Government Fleet News

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Receives 10 Ram 1500 PHEV Trucks

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will test the vehicles for three years.

Puradyn Joins John Deere Supply Base

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated announced it has been selected to supply its engine bypass oil filtration systems to John Deere for the Company’s Construction and Forestry products.

Lyon County Dept. Consolidation Creates Fleet Division

YERINGTON, NV - In Lyon County, Nev., a new Fleet Division will be created under the newly established Public Works Department. The County will appoint a fleet supervisor to manage the division.

The Idaho State University will be using Agile FleetCommander to manage its motor pool and assigned vehicles.

Idaho State University Replaces Motor Pool Management System

POCATELLO, IDAHO - Integration with current systems is the major reason the University chose Agile Fleet Commander for management of its motor pool and assigned vehicles.

Clean Fuels Ohio recognized three divisions within the City of Columbus, Ohio, for their fleet-greening efforts.

Columbus Awarded for Green Achievements

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The City of Columbus received three separate awards from Clean Fuels Ohio for its fleet-greening efforts.

Denali National Park Tests Propane-Fueled F-250 Pickups

LIVONIA, MI - Denali National Park and Preserve has been testing a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-250 over a six-week span.

Gwinnett County to Handle Own GM Vehicle Warranty Work for Fleet

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - This agreement between the County and GM will allow the County to handle warrantable adjustments/warranty repairs, special policy adjustments, goodwill policy adjustments, and campaign adjustments, as approved by GM.

City of Chicago Orders 80 Natural-Gas-Fueled Trucks and Vans

CHICAGO - The City of Chicago has ordered 40 Chevrolet Express vans and 40 Silverado pickup trucks.

UNICOR to Assemble EVs for U.S. Federal Government Fleet Customers

LEXINGTON, KY – UNICOR is partnering with Miles Electric Vehicle and Futuris Enterprise to assemble electric cars and trucks.

EPA Awards $373,750 Grant for Clean Diesel Project to Massachusetts DOT

BOSTON - The EPA is providing $373,750 for diesel particulate filters on heavy-duty wheeled loaders owned and operated by MassDOT.

Vern Helbig

Long Beach, Calif., Superintendent of Maintenance Retires

LONG BEACH, CA - After 30 years the City of Long Beach's Superintendent of Maintenance Vern Helbig is retiring. Helbig spent time specializing in police motorcycle repair and was an advocate for motorcycle safety.

Workforce Central Florida Responds to Investigative Report

Workforce Central Florida disagreed with all findings of a fleet report from the Florida Office of the Inspector General. The report alleged that WCF improperly purchased, leased, and disposed of 20 vehicles.

Dodge Durango Crew all-wheel drive. Photo: Paul Clinton.

Dodge Considers Durango, Ram for Police Fleets

CHELSEA, MI - Chrysler may produce law enforcement versions of its Dodge Durango and Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 if the automaker determines there's a market for the vehicles, according to company executives.

USPS’ 5-Day Delivery Proposal Could Affect Fleet Size

WASHINGTON - President Obama's Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction includes a proposal stating the USPS reduce mail delivery to five days. This plan could affect the number of vehicles in the USPS' 215,000-vehicle fleet.

Fleet buyers discuss police vehicles at the Michigan State Police testing. Photo by Paul Clinton.

2012 Police Vehicles Reach 150 mph at Michigan Tests

CHELSEA, MI - Several law enforcement vehicles reached top speeds exceeding 150 mph during the annual Michigan State Police tests of patrol vehicles available to agencies for the 2012 model-year.

Tennessee Dept. of General Services Outsources Fleet Maintenance

NASHVILLE - Government Fleet spoke with DGS’ Commissioner Steven Cates about why his department decided to outsource fleet maintenance and how DGS will maintain its fleet going forward.

The Electrical Training Institute in Commerce, Calif., hosted the MEMA meeting on Sept. 15, 2011.

MEMA Meeting Spotlights Electrification Efforts

COMMERCE, CA - A Sept. 15 meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) focused on electrification, with presenters speaking about grant funding, charging infrastructure, and EV readiness.

Toyota Reveals 2012-MY Prius Plug-In Hybrid Details and Retail Pricing

RICHMOND, CA – Toyota launched its new Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Green Drive Expo in Richmond, Calif.

inthinc Adds Verbal In-Vehicle Idling Alerts to Its Fleet Management Solution

SALT LAKE CITY - inthinc Technology Solutions' new technology speaks to drivers when their vehicles are left idling for too long.

Scott County and Johnson County Partner for Fleet Study

DAVENPORT, IOWA - Scott County (Iowa) Board of Supervisors approved Sept. 15 a contract for a study of fleet services. The Johnson County Board is expected to vote on the study this week.

U.S. GSA Announces FY-2012 Vehicle Contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the its FY-2012 vehicle contracts for various vehicle types. Included are eight electric vehicles.

FleetWave2 is developed on the latest Microsoft .NET platform, making it easier to tailor to specific customer requirements, deploy more quickly, and integrate with legacy systems.

Chevin Fleet Solutions Releases FleetWave2

FITCHBURG, MA - With its new and improved features, enhanced speed, and sleek user interface, FleetWave2 provides the data fleet managers need to effectively control their fleets.

Aurora, Ill. Receives EPA Award for Eliminating Lead Wheel Weights

AURORA, IL – The City of Aurora has received an award from the EPA for eliminating lead wheel weights in its fleet of approximately 360 vehicles and equipment assets.

Kansas City Police Invests in Alt-Fuel Vehicles

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Police Department's first venture into alternative-fuel vehicles begins with 12 CNG sedans and one propane-autogas vehicle.

City of Santa Rosa Signs $5M Fuel Contract

SANTA ROSA, CA – The City of Santa Rosa, Calif. has signed a two-year contract, with three one-year renewal options, for gasoline and diesel fuel.

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