Government Fleet News

The display at the Manheim Drive Center in Stockbridge, Ga. at the Atlanta Clean Cities event.

Bi-Fuel Police Vehicles at Atlanta Clean Start Propane Workshop

PENDERGRASS, GA - The one-day event featured several speakers in the propane gas industry as well as a Ride and Drive for participants to test drive propane autogas vehicles.

Charlottesville Saving $100,000 Annually With Hybrids

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville, Va.'s sustainability program has led to alt-fuel vehicle purchases and fuel and maintenance savings.

DOT Proposes New HazMat Rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a proposed rule that the department said will improve the safe transfer of hazardous materials to and from rail cargo and highway cargo trucks.

La Vergne Appoints Public Works Director

LA VERGNE, TN -Walker will oversee fleet management in addition to its infrastructure, including maintenance of streets, water and sewer lines, City mapping, and engineering.

Bellevue Converting One-Third of Light-Duty Fleet to Hybrids

BELLEVUE, WA - The City of Bellevue, Wash. plans to convert one-third of its fleet of 345 light-duty vehicles (out of a total fleet of 1,119 vehicles) to hybrids by the end of 2011.

Long Beach Considers Outsourcing Street Sweeping Services

LONG BEACH, CA - The City's Budget Oversight Committee approved a recommendation for the City Council to investigate outsourcing that the Council will vote on at the March 22 meeting.

Michigan APWA Chapter to Host Fleet Maintenance Conference

TROY, MI – The Michigan chapter of the American Public Works Association will host a conference covering many aspects of fleet maintenance on May 24-26.

Clean Cities Accepting Proposals for "Green" Transportation in National Parks

WASHINGTON - Cities in the Clean Cities coalitions and national parks can partner with one another to get funding from the $5 million available each year for "green" transportation projects.

NAFA Michigan Chapter Alt-Fuel Conference on March 24

LIVONIA, MI - The NAFA Michigan Chapter Alternative Fuels Conference will cover alternatives, tax incentives, and grant opportunities designed to support alternative fuel and “clean” vehicle procurement.

The City of Houston is working to purchase two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for its City fleet. (Photo courtesy Nissan)

Houston to Purchase First Nissan Leafs for Fleet

HOUSTON - Houston is expecting delivery of two Nissan Leafs in April for its City fleet.

Georgia Sheriff Saving $105,000 a Year with Propane Fuel

CARROLLTON, GA - With gas prices rising, the Carroll County, Ga. Sheriff's Office is saving about $105,000 a year by using propane-fueled vehicles.

Brown’s Request for Caltrans Vehicle Funds Questioned

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) has recommended that the State legislature reject Governor Jerry Brown’s $62.1 million funding request to replace 508 Department of Transportation (Caltrans) vehicles.

Tulsa Expands Natural Gas Facilities and Fleet With Grant

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa, Okla. now has a high-speed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and plans to use grant money to purchase CNG-powered vehicles.

Wyoming Begins Converting State Vehicles to Natural Gas

CHEYENNE, WY – The State of Wyoming has channeled $200,000 from the general fund to convert vehicles in the State’s Department of Transportation and Department of Administration and Information to run on natural gas.

The City of Minneapolis currently operates 383 flex-fuel vehicles.

Minneapolis Implements Green Fleet Policy

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis City Council approved a green fleet policy March 7 written by the fleet division.

SkyRouter’s point-and-click interface makes tracking, creating reports, and every aspect of fleet management easy to execute, understand, and share.

Blue Sky Network Launches SkyRouter 2 Software

LA JOLLA, CA -This web portal’s detailed global mapping solution and user interface allow administrators to more easily view, track, and communicate with every aircraft, vehicle, ship, and person in their organization.

Government Fleets Prepared for Fuel Price Increases

TORRANCE, CA – Across the country, government fleet managers are prepared for rising fuel prices via existing wholesale contracts.

Louisville Settles Police Take-Home Car Dispute

LOUISVILLE, KY - City of Louisville police officers who do not use their vehicles for secondary jobs will not have to pay take-home vehicle fees.

Mohawk Lifts Awarded NJPA Cooperative Procurement Contract

AMSTERDAM, NY - The National Joint Powers Alliance has awarded a four-year cooperative procurement contract to Mohawk Lifts for vehicle lifts.

GAO Report Finds Federal Fleet Procurement Rules Conflict

WASHINGTON - A GAO report found conflicting goals and guidelines for energy efficiency and alternative-fuel usage in the federal civilian and non-tactical military vehicle fleet.

Police Officers Test Drive Ford Interceptor

DEARBORN, MI - Ford enlisted police offers to test its new Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles in six Web videos ("webisodes").

Chicago Approves Fleet Management Commissioner

CHICAGO - Patrick Harney is the new Commissioner of the Department of Fleet Management, as approved by the Chicago City Council in February.

Douglas R. Clark Named Chair of NGVAmerica

WASHINGTON D.C. - Douglas R. Clark was named chairperson for the trade association representing the natural gas vehicle industry. He is president of the Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District.

D.C. Mayor Orders Fleet Review, Oversight Legislation Proposed

Mayor Vincent Gray ordered a review of the procurement and use of fleet vehicles, and two councilmembers introduced legislation to require approval on all vehicle leases.

A MINI Cooper that is part of Zipcar's program in Chicago.

Chicago Partners With Zipcar for Software, Car Sharing

CHICAGO - Chicago’s fleet operators will be able to use FleetFast’s self-service online reservation and vehicle access system with City vehicles, and the company's Z4B will allow government officials and employees to reserve Zipcar vehicles.

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