Government Fleet News

EPA Streamlines Regulations for Car and Truck Fuel Conversion Systems

WASHINGTON - EPA’s process for regulating fuel conversion systems is now based on whether a vehicle or engine is new, intermediate age, or outside its expected useful life.

Rensselaer County Finds Fleet Maintenance Records Well Maintained

TROY, NY - The New York State Comptroller’s Office found Rensselaer County’s fleet maintenance records are well maintained and are a valuable resource for tracking costs.

Boise Fleet Services Using Weather-Resistant Kiosk

BOISE, ID – Boise’s Fleet Services Division is using a secure self-service kiosk and key control solution specially designed to withstand the extreme changes in temperature and inclement weather common in the region.

Report Finds Chicago Fleet Motor Truck Drivers Efficient, Cost Effective

CHICAGO - The Chicago Inspector General's report on the efficiency of the City's Motor Truck Drivers found Fleet Management's drivers to be cost effective.

Obama Plan Limits Fed Fleet Purchases to Alt-Fuel Models After 2015

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's plan cited the GSA’s purchase of 5,603 hybrid vehicles in 2010, which doubled the number in the federal fleet, as progress toward the goal of greater energy independence.

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Freightliner Trucks to Offer Pre-Wire Option for Telogis Telematics Platform

LAS VEGAS - Freightliner Trucks announced that it will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option. Available in Cummins-equipped Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD, and 114SD vocational trucks, Freightliner Trucks' pre-wire option allows for a quick upfit of the Telogis system.

Energy Xtreme Wins The Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI— Energy Xtreme of Austin, Texas has won The Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award for its new U36 Crossover mild-hybrid plug-in system.

Sacramento Approves Carshare Agreement (Updated)

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento City Council approved an agreement for 10 Zipcars on March 29. This would allow the City to save $35,000 this year by retiring five motor pool vehicles.

Pennsylvania Conducts Study to Reduce Size and Cost of Fleet

HARRISBURG, PA - State governor Tom Corbett (R) ordered the review to reduce costs after campaigning on tax reductions and government reform.

Dennis Brooks (left) and Dave Snow have accepted new positions in fleet management with Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Fleet Managers Promoted

SAN JOSE, CA - Dave Snow has accepted the position of Deputy Director, Facilities and Fleet Department for Santa Clara County. In addition, Dennis Brooks has accepted the position of Fleet Manager, Facilities and Fleet Department.

The Eaton HLA solid waste collection vehicle uses up to 25 percent less fuel, according to preliminary tests.

Manteca Takes Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Truck, Plans to Add More

MANTECA, CA - The City of Manteca, located north of Modesto in northern California, has taken delivery of its first Hydraulic Launch Assist (Eaton HLA) solid waste collection vehicle (SWCV).

Cummins EPA 2010 Engines Off to a Strong Start in Fire and Emergency Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS - For fire and emergency vehicles, Cummins EPA 2010 engines continue to offer a broad power range, with horsepower available from 260 hp to 600 hp (194-447 kW).

Fairfax County Addresses $8M Fuel Cost Increase

FAIRFAX, VA - Fairfax County's fleet manager discusses solutions the County is implementing to balance out high fuel costs.

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer

MESA, AZ - A new police-specific variant of Kawasaki's Concours 1400 from an Arizona dealer brings additional features designed to enhance safety for motor officers.

Buffalo, Mo., Restricts Take-Home Vehicle Usage, Cell Phones

BUFFALO, MO – The City of Buffalo, Mo. restricted take-home vehicle usage, implemented a mandatory seat belt policy, and curbed cell-phone use while driving.

Washington City received grant money for a new CNG fueling station, which will be open to the public.

Washington City Begins Converting Fleet to CNG, Opens Fueling Station

WASHINGTON CITY, UTAH - Washington City is using a Department of Energy grant to convert light-duty trucks to CNG and build a new fueling station.

Spartan Chassis Enters Fire Department Instructors Conference With New Products

INDIANAPOLIS - Spartan Chassis, Inc. kicked off its exhibition at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) with several new products, including a new emergency response cab, a secondary power system, and new engines.

Michigan Expands Use of Fleet Management Application

LANSING, MI - The State of Michigan expanded use of a browser-based motor pool management application to 14 locations statewide, allowing control from one centralized location.

Corona Selects Fleet Management and Purchasing Solution

CORONA, CA – The City of Corona selected a new fleet management software application to improve the reports it uses, track technician productivity, schedule preventive maintenance, and control costs.

US DOT Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rear Visibility Rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation held a public hearing on government proposals on safety measures to help eliminate blind zones behind vehicles.

Western Michigan University Unveils EV Charging Stations

KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University opened four electric vehicle charging stations to the public during a brief ceremony March 21 on the Parkview Campus in Kalamazoo.

New York City Considers Leasing City-Wide Light-Duty Fleet

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is looking for leasing strategy recommendations for its City-wide fleet of 13,500 light-, medium-, and specialty-duty vehicles.

The Cities of Hialeah, Hawaii, Miami, and Miami Date County have purchased a total of 11 refuse trucks that use hydraulic hybrid technology.

Cities, Counties Testing Hydraulic Hybrid Technology in Refuse Trucks

CLEVELAND, OH – A number of cities and counties are testing hydraulic hybrid technology in refuse trucks. Miami-Dade county has reported significant fuel savings.

The Web-based system allows airport employees to reserve vehicles at touch-screen motor pool kiosks and uses an automated key box.

Salt Lake City Airport Using Web-based Fleet Management System

SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) implemented a Web-based motor pool management technology to manage its fleet of airport vehicles.

Long Beach Evaluating Take-home Vehicle Policy

LONG BEACH, CA The City of Long Beach, Calif., has approved a recommendation for the city manager to review vehicle usage by City employees.

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