Government Fleet News

Wisconsin DNR to Cut Fleet Costs as Part of Restructuring Effort

MADISON, WI –Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now the State’s first “Enterprise Agency” pilot, giving it increased operating flexibility but requiring it cut to fleet-related costs.

Workforce Central Florida Asked to Pay Back $39K for ‘Unallowable’ Vehicle Leases

A investigation found 20 of Workforce Central Florida's (WCF) fleet vehicles were improperly purchased, leased, and sold.

Beaverton PD Unveils New Patrol Car Design on Charger and Tahoe

BEAVERTON, OR -The department said the design features black and white as background colors, a change from the previous blue and white color scheme.

2011 RMFMA Conference & Expo to be Held in Scottsdale, Ariz

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association (RMFMA) will hold its 2011 RMFMA Conference & Expo on Oct. 4-7 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale.

Collective Data Releases Core Update to Fleet Management Software

Collective Data Inc., a provider of fleet management software solutions, has released a software update to improve performance and add additional functionality to its suite of software applications.

Earthquake in U.S. Southeast Affects Virginia DOT Operations

RICHMOND, VA - The 5.9 earthquake in Virginia rattled fleets in the area but caused relatively little damage, though it did temporarily slow down operations at the Virginia Department of Transportation's shop facilities.

Dona Ana County to Build New Maintenance Facility

LAS CRUCES, NM - The County currently has two facilities, one for the Sheriff's Office and one for all other vehicles. The new facility will replace the general maintenance facility.

The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA) tested the propane-fueled F-250 in temperatures lower than 50 degrees below zero.

Alaska Public Sector Fleets Test Propane-Fueled F-250 Pickup Trucks

ANCHORAGE, AK – Alaska’s Natural Gas Development Authority tested a propane-fueled F-250 pickup trucks for nine months to see how they operate in cold-weather conditions

The City of Sacramento, Calif., will purchase 53 more LNG refuse trucks for its fleet.

City of Sacramento to Purchase 53 LNG Refuse Trucks for $15.8M

SACRAMENTO, CA - The trucks will replace refuse trucks kept far past their normal replacement cycles, re-establishing a seven-year vehicle replacement program.

The Round Rock police department's new patrol car look will only apply to  future vehicles and 15 recently purchased models.

New Round Rock PD Patrol Cars to Feature Updated Look

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – The City of Round Rock's police department announced its patrol car fleet of 153 vehicles is undergoing its first restyling in 12 years.

The 2012-MY Camry SE model.

Toyota Unveils 2012-MY Camry and Camry Hybrid

HOLLYWOOD, CA — Toyota debuted the six model grades of the MY-2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid. The four-cylinder Camry boasts an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway, the V6 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway, and the Hybrid 43 mpg city/39 mpg highway/41 mpg combined.

Mayors of Tulsa, Okla., and Arlington, Texas, to Speak at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media announced that at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference, the Mayor of Tulsa, Okla., will deliver the Welcome Opening Address on Monday, Oct. 3, and the Mayor of Arlington, Texas, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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In Memoriam – Steve Winder, 1959 - 2011

LOS ANGELES - Steve Winder, senior stores supervisor at the University of California, Los Angeles' Fleet Maintenance unit, passed away suddenly on August 11. He was 52.

Cherokee County Cuts Fleet and Take-Home Vehicles to Combat Fuel Costs

CANTON, GA - Cherokee County is facing a 30-percent increase in fuel costs when compared with the previous fiscal year.

El Paso County Deploys Mobile Communications Gateway

EL PASO, TX - El Paso County Enhanced 911 Emergency Communications District is deploying In Motion Technology's onBoard Mobile Gateway communications platform in 530 of the County's vehicles.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales Will Reach 5.2 Million by 2017

BOULDER, CO - According to a report from Pike Research, electrified vehicles will capture 4.9 percent of the total light-duty vehicle market in 2017.

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, (left) and Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota executive vice president, Research & Development, sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, and to collaborate on development of next-generation standards for in-car telematics.

Ford and Toyota to Jointly Develop Hybrid System for Light Trucks and SUVs

DEARBORN, MI - Ford and Toyota stated that although they will jointly develop this new hybrid system, they will integrate it separately on their respective vehicles.

Colorado state fleet drivers have secure, unstaffed access to vehicles day or night. Photo via Agile Access Control.

Colorado Motor Pool System to Streamline Management

DENVER, CO – The State of Colorado’s selection of Agile FleetCommander to manage its motor pool will help them meet fleet efficiency objectives, including electronic billing, web-based remote vehicle management, and right-sizing of vehicle inventories.

Photo courtesy FDNY's Twitter account.

NYC Sanitation Dept. Truck Crashes Through Third Floor Wall of Repair Shop

QUEENS, NY – On Wednesday, August 17, a 16-ton New York City Sanitation Department salt truck crashed through the second story of a repair garage (the building's third story).

The NJDOT is installing radio and GPS devices in its fleet of 3,000 units and purchasing 300 hand-held radios with GPS tracking.

NJDOT Rolls Out GPS/Radio System to 3,000-Unit Fleet

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation is installing radio and GPS devices in its fleet of 3,000 units, starting with snowplowing units. Total initial cost is $17 million.

City of Grants Pass Issues RFI for Fueling Locations

GRANTS PASS, OR - The City of Grants Pass is seeking alternative fueling locations for its City vehicles and has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for fuel and dispensing services.

British Columbia Ambulance Service Selects Fleet Management System

BRITISH COLUMBIA – British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), Canada’s largest medical services provider, has selected Chevin’s FleetWave fleet-management solution for its 575-unit fleet of ambulances.

Greenville Renews Lease on Fleet of BMW Police Motorcycles

The City extended its original three-year contract through August 2013, after which the City will own the vehicles.

Essex County Resource Recovery Facility to Build CNG Fueling Station

NEWARK, NJ - The CNG fueling station, to be built and operated by Clean Energy, will be a convenient and effective way for public and private municipal waste haulers to convert their fleets to CNG vehicles.

Photo courtesy Michigan State Police.

Beyond the Crown Vic: Michigan State Police to Test 19 Vehicles for 2012

LANSING, MI - In all, the Michigan State Police will test 10 sedans, three special service vehicles, and six motorcycles that will vie for police fleet dollars.

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