Government Fleet News

Simi Valley Dedicates New LEED-Certified Maintenance Facility

SIMI VALLEY, CA - According to the City, the $2.4 million Simi Valley Transit Maintenance Facility project earned a GOLD LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council.

The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The bi-fuel Silverado will be covered by General Motors' extensive warranty, and will meet all EPA and CARB emission certification requirements. (Photo by James Fassinger for Chevrolet)

2013 GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickups Unveiled

DETROIT - Chevrolet and GMC announced details March 5 of General Motors' bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April.

Pictured is a John Deere engine with integrated emissions control system.

John Deere Announces Final Tier 4/Stage IV Engine Technology Path

WATERLOO, IA - John Deere announces continuation of its planned building-block approach to meet United States Final Tier 4 and European Union Stage IV emissions regulations.


Lindsey Named Anaheim Fleet Superintendent

ANAHEIM, CA - Ron Lindsey was recently chosen as the new operations superintendent for Fleet Services for the City of Anaheim, Calif. Lindsey comes from the County of San Bernardino, Calif.

D.C. Acquires 10 Alt-Fuel Vehicles for Dept. of Public Works

WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia has acquired 10 new alternative-fuel vehicles that the Department of Public Works (DPW) plans to use for trash collection, street sweeping, snow removal, and other services.

MaineDOT Ends State-Run Vanpool

AUGUSTA, ME – The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) plans to end its “GO MAINE” vanpool program on May 1, 2012, due to a lack of available funding to replace vehicles and for related expenses.

NAFA Launches 'Beyond Fleet' Program to Boost Awareness of Fleet Management Profession

PRINCETON, NJ - According to a statement from NAFA, “Beyond Fleet aims to elevate the status of fleet managers beyond the fleet management community into the mainstream business world where, oftentimes, few understand the true value of your position.”

GSA Expands Alt-Fuel Vehicle Availability

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) expanded the list of alternative-fuel vehicles that can be purchased through AutoChoice, the agency's online ordering tool.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles Eligible for Calif. Rebate

SACRAMENTO - California fleets purchasing or leasing the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid or the 2012 Chevrolet Volt with Low Emissions Package can apply for $1,500 rebates through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP).

Siemens Receives GSA Contract to Supply EV Charging Stations to Federal Government

WASHINGTON - Siemens announced that it is one of the first companies awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 56 contract to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations to the U.S. Government.

City of Willmar, Minn., to Reduce Fleet Size

WILLMAR, MN – The City of Willmar’s city council approved a recommendation to eliminate a total of 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment in the City’s fleet, according to City documents.

Broome County Reduces Fleet, Institutes New Vehicle Policy

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County's new vehicle policy will reduce the County fleet by 10 percent and reduce take-home vehicles by 25 percent.

Choptank Electric Cooperative's plug-in hybrid work truck.

Maryland’s Choptank Electric Takes Delivery of Hybrid Work Truck

DENTON, MD - Choptank Electric Cooperative in Maryland is the first electric cooperative in the U.S. to take delivery of a work truck featuring the new Odyne Systems, LLC advanced plug-in hybrid propulsion system.

Odyne to Showcase Plug-In Hybrid System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks at NTEA Show

WAUKESHA, WI - Odyne Systems, LLC is showcasing its new advanced hybrid propulsion system in booth 5360 at the NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association) show March 6-8 in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Chicago to Purchase 500 Ford Police Interceptors

CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Emanuel announced that the City's Department of Fleet and Facilities Management (2FM) will make an initial purchase of 100 Ford Interceptor sedans and SUVs for the City's law enforcement fleet, with plans to purchase a total of 500 vehicles.

The fleet of 16 General Motors fuel cell vehicles is funded by the Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), and Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR). Photo by Marco Garcia for General Motors.

Military Tests GM Fuel Cell Vehicles in Hawaii

HONOLULU - The U.S. Army, Pacific, will evaluate16 General Motors hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles in real-world use.

Humboldt County is located in the upper western portion of California, 200 miles north of San Francisco Photo courtesy of Agile.

Humboldt County Office of Education Chooses Fleet & Motor Pool Software

EUREKA, CA - The Humboldt County, Calif., Office of Education selected FleetCommander fleet and motor pool software to automate its vehicle management.

New York State to Sell Excess Vehicles Via eBay Platform

ALBANY, NY - The Office of General Services will launch "NYSStore," a new eBay-based online platform to sell excess state vehicles and other assets. Nearly 500 passenger vehicles will be offered in the initial sale.

City of Newberry Installs Mobile Networking System in City Vehicles

NEWBERRY, SC - The City of Newberry, S.C, is installing an in-vehicle mobile communications system to improve the ability of City employees to communicate on the move. The fleet garage is installing the technology and will maintain it.

Pictured is a Dodge charger during 2010 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department testing. Photo courtesy of Police Magazine.

LA County Sheriff Tests 2012-13 Patrol Vehicles

FONTANA, CA - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released its annual vehicle evaluation, which includes fuel-economy test results as well as acceleration and braking.

City of Springfield Advised to Centralize Fleet

SPRINGFIELD, IL - A report of fiscal sustainability conducted by a consulting company for the City of Springfield recommended the City centralize its four fleets into one and hire a fleet manager.

With the Ford Crown Victoria propane-autogas conversion, the City will potentially save $5,000 in fuel costs annually with one propane vehicle on the road.

City of Marinette Converts Police Cruiser to Run on Propane Autogas

MARINETTE, WI - The City of Marinette Police Department converted a Ford Crown Victoria to run on propane autogas. The conversion is expected to save up to $5,000 in fuel costs annually.

The Web-based software application provides real-time updates for global position and vehicle tracking indicators along with tire pressures and temperatures.

Doran and Safetytrax Integration Provides Website to Help Fleets Reduce Tire Repair and Maintenance Costs

CINCINNATI - Doran teamed up with SafetyTrax AVL to provide fleets with a Web-based software application that provides real-time updates for global position and vehicle tracking indicators along with tire pressures and temperatures.

City of Gardena Purchases 5 Leafs

GARDENA, CA - The City of Gardena purchased five 2012 Nissan Leafs to be used by four city departments, according to the Daily Breeze.

Dona Ana County Adds to Hazmat Fleet and Builds New Facility

LAS CRUCES, NM – Doña Ana County is slowly growing its new hazmat fleet, which will be housed at the new Doña Ana County Emergency and Hazmat Response Station in Santa Teresa.


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