Government Fleet News

The City of Wixom is using a Bluetooth solution in 12 of its vehicles to improve communication.

Wixom Using Bluetooth Solution for Hands-Free Communications

WIXOM, MI – The City of Wixom’s Department of Public Works is using a low-cost cell-phone-based communications solution to improve driver efficiency in the City’s small fleet.

Bill Proposed to Reduce Minnesota State Fleet Size

ST. PAUL, MN – Rep. Tim Sanders, R-Blaine has proposed a bill to reduce the size of the Minnesota state fleet by 15 percent below the number owned on July 1, 2011, by June 30, 2015.

Dane County to Fuel County Vehicles with CNG from Landfill

MADISON, WI - Dane County is converting its parks and public works trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) from the county’s landfill.

Minnesota Issues RFP for Statewide Analytics Tools, Including for Fleet Management

ST. PAUL, MN - The State of Minnesota has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for firms to provide software tools that would allow the State to streamline its operations.

Tyler to Purchase CNG Fueling Station and Vehicles

TYLER, TEXAS – Tyler’s City council unanimously approved the purchase of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and two residential solid waste trucks that use this fuel.

Gerry Calk from the City of Austin, Texas, received a Sustainability Award at the NAFA I&E.

Gov. Fleet Managers Receive Goill and Sustainability Awards

CHARLOTTE, NC - Two public sector fleet managers received the Larry Goill Quality Fleet Management Idea Award and two received the Sustainability Awards.

Four Fleet Managers Earn CPFP Credential

KANSAS CITY, MO - Four public sector fleet professionals have recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential from APWA. A total of 109 fleet professionals have received this certification.

Tulare County Fleet Moves to Larger Facility

TULARE, CA - Tulare County Fleet Services has moved out of the garage it's occupied since the 1960s and into a larger, newly built facility.

Networkfleet Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement from GSA

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for its wireless fleet management system.

Fleets Add Military Surplus Vehicles to Operations

TORRANCE, CA - Several public sector fleets have taken advantage of purchasing specialized equipment at a low cost, thanks to the Department of Defense's 1033 program.

Illinois Treasurer Cuts Office Fleet in Half

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has eliminated half of the vehicle fleet owned by the State Treasurer's Office and almost three-quarters of office cell phones in efforts to cut costs.

FleetMatics Releases 8.0 GPS Fleet Tracking System

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL - FleetMatics, a GPS fleet tracking provider for commercial fleet vehicles, announced the latest release of its GPS software solution for tracking and performance management of mobile assets - the FleetMatics 8.0 GPS Vehicle Tracking System.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (with scissors) and public officials joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the City's new natural gas fueling station. (David Starkopf / Office of the mayor)

Los Angeles Opens NG Fueling Facility for Sanitation Fleet

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles opened a natural gas fueling facility that will dispense CNG and LNG to its recycling and refuse collection vehicles.

Mobile311 Launches App to Connect Municipal Administration With Workers in the Field

CARY, NC - Mobile311 is an app that lets users easily flag work items in the field, such as down street lights, pot holes, bulky trash items, code violations, graffiti and any other item or event the client needs to track.

Forsyth County, N.C. Automates Car Sharing Management

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Forsyth County has selected a Web-based fleet and motor pool management application that allowed the County to reduce fleet size by 30 vehicles.

Jacksonville Facing $3M Fuel Cost Increase

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The City of Jacksonville is facing a major increase in fuel costs in 2011, with half of the fleet management division's budget going to pay for fuel.

Long Beach Decides Against Outsourcing Street Sweeping

LONG BEACH, CA – The City of Long Beach’s City Council voted against a motion to send out a request for proposal (RFP) to find private contractors to take over the City’s street sweeping services.

Fort Wayne Approves New Fuel Contracts

FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne’s City Council has approved new three-year fuel contracts for the City’s fleet, which covers diesel, no-lead gasoline, and B20 fuels.

Mohawk Lifts Awarded NJPA Contract

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk Lifts has been awarded a NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance) contract allowing all NJPA members to purchase lifts and a variety of shop equipment at discounted government prices.

Sonoma County to Receive First All-Electric Vehicle for Fleet

SANTA ROSA, CA - The new Leaf is the first electric vehicle the fleet will use as part of the County’s ongoing efforts to be more sustainable.

QinetiQ North America Sends Unmanned Bobcat Systems to Japan

RESTON, VA - QinetiQ North America announced that the government of Japan has accepted its offer to provide unmanned vehicle equipment and associated training to aid in Japan’s natural disaster recovery efforts

LKQ Corporation Launches Government Sales Department

CHICAGO - LKQ Corporation has created a new department to provide its products to state, local and federal government entities at competitive prices.

Bryans Road Auto Clinic Receives GSA Contract

TAMPA, FL - GSA Application Services announced that Bryans Road Auto Clinic, Inc. has been awarded a GSA Schedule 23V contract and are now certified to provide goods and services to the Federal government.

Huntsville Selects Fleet Management Solution

HUNTSVILLE, AL - The City of Huntsville has selected a new fleet management system for its fleet of 2,500 vehicles and other equipment.

Montclair Township Approves RFP for Outsourcing Refuse Collection

MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Montclair plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to outsource refuse collection, based on comments from Township Manager Marc Dashield.

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