Government Fleet News


In Memoriam – Steve Winder, 1959 - 2011

LOS ANGELES - Steve Winder, senior stores supervisor at the University of California, Los Angeles' Fleet Maintenance unit, passed away suddenly on August 11. He was 52.

Cherokee County Cuts Fleet and Take-Home Vehicles to Combat Fuel Costs

CANTON, GA - Cherokee County is facing a 30-percent increase in fuel costs when compared with the previous fiscal year.

El Paso County Deploys Mobile Communications Gateway

EL PASO, TX - El Paso County Enhanced 911 Emergency Communications District is deploying In Motion Technology's onBoard Mobile Gateway communications platform in 530 of the County's vehicles.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales Will Reach 5.2 Million by 2017

BOULDER, CO - According to a report from Pike Research, electrified vehicles will capture 4.9 percent of the total light-duty vehicle market in 2017.

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, (left) and Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota executive vice president, Research & Development, sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, and to collaborate on development of next-generation standards for in-car telematics.

Ford and Toyota to Jointly Develop Hybrid System for Light Trucks and SUVs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford and Toyota stated that although they will jointly develop this new hybrid system, they will integrate it separately on their respective vehicles.

Colorado state fleet drivers have secure, unstaffed access to vehicles day or night. Photo via Agile Access Control.

Colorado Motor Pool System to Streamline Management

DENVER, CO – The State of Colorado’s selection of Agile FleetCommander to manage its motor pool will help them meet fleet efficiency objectives, including electronic billing, web-based remote vehicle management, and right-sizing of vehicle inventories.

Photo courtesy FDNY's Twitter account.

NYC Sanitation Dept. Truck Crashes Through Third Floor Wall of Repair Shop

QUEENS, NY – On Wednesday, August 17, a 16-ton New York City Sanitation Department salt truck crashed through the second story of a repair garage (the building's third story).

The NJDOT is installing radio and GPS devices in its fleet of 3,000 units and purchasing 300 hand-held radios with GPS tracking.

NJDOT Rolls Out GPS/Radio System to 3,000-Unit Fleet

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation is installing radio and GPS devices in its fleet of 3,000 units, starting with snowplowing units. Total initial cost is $17 million.

City of Grants Pass Issues RFI for Fueling Locations

GRANTS PASS, OR - The City of Grants Pass is seeking alternative fueling locations for its City vehicles and has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for fuel and dispensing services.

British Columbia Ambulance Service Selects Fleet Management System

BRITISH COLUMBIA – British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), Canada’s largest medical services provider, has selected Chevin’s FleetWave fleet-management solution for its 575-unit fleet of ambulances.

Greenville Renews Lease on Fleet of BMW Police Motorcycles

The City extended its original three-year contract through August 2013, after which the City will own the vehicles.

Essex County Resource Recovery Facility to Build CNG Fueling Station

NEWARK, NJ - The CNG fueling station, to be built and operated by Clean Energy, will be a convenient and effective way for public and private municipal waste haulers to convert their fleets to CNG vehicles.

Photo courtesy Michigan State Police.

Beyond the Crown Vic: Michigan State Police to Test 19 Vehicles for 2012

LANSING, MI - In all, the Michigan State Police will test 10 sedans, three special service vehicles, and six motorcycles that will vie for police fleet dollars.

The $1 title transfer of surplus vehicles to municipalities replaces the previous auction method, which was "time-consuming and legally intensive." Photo via Westchester County Board of Legislators

Westchester County Approves $1 Transfers of Surplus Vehicles to Municipalities

WHITE PLAINS, NY - Westchester County will now be able to transfer surplus paratransit and shuttle buses for $1 to municipalities that request them through an annual lottery.

How Knoxville Fleet Services Earned its ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

KNOXVILLE, TN - The City of Knoxville's Fleet Services light shop has earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence for the third year in a row.

GPS Insight Releases New Configurable GPS Tracking Dashboard Interface

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - GPS Insight has streamlined its GPS fleet tracking solution' dashboard interface and now allows users to create custom tabs to meet user preferences.

Puget Sound Clean Cities Offering Up to $7M in Funding for Clean Diesel Projects

PUGET SOUND, WA - Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition is looking for projects to submit to Washington State's Department of Ecology, which is providing the grant funding. Awarded NJPA National Contract for Auction Services

STAPLES, MN - National Contract 042911-PRC: “Surplus Asset Liquidation and/or Auction Services with Related Solutions” was added to the competitively bid products and services available to National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contract purchasing members throughout the nation.

CST Fleet Services Announces “What if……?” Modeling for Fleet Management

WEAVERVILLE, NC - CST Fleet Services of North Carolina announced a unique service package for fleet management called "What if......?" Modeling, a unique way of forecasting scenarios that may lead to cost savings.

Arkansas Offers CNG Conversion Rebates for Fleets

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Energy Office is offering $2.2 million in rebates for fleets, both public and private, to convert or purchase CNG vehicles that will be registered and primarily used in the state.

Honolulu Begins Consolidated Motor Pool Pilot Program

HONOLULU - The City and County of Honolulu is consolidating 44 passenger vehicles from six departments into one motor pool to reduce fleet size, improve utilization, and lower maintenance costs.

Gwinnett County Implements a Range of Programs to Reduce Fuel Use

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnet County is facing a 30-percent increase in fuel costs this year but has taken steps to combat this fuel price increase, from an anti-idling policy to joining a regional fuel-buying co-op.

Fleet Toolbox’s fleetPLAN - Detailed Guides and Formulas for Your Fleet Operation

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet Toolbox's fleetPLAN is a collection of 1,200 pages of plans designed to help fleet managers tackle specific problems in their operation.

Tulsa to Reduce Fleet Size by 22 Percent

TULSA, OK - The City of Tulsa also plans to consolidate six garage facilities down to four and purchase a new asset management system next year.

Wright Express Partners With Merit Builders to Accept Universal Fleet Card for EVs

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - Together with Merit Builders, Wright Express recently demonstrated use of its Universal Fleet Card at one of Merit’s Charging Stations during the GSA Sustainable Development Conference in Washington, D.C. in June.

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N. Bud Grossman, co-founder of General Leasing Company (later named Gelco) and past president of the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA)

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