Government Fleet News

Melvin Named Technician of the Month for November

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet has named Matt Melvin, Equipment Mechanic II for the City of San Bernadino, Calif., as its Technician of the Month for November 2012.

Tucson Awards Five-Year Equipment Contract

TUCSON, AZ – The City of Tucson has selected Toro as its single awardee for ports field, parks and golf course ground maintenance equipment for five years.

El Paso to Build 3 CNG Fueling Stations

EL PASO, TX – The City of El Paso awarded a contract to Mansfield Energy Corp. for the design, construction, and operations of three compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to service City-owned and -leased vehicles.

Dept. of Homeland Security Using New Motor Pool Management System

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is using a new motor pool management system to automate reservations for its fleet of vehicles at its 38-acre headquarters in Washington D.C.

GF Webinar Discusses How 'Green' Chemical Products Can Benefit the Bottom Line

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet hosted a webinar on the benefits that “green” vehicle lubricants, degreasers, and cleaners can offer fleet operations.

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Recognized as ASE-Certified CASE Training Provider

LAS VEGAS, NV - NGVi is the first and only ASE-certified CASE provider that specializes in training for the natural gas vehicle industry.

Chicago Commits to Electric Vehicles

CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to add 20 electric vehicles to the City fleet in the coming years, including four all-electric Ford Focus hatchbacks, 15 Smith Electric medium-duty trucks, and for now, one Motiv Power Systems all-electric refuse collection truck.

Santa Ana’s Facilities-Fleet Maintenance-Central Stores Department Receives ASE Blue Seal Honor

SANTA ANA, CA - To receive the honor, 75% of the technicians who perform diagnosis and repair with a maintenance operation must be ASE-certified.

Northern Indiana Grants Available for Replacing & Retrofitting Diesel Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) seeks project proposals to be included in a collaborative grant application for the Diesel Emission Reduction Grant Program.

How-to Video 4: Forecast Modeling by Cost Center

TEMPE, AZ – Video 4 of Aaron Alvarado’s how-to video series on presenting fleet data explains forecast modeling by cost center. Periodic forecast modeling will allow fleet managers to see individual cost centers’ ability to stay on budget.

LA Sheriff’s Dept. Releases Police Cruiser and Utility Test Results

TORRANCE, CA – The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) conducted its annual testing of the latest police vehicle models in October, including patrol cars and utility vehicles.

Ram's Commercial Truck lineup. Its new van offerings are covered in the back row.

Chrysler Launches New Ram Commercial Truck Division

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand is launching a new division called Ram Commercial Truck, which the automaker said will focus on commercial truck development, sales, and support.

NAFA Urges Action to Restore Federal Tax Credits for Biodiesel & Alternative Fuels

PRINCETON, NJ – The incentives include the $1.00 per gallon tax credit for biodiesel and the $0.50 per gallon alternative fuel tax credit for natural gas and propane.

2013 GFX Call for Papers

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media, publisher of Government Fleet and organizer of the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX), is accepting submissions for speakers to the 2013 GFX in San Antonio, Texas.

One of the Cincinnati Police Department's 10 new Dodge Chargers used for testing. Photo courtesy of Cincinnati PD.

Cincinnati PD Testing 30 Police Vehicles

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Police Department will test 10 Ford Police Interceptors, 10 Dodge Chargers, and 10 Chevrolet Caprice sedans before making a decision about replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet.

Fleet Superintendent Ron Lindsey stands in front of three new Dodge Chargers for the police fleet.

A Closer Look at the Anaheim Fleet

ANAHEIM, CA – City of Anaheim, Calif., Fleet Superintendent Ron Lindsey provided Government Fleet staff with a facility tour, as well as an update on fleet operations.

Loveland, Colo. Purchases Hydraulic Systems for Shuttle Buses

LOVELAND, CO — The City of Loveland, Colo., has retrofitted two 2012 Ford E-450 passenger shuttle buses with hydraulic hybrid systems.

One of Miami-Dade County's Autocar E3 hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks.

Miami-Dade County Buys 29 Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County has ordered 29 Autocar E3 hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks. The County used EPA funds to purchase 15 of the vehicles.

Stertil-Koni Launches Major Initiative to Spur Certified Lift Inspector Program Participation

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Heavy-duty lift provider Stertil-Koni initiated a new program among its distributor network to boost enrollment and participation in the recently launched Lift Inspector Certification Program, designed and run by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI).

Alternative Fueling Stations Surpass 10,000-Mark

WASHINGTON - The number of publicly accessible alternative fueling stations recently surpassed 10,000, as documented by the Alternative Fueling Station Locator. Fleet managers can use the online tool to see where, how many, and which types of alternative fueling stations are in their area.

Chevin Unveils Management Reporting Suite

CANNES, FRANCE - Chevin Fleet Solutions' new Management Reporting Suite (MRS) was designed to distil operational data collated by Chevin’s fleet management system into high level, standardized information.

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Executive Director for Transit Fleet Sales

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader in propane autogas vehicle technology, announces the appointment of Randy Veenhoven as executive director of sales for public transit.

Recognize Your Staff With Government Fleet’s Technician of the Month Program

TORRANCE, CA - Each month Government Fleet will feature a technician on Government Fleet’s website, and in our enewsletter.

How-to Video 3: Combining and Separating Data Fields in Excel

TEMPE, AZ – Video 3 of Aaron Alvarado’s how-to video series on presenting fleet data details how to combine and separate data fields in Excel using the concatenate/de-concatenate function.

Jersey City Loses More Than 30 Vehicles in Hurricane Sandy

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The City is estimating more than $600,000 in repair or replacement costs for the damaged vehicles.

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