Government Fleet News

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Raytheon Provides LA County Sheriff's Dept. Motorcycle Fleet with Laptops

LOS ANGELES - Raytheon Company has begun equipping the motorcycle fleet of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) with computers. Approximately 100 motorcycles will carry the computers in saddle bags by this fall.

Richmond, Va., City Council Approves Purchase of New Fleet Facility

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond City Council on Oct. 22 approved the purchase of land to house a new Department of Public Works’ Division of Fleet Management maintenance facility, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Austin-Travis County EMS Tests Anti-Idling System on Ambulance

AUSTIN, TX - An Austin-Travis County EMS ambulance is testing out an Energy Xtreme battery pack to help reduce vehicle idling, according to KXAN. The system will allow vehicle operators to keep the air conditioning, heater, refrigerator, and radios running for more than an hour without burning fuel.

Hanson Moves to State of Minnesota Fleet

BISMARCK, ND – Paul Hanson, CAFM, director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) State Fleet Services, announced his retirement from his position as of Oct. 31. He will be joining the State of Minnesota Department of Administration as its Fleet and Surplus Services director.

Michigan State Police Releases 2013-MY Police Motorcycle Preliminary Test Results

LANSING, MI – Michigan State Police released its preliminary test results of 2013-MY police motorcycles. The police agency tested four models, including the BMW R 1200 RTP, the Harley Davidson Road King FLHP, the Harley Davidson Electra Glide FLHTP, and the Victory Commander I.

Peterbilt Reaches Record Production Levels for Model 320

DENTON, TX – Peterbilt Motors Company has set a company production record for their popular Model 320. The low-cab-forward vehicle, ideally suited for vocational markets including refuse, construction, tanker and fire service applications.

Westport Lowers WiNG Power System Price

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Starting with the 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup truck models, the Westport WiNG bi-fuel CNG and gasoline System will be priced at $9,500, down from $9,750.

Prova Systems Launches Cloud-based Fleet Management Application

CARBONDALE, PA - Prova Systems announced it launched its new cloud-based Fleet Genius PRO fleet management.

The CNG fuel truck is paid for partially by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).

City of Riverside Takes Delivery of CNG Mobile Fueling Truck

RIVERSIDE, CA – The City of Riverside, Calif., No. 1 Government Green Fleet for 2012, took delivery of a new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered multi-compartment mobile refueling truck, replacing a 1989 diesel-powered fuel truck.

Pictured from l-r are: Brian Amerson, Wendell Fire Department captain; Tom Vaughan, Wendell Fire chief; Peter Dong Kyun Kim, CEO of Daedong-USA, Inc. KIOTI Tractor Division; Bill Carter, Wendell Police chief; Larry Franklin, Wendell police officer; and Steve Hall, Wendell police sergeant.

Wendell Fire and Police Departments Receive Donated UTVs

WENDELL, NC – The Wendell Fire and Police Departments each received a donated MECHRON 2200 UTV from KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc. Both departments plan to share the use of their MECHRON 2200 UTVs with other local organizations.

A vehicle icon at the center of the device changes the color of the icon (from green to yellow to red), and surrounds it with rings that indicate the severity of a driving maneuver.

GreenRoad Launches New ‘Smartphone Edition’ Beta Program

TORRANCE, CA – GreenRoad CEO and President Jim Heeger and Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions Karen White stopped by Bobit Business Media’s offices to demonstrate the new product and provide insights into some of the changes happening in the fleet industry’s use of mobile devices for fleet management.

The station shown above is the new AFS CNG fueling site. Photo courtesy AFS.

DeKalb County Doubles Number of CNG Fuel Sites in Area

DECATUR, GA – The first new station is located at the Seminole Road Landfill in Ellenwood, Ga. and opened on Oct. 10, and the second one is a public fueling station operated by American Fueling Systems (AFS) that opened on Oct. 11.

Pictured left to right; Rich Kolodziej, President of NGV America, Mayor Lozeau and Doug Horne, President of the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation.

Nashua Recognized for Natural Gas Fleet Program

NASHUA, NH – The City of Nashua, N.H., was recognized by the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) for its natural gas program for its City fleet vehicles.

Kentucky EEC PPC Right-sizes Motor Pools by 28%

FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky Cabinets for Energy, Environment and Public Protection (EEC PPC) right-sized their two motor pools by 28% over the last two years by adopting a fleet and motor pool software solution.

Milwaukee to Run Pilot Advertising Program on City Fleet Vehicles

MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee’s common council voted unanimously to begin a year-long pilot program that would place advertising on City fleet vehicles.

A123 Declares Bankruptcy and Sells Assets to Johnson Controls

WALTHAM, MA – This $125 million agreement covers the purchase of A123’s automotive business assets, which includes its automotive technology, products, and customer contracts.

The Scion iQ EV has a range of 50 miles. It charges in three hours at 240V.

Toyota Debuts 2013 Scion iQ EV for Fleets

DENVER – Toyota announced its new battery electric 2013 Scion iQ EV is available in limited numbers for fleets. The automaker stated the vehicle is designed for car-sharing programs, such as those in urban and campus environments.

Michigan State Police Releases 2013 Police Vehicle Preliminary Test Results

LANSING, MI – The Michigan State Police (MSP) has released preliminary results from its testing of 2013-MY police vehicles. MSP’s tests included acceleration and speed, braking, and vehicle driving dynamics.

SAE International Releases New Fast-Charging Standard for PHEVs and EVs

WARRENDALE, PA - SAE International's "J1772: SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Couple" enables charging time to be reduced from as long as eight hours to as short as 20 minutes.

City of Tyler Awarded Grant for Natural Gas Refuse Trucks

TYLER, TX – The City of Tyler, Texas, Council accepted a $142,761 grant from the Texas Railroad Commission to help with the purchase of three natural gas refuse trucks, according to Tyler Paper.

Edmonton's Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicle. Photo by Noreen Remtulla.

Edmonton Police Service Tests Ford Patrol Vehicles

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - The Police Service expects to have 10 Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicles and 20 Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedans integrated into patrol operations by the end of 2012 for testing.

University of Michigan Receives Hybrid Buses and Sedans

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor (U-M Ann Arbor) campus received three additional hybrid electric buses in September, which brings the total fleet size of hybrid buses to seven.

University of Wyoming to Acquire Bi-Fuel Natural Gas F-150 for Testing

LARAMIE, WY – The University of Wyoming Extension has received a grant from Encana Oil & Gas Inc. to convert the powertrain of a Ford F-150 to a bi-fuel system capable of running on natural gas or gasoline.

Larimer County Implements New Fleet Services Billing and Asset Acquisition Model

FORT COLLINS, CO – Larimer County, Colo., has changed its Fleet Services Department into a “utility governed by a governing board.”

Photos From the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL - The following photo galleries from the 2012 Green Fleet Conference show photos of the popular Ride and Drive event and of the exhibit hall.


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