Government Fleet News

A specialized stealth concept version of Ford's Police Interceptor debuts at the SEMA 2010 trade show in Las Vegas, which runs Nov. 2-5.

Stealth Ford Police Interceptor Debuts at SEMA Show

DEARBORN, MI - A specialized stealth concept version of Ford's Police Interceptor debuted this week at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas. The vehicle will be on display until the show ends Nov. 5.

Mayor Recognizes City of Columbus Green Fleet Ranking

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Being honored by the 100 Best Green program as the seventh best green operation in the country, a jump from its place at 22nd in 2009, has helped the City of Columbus fleet gain recognition from the City mayor.

City of North Myrtle Beach Fleet Maintenance Division Awarded

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The City of North Myrtle Beach Fleet Maintenance Division was recently awarded the Jan Smoak Award for Quality Fleet Management. The annual award is sponsored by the Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association.

Scottsdale’s Fleet Parts Outsourcing May Not Add Savings

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - After two months of review, City of Scottsdale staff report that outsourcing opportunities for some services in the City may not yield cost savings. Services considered for privatization include fleet parts management.

Former City Worker Racks up $4K in Unauthorized Fuel Purchases

PARSONS, TN - A former City of Parsons employee reportedly bought more than $4,000 worth of fuel at the city's expense, according to the Tennessee Comptroller's Division of Municipal Audit. He found a fuel card while cleaning a City vehicle and used it to purchase gas for his own personal use from various retail gas locations.

Networkfleet 4200 GPS Fleet Tracking Now Includes Complimentary Roadside Assistance

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet, a provider of wireless fleet management, announced Nov. 3 that it will provide complimentary emergency roadside assistance with the purchase of the 4200 GPS fleet tracking system.

Alt-Fuel Workshop Set for Texas Nov. 16

WASHINGTON - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), along with other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance, will hold an alternative fuel workshop in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


Midway Specialty Vehicles Announces New Team Members

ELKHART, IN - Midway Specialty Vehicles, LLC is pleased to welcome Michael Violi and Jack Stouder to its team. Violi will join Midway's management team as Sales/Marketing Manager. Stouder will take on the role of Information Technology Manager.

City of Richmond to Adopt Electric Vehicle Pilot

RICHMOND, VA - Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced Oct. 28 that the City of Richmond will launch an electric vehicle pilot for the its fleet. If successful, the City may replace up to 40 vehicles with all-electric vehicles.

City of Buffalo Installs GPS Units on Snowplow Fleet

BUFFALO, NY - The entire snowplow fleet at City of Buffalo is now connected with a global positioning system. The GPS units transmit key information to a new operations center being set up at the City's garage.

Lee County Reduces Repair and Parts Rates

FORT MYERS, FL - Due to fleet budget reductions and the re-negotiation of vendor contracts, Lee County Fleet Management was able to reduce some costs to County departments for equipment parts and vendor repairs.

Clean Cities Promotes Clean Vehicles at National Parks

WASHINGTON - Clean Cities is working with the Na­tional Park Service to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel and energy-efficient vehicles in national parks across the country. It is providing support to initiate projects at Grand Teton, Mammoth Cave, and Yellow­stone National Parks.

‘Strange, but True’ Stories Requested

TORRANCE, CA - Do you have a story that's so strange, it's hard to believe? Perhaps something that happened to a driver or a bizarre call you got from the road? Send your story to

Atlanta Aims for 15 Percent Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 2012

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a Power to Change sustainability plan with the goal of making Atlanta a top 10 city for sustainability. Changes include reducing fleet fuel consumption and ensuring that 15 percent of the city fleet is using alternative fuels by 2012.

Automotive Training Authority Offers Free Green Technology Courses

VISTA, CA - The Automotive Training Authority (ATA) is offering free "green" aftermarket training courses on servicing and diagnosing hybrid vehicles, understanding biodiesel/clean diesel technology, and cylinder safety inspection for CNG vehicles.

Westchester County Reduces Take-Home Cars

WHITE PLAINS, NY - As part of cost-cutting measures, Westchester County is cutting take-home cars for some of its 109 government workers with the privilege.

Cell Phone Policy Change Proposed for Lee County

FORT MYERS, FL - Lee County's cell phone policy may be changed to prevent phone or electronic device use while operating a County vehicle or piece of equipment. The proposed changes would also affect workers using personal vehicles for County business.

City of Hampton Purchases Fuel Management Solution

HAMPTON, VA - The City of Hampton has extended its use of AssetWorks fleet solutions by implementing the FuelFocus fuel management solution, integrating it with the company's FleetFocus maintenance management software already in use.

AlertDriving Launches Enhanced Version of Driver Assessment Tool

TORONTO - AlertDriving, the global provider of web-based fleet risk management solutions, announced the launch of the latest version of its driver risk assessment tool, Hazard Perception Evaluation 2.0.

Navistar Defense Grows MaxxPro Vehicles with Tractor Variant and Ambulance Kit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Navistar Defense, LLC on Oct. 25 launched both the International MaxxPro ambulance kit and the MaxxPro Tractor variant at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition.

NTSB to Offer Course on Disaster Response

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is offering a three-day course, "Transportation Disaster Response - A Course for Emergency Responders," at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Va., (near Washington, D.C.) on Nov. 16-18.

GE Capital Fleet Services to Provide Telematics Solutions for American Fire Protection Group

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced Oct. 25 that it will provide American Fire Protection Group (AFPG), a national fire protection system provider, its telematics-based Mobile Resource Intelligence program.

Free Webinar on How to Get an ROI from Safety

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet is hosting a Webinar on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern). Join us for an informative look at driving safety and how focusing on the driver can help you drive smarter and safer, increasing the efficiency of your fleet.

Audit Calls for San Jose to Eliminate 93 Take-Home Vehicles

SAN JOSE, CA - An audit of the City of San Jose fleet found the City could save $630K annually by eliminating 93 take-home vehicles.

City of Dallas Fleet Services Getting an Overhaul

DALLAS - City of Dallas officials are working to overhaul management of the City's Fleet Services Division, which operates a 5,100-unit fleet. Points identified for improvement include reduction of vehicle downtime, better adherence to preventive maintenance schedule, and faster make ready processing of vehicles.

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