule increases the rental timeframe to less than 120 continuous days (originally less than 60 continuous days) in addition to making other changes.

Last Call for GFX Papers: Updated

TORRANCE, CA - The deadline to submit papers for consideration for speaking opportunities at the 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference has been extended to Jan 9.

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