Government Fleet News

Dona Ana County Adds to Hazmat Fleet and Builds New Facility

LAS CRUCES, NM – Doña Ana County is slowly growing its new hazmat fleet, which will be housed at the new Doña Ana County Emergency and Hazmat Response Station in Santa Teresa.

Photo courtesy NJCU.

New Jersey City Univ. Adds Prius to Patrol Fleet

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Following the catastrophic transmission failure of a New Jersey City University (NJCU) Public Safety patrol vehicle, the Facilities Department proposed re-purposing its Toyota Prius Hybrid car as a patrol vehicle.

Agencies Release ‘EV Charging for Persons with Disabilities’ Report

HARRISBURG, VA - The report, released by Clean Fuels Ohio and Virginia Clean Cities, provides information about access to EV charging stations for persons with disabilities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Damage to the fleet facility. Photo courtesy Kent County Sheriff's Department.

Crane Collapse Damages Kent County Fleet Facility

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A crane being used to construct an addition to the Kent County Correctional Facility collapsed Feb. 10, resulting in damages to the building and the nearby fleet facility.

U.S. DOT Issues New Distracted Driving Guidelines for In-vehicle Technologies

WASHINGTON – NHTSA and the DOT proposed new guidelines designed to encourage automakers to limit the risk of driver distraction when using communications, navigation, and entertainment technologies built into vehicles.

Photo: Jeffrey Sauger/Chevrolet.

GM Provides Update on Chevrolet Caprice PPV OTD Times

DETROIT – General Motors provided Government Fleet with an update on the order-to-delivery times for its rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Caprice PPV, acknowledging a longer order-to-delivery time than its other fleet vehicles.

GPS Insight to Host GPS Webinar for Utility Fleets

COTTSDALE, AZ - The webinar will include presentations by two fleet managers who use GPS tracking to deploy resources more efficiently, cut costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

New Albany, Ohio, Approves Resolution to Share Fleet Maintenance

NEW ALBANY, OH - At the beginning of January, a number of central Ohio municipalities signed a non-binding agreement to share various services, including fleet maintenance and repair.

CEI Adopts New Branding Strategy, Logo & Communications Thrust

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced the adoption of a new corporate logo as one part of new brand strategy.

NJPA Awards National Contracts for Cars, Trucks & Related Accessories

STAPLES, MN - National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contracts were awarded under the category of “Passenger Cars, Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty Trucks with Related Accessories.”

State employees are already asking when the Chevrolet Volts will be available in the motor pool. Photo courtesy NDDOT.

North Dakota DOT Holds Volt Ride & Drive for Motor Pool Clients

BISMARCK, ND - The ride-and-drive took place Feb. 9 and approximately 35 employees came out to test drive the seven Chevrolet Volts made available that day.

Chrysler Recalls 2011-2012-MY Dodge Charger Police Vehicles

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler said it’s conducting a voluntary safety recall of approximately 9,688 2011-2012 model-year Dodge Charger Police vehicles to change and relocate the ABS/ESC fuse and replace the headlamp jumper harness.

Pictured from left to right at the Public Fleet Supervisors Association (PFSA) are: Thomas Abear, fleet manager of Monterey County; Doug Bond, transportation services manager of Alameda County; David Del Grande, operations director of central shops of the City and County of San Francisco; Olof Hansen, U.S. EPA; Patrick Langsjoen, environmental specialist with USPS; and Tom Fung, fleet director for the City and County of San Francisco.

EPA Awards 5 Calif. Fleets for Eliminating Lead Wheel Weights

LIVERMORE, CA - The City of Tracy, the City and County of San Francisco, Monterey County, Contra Costa County, and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), were honored for eliminating lead wheel weights from fleet vehicles.

San Diego’s City Workers Win Managed Competition for Street Sweeping Services

SAN DIEGO - The City workers’ bid came in 12% lower compared with previous costs. The City's Fleet Services division currently maintains 45 street sweepers, though this number could change due to cost-cutting measures.

Ford said these are the final production versions of these vehicles, though both have some aftermarket equipment on them. The image shows the new headlamps on the sedan Interceptor as well as the wheels from the factory on both models.

Ford Shows 2013-MY Police Interceptor at Chicago Show, Details Features

CHICAGO - Ford's Police Interceptor marketing manager Lisa Teed said the version shown at the Chicago Auto Show until Feb. 19 is the final production version of the patrol car and has the parts the vehicle will ship with.

Indianapolis Fleet Hard at Work During Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS - GF spoke to John Williams, deputy director of Fleet and Solid Waste Services, about fleet services' behind-the-scenes involvement with the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Pictured is a rendering of the CNG fueling facility, which will be have three dispensers initially and the ability to add two more. Image courtesy NoPetro.<br /><br />

Tallahassee Natural Gas Station Opens Possibilities for Local Fleets

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leon County Schools is building a publicly accessible CNG fueling station, and other local public sector fleets have expressed interest in using it.

Allegheny County Public Works Closing Fleet Garage Due to Structural Problems

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Public Works is closing one of its fleet garages, which houses County motor pool and sheriff’s department vehicles, due to structural problems.

US DOD Unveils Plug-in EV Program Plans

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has developed a pilot PEV program to develop its own knowledge base and skills to then implement PEVs within non-tactical fleets on a larger scale.

Snap-on Offers Diagnostic Training Courses Online

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Snap-on now offers a range of diagnostic multimedia training courses, at no charge, on its website, designed to help professional technicians learn how to use Snap-on's variety of platforms.

City of Darien to Keep Fleet Maintenance In-House

DARIEN, IL - The City of Darien Council voted to keep fleet maintenance in-house by hiring a mechanic to replace a retired technician rather than outsourcing the job to a nearby village.

Clark County Earns EPA Award for Cutting 1,404 Pounds of Lead From Fleet

LAS VEGAS - Clark County began phasing out the use of lead weights in 2009 while participating in the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Program.

Yonkers, N.Y., Cuts 40 Take-Home Vehicles, Plans Future Fleet Reductions

YONKERS, NY – The City of Yonkers has updated its policies on City-owned take-home cars, eliminating 40 vehicles from a total of 93 vehicles that City employees were allowed to take home.

Boston & Zipcar Launch Car Sharing Program for City Employees

BOSTON - The City of Boston is partnering with car sharing company Zipcar, Inc., to launch a new fleet sharing program called FleetHub. A number of existing city-owned fleet vehicles will be outfitted with Zipcar's car sharing technology.

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Government Fleet Launches ‘Technician of the Month’ Program

TORRANCE, CA - Each month Government Fleet will feature a technician on Government Fleet's website, and in our enewsletter, from the submissions we receive from within Fleet Toolbox, which is free to join for public-sector fleet professionals.

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