Government Fleet News

Cummins Westport Announces New Mid-Range Natural Gas Engine for Medium-Duty Trucks

VANCOUVER, BC – Cummins Westport Inc. announced it has begun development on the ISB6.7 G, a mid-range 6.7L natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, school buses, and vocational vehicle markets. The ISB6.7 G is expected to be in production by 2015.

City of Fayetteville Implements Tracking Solution for Improved Routing

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The City of Fayetteville, N.C., has implemented Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) software from Mentor Engineering to manage its transit, police, and fire fleets.

Virginia's Governor Robert McDonnell speaks about the State's efforts to fuel its vehicles with alternative fuels and convert its fleet vehicles.

Virginia to Convert State Vehicles to Run On Alternative Fuels, Governor Signs Partner Agreements

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia’s Governor Robert McDonnell has signed agreements with a number of alternative fuel and vehicle conversion companies that will enable State and local government entities to purchase fuel and convert their fleet vehicles.

The Firehawk Pursuit is specially designed for the law enforcement and high-speed emergency use. According to the company, it passed the  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department high-speed wear tests. Photo courtesy of Bridgestone Americas.

Bridgestone Launches New Sizes for Firestone Police Pursuit Tires

NASHVILLE, TN - Bridgestone Americas announced new fitments for the Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit all-season tire and the Firestone Firehawk PVS winter tire.

Martin Bowman from the City of Riverside was present at the Green Fleet Conference to accept the award for the No. 1 Government Green Fleet.

City of Riverside Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet at GFC

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Forty government fleets were recognized at the Green Fleet Conference awards ceremony on Wednesday. The award is evaluated based on standards in fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.

Melissa Reidy, Washington Gas

Washington Gas Receives First 'Clean Fleet' Certification

SCHAUMBURG, IL - The CLEANFleet certification is a national program developed by the Coalition for Green Fleet Management to certify private and public fleet operations that are energy efficient and environmentally responsible.

A number of the 40 Sustainability All-Stars honorees for 2012 were able to attend the 2012 Green Fleet Conference to receive their award in person. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Sustainability All-Stars Recognized at 2012 Green Fleet Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL - The second annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 3 at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill. We detail the public-sector award recipients in this story.

Consultants Say Albuquerque Should Reduce Fleet Size by 20%

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A new report from consulting company Matrix Consulting Group stated in a preliminary report that the City should reduce its fleet’s size by 660 vehicles out of a total of 3,300 currently in operation.

The screen on the 12.1-inch Uconnect display in the LAPD Charger Pursuit police cruisers.

Chrysler Outfits LAPD Cruisers With Uconnect Displays Customized for Law Enforcement

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group has worked with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to adapt the automaker’s Uconnect in-vehicle connectivity solution to meet the needs of law enforcement.

2013 GEMeL XD with dual tool chest

Polaris GEM Introduces 2013 Models

MEDINA, MN - The 2013 GEM e2, e4, e6, eS, eL, and eL XD models, low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles, feature new standard features and various options. Polaris acquired GEM in 2011.

The new Ford Police Interceptors outfitted with police equipment and the City seal.

Oklahoma City Buys 2013 Ford Police Interceptors

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Police Department recently purchased 78 newly redesigned 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedans for its uniformed patrol operations.

Purdue University Selects Fleet and Motor Pool Management System

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - Purdue University Transportation Service has selected a new fleet management system for the 160 vehicles it operates in and around its West Lafayette, Ind., campus.

NYPD Auto Mechanic Ignazio Focarino.

Focarino Named ‘Technician of the Month’ for September

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine has named Ignazio Focarino, auto mechanic for the New York Police Department’s (NYPD’s) fleet services division, as its Technician of the Month for September, 2012.

Palm Beach County Expects to Save $300K Annually by Outsourcing Parts

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approved a vehicle and equipment parts management supply agreement with Genuine Parts Company (NAPA) for an estimated annual cost of $2.25 million.

The fueling facility during the grand opening on Sept. 25. Photo courtesy of Nopetro.

Nopetro Opens First of a Planned Network of CNG Fueling Stations in the Southwest

Nopetro LLC opened its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station in Tallahassee, part of a planned regional network that will allow area fleets to convert to CNG.

Oregon DOT Selects Fuel Management System

SALEM, OR - The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has contracted with AssetWorks to purchase the FuelFocus Fuel Management System for its 48 fuel sites across the state.

Green Fleet Conference Exhibit Hall Sells Out, Registrations Up 40 Percent Over 2011

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Green Fleet Conference's exhibit hall is officially sold out! In addition, registrations for the conference are up 40% over the 2011 conference. There's still time to register for the show, though.

Call for Nominations: Top Women in Fleet

TORRANCE, CAAutomotive Fleet will be recognizing the “Top 25 Women in Fleet” who have not only helped advance the professionalism of the industry, but have also helped pave the way for other females to do so.

APWA Announces Treadway as New President

KANSAS CITY, MO – The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its 2012-2013 president is Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF, principal scientist - Water Resources with AMEC’s Environment & Infrastructure business, in Johnson City, Tenn.

2012 RMFMA Conference Vehicle & Equipment Highlights

ARLINGTON, TX - View a photo gallery of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association's (RMFMA) recent conference in Arlington.


Clarkstown Creates Fleet Manager Position, Appoints Malone

CLARKSTOWN, NY – The Town of Clarkstown recently appointed Dennis Malone in the newly created position of fleet manager of the Town Garage Department. The Town previously had three separate garages; Malone will manage the consolidated fleet of 400 units.

NHTSA Investigating Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

TORRANCE, CA – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into an issue with the steering column in model-year 2005 through 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor vehicles after receiving three complaints.

Chrysler to Upgrade Batteries in PHEV Pickup and Minvan Test Fleets

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler plans to upgrade the battery packs in its two test fleets of pickup truck and minivan plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Three vehicles in the pickup truck test fleet experienced damaged powertrains due to overheated batteries.

Bill to Cut Spending on Federal Fleet Vehicles Passes House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill, H.R. 6324, that would reduce the amount the federal government can spend on purchasing and leasing vehicles over the next five years.

Clark County, Wash., Audit Finds Vehicle Purchasing and Disposal Effective But Suggests Fleet Policy Changes

VANCOUVER, WA - The report found that County's vehicle procurement and disposal processes are effective, maintain good controls, and comply with existing policy but that the County does not adhere to the existing fleet replacement policy.


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