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Government Fleet Launches ‘Technician of the Month’ Program

TORRANCE, CA - Each month Government Fleet will feature a technician on Government Fleet's website, and in our enewsletter, from the submissions we receive from within Fleet Toolbox, which is free to join for public-sector fleet professionals.

Last Chance to Submit Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Nominations

TORRANCE, CA - This is the last week to submit nominations for the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 10.

Frederick County Public Works to Oversee Fleet Dept.

FREDERICK, MD - Frederick County eliminated the Management Services Division, which oversaw Fleet. Fleet will now function under the Division of Public Works, and no other changes to the Department are anticipated at this time.

Philadelphia to Purchase Fleet Management System for Fire Department

PHILADELPHIA– The City of Philadelphia has signed a contract with Intermedix for a technology and business services solution for the City’s fire department.

Manassas, Va., Rolls Out Volt, Plans to Install Charging Stations

MANASSAS, VA – The City of Manassas, Va. purchased a new Chevrolet Volt as part of the City’s goal to make 10% of its fleet consist of “clean” vehicles by 2020.

Florida State University Using Honda Civic Natural Gas in Research Program

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State University has purchased a Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan for research purposes, as part of the school’s Sustainable Campus Initiative.

Driver’s Alert Integrates GPS Data with Safety

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FL - Fleet safety provider Driver's Alert Inc. has launched an integrated solution that transforms GPS data into actionable events to change driver behavior and improve safety.

CARB Approves New Emissions Rules for MY-2017 Through 2025

LOS ANGELES - Automotive Fleet contacted the California Air Resources Board to find out how these new standards will affect fleet orders and vehicle costs.

Pictured is a vehicle from Milwaukee County. Photo courtesy Odyne Systems.

Wisconsin Agencies Take Delivery of 7 Hybrid Work Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Milwaukee County and various utilities recently took delivery of seven hybrid system work trucks featuring plug-in hybrid propulsion systems.

Lincoln, Ill., Out of Money for Fire Fleet Repairs

LINCOLN, IL – The City of Lincoln, Ill. doesn’t have enough funds for major repairs for its fire vehicles, and is facing higher fuel prices for its police vehicles, according to the Lincoln Courier.

Dane County, Wis., Recognized for Landfill CNG Fleet Fuel Project

MADISON, WI – Dane County, Wis., received the EPA’s 2011 Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) Project of the Year award for its efforts to fuel County vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG).

Special Audit Finds Unauthorized Use of New Mexico PRC Vehicles

SANTA FE, NM - The audit of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission found unauthorized vehicle use and more than $28,000 of prohibited purchases of premium gas since 2009.

Napa, Calif. Fleet Division Earns 'Green' Designation and Renews ASE Blue Seal Certification

NAPA, CA – The City of Napa, Calif.’s fleet management division has launched into the New Year with a renewed ASE Blue Seal of Excellence certification and a new “green” designation from the State of California.

Propane Council Demonstrates Propane Autogas Refueling at NTEA Work Truck Show

WASHINGTON - Panel discussion explores adding cost-effective fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

New Hampshire Says Non-Business Use of Vehicles Justified

CONCORD, NH - Vehicles with more than 15-percent non-business use are eligible for redistribution into a motor pool unless the agency assigned with the vehicle submits and receives a waiver. Only 14 waivers were denied.

Sacramento City Council Votes to Reduce Fleet Size by 245 Vehicles

SACRAMENTO, CA - According to Sacramento's City Auditor Jorge Oseguera, the report found the City could potentially save $5.7 million by not replacing the 245 vehicles in the fleet that were each driven less than 6,000 miles in a year.

Amarillo Police Dept. Buys In-Car Recorders for Patrol Cars

AMARILLO, TEXAS - The new units will replace existing units in select vehicles and be used in new cars.

Indy Snow Force's new logo. Photo courtesy City of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Receives 5 Trucks In Exchange for Company Branding

INDIANAPOLIS - In exchange for branding rights on the new vehicles, Cargill, the City's salt supplier, will donate five Ford F-250 trucks equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders, and 125 tons of salt.

DriveCam Awarded NJPA National Contract for Fleet Safety Solution

SAN DIEGO - DriveCam, video-based safety solution, is is now available nationally to National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) members under contract #102811-DCI.

Pomona Replaces Refuse Truck Fleet with CNG Vehicles

POMONA, CA - The City of Pomona, Calif., will replace its entire refuse truck fleet with 22 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks. The total cost to the City for the 20 side loaders and two rear loaders was approximately $5.16M.

Supershuttle Awarded GSA Contract

PHOENIX – The U.S. Government Service Administration (GSA) awarded Veolia Transportation’s On Demand Division, which includes shuttle operations SuperShuttle shared ride van service and ExecuCar, a contract to transport government employees.

BAE Systems and Caterpillar have signed a 20-year supply agreement to collaborate on the HybriDrive parallel system for heavy-duty trucks similar to the one pictured on the left. (Photo: Business Wire)

BAE Systems to Outfit Caterpillar Heavy-Duty Trucks with HybriDrive Parallel Systems

JOHNSON CITY, NY - BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. have signed a long-term supply agreement to collaborate on an energy-efficient parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty trucks.

Honda Delivers Fit EV to the City of Torrance for Use in Testing Program

TORRANCE, CA - Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda, presented a key to the vehicle to Torrance’s Mayor Frank Scotto.

Texas Commission Offering $4.5M in Grants for Natural Gas Fueling Stations

AUSTIN, TX - The Commission said the grant money is designed to “support the development of a network of natural gas vehicle fueling stations to serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for natural gas vehicles in Texas.”

Chicago Dept. of Sanitation Improves Recycling Fleet Efficiency in Managed Competition

CHICAGO - The recycling managed competition program was between two private sector companies – Midwest Metal Management and Waste Management – and Department of Sanitation Services (DSS) workers.

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