Government Fleet News

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.

Cowlitz County Using Web-based System for Car Sharing Study

KELSO, WA – Cowlitz County, Wash., is using its integrated Web-based vehicle reservation system as part of a new car sharing program.

Leasing Company Forms to Work With Native American Tribal Nations

SHAWNEE, OK The Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority has partnered with Subaru of Plano and Park Lease of Dallas to form ASEDA Fleet.

CARB Fines Compton for Diesel Truck and Equipment Infractions

SACRAMENTO, CA - CARB fined the City of Compton, Calif., for failing to properly maintain and self-inspect its diesel trucks and register construction equipment.

Collins Appointed Grand Island Public Works Director

GRAND ISLAND, NE – The City of Grand Island, Neb. appointed John Collins as public works director, which includes supervision of the Fleet Services division in addition to Engineering, Solid Waste, Streets, and Wastewater Treatment.

The display at the Manheim Drive Center in Stockbridge, Ga. at the Atlanta Clean Cities event.

Bi-Fuel Police Vehicles at Atlanta Clean Start Propane Workshop

PENDERGRASS, GA - The one-day event featured several speakers in the propane gas industry as well as a Ride and Drive for participants to test drive propane autogas vehicles.

Charlottesville Saving $100,000 Annually With Hybrids

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville, Va.'s sustainability program has led to alt-fuel vehicle purchases and fuel and maintenance savings.

DOT Proposes New HazMat Rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a proposed rule that the department said will improve the safe transfer of hazardous materials to and from rail cargo and highway cargo trucks.

La Vergne Appoints Public Works Director

LA VERGNE, TN -Walker will oversee fleet management in addition to its infrastructure, including maintenance of streets, water and sewer lines, City mapping, and engineering.

Bellevue Converting One-Third of Light-Duty Fleet to Hybrids

BELLEVUE, WA - The City of Bellevue, Wash. plans to convert one-third of its fleet of 345 light-duty vehicles (out of a total fleet of 1,119 vehicles) to hybrids by the end of 2011.

Long Beach Considers Outsourcing Street Sweeping Services

LONG BEACH, CA - The City's Budget Oversight Committee approved a recommendation for the City Council to investigate outsourcing that the Council will vote on at the March 22 meeting.

Michigan APWA Chapter to Host Fleet Maintenance Conference

TROY, MI – The Michigan chapter of the American Public Works Association will host a conference covering many aspects of fleet maintenance on May 24-26.

Clean Cities Accepting Proposals for "Green" Transportation in National Parks

WASHINGTON - Cities in the Clean Cities coalitions and national parks can partner with one another to get funding from the $5 million available each year for "green" transportation projects.

NAFA Michigan Chapter Alt-Fuel Conference on March 24

LIVONIA, MI - The NAFA Michigan Chapter Alternative Fuels Conference will cover alternatives, tax incentives, and grant opportunities designed to support alternative fuel and “clean” vehicle procurement.

The City of Houston is working to purchase two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for its City fleet. (Photo courtesy Nissan)

Houston to Purchase First Nissan Leafs for Fleet

HOUSTON - Houston is expecting delivery of two Nissan Leafs in April for its City fleet.

Georgia Sheriff Saving $105,000 a Year with Propane Fuel

CARROLLTON, GA - With gas prices rising, the Carroll County, Ga. Sheriff's Office is saving about $105,000 a year by using propane-fueled vehicles.

Brown’s Request for Caltrans Vehicle Funds Questioned

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) has recommended that the State legislature reject Governor Jerry Brown’s $62.1 million funding request to replace 508 Department of Transportation (Caltrans) vehicles.

Tulsa Expands Natural Gas Facilities and Fleet With Grant

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa, Okla. now has a high-speed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and plans to use grant money to purchase CNG-powered vehicles.

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