Government Fleet News

GM and Toyota Lead Vincentric '2012 Best Fleet Value' in America Awards

BINGHAM FARMS, MI - The brands with the highest number of winners across the different vehicle categories include General Motors, with nine vehicles, and Toyota, with seven vehicles, according to Vincentric.

Chart courtesy Wright Express.

New Report Says Gas Prices to Rise Through April But Start Dropping in May

PORTLAND, ME - Wright Express' latest report says gas prices are likely to rise through the end of April, but could start dropping in May, barring supply disruptions.

City of Lake Forest Seeks Bids for Single Fleet Maintenance Provider

LAKE FOREST, CA – The City of Lake Forest, Calif., is seeking bids for a main fleet maintenance provider for 12 of its 17 vehicles. Currently, user departments contract out their own maintenance and repair with various local shops.

Zonar and Esri Integration Provides Real-Time GIS Mapping of Fleet Data

SEATTLE, WA - A new integration between fleet telematics provider, Zonar and geographic information system (GIS) provider, Esri delivers real-time fleet data layered with sophisticated geographic map information.

Tampa PD Buys Utility Vehicles for Security During Republican National Convention

TAMPA, FL – The City of Tampa, Fla., purchased a total of 13 Bobcat gasoline-fueled 3400XL 4X4 utility vehicles for use by the Tampa police department during the Republican National Convention.

City of Dayton Purchases GPS Tracking System for 208 Fleet Vehicles

DAYTON, OH - The City’s commission voted to spend $286,000, between 2012 and 2014, on a system from Radio Satellite Integrators (RSI). Those funds will cover the cost of the devices and system for 208 City-owned vehicles.

Town of Jonesborough Fleet Attains ASE Blue Seal

JONESBOROUGH, TN – The Town of Jonesborough, Tenn., fleet maintenance department attained the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Blue Seal of Excellence for 2012, its third year.

EZ Fuel & Tank Solutions Adds DEF Equipment to GSA Contract

DULUTH, GA - Petroleum equipment provider, EZ Fuel & Tank Solutions, announced the addition of DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) equipment to their GSA product line.

EV Infrastructure Expands in California

SAN FRANCISCO - NRG Energy will invest approximately $100 million into electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the next four years. This will include the construction of at least 200 publicly available fast-charging stations.

Evergreen CNG Systems Installs 2 Containerized Compressor Packages for CNG Refueling Stations

HELLERTOWN, PA - Evergreen CNG Systems has successfully completed the installation of two containerized, fully automatic CNG compressor packages for Go Natural Gas, San Clemente, Calif.

Terex Equipment Services Relocates & Expands Colorado Location

REDMOND, WA – Terex Equipment Services (TES) announced it has relocated its Commerce City location to a new site in Aurora, Colo. The move significantly expands the square footage from 5,400 sq. ft. to 31,500 sq. ft.

Isuzu Announces Enhanced Coverage for Certified Pre-Owned Trucks

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Gold Star coverage is now available for up to 24 months/50,000 miles on select 2005 and newer Isuzu commercial trucks.

A Rhode Island state police cruiser. Photo courtesy State of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Law Enforcement Agencies Plan to Replace Fleets With Windfall From Google Lawsuit Settlement

PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island law enforcement agencies plan to replace aging vehicle fleets, set up a statewide police training center, and build a new headquarters with a $230 million asset forfeiture windfall from Google.

State of New York's Auction of 450 Vehicles Now Live

ALBANY, NY – The State of New York’s Office of General Services is selling 450 State fleet vehicles on an eBay auction site (and via other channels).

One of the 2012-MY Chevrolet Silverado hybrid pickup trucks acquired by the City of Falls Church, Va.

Falls Church, Va., Acquires 12 Hybrid Pickup Trucks Via Grant

FALLS CHURCH, VA – The City of Falls Church, Va., acquired 12 new 2012-MY Chevrolet Silverado hybrid pickup trucks, all financed via a grant from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program.

The State Farm logo will appear prominently on 52 State-owned and operated SSP trucks. Photo courtesy of the NJDOT.

New Jersey Safety Patrol Program Receives $5.4M Sponsorship

TRENTON, NJ – State Farm will provide New Jersey DOT $1.8 million annually for three years for its Safety Service Patrol (SSP) program. NJDOT will acknowledge the sponsorship in several ways, including placing the State Farm logo on 52 SSP trucks.

Santa Ana Selects Sole-Source Parts Supplier

SANTA ANA, CA – The City of Santa Ana, Calif., selected Orange County Auto Parts (OCAP) as the City’s sole-source consignment supplier of fleet vehicle parts. The City expects to be able to streamline the parts ordering process and reduce labor hours.

Educational sessions about "green" technologies, legislation, and opportunities made the 2011 Green Fleet Conference a valuable event for fleet professionals.

Networking Opportunities Abound at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, produced by Bobit Business Media, will take place Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo by Paul Clinton. Photo from LASD 2011 testing.

LA Sheriff's Department Rates 2012 Police Motorcycles

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluated its largest crop of police motorcycles in the fall, analyzing seven cycles for performance, safety, and comfort.

Photo courtesy City of Tyler.

City of Tyler, Texas, Converting Vehicles to CNG

TYLER, TEXAS – The City of Tyler, Texas, has opened a new compressed natural gas fueling station, which it said will fuel 19 vehicles in the City's fleet.

Los Angeles' Controller Says City Did Not Record $7M in Fuel Transactions

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles' Controller Wendy Greuel said the current fuel system allows too many opportunities to purchase fuel without recording information related to its purchase and use.

City of Thomasville Transitions to Natural Gas Refuse Fleet

THOMASVILLE, GA – Thomasville City Council approved the purchase of four CNG refuse trucks, with plans to replace all refuse trucks with those that run on CNG. The City will also install a CNG fueling station.

Grant Programs Offer Southern Calif. Technicians Free Training

CERRITOS, CA – Class topics for grant-funded training include heavy-duty Cummins engines, CNG safety inspection and certification, and how to respond safely to accidents involving alternative fuels.

California's Office of Fleet Management Establishes New Call Center

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State of California’s Department of General Services, Office of Fleet and Asset Management (OFAM), established a new call center to centralize fleet management.

New Hampshire Bill Would Require Employees to Reimburse State for Non-Business Miles

CONCORD, NH – The State of New Hampshire’s Senate approved a bill that would require State employees to pay mileage reimbursement for personal use of State-owned vehicles.


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