Government Fleet News

Pennsylvania DEP Offers $4M in Alt-Fuel Transportation Grants

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG).

Oklahoma State Univ. Opens Natural Gas Fueling Facility

STILLWATER, OK - Oklahoma State University opened its first natural gas fueling station at a dedication ceremony on April 21.

University of Arizona Adds Nissan Leaf to Car Sharing Program

TUCSCON, AZ – The University of Arizona (UA) will receive its first Nissan Leaf on Earth Day as part of the campus’ car-sharing program for university employees and students.

Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association Holds Conference

LITTLE ROCK, AR - During the two-day conference, speakers covered topics including sustainability, alternative fuel vehicle and hybrid options, right-sizing your fleet, alternative revenue sources; improving your bottom line.

Cheyenne OKs Personal Use of Patrol Cars

CHEYENNE, WY - Mayor Rick Kasen has re-instituted a policy allowing the city's officers to use their patrol cars for personal use if they meet specific conditions.

Naples Considers Outsourcing Vehicle Parts and Maintenance

NAPLES, FL – The City of Naples’ city council is considering an informal proposal to outsource fleet maintenance services provided by the City’s Equipment Services Division.

Cape Coral Considers Interlocal Agreement for Fleet Maintenance

CAPE CORAL, FL - Cape Coral is considering an interlocal agreement with Lee County, Fla. To maintain the City’s fleet.

DOE Announces $5M in Clean Cities Grants

WASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Stephen Chu announced that $5M in funding is available for community-based efforts to deploy electric vehicle infrastructure and charging stations.

Multnomah County Consolidates Fleet and Other Departments

PORTLAND - The board aligned management of county assets, which includes fleet vehicles and facilities, with information technology in the new Department of County Assets.

One of 24 new CNG-fueled vehicles being used by the City of Columbus.

Columbus Fleet Using CNG to Reduce Diesel Costs

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The City of Columbus is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to run the 24 new and dedicated CNG-powered vehicles it’s adding to the fleet in 2011.

Lackawanna County Purchases Hybrids, Prisoner Transport Vehicles

SCRANTON, PA – The county commissioners for Lackawanna County, Pa. have approved the purchase of new Ford Fusion hybrids in addition to a number of other vehicles.

Cedarville University Implements Car Sharing Solution

CHANTILLY, VA - Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio has implemented a car sharing solution to reduce staff workload and streamline motor pool operations.

The City of Wixom is using a Bluetooth solution in 12 of its vehicles to improve communication.

Wixom Using Bluetooth Solution for Hands-Free Communications

WIXOM, MI – The City of Wixom’s Department of Public Works is using a low-cost cell-phone-based communications solution to improve driver efficiency in the City’s small fleet.

Bill Proposed to Reduce Minnesota State Fleet Size

ST. PAUL, MN – Rep. Tim Sanders, R-Blaine has proposed a bill to reduce the size of the Minnesota state fleet by 15 percent below the number owned on July 1, 2011, by June 30, 2015.

Dane County to Fuel County Vehicles with CNG from Landfill

MADISON, WI - Dane County is converting its parks and public works trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) from the county’s landfill.

Minnesota Issues RFP for Statewide Analytics Tools, Including for Fleet Management

ST. PAUL, MN - The State of Minnesota has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for firms to provide software tools that would allow the State to streamline its operations.

Tyler to Purchase CNG Fueling Station and Vehicles

TYLER, TEXAS – Tyler’s City council unanimously approved the purchase of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and two residential solid waste trucks that use this fuel.

Gerry Calk from the City of Austin, Texas, received a Sustainability Award at the NAFA I&E.

Gov. Fleet Managers Receive Goill and Sustainability Awards

CHARLOTTE, NC - Two public sector fleet managers received the Larry Goill Quality Fleet Management Idea Award and two received the Sustainability Awards.

Four Fleet Managers Earn CPFP Credential

KANSAS CITY, MO - Four public sector fleet professionals have recently earned the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential from APWA. A total of 109 fleet professionals have received this certification.

Tulare County Fleet Moves to Larger Facility

TULARE, CA - Tulare County Fleet Services has moved out of the garage it's occupied since the 1960s and into a larger, newly built facility.

Networkfleet Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement from GSA

SAN DIEGO - Networkfleet, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for its wireless fleet management system.

Fleets Add Military Surplus Vehicles to Operations

TORRANCE, CA - Several public sector fleets have taken advantage of purchasing specialized equipment at a low cost, thanks to the Department of Defense's 1033 program.

Illinois Treasurer Cuts Office Fleet in Half

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has eliminated half of the vehicle fleet owned by the State Treasurer's Office and almost three-quarters of office cell phones in efforts to cut costs.

FleetMatics Releases 8.0 GPS Fleet Tracking System

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL - FleetMatics, a GPS fleet tracking provider for commercial fleet vehicles, announced the latest release of its GPS software solution for tracking and performance management of mobile assets - the FleetMatics 8.0 GPS Vehicle Tracking System.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (with scissors) and public officials joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the City's new natural gas fueling station. (David Starkopf / Office of the mayor)

Los Angeles Opens NG Fueling Facility for Sanitation Fleet

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles opened a natural gas fueling facility that will dispense CNG and LNG to its recycling and refuse collection vehicles.

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