Government Fleet News

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) showcased new electric-drive vehicle models on Oct. 5 for its governmental customers at an electric vehicle workshop and “ride-and-drive” event. (Photo by NYPA)

New York Power Authority Orders Transit Connect Electric Vans

WHITE PLAINS, NY - The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state public power organization, was added to the LEAD customer program for the Ford Transit Connect Electric van.

Monroe County to Add Autogas Fueling Center & Convert Vehicles

ROCHESTER, NY - Monroe County, N.Y., received a grant to retrofit four light-duty pickup trucks in the county fleet to run on liquid propane gas (LPG) and install infrastructure for a LPG fuel dispenser at one of its fueling stations.

Culver City Receives 2nd Cycle of CNG Refuse Trucks

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City announced the delivery of the second cycle of dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered front loading refuse trucks to its fleet.

Portland Metro Selects New Fleet Management Software

PORTLAND, OR - Metro, an elected regional government in Portland, Ore., that manages a fleet of approximately 100 vehicles, has signed a contract to deploy AssetWorks fleet management software FleetFocus.

Cities Install EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA - Cities are encouraging the use of electric plug-in vehicles by installing electric vehicle charging stations. The City of Hillsboro, Ore., will install a total of 16 faster-charge stations, and cities in Marin County, Calif., will receive eight free EV charging stations.

One Week Left for Car & Truck of the Year Voting

TORRANCE, CA - Friday, Oct. 22, is the last day to vote for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year. Last year's winners were the 2010-MY Chevrolet Malibu and Silverado.

CODA Automotive Taps Fleet Industry Experts to Lead Fleet and Commercial Sales

SANTA MONICA, CA - CODA Automotive, a Calif.-based electric car and battery company, announced the hire of Marc Sears, vice president, fleet sales Washington D.C. and Brian Patnoe, vice president, fleet sales Southern California.

NYC Employees Test Car Sharing

NEW YORK - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and others announced Oct. 12 the start of New York City's first-ever car share program for city employees, which allows employees at the Department of Transportation to share use of dedicated Zipcar vehicles for daily official business.

2011 Chevrolet Caprice 9C3 Detective Vehicle

Chevrolet Caprice Detective Vehicle Available for Ordering

DETROIT - The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Caprice 9C3 Detective Vehicle is now available for ordering.

What Political Figures Drive

REDMOND, VA - The personal vehicles of political figures make a statement, and the "safest" vehicles tend to be domestic and fuel-efficient. Find out who drives what.

‘Greening Your Fleet’ Conference to be Held in Indiana

FORT WAYNE, IN - The 2010 Greening Your Fleet Conference, presented by the Greater Indiana Clean Cites Coalition, American Public Works Association - Indiana Chapter, and CountryMark, will take place on Oct. 26-27.

Connecticut Prepares for Electric Cars

HARTFORD, CT - Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell signed a collaborative agreement with Nissan for the LEAF electric car to help further the adoption of electric vehicles in the state.

City of Odessa Selects New Fleet Management Software

ODESSA, TEXAS - The City of Odessa signed a contract to deploy AssetWorks' FleetFocus comprehensive maintenance management software.

EV Plug-In Readiness Series to Address Effects of EVs on Public Agencies

LOS ANGELES - A SoCal Collaborative EV Plug-In Readiness Series for Cities and Utilities event will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles on Oct. 22.

Free Webinar TODAY: How Propane Can Reduce Fleet Costs

TORRANCE, CA - Sponsored by Ferrellgas and ROUSH, Automotive Fleet is hosting a free Webinar on the benefits of using propane autogas, including how it can help reduce operating costs by up to 30 percent. The Webinar starts at 11 a.m. Pacific on Nov. 9.

Federal GSA to Add 100 Electric Vehicles to Fleet

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration has asked auto manufacturers to bid on supplying about 100 electric cars for government purchase.

Terry Zuniga was appointed to the position of fleet manager with the state of Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) Fleet Management Division effective Sept. 26, 2010.

Zuniga Named Oklahoma Fleet Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY - Terry Zuniga was appointed to the position of fleet manager with the state of Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) Fleet Management Division, effective Sept. 26, 2010.

City of Covington Maximizes Customer Service

COVINGTON, KY - The City of Covington reports positive customer service results after switching to a new online vehicle maintenance tracking system for its fleet assets, according to Fleet Manager Warren Van Overbeke.

Navy Orders 38 Heavy Truck Tractors

WASHINGTON - The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) awarded $18.9 million to Navistar Defense, LLC for 38 International 5000-MV heavy truck tractors (HTTs). The contract with the U.S. Navy includes three option periods for additional vehicle orders.

EV Safety Training Tour Begins

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) kicked off the first in a series of electric vehicle safety training sessions that will take place this fall in cities across the country, in a joint effort with Chevrolet and OnStar.

The City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County law enforcement departments were each presented two custom-made with Jetta SportWagen TDI vehicles.

Chattanooga Area Law Enforcement Receives 4 Vehicle Donations

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County law enforcement departments were each presented with two custom-made Jetta SportWagen TDI vehicles by Volkswagen of America, Inc.

New Webinar to Address Motor Oil and Hybrid Vehicle Concerns

TORRANCE, CA - Sponsored by Midas and Automotive Resources International (ARI), Government Fleet will present a webinar to address information on the latest motor oil technologies, highlighting the latest API specification and new vehicle manufacturer requirements.

Two Weeks Left for Car & Truck of the Year Voting

TORRANCE, CA - Online voting for Automotive Fleet's annual Fleet Car and Truck of the Year ends Friday, Oct. 22. Chevrolet took home both awards last year, making 2009 the fifth win for the Chevrolet Malibu and the third consecutive win for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Arkansas Gov. Replaces 20-Year-Old Fleet Policy

LITTLE ROCK, AR - In response to the completion of an Arkansas state vehicle review for the Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A) on Oct. 5, Governor Mike Beebe issued a new executive order regarding state vehicles, replacing a policy more than 20 years old.

Program participants included members of industry associations such as MEMA, NAFA, and the APWA.

City of Santa Monica Hosts Fleet Conference at AltCar Expo

SANTA MONICA, CA - At the 5th annual AltCar Expo & Conference, hosted by the City of Santa Monica, Calif., fleet professionals had the opportunity to participate in a fleet-focused program addressing alternative vehicle funding, technology and availability, and infrastructure.

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