Government Fleet News

The Victory Vision was one of two new 2012 police bikes tested by the Michigan State Police. Photo: Paul Clinton.

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles in Michigan

CHELSEA, MI - This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

ClipperCreek Introduces Online Store for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

AUBURN, CA - ClipperCreek's new e-commerce site will allow for more convenient electric vehicle charging station purchases.

GPS units are currently installed in approximately 1,500 of San Bernardino County's light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles.

San Bernardino County Fleet Uses GPS to Reduce Emissions

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - GPS units in 1,500 of San Bernardino County's fleet vehicles have resulted in a reduction of greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions and reduced vehicle maintenance and repair costs.

DriveCam Videos Showcase Studies and Driving Behaviors to Avoid

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet is hosting a new video section that highlights case studies of safety improvements fleets have gained by using DriveCam.

State of Kentucky to Save $750,000 Annually by Self-Insuring Vehicles

FRANKFORT, KY - The program took effect Oct. 1 and covers approximately 12,500 vehicles and pieces of equipment.

Corpus Christi to Eliminate 144 Vehicles

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - A cost-cutting plan suggested Corpus Christi eliminate 144 vehicles from the City fleet, about 8 percent of the total fleet size.

Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard spoke at the ceremony.

Clearwater Gas Opens CNG Fueling Station

CLEARWATER, FL - Clearwater Gas System's new CNG fueling station will fuel the utility's vehicles as well as the City of Clearwater's vehicles. It will be open to the public by the end of this year.

City of Las Cruces Reduces Fleet by 251 Assets

LAS CRUCES, NM - This right-sizing effort is part of an effort to identify efficiencies and cost savings, according to the City, and constitutes a 23 percent reduction in the fleet's size.

City of Eau Claire Installing GPS Tracking Devices in Fleet

EAU CLAIRE, WI - The City expects to see ROI from the system in two years.

Town of Greenwich Selects Fleet Management Solution

GREENWICH, CT - The Town of Greenwich, Conn., has signed a contract to implement AssetWorks' FleetFocus fleet management software to manage its 500 units.

Vehicles and Equipment Displayed at the 2011 RMFMA Conference

FORT MCDOWELL, AZ - At the 2011 Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Conference, companies brought a wide range of vehicles and equipment to show.

2011 Green Fleet Conference Sees Record Attendance

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - With more than 550 fleet professionals present, the 4th annual Green Fleet Conference was the largest and best attended one yet.

Gallaudet University Expands Student Transportation Fleet

WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University will expand its student transportation fleet with the order of two new 32-passenger commercial buses built on the S2C chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Elisa Durand of ARI moderated a panel titled "Coping with Environmental Compliance." Panelists were (l-r) Bill Gibson, SCT Solutions; and Brandon Morris, DIRECTV; Clay Chandler, MBA, CPFP, State of West Virginia; and Steve Altus, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

GFC: ARI Hosts Environmental Compliance Panel

DALLAS - Automotive Resources International (ARI) moderated a panel titled "Coping with Environmental Compliance" at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4

Fleet professionals from both the public and private sector accepted their Sustainability All-Star awards at the Green Fleet Conference.

GF Congratulates Sustainability All-Stars

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - Of the 40 fleet professionals recognized as Sustainability All-Stars at the Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4, 16 work in the public sector.

Puradyn Issued Patent for New Filtration Technology

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated has been granted a new patent for "Lubricant Filtration System," which provides the capability of integrating the engine's oil filter with Puradyn's bypass micro-filtration product.

Chrysler to Deliver Ram 1500 PHEVs to City of Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS, MI - In addition to Auburn Hills, seven other partners across the United States are slated to receive vehicles for demonstration and testing purposes.

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett talks at the Green Fleet Conference.

GFC: City of Tulsa Developing Sustainability Plan

DALLAS - The City is working with a fleet consultant to find ways to reduce its fleet's emissions and fuel costs, for example by converting vehicles to CNG.

Fayetteville to Implement GPS Tracking Solution for Public Works Fleet

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The City of Fayetteville, N.C. is implementing a GPS tracking system in 218 of its public works vehicles.

Augusta County Transitions Police Fleet to Propane Autogas

VERONA, VA - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has converted eight of its cruisers to propane autogas. The vehicle conversions were entirely paid for by the Virginia Clean Cities program.

Montgomery County Limits Take-Home Vehicle Use

ROCKVILLE, MD - The Montgomery County Council voted to eliminate take-home vehicle use for 36 employees, or 13 percent of the County's 269 non-emergency take-home vehicles.

Lyon County Hires Ogle as Fleet Superintendent

YERINGTON, NV - Lyon County, Nev., hired Tim Ogle as fleet superintendent for a new Fleet Division under Public Works.

Bobit Business Media Launches Fleet Safety Conference

TORRANCE, CA - The two-day event on May 22 -23, 2012 will include educational sessions and the presentation of the first-ever Fleet Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA).

City of Anderson Using GPS to Improve Routing

ANDERSON, IN - The City decided it needed a system after dealing with inclement weather, including ice storms, blizzards, and summer thunderstorms.

Administration Delays Releasing CAFE Standards

WASHINGTON - The federal government is delaying the release of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards until mid-November, citing the need for additional time.

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