Government Fleet News

Government Fleet to Announce First ‘Technician of the Month’ in June

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine will announce the first Technician of the Month honoree in June from the submissions we’ve received so far via Fleet Toolbox.

Shown is a refurbished garbage truck from the City of Phoenix. Photo via YouTube

Phoenix Refurbishes 10 Garbage Trucks for $1M Savings

PHOENIX - The City of Phoenix is refurbishing 10 side loader refuse trucks for an estimated savings of more than $1 million over purchasing new trucks.

Photo courtesy Zero Motorcycles.

Zero Motorcycles Introduces 2012 Zero DS Police Motorcycle

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA - Zero Motorcycles has released the 2012 model of its electric DS Police Motorcycle, which is now in its third generation.

New Hampshire Tables Bill Requiring Employees to Reimburse State for Personal Use

CONCORD, NH – The State of New Hampshire’s legislature had been considering a bill that would have required State employees to reimburse the State for non-business mileage when using State-owned fleet vehicles.

Illinois Senate Passes Bill That Would Establish Formal Vehicle Use and Purchase Policies

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The State of Illinois’ Senate has passed a bill, HB5650, which would result in the creation of a formal vehicle use policy for State fleet vehicles, establish restrictions on fleet purchases by State agencies, and require agencies to share vehicle cost data with the public.

Telogis and FleetCor Announce Global Partnership for Fuel Card Management and Telematics Integration

ALISO VIEJO, CA– Telogis, Inc., and FleetCor Technologies, Inc., announced a global partnership for the integration of telematics and fuel card reporting that will assist in bringing greater visibility to a fleet's fueling activities.

OPEI Announces ANSI Standard for Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) issued the first-ever ANSI standard for Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles (MOHUVs) encompassing off-highway vehicles that operate between 25 to 50 miles per hour and are utilized for multi-purpose applications.

Halifax Region Selects Fleet Management Software

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Halifax Region Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada, signed a contract with AssetWorks to deploy its flagship fleet management software solution, FleetFocus.

Grasshopper Launches Calculator Tool for Fuel Expense, Emissions, Profitability

MOUNDRIDGE, KS – The Grasshopper Company, manufacturer of commercial zero-turn riding mowers, announces a new online tool designed to calculate fuel costs and impacts of commercial mowing equipment.

Driver Training Firm Drivefleet Taps Meridian to Help Sell Mobile Learning

HERNDON, VA – Drivefleet, a provider of training to commercial fleet vehicle drivers and managers, will use Meridian Knowledge Solutions’ human-capital technology platform to deliver mobile and e-learning driver education.

Fullerton, Calif., to Finish New CNG Station by End of Year

FULLERTON, CA - The City will be able to collect revenue from private vehicle owners who choose to fuel up at the CNG station.

Court Decision Restricts Procurement Options for Federal Agencies

RICHMOND, VA - A U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision places a check on the federal government’s ability to use a private party for procurement decisions, according to the law firm LeClairRyan.

Chevin Senior VP to Give Speech at Clean Cities Conference

FITCHBURG, MA - Senior Vice President of Chevin Fleet Solutions, Ron Katz, will be presenting his views on technology’s role in creating greener fleet operations at this year’s Granite State Clean Cities Conference.

Northern Calif. Fleets Participate in Plug-In EV Readiness Workshop

SACRAMENTO, CA – Three 100 Best Fleets government fleet managers participated in the California Community PEV Readiness Workshop, which focused on actions communities can take to update local codes and regional planning practices for EVs.

Seattle Fire Dept Using New Mobile Network to Route and Monitor Fleet

SEATTLE - The Seattle Fire Department implemented a new system that provides a mix of dispatching, communication, and monitoring for its fleet of firefighting vehicles.

City of Thomasville, Ga., to Build CNG Fueling Station

THOMASVILLE, GA - The planned station will be able to accommodate six vehicles at one time, but future plans include scaling the station’s capacity up, allowing it to fuel 12 vehicles.

Government Fleet Announces Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet announced the three finalists for the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. The winner will be announced at GFX in Denver.

When placing orders for new trucks, Isuzu dealers can select a ship-thru option to indicate that they have arranged to have the trucks modified at one of two independent modification centers near the trucks’ Charlotte, Mich., assembly plant.

Ship-Through Available For Isuzu N-Series Trucks

ANAHEIM, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) announced a new process that will enable Isuzu dealers to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks for their customers.

West Virginia Chooses Fleet & Motor Pool Software

CHARLESTON, WV - The State of West Virginia selected FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software to automate its shared-use motor pool management.

Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship Through Code for Chrysler Law Enforcement Vehicles

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group has been awarded ship-through status at its Auto Truck-Chicago location for a number of Chrysler law enforcement vehicles, including the Charger Pursuit, the Durango Special Service, and Ram Special Service pickup truck.

U.S. Office of Management & Budget Sets Minimum Federal Fleet Replacement Standard

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidelines last week for federal agencies that directs them to wait to replace a vehicle at a minimum of 60,000 miles or at least three years.

CARB Fines Imperial Irrigation District for Diesel Truck Fleet Violations

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board fined the Imperial Irrigation District $45,375. Investigators found the district neglected to install particulate filters on its trucks, record smoke emissions, and report on off-road diesel equipment use.

Saline County Receives Donated Hummer for Emergency Weather Situations

MARSHALL, MO - The Saline County Sheriff’s Department received an army surplus High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (a Hummer or Humvee) to help the County in the event of a weather emergency, according to the Marshall Democrat-News.

Clean Cities Handbook Provides Tips for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Use

WASHINGTON – Clean Cities is helping fleet managers take full advantage of their potential to reduce petroleum use and cut emissions with a new resource.

The university's charging stations are powered by a solar array. Photo courtesy of the CEC.

Western Michigan Univ. Dedicates Solar Array for EV Charging

KALAMAZOO, MI – Western Michigan University celebrated the installation of 15 electric vehicle charging stations and a solar array at a dedication and ribbon-cutting event.


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