Government Fleet News

Green Fleet Conference Panel Discusses Working with Suppliers to Maximize Sustainability Goals

SCHAUMBURG, IL – At the Green Fleet Conference, the Deli Express fleet director will be moderating a panel discussion on how he worked with key suppliers to create a new, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50%.

GM Highlights the Cities of Rock Hill, S.C. and Hoover, Ala., in Ad Campaign

DETROIT – General Motors has produced a series of videos that highlight its fleet customers and how they use the automaker’s vehicles, including two public-sector fleets, the City of Rock Hill, S.C. and the City of Hoover, Ala.

(L-R) Technician Jerry Thorsell, Trooper Paul Wanzenried, Trooper Jason Cuthbert, and Technician Ryan Parya.

Washington State Patrol Replacing 600 Crown Vics With Caprice PPV

OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State Patrol has just begun the process of replacing its Crown Victoria-based patrol cars and currently has five Caprice PPV sedans in the fleet.

Ohio Auditor Commends Cincinnati on Fuel Purchasing Methods

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio State Auditor's report found that the Cincinnati Public Services Department “follows leading practices” in fuel purchasing but recommended that it outsource solid waste collection and street sweeping work.

Mobile PD Converts 30 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

MOBILE, AL - The new autogas-powered vehicles are funded through a Department of Energy grant, with vehicle conversions and fuel supply provided by Alliance AutoGas.

MicroGreen Names Camilla Denison CEO and Darren Phillips VP of Sales

VALHALLA, NY – Both executives previously worked at Champion Laboratories, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive filters, filtration products, and related devices.

Fleet Managers’ Solutions to Today’s Industry Challenges – Video Series Part 2

TORRANCE, CA - This is the second part of our video series where fleet management professionals attending the 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference in Denver offered their solutions to challenges in the fleet industry.

Fleet managers at the MEMA meeting July 19.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Alt-Fuel Plans & Grant Funding

PASADENA, CA - At a meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) on July 19, Susan Romeo, director of marketing and communications for Calstart, explained what types of services the organization can provide to fleets.

Bill Introduced to Reduce GSA Funds for Acquiring Federal Fleet Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) has introduced a bill, H.R. 6144, in the House of Representatives that would reduce the funds available for the General Services Administration (GSA) to purchase new federal fleet vehicles to 80% of the amount available in 2011.

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

KEY WEST, FL - According to, 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.


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