Government Fleet News

Photos From the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL - The following photo galleries from the 2012 Green Fleet Conference show photos of the popular Ride and Drive event and of the exhibit hall.

CEI & NCSFA Cosponsoring Fleet Accident Prevention Webinar

TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) and the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) are co-sponsoring a on Oct. 18 webinar titled “Yes, You Can Prevent Fleet Accidents.”

Universal Lubricants Awarded General Services Administration Contract

WICHITA, KS - Universal Lubricants (UL) announced that it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract for its ECO ULTRA line of automotive and industrial motor oils.

Mesa, Ariz., Issues RFP for CNG Solid Waste Fleet Feasibility Study

MESA, AZ - The solid waste fleet has a total of 63 vehicles and currently serves more than 117,000 households and businesses. One of the study's goals is to determine potential filling station locations.

The new CNG station has four fast-fill hoses and 90 time-fill dispensers.

Pensacola and Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Open CNG Fueling Station for Fleet Vehicles

PENSACOLA, FL - The City and utility plan to fuel 80 of their CNG fleet vehicles at the station. The station has four fast-fill hoses and 90 time-fill dispensers.

Louisiana Governor Signs Order Requiring Commissioner of Administration Approval for State Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

BATON ROUGE, LA - The executive order states that no department, agency, or budget unit of the executive branch of the State can spend funds on vehicles without the written approval of the Commissioner of Administration or a specific exemption.

Richard Battersby stands between Dennis Smith, DOE National Clean Cities director and Linda Bluestein, DOE National Clean Cities co-director.

U.S. DOE Honors Battersby for Reducing Petroleum Use in Transportation

ESTES PARK, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy honored East Bay Clean Cities Coalition Executive Director Richard Battersby for his dedication and accomplishments in reducing the California Bay Area’s dependence on petroleum in transportation.

City of Temple Receives Grant for Propane Autogas Conversion

TEMPLE, TX – The City of Temple, Texas, received a grant for approximately $99,500 to convert 11 vehicles to propane autogas. The City anticipates an annual savings of between $2,500 and $3,000 per converted vehicle.

Gainesville Begins Construction of Consolidated Maintenance Facility

GAINESVILLE, FL – The $11.42 million consolidated facility will be used to service 1,450 units from utilities, fire, police, public works, and other departments. The City of Gainesville Commission approved additional funding for the project in September.

Illustration courtesy of Peake Fuel Solutions.

GE and Chesapeake Energy Launch CNG in A Box System

LAS VEGAS - The CNG In A Box system, measuring 8 feet by 20 feet, is a plug-and-play on-site fueling solution that compresses natural gas from a pipeline into CNG on-site at a fueling station.

Lansing, Mich., to Build New Fleet Maintenance Garage

LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing, Mich., has broken ground on a new central garage facility for fleet maintenance, according to the Lansing State Journal.

States Receive More Than 100 Bids for CNG Vehicles for Fleets

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Dealerships in 28 states representing Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Honda have submitted more than 100 bids to provide natural gas vehicles to 22 states.

North Little Rock Converts Tahoe Patrol Vehicles to CNG

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – The City of North Little Rock, Ark., recently added 13 compressed natural-gas-fueled vehicles to its fleet, with nine of them being Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs.

Ector County Plans to Outsource Fleet Maintenance

ODESSA, TX – Ector County, Texas, issued a request for proposal (RFP), due Oct. 12, for fleet and equipment maintenance and management services. The County has a fleet of 300 units.

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.


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