Government Fleet News

DePaulo (left) was highly recommended for the award by town officials.

Buckeye Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Earns Arizona APWA Award

BUCKEYE, AZ - Michael DePaulo, fleet maintenance supervisor for the Town of Buckeye, has received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Arizona Chapter Award of Merit.

City of San Marcos Rejects Fire Chief’s Hybrid Truck

SAN MARCOS, TX - The San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) has come under scrutiny once for requesting high dollar equipment.

Washington, N.C. ‘Goes Green’

WASHINGTON, NC - Washington has implemented a green-fleets policy to help combat rising fuel costs.


Longobart Joins City of Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, CA - Rick Longobart has been named facilities and fleet manager for the City of Santa Ana, Calif.

<i>Government Fleet</i> Joins MEMA

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine is now an Associate Member of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA).

Navistar Introduces New Features for Waste Collection Trucks

ATLANTA - Navistar, Inc. recently introduced a number of new waste collection features now available for the International DuraStar and International WorkStar vocational trucks at the Waste Expo 2010.

City of Boston Approves Ford Transit Connect Taxi Use

BOSTON - The City of Boston is the first municipality in America to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use.


Sokolis Group Announces New Account Manager

WARRINGTON, PA - As Sokolis Group's new account manager, Laura Owens will be responsible for managing and maintaining accounts by analyzing detailed fuel information and using her strong math skills to capture savings through fuel audits.

(L-R) O&#39;Neil with drawing sponsors Chris Merrill, Trimble, and Lynn Stuart and Levente Fulop, INVERS.

FSU Automotive Student Wins $500

DETROIT - Josh O'Neil, a Ferris State University (FSU) automotive student, was the lucky winner of a $500 prize drawing at the recent NAFA Institute & Expo in Detroit.

Former Fleet Supervisor Failed to Pay for Used Vehicle from Vendor

PLYMOUTH, MA - A former Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy has been fined $1,500 by the State Ethics Commission for violating the Massachusetts conflict of interest law.

Maui County’s Fleet Full of Aging Vehicles

WAILUKU, HI - About 350 of the county's small vehicles are more than 10 years old, according to a review by the Cost of Government Commission.

Calif. ID Stickers for Agricultural Vehicles Now in Effect

FRESNO, CA - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is implementing the next step in the plan to lower diesel emissions statewide by January 1, 2023.

Dane County Adds CNG Technology to Fleet

MADISON, WI - Running cars and trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) are expected to help the county reduce fuel costs for their fleet vehicles.

Marin County’s $1.2M Fuel Contract Approved

SAN RAFAEL, CA - Marin County supervisors have approved a $1,282,000 contract for 560,000 gallons of gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel.

Highlights from the 2010 NAFA I&E

DETROIT - Fleet industry professionals recently gathered in the "Motor City" for the 2010 NAFA Fleet Management Association Institute & Expo (I&E) April 24-27 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Highlights included keynote speeches from the Detroit Three and this year's fleet manager award winners.

Isuzu Commercial Truck & Utilimaster Partner on New Commercial Van

ANAHEIM, CA - The walk-in van will combine the functionality and design flexibility of a custom-built work truck with the styling and ergonomics of a cargo van.

D.C. Audit Criticizes Vehicle Oversight, Unpaid Fines

WASHINGTON - A new D.C. audit found vehicles assigned to the offices of the mayor and schools chancellor have racked up more than $1,000 in unpaid parking tickets and traffic fines.

Vineland Mayor Scrutinized for ‘Flashy’ City Vehicle

VINELAND, NJ - Vineland Mayor Robert Romano is being scrutinized for using a city-owned sports car as his everyday, official vehicle.

(L-R) Lauren Fletcher, GF magazine; John Alley, City of San Diego; Larry Campbell, City of Fort Wayne; and Mark Bellamy, York County, discuss budget challenges affecting fleets today.

Fleet Managers Discuss Budget Challenges

DETROIT - Government Fleet had the opportunity to sit down with several prominent public sector fleet professionals during an intimate roundtable discussion April 25 in Detroit and pick their brains on the latest budget issues affecting fleets.

NY/NJ Port Authority Deputy Dir. Earns NAFA Honors

DETROIT - Tom Lubas, deputy director, Operations Services Department for Port Authority of NY & NJ was presented with a NAFA Lifetime Honorary Membership.

The new &quot;E-Ride&quot; electric vehicle is one of 23 that will be used at state parks this year.

Wisconsin DNR Fleet Gets New Electric Vehicles

WAUNAKEE, WI - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently unveiled its first "E-Ride" electric vehicle to be used at state parks this year. Each vehicle is expected to emit 9,450 lbs. less CO2 annually.

Carbon Motors Completes Campus Plans

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors Corporation announced it has completed the conceptual plans for the Carbon Campus at One Carbon Motors Drive in Connersville, Indiana.

NCSFA Conference Postponed

GAITHERSBURG, MD - The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) has postponed its annual conference, originally scheduled for Sept. 26-30 in Park City, Utah.

Top Fleet Industry Honors Presented

DETROIT - Presented by Bobit Business Media's stable of fleet industry publications, top 2010 fleet management honors were awarded yesterday in a special ceremony at the NAFA Fleet Management Institute and Expo.

2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year winner John Alley from the City of San Diego emphasized the importance of teamwork in his fleet&#39;s success.

Alley Named 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

DETROIT - John Alley, CAFM, deputy director, fleet services for the City of San Diego, was named Government Fleet's 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at an awards presentation April 25.

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