Government Fleet News

Wyoming Begins Converting State Vehicles to Natural Gas

CHEYENNE, WY – The State of Wyoming has channeled $200,000 from the general fund to convert vehicles in the State’s Department of Transportation and Department of Administration and Information to run on natural gas.

The City of Minneapolis currently operates 383 flex-fuel vehicles.

Minneapolis Implements Green Fleet Policy

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis City Council approved a green fleet policy March 7 written by the fleet division.

SkyRouter’s point-and-click interface makes tracking, creating reports, and every aspect of fleet management easy to execute, understand, and share.

Blue Sky Network Launches SkyRouter 2 Software

LA JOLLA, CA -This web portal’s detailed global mapping solution and user interface allow administrators to more easily view, track, and communicate with every aircraft, vehicle, ship, and person in their organization.

Government Fleets Prepared for Fuel Price Increases

TORRANCE, CA – Across the country, government fleet managers are prepared for rising fuel prices via existing wholesale contracts.

Louisville Settles Police Take-Home Car Dispute

LOUISVILLE, KY - City of Louisville police officers who do not use their vehicles for secondary jobs will not have to pay take-home vehicle fees.

Mohawk Lifts Awarded NJPA Cooperative Procurement Contract

AMSTERDAM, NY - The National Joint Powers Alliance has awarded a four-year cooperative procurement contract to Mohawk Lifts for vehicle lifts.

GAO Report Finds Federal Fleet Procurement Rules Conflict

WASHINGTON - A GAO report found conflicting goals and guidelines for energy efficiency and alternative-fuel usage in the federal civilian and non-tactical military vehicle fleet.

Police Officers Test Drive Ford Interceptor

DEARBORN, MI - Ford enlisted police offers to test its new Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles in six Web videos ("webisodes").

Chicago Approves Fleet Management Commissioner

CHICAGO - Patrick Harney is the new Commissioner of the Department of Fleet Management, as approved by the Chicago City Council in February.

Douglas R. Clark Named Chair of NGVAmerica

WASHINGTON D.C. - Douglas R. Clark was named chairperson for the trade association representing the natural gas vehicle industry. He is president of the Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District.

D.C. Mayor Orders Fleet Review, Oversight Legislation Proposed

Mayor Vincent Gray ordered a review of the procurement and use of fleet vehicles, and two councilmembers introduced legislation to require approval on all vehicle leases.

A MINI Cooper that is part of Zipcar's program in Chicago.

Chicago Partners With Zipcar for Software, Car Sharing

CHICAGO - Chicago’s fleet operators will be able to use FleetFast’s self-service online reservation and vehicle access system with City vehicles, and the company's Z4B will allow government officials and employees to reserve Zipcar vehicles.

Atlantic City to Add Computers to Patrol Cars

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The Atlantic City city council has approved a request to add computers to 20 patrol cars in the city’s fleet.

Knox County Approves 65 Ford CVPIs for Sheriff

KNOXVILLE, TN - Knox County's Commission approved the purchase of 65 patrol cars for its sheriff's agency, after a recommendation to add 125 patrol cars, reports WBIR-TV.

Green Fleet 2011 Call for Presentations

TORRANCE, CA - The Green Fleet Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2011 event, which will take place October 3-4 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

LeasePlan USA Awarded NJPA National Contract for Fleet Management Services

ALPHARETTA, GA - LeasePlan USA announced that it has been chosen to provide vehicle maintenance and repair services with related equipment, supplies and services to the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Member agencies.

EMKAY Wins Customer Service Team of the Year Award in 2011 Stevie Awards

ITASCA, IL - EMKAY Inc. was presented with a Stevie Award for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year Award in the annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Competition.

Adamson Industries Awarded Second GSA Contract

HAVERHILL, MA - Adamson Industries Corp. is pleased to announce that Adamson Industries Corp has been awarded a second GSA contract and is now a Multiple Contract Holder.

Wright Express Announces New Mobile Fuel Site Locator Application

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - This latest smartphone technology allows Wright Express customers the ability to locate the type of fuel they need at the lowest fuel price.

D.C. Update: Initial Findings Unfavorable to DWP

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Commissioner Tommy Wells released Feb. 28 the preliminary findings of the procurement and use of DC official vehicles following public scrutiny of two fleet vehicles leased for the DC Chairman of the Council.

Cuyahoga Falls Saves $1.168 Mil. With New Salt Spreaders

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - Over a five-year period, the City reduced the amount of salt it used by 27,132 tons.

Hemet to Outsource Refuse Collection

HEMET, CA - The City of Hemet, Calif. has decided to outsource refuse collection services after considering a plan by consulting company R3 Consulting Group.

Knox County to Consider Replacing 125 Patrol Cars

KNOXVILLE, TN - In the Sheriff's department's fleet, 125 patrol cars have more than 100,000 miles on them.

Jan Patterson worked with the City of Moline, Ill.'s Public Works Department for 30 years.

Moline Fleet Administrator Retires

MOLINE, IL - After 30 years of service with the City of Moline (Ill.) Public Works Dept., Jan Patterson retired Dec. 30, 2010.

Fleet Docs Resources Available for Public Sector Fleet Managers

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet Docs is a free resource that gives fleet managers the opportunity to compare and learn from material published by and about other public sector fleets.

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