Government Fleet News

Monroe County Sheriff's Office Changes Take-Home Car Policy

KEY WEST, FL - According to Keysnet.com, any newly hired deputy who lives outside Montgomery county will have to use a personal vehicle to commute to and from work.

Lawrence, Kan., Site of First E-15 Fueling Station, Will Focus on Natural Gas for City Fleet

LAWRENCE, KS – The Lawrence, Kan., fleet manager said the City may test a few of its flex-fuel vehicles with E-15 to check mileage and performance.

Fleet Managers’ Solutions to Today’s Industry Challenges – Video Series Part 1

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine staff recorded a number of individuals who presented solutions during a round table session focused on managing industry challenges. You can see the first two videos in our series in this article.

FLAGFA/NAFA to Hold Combined Fall Conference Sept. 12-14

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The 2012 Florida Association of Government Fleet Administrators’ (FLAGFA) annual conference will take place September 12-14 at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Fla. FLAGFA co-hosts the conference with the NAFA Sunshine State Chapter.

Colorado and Oklahoma Governors Meet With Detroit Three to Promote CNG Vehicle Development

DETROIT – The governors of Colorado and Oklahoma visited Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors in Detroit on July 16 to promote development of natural gas vehicles that these states can use in their fleets.

Green Fleet Conference Panel to Discuss How to Switch to Natural Gas

TORRANCE, CA -- Fleet managers wishing to explore their fleet-greening options can learn all about the benefits and challenges associated with making the switch to natural gas fuel.

A Nissan LEAF electric vehicle equipped with a Plugless Power wireless charging vehicle adapter. (PRNewsFoto/Evatran)<br />

Clemson University Tests Wireless Vehicle Charging System

CLEMSON, SC – Wireless charging systems have been installed across the country as part of the Apollo Launch Program, a wireless electric vehicle trial.

The Yakima County Sheriff&#39;s Ofice chose the Caprice based on total price, performance, and gas mileage. Photo courtesy of Yakima County Sheriff&#39;s Office.

Yakima County Sheriff Takes Delivery of 17 Chevrolet Caprice PPVs

YAKIMA, WA – Yakima County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) took delivery of 17 Chevrolet Caprice patrol vehicles, replacing more than half its patrol fleet of Ford Crown Victorias.

MotorWeek Host & FedEx Sustainability VP to Speak at Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA – John Davis, producer/host/creator of MotorWeek, and Mitch Jackson, vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability for FedEx Corporation, will be delivering the keynote speeches at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

LSU AgCenter Adopts Fleet Management and Motor Pool Software System

BATON ROUGE, LA - The system will automate management of LSU AgCenter’s 22-vehicle fleet, simplifying the reservation process for the pool vehicles and making it easier to collect utilization data.

California Energy Commission Awards $500,000 for Alt-Fuel Stations and Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two school districts received funds for natural gas fueling facilities, and the rest of the funds go toward “buy-down” incentives to pay the difference between conventional vehicles and an alternative-fuel model.

2 Days Left to Complete the Public Fleet Salary Survey

TORRANCE, CA – Wednesday, July 18 is the last day to complete Government Fleet's annual Public Sector Fleet Manager Salary Survey.

The new patrol SUVs sport a new striping and lettering package, with 3M reflective green stripe and reflective gold lettering. Photo courtesy of Placer County Sheriff&#39;s Office.

Placer County Sheriff’s Dept. Chooses Chevrolet Tahoe

AUBURN, CA - The Placer County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Dept. has started to phase in the Chevrolet Tahoe two-wheel drive SUV, replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet.

Safety-Kleen Completes New Oil Blending Facility, Production Ramping Up

PLANO, TX – Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., announced that it has begun blending a variety of engine oils at its new East Chicago, Ind., blend facility, which was completed in late June.

The DriveCam event recorder records 12-second &quot;snippets&quot; of video when a vehicle is subjected to a pre-determined level of g-force -- incidents such as hard braking or acceleration, hard cornering, or a collision. Photo courtesy of DriveCam.

Tyler, Texas, to Install DriveCam Monitoring System on 110 Vehicles

TYLER, TX – The City of Tyler, Texas committed to deploying the DriveCam driver monitoring system on 110 vehicles. A successful pilot on Transit and Solid Waste department vehicles led to a reduction in recorded risky events and improved fuel economy.

Albuquerque Fire Fleet Audit Recommends Increased Technician Training

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – An audit report of the Albuquerque Fire Department’s (AFD) fleet maintenance program suggested improvements in its preventive maintenance policies, control over outsourced maintenance activities, technician certifications, and facility size.

West Va. Governor Announces Members of State's Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force

CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia’s Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the individuals who will make up the State’s new Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force, which will evaluate whether the State can cost-effectively transition its fleet to run on natural gas.

Public Sector Salary Survey — Are You Paid Enough?

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently conducting its annual Public Sector Fleet Manager Salary Survey. Are you paid enough? Find out by participating in this survey before July 18.

Mitsubishi Announces Fleet Programs for 2012 and 2013-MY Vehicles

CYPRESS, CA - Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. announced new fleet incentives for its remaining 2012-MY vehicles and its 2013-MY vehicles. The company also announced U.S. production plans for a 2013 model.

Bobcat Updates Website with Attachment Competitive Comparison Videos

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company’s website — www.bobcat.com — has a new attachment section to showcase more than 70 front-end implements and attachments.

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Betz Leaves LeasePlan USA

TORRANCE, CA - Matthew Betz has left LeasePlan USA, where he was VP, government fleet services, since April 2010.

Diesel Filter Company Pays $628K for Not Providing GSA Lowest Prices

WASHINGTON - A New York-based diesel filter systems company has agreed to pay the United States $628,000 to resolve allegations that it did not provide agencies purchasing through the GSA contract the lowest prices.

Sugar Land, Texas, Issues CNG Plan for City Fleet

SUGAR LAND, TX - The City plans to convert 99 non-public safety vehicles first and heavy equipment later using a phased approach.

Bremerton City Auditor Says More Oversight of Fuel Purchases Needed

BREMERTON, WA - The report noted that although Bremerton’s Equipment Services Division administers the City’s fuel contract and handles billing, it doesn’t have the authority or responsibility to monitor or analyze fuel use and purchases.

Rochester Issues RFP for AVL & Intelligent Transportation System for Fleet

ROCHESTER, NY - The City of Rochester issued a request for proposals (RFPs) for the design and implementation of an Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) and Weather Sensor Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in its Public Works vehicle fleet. It expects to save 121,860 miles annually.

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