Government Fleet News

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.

King County Donates Vans to Local Organizations

SEATTLE – King County has donated 27 retired Metro Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to local organizations, including government agencies and community programs.

Lee County Sheriff Converts 10 Crown Vics to Propane Autogas

OPELIKA, AL – Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama recently switched 10 Ford Crown Victorias to run on propane autogas.

One of the seven new Chevrolet Caprice PPVs delivered to the City of Cedar Rapids. This vehicle has been through the upfitting process.

Cedar Rapids Moving to Chevrolet Caprice PPV for Patrol Car

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received its first batch of seven new Chevrolet Caprice PPV patrol cars for its police department. Cedar Rapids is planning to eventually have 72 Caprice PPVs in service.

The City of Loveland's cars are highly visible as they will be wrapped with a graphic promoting clean energy transportation. Photo courtesy of the City of Loveland.

City of Loveland Leases Electric Cars

LOVELAND, CO - The City of Loveland is partnering with a Nissan dealership to lease two electric Leafs for fleet use. The project is part of a pilot program to see how electric vehicles will integrate into the use patterns of City employees.

GPS Insight Honored as Multiple Stevie Award Winner

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – GPS Insight was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Asset Management Solution category and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Asset Management Solution.

Energy Xtreme Announces Availability on GSA Schedule

AUSTIN, TX – Energy Xtreme’s Independence Package, a series of mobile power idle reduction systems, is now available on GSA schedule GS-07F-0149T through MaxaVision Technologies.

NYSERDA Releases Guide on EV Charging Station Site Design

NEW YORK - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a free 30-page online guide to selecting the best site designs and locations for new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Town of Sorrento Installs GPS Devices on All Fleet Vehicles

SORRENTO, LA – The Town of Sorrento, La., installed GPS tracking and fleet management devices in its entire fleet of 11 police cruisers, maintenance tractors, and trucks.

ROUSH CleanTech Expands Commercialization of Transit Shuttle Buses with New Conversion Partner

CHICAGO - ROUSH CleanTech marked another milestone with the unveiling of a propane autogas fueled shuttle bus converted by its newest preferred industry partner, Green Alternative Systems (GAS), at the 2012 BusCon Expo.

A Vectrix VX-1 model used by NYPD.

NYPD Using Electric Police Bikes for Patrol at 9/11 Memorial in NYC

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department (NYPD) has deployed two all-electric Vectrix VX-1 Law Enforcement Model motorcycles at the NYC 9/11 Memorial Site.

York County Selects Fleet Management and GPS Tracking System

YORKTOWN, VA – York County, Va., selected a new fleet management system and a telematics platform. The County plans to use the system to manage 600 out of the 900 vehicles it oversees directly.


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