Government Fleet News

Detroit Working to Right-size & Green its Fleet

DETROIT – A joint Clean Energy Coalition (CEC) and NextEnergy team is working with City of Detroit agencies to assess the city’s fleet and develop recommendations for reducing spending and improving efficiency.

DeKalb County Converting Sanitation Fleet to Natural Gas

DECATUR, GA - The new renewable fuels facility will provide natural gas that will eventually fuel 70 sanitation vehicles in the County’s fleet.

City of Tulsa to Sell 170 Fleet Assets

TULSA, OK - The City stated some of the vehicles are low-mileage units identified as underutilized, with mileage as low as 17,000.

Bobit Business Media Acquires 'Heavy Duty Trucking' Magazine

TORRANCE, CA - Bobit Business Media has acquired Newport Business Media’s publishing properties – Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT),, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal, and Newport Poster Network.

C.W. “Bill” Malcolm, CPFP, director of Fleet Services for the City of Atlanta

Malcolm Named Atlanta Fleet Director

ATLANTA - C.W. “Bill” Malcolm, CPFP, was named director of Fleet Services for the City of Atlanta. Malcolm was previously the fleet manager at Metro Nashville & Davidson County, Tenn.

Miami-Dade County Details Plans for Surplus Vehicles at Fleet Facility

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County's Mayor Carlos Gimenez recently explained how it is using, and plans to use, the vehicle inventory at a fleet facility after news reports came out saying the County had a number of "unused" fleet vehicles in storage.

Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Pat Reed (far right) is joined by representatives from Forever Resorts of Scottsdale, Ariz.; National Renewal Energy Labs, Golden, Colo.; the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition; and the Kentucky Office of Adventure Travel to launch the new all-alternative fuel fleet at Mammoth Cave National Park. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mammoth Cave National Park Receives Grant for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY - The Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities/National Park Initiative awarded $505,000 to Mammoth Cave National Park for the purchase of high-efficiency vehicles to replace older models.

GFX Introduces Technician Training Track

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) features technician training for the first time, allowing local technicians to receive maintenance training as well as attend the general sessions and learn about solutions on the show floor.

State of Colorado Pledges Support for Natural Gas Fleet Vehicles in Municipalities

DENVER - The Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) plans to work with the Colorado Municipal League to get multiple municipalities to participate in a multi-state memorandum of understanding and to help them add natural gas vehicles to their fleets.

Audit Recommends Ohio DOT Eliminate 636 Vehicle and Equipment Assets

COLUMBUS, OH – A new performance audit of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) found a total of $6 million in potential savings, with fleet vehicle use identified as one of two key areas where ODOT could reduce costs.

One of the five new Chevy Volts is shown at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Office of Mayor Billy Kenoi.

Hawaii County Rolls Out 5 Volts to be Charged Using Solar System

HILO, HAWAII - Hawaii County rolled out five 2012 Chevrolet Volts that comprise its new electric vehicle fleet. The vehicles will be charged by the Civic Center's 250 kilowatt photovoltaic array.

Pictured are the NCSFA board and members. Standing (l-r) are Barb Bonansinga, State of Illinois; Chris Hoffman, Oklahoma State University; Scott Madsen, State of Colorado; Clay Chandler, State of West Virgina; Matt Wade, Agile Fleet corporate board member; and Cindy Dixon, State of Missouri. Seated (l-r) are: Jeannie Wilson, Missouri DOT; Mike Hardesty, University of Indiana, and Dr. Teresa Davis, University of Pennsylvania.

NCSFA Announces New Board Members

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) announced new board membership during its annual business meeting April 20. Board members serve for a two-year term.

Milwaukee County Welcomes Odyne Plug-In Hybrid Systems

WAUKESHA, WI – Milwaukee County held a press conference at Rainbow Park in West Allis, Wis., showcasing four new bucket trucks featuring Odyne Hybrid Systems that were built by DUECO, Inc. of Waukesha.

New York City Partners with Copart & Property Room for Vehicle Auctions

NEW YORK – New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has partnered with Property Room and Copart to auction City fleet vehicles online.

Manchester, N.H., Appoints New Fleet Manager

MANCHESTER, NH – The City of Manchester has appointed a new fleet manager, Wesley Anderson, whose most recent position was that of Director of Public Works for the City of Greenville, N.C.

Pep Boys Re-Launches Fleet Services Program

PHILADELPHIA – Pep Boys is a national service provider for most fleet leasing/management companies.

The prototype LLV uses VSE Corporation's RFD6 Re-Power Kit. Photos courtesy VSE Corp.

U.S. Postal Service Receives Prototype Vehicle for Testing

WASHINGTON – The U.S Postal Service took delivery of a prototype “Long Life Vehicle” (LLV) in order to determine whether this vehicle's powertrain type could be suitable for replacing powertrains in the existing LLVs in the USPS’ fleet.

DOE Offers Up to $2.5M to Deploy Fuel Cell Baggage Vehicles at Airports

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $2.5 million available this year to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles for transporting passenger baggage at major U.S. airports.

City of Yuma Tests Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid Minivans

YUMA, AZ - Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), delivered three demonstration-fleet Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivans to the City of Yuma, Ariz.

Seattle's new KeyValet system with key boxes allows for automated key pickup, reducing staff time needed to manage motor pool vehicle keys.

Seattle’s Motor Pool Project Reduces Fleet, Saves Customers Money

SEATTLE - Seattle's motor pool project has resulted in the reduction of 21 assigned vehicles, replacement of 26 motor pool vehicles with all-electric Nissan Leafs, and more convenient and efficient motor pool operations.

The LAPD is testing a dashboard touchscreen monitor for future patrol vehicles. Photo by Paul Clinton

LAPD Launches Cost-Reduction Study for Fleet

LOS ANGELES - The LAPD's fleet manager is implementing cost-control measures for an aging fleet.

House Passes Bill Advancing Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House passed a transportation bill that would advance the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport oil from Canada to Texas.

Kentucky Achieves Significant Efficiencies Through Fleet & Motor Pool Technologies

CHANTILLY, VA - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and Public Protection Cabinet have improved fleet efficiencies using the FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software.

Bobcat Expands Operations, Brings Jobs to Bismarck

WEST FARGO, ND - Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck.

GFX 2012 Fleet Manager Registrations Up 22%

TORRANCE, CA – Fleet manager registrations for the 2012 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) are up 22% over the number registered for GFX 2011 at this time last year.


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