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Jacksonville Parts Audit Recommends Increased Oversight

JACKSONVILLE, FL - A City of Jacksonville fleet audit, conducted at the fleet chief's request, recommended increased oversight of procurement and inventory processes.

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Sacramento Fleet Promotes Barker

SACRAMENTO, CA - Stephen Barker, previously equipment maintenance supervisor for the City of Sacramento, Calif., was promoted to operations general supervisor on March 26.

Proposed MoDOT Plan Reduces Fleet Size

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has proposed a plan that includes the sale of 744 pieces of equipment, reduction of department staff size by 1,200, and closure of 135 facilities.

Fuel Program Helps Virginia Fleets Save Money

RICHMOND, VA - The Commonwealth of Virginia and more than 80 universities, and local government entities are saving money on fuel purchases by participating in Virginia's State Motor Fuel Program.

Utility Fleets Strive to Boost Driver Productivity

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Increasing driver productivity was found to be the most common objective for utility fleet managers implementing GPS/telematics systems, according to a recent Utility Fleet Benchmarking Survey.

The City anticipates an annual reduction of up to 5,500 gallons of fuel from thee four hybrid refuse trucks trucks compared to the non-hybrid side loader trucks.

Columbus to Use First Hybrid Refuse Trucks in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus will be putting four Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) refuse side loader trucks into service by July 1, the first city in Ohio to own and operate a type of hybrid refuse truck.

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Yee Moves to PG&E

SAN FRANCISCO - Jonathon Yee, formerly with the City of Sacramento, moved to the private sector as fleet services manager for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

Boston Gets EV Chargers, Launches EV Program

BOSTON – The City of Boston unveiled its first on-street charging stations for EVs. In addition, the City’s mayor announced the launch of an EV-focused program called EVBoston.

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Yuma Testing Plug-in Hybrid Ram 1500 Trucks

YUMA, AZ – The City of Yuma received 10 Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) pickup trucks as part of a partnership with Chrysler Group LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Council Chairwoman, try out a new Chevy Volt purchased by the DOE. (DOE Photo: Charles Watkins)

GSA Launches EV Pilot Project for Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON – The GSA launched a pilot project to bring 100 electric vehicles (EVs) into the fleet, which will be leased to 20 federal agencies in five cities.

Federal Fleet Must Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles and Right Size

WASHINGTON - The memorandum includes a requirement for all new light-duty vehicles, leased or purchased by agencies, to be alternative-fueled vehicles by Dec. 31, 2015.

Networkfleet Releases ePaper: “Don’t Sit Idle While Fuel Costs Rise”

SAN DIEGO -A new ePaper from Networkfleet, Inc. titled “Don’t Sit Idle While Fuel Costs Rise” provides details on how fleet management technology can hedge against rising fuel costs.

Gainesville Cuts Take-Home Vehicles to Save Money

GAINESVILLE, FL – The City of Gainesville reduced the number of take-home vehicles used by City employees from 40 down to a total of five.

The station holds enough E85 fuel for all of UCF's 45 flex-fuel fleet vehicles to each fill up more than 16 times. Photo courtesy University of Central Florida.

University of Central Florida Fueling Fleet With New E-85 Station

ORLANDO, FL –The University of Central Florida (UCF) has opened a new E-85 fueling station on campus to fuel its fleet of 45 flex-fuel vehicles.

Sacramento Fleet Receives Clean Air Award

SACRAMENTO, CA – The City of Sacramento’s Fleet Management division received an award from Breathe California of Sacramento that named the organization the 2011 Clean Air Champion Government Award winner.

Buffalo Superintendent of Fleet Operations Pleads Guilty to Auction Theft

BUFFALO, NY – John Womer, the superintendent of fleet operations for the City of Buffalo, has plead guilty to one count of attempted grand larceny and one count of falsifying business records in the Buffalo City Court.

Retreaded tires are separated and marked with agency names for redistribution.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Tires

DOWNEY, CA - A meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) on May 19 included a tire retreading tour and information about tire sealant, the Fiat 500, and the Nissan NV commercial vans.

GAO Finds US Postal Service Lacks Funds for Fleet Overhaul

WASHINGTON – The U.S. GAO issued a report that found the USPS' fleet of vehicles is aging, seeing higher maintenance costs as a result, and needs new vehicles to meet federal sustainability standards.

NCSFA to Host CNG Virtual Roundtable Discussion

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) will host its first virtual roundtable discussion on June 9, addressing questions and concerns about compressed natural gas (CNG) use.

Johnson County Breaks Ground on New Fleet Maintenance Building

OLATHE, KS - The new fleet maintenance facility will be 22,250 square feet in size and is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.

Bergen County Reducing Fleet Size

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County, N.J. recently received a report from an outside company that suggested the county reduce the number of law enforcement vehicles in service.

El Paso to Buy New Communications Tech for Fire, Police Vehicles

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso’s city council has approved the purchase of new communications technology to connect the City’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to the first responder vehicles the City owns, specifically police and fire vehicles.

Corpus Christi Converting Vehicles to Natural Gas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - The City of Corpus Christi's city council approved a service agreement to convert 16 City vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.

New Haven Takes Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Truck

NEW HAVEN, CT – The City of New Haven unveiled its first hybrid refuse truck. The City said this new vehicle will use 30-percent less fuel than non-hybrid trucks in the fleet.



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