Government Fleet News

Oklahoma Passes Bill Requiring Use of 'Trip Optimizer' System to Determine Reimbursement Rates

OKLAHOMA CITY – The State of Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a bill, HB 2647, which would require State agencies to use the Oklahoma Department of Central Services’ Trip Optimizer system when computing the most cost-effective method for State employees.

Ohio’s Auditor Says State Agencies Should Stop Using Biodiesel for Fleets

COLUMBUS, OH - By using regular diesel fuel over biodiesel, the report states, Ohio's Department of Transportation would save roughly $800,000 per year going forward.

Milwaukee to Convert Refuse Trucks to CNG and Sell Natural Gas Fuel to the Public

MILWAUKEE - The City of Milwaukee passed a resolution approving the conversion of 20 refuse trucks to CNG. The City also passed a resolution that would allow the City to sell CNG fuel to the public.

Thurston County, Wash., Fire Departments Pool Fleet Maintenance Resources

OLYMPIA, WA - The Olympia Fire Department, the Tumwater Fire Department, the Lacey Fire Department, and the North Olympia Fire Department are all coordinating fire fleet maintenance at a new facility in Lacey, according to the Bellingham Herald.

Colorado Springs Fleet Employee Helps PD Catch Copper Wire Thieves

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – A City of Colorado Springs fleet parts specialist helped police catch and arrest three men in the midst of steeling copper wire from light poles. Copper wire theft has cost the City $1 million over the last three years.

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.


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