Government Fleet News

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GSA Program Saves New Bedford $226K on Vehicle Purchases

NEW BEDFORD, MA - The City of New Bedford purchased 13 vehicles from the General Services Administration (GSA) New England Region at discounted prices through the Exchange/Sale Program.

Cat Lift Trucks Launches Lift Truck Cost Calculator Tool

The tool provides real-time cost savings analysis for electric and internal combustion lift trucks.

Calif. Police Agency Equips Fleet with Wi-Fi Video Download Capability

LOS GATOS and MONTE SERENO, CA - The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno (Calif.) Police Department has equipped its cruisers with additional Wi-Fi capability that allows officers to offload video to the main network in the station.

Midwest City, Okla., Attracts Grant for Biofuels Station

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has awarded Midwest City, Okla., a $147,190 grant to fund construction and installation of a biofuels fueling island for use by city fleet vehicles.

City of Cypress Adds 2 Propane Autogas Trucks to Fleet

CYPRESS, CA - The City of Cypress recently added two ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 pickups fueled by propane autogas for use in administering community street work such as asphalt repairs and refuse pick-up.

Madison Cuts Requested Fleet Budget by $5.5M for 2012

MADISON, WI –The Mayor’s proposed budget provides less than half of the amount originally requested for Fleet Services due to the City's current budget situation.

Missoula Police Receives Grant to Update Patrol Car Technology

MISSOULA, MT - The Missoula Police Department is purchasing new patrol car video equipment and computers with a $750,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Jefferson County Approves Construction of New Fleet Facility

HILLSBORO, MO - The new facility, estimated to cost $2.96 million, would replace an old building constructed in 1950. Funding has not yet been approved.

GSA Offers Tool to Optimize Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON – The U.S. GSA’s Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM) helps agencies determine the optimal size and composition of their fleet, further propelling federal efforts to move to alternative fuel.

Cuyahoga County Implements New Vehicle Use Policy

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County has a new vehicle policy that requires County employees to pay for their own parking and traffic tickets.

Bergen County Using GPS Tracking System in 100 Fleet Vehicles

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County is using GPS in 100 of its fleet vehicles and is considering adding GPS to 100 more.

Fleet Manager Salaries Average $75,510

TORRANCE, CA - Data shows only a 1 percent increase in average fleet management salary in the past two years, to $75,510. The GF Fact Book, now viewable online, provides salary statistics and more.

King County&#39;s four new Nissan LEAFs will be used by employees in the  Seattle Children&#39;s Hospital for commuting purposes. Photo courtesy King  County Department of Transportation Metro Transit Division.<br />

King County Kicks Off EV Commuting Program with 4 LEAFs

SEATTLE - Metro's Rideshare Operations has committed to purchasing 20 Nissan LEAF vehicles to pilot electric-vehicle technology for commuters. The four LEAFs are the first step of this pilot.

Boynton Beach Tables Refuse Collection Privatization Plan

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Boynton Beach City Commissioners voted to give the Financial Advisory Committee a year to determine whether privatization is a good fit.

U.S. Dept. of Justice and City of Winchester Settle Lawsuit Over Fleet Manager’s Termination

WASHINGTON – The complaint by the DOJ alleged that in 2009, the City failed to properly re-employ the fleet manager in his pre-military service position managing the City police department’s fleet of vehicles.

James City County to Update Fuel Management Systems

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The County's new Web-based Gasboy Islander PLUS system limits fuel access to authorized drivers and vehicles.

Indiana Clean Cities Offering Alt-Fuel Vehicle Grants of $40,000 to $500,000

INDIANAPOLIS - Greater Indiana Clean Cities is offering alternative-fuel vehicle grants to government entities and other organizations with fleets in Indiana.

Los Angeles AFB to Replace Non-Combat Ground Fleet With EVs

WASHINGTON - Initial planning for the installation of charging infrastructure is under way, and the vehicles could be on the base as soon as January 2012. Approximately 40 vehicles are eligible for replacement with PEV models.

City of Elgin Sustainability Plan Calls for Idling Policy, Alt-Fuel Study

ELGIN, IL - The City of Elgin Council approved a resident-written Sustainability Action Plan that includes 'greening' objectives for the fleet. A Sustainability Commission will oversee plan implementation.

Photo courtesy Chrysler Group LLC.

Dodge to Offer 6 Mopar Police Equipment Packages on 2012 Charger Pursuit

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The new packages for the Charger Pursuit include three patrol packages, two slick top police packages, and a base prep package.

EWEB expects to save money in the long run by purchasing the all-electric Ford Transit Connect.

Eugene Water & Electric Board Adds All-Electric Transit Connect to Fleet

EUGENE, OR - The all-electric Ford Transit Connect van will be used for courier services. The estimated electric cost per mile is just 3.2 cents, as opposed to 36.8 cents per mile for gasoline.

The Hemet fleet facility services light-duty vehicles, including public safety units.

Riverside County's Fourth Fleet Facility Certified Calif. Green Station

RIVERSIDE, CA - Fleet Services works in seven facilities throughout the County, servicing about 4,000 units. Fleet hopes to have the remaining three facilities certified by the end of this year.

Los Angeles Agencies to Participate in Hybrid Truck Project

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works and Los Angeles County are participating in a hybrid truck development project with Odyne Systems.

Erik Gustafson, fleet manager for the City of Chico, Calif., said the new FuelMaster AIM2 system has helped ensure accurate odometer readings and PM cycles.

City of Chico’s New Fuel Management System Ensures Accurate PM Intervals

CHICO, CA - The City of Chico recently installed FuelMaster's AIM2 fuel management system in 25 of its fleet vehicles, with plans to install the devices in the rest of the 347-unit fleet within two years.

The 2012-MY Ram Cargo van coming off the assembly line at Chrysler&#39;s Windsor, Canada, plant.

First Ram Cargo Van Rolls Out of Assembly Plant

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Earlier this week the first 2012-MY Ram Cargo Van (C/V) rolled out of the company’s Windsor, Canada, assembly plant.

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