Government Fleet News

The Prius PHV is capable of running on electricity for approximately 13 miles at speeds up to 62 mph, at which point it operates as a conventional Prius hybrid.

Georgetown University Tests Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University will be loaned two Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHV) as part of a demonstration program launched Sept. 29.

U.S. Army Receives Prototype Plug-In Hybrid Conversion

WARREN, MI - The U.S. Army has been delivered a prototype electrified vehicle from Bright Automotive for review and testing.

Telogis Introduces New Fuel Card Reconciliation Report for Telogis Fleet

ALISO VIEJO, CA - This new feature compares data that matches fuel card transactions and GPS-provided vehicle locations to verify authorized use of the card in one easy-to-read report. If a card is used without an approved vehicle within a specified range, that information is called out on the report to the fleet manager.

Audit Finds Nevada Motor Pool Can Save $1.6 Million

CARSON CITY, NV - An audit of the Motor Pool Division of the Nevada Department of Administration found the Motor Pool can save $1.6 million by delaying new vehicle purchases and reducing its fleet by 73 low-use vehicles assigned to state agencies.

Kawasaki's Concours 14 ABS P will become the primary enforcement motorcycle of the California Highway Patrol. Photo courtesy of Beaudry Motorsports.

CHP Adopts Kawasaki's Concours 14 P Motorcycle

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Highway Patrol is adopting the Kawasaki Concors 14 ABS P as its primary enforcement motorcycle, following the state's awarding of a contact to Beaudry Motorsports Inc., to supply the bikes.

Study Finds Cape Coral Police Take-Home Policy Cheaper than Car Pool

CAPE CORAL, FL - A study of City of Cape Coral, Fla., police department vehicle policy found that its current take-home program is cheaper than switching to a pooled vehicle program.

Photo from Richard Battersby

UC Davis Tests Biodiesel Sedans

DAVIS, CA - University of California, Davis Fleet Services has begun a pilot project to test the use of biodiesel in passenger sedans. Two 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedans have been placed into Fleet Services short-term Motor Pool.

The Micro Bird G5 Roush liquid propane-powered E-450 uses the Ford 6.8L, V-10 engine which runs on the ROUSH liquid propane injection fuel system.

Propane Vehicles Showcased at BusCon

CHICAGO - Roush Performance and CleanFuel USA at BusCon Sept. 28-29 showcased propane autogas-fueled shuttle buses that cut carbon and particulate emissions and lower fuel costs while delivering the horsepower and torque of a diesel-powered bus.

Southern California City Fleets Go Green with Reusable Filters

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - The City of Culver City and the City of Westminster in California have been using Pure Power! oil filters in an effort to reduce waste and maintenance expenses.

Madison Gas and Electric to Expand EV Charging Network in Dane County

MADISON, WI - Coulomb Technologies and Madison Gas and Electric announced on September 28 plans to install 18 additional ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in and around Dane County.

FleetCor Announces New Chevron and Texaco Universal Business MasterCard

ATLANTA - FleetCor Operating Company, LLC announced the availability of the Chevron and Texaco Universal Business MasterCard, which provides companies the tracking benefits of a fuel card system with the flexibility to make fuel purchases wherever MasterCard cards are accepted.

Center for Professional Fleet Certification to Hold First Meeting

KINGSTON, NJ - The Center for Professional Fleet Certification (CPFC), an alliance of fleet industry associations, entities, and universities formed to advance the fleet management profession, will hold its first Board of Directors organizational and strategic planning meeting Oct. 10-11 in New Orleans.

NAFA PSW Chapter to Hold Golf Outing Oct. 20

TUSTIN, CA - The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter will hold its annual Outing & Management Meeting Oct. 20 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Reservations are due no later than Oct. 14.

New Fleet Dept. Proposed for Delaware Port Authority

CAMDEN, NJ - The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board approved the creation of a new Fleet Management Department, which will result in the creation of two new staff positions: a director of fleet management and a fleet shop manager. The resolution is now being reviewed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Westmoreland County Updates Take-Home Vehicle Policy

GREENSBURG, PA - Westmoreland County, Penn., commissioners on September 23 adopted a revision to the County's fleet policy that places restrictions on how nearly 30 take-home vehicles can be used.

City of Columbus Technicians Commended by City Officials

COLUMBUS, OHIO - City of Columbus, Ohio, Division of Fleet Management hosted a fleet celebration luncheon on September 15, honoring staff and their achievements and emphasizing the City's continued investment in technician education and training.

City of Columbia Hopes for Increase in Fleet Budget & Staff

COLUMBIA, MO - The City of Columbia, Mo., is hoping for slight increase in fleet budget for the upcoming year for staff additions.

Five Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies Win New Vehicles

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Five police vehicles were given away to five Ohio law enforcement agencies at the Enforcement Expo in Columbus on September 15. The eighth vehicle giveaway was sponsored by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).

North Miami Beach Converts Fleet to microGreen Oil Filter

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL - The City of North Miami Beach Public Services Department, Fla., converted its vehicle fleet to the SOMS Technologies' microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter.

Highway Safety Experts Meet in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division are hosting GHSA's 2010 annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 25-29.

Approximately 45 fleet managers and product vendors were present at the September 22 MEMA meeting.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Oil

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Approximately 45 fleet managers and fleet suppliers were present at the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting on September 22, which focused on vehicle oils.

Chandler Appointed Executive Director of W.Va. State Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - Claton Chandler, CPFP, was appointed executive director of the West Virgina State Fleet Management Office, effective October 4.

The County of Santa Clara, Calif., held a grand opening ceremony on September 16 for its new fleet facility.

Santa Clara County Opens New Fleet Facility

SAN JOSE, CA - The County of Santa Clara, Calif., held a grand opening ceremony on September 16 to celebrate the completion of its new fleet facility in San Jose. The facility consolidates the previous three fleet sites and incorporates new technologies to improve the quality of County fleet services.

North Texas Governments Get Ready for EVs

DALLAS - North Texas state and local governments will be working with Ford Motor Company and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC to help prepare the region for the operation of electric vehicles.

Georgia Counties Receive Propane Conversion Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Carroll County, Cobb County, and Muscogee County fleets in Georgia had 49 law enforcement vehicles converted from gasoline to propane autogas since August as part of the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.

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