Government Fleet News

Jacksonville Facing $3M Fuel Cost Increase

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The City of Jacksonville is facing a major increase in fuel costs in 2011, with half of the fleet management division's budget going to pay for fuel.

Long Beach Decides Against Outsourcing Street Sweeping

LONG BEACH, CA – The City of Long Beach’s City Council voted against a motion to send out a request for proposal (RFP) to find private contractors to take over the City’s street sweeping services.

Fort Wayne Approves New Fuel Contracts

FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne’s City Council has approved new three-year fuel contracts for the City’s fleet, which covers diesel, no-lead gasoline, and B20 fuels.

Mohawk Lifts Awarded NJPA Contract

AMSTERDAM, NY - Mohawk Lifts has been awarded a NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance) contract allowing all NJPA members to purchase lifts and a variety of shop equipment at discounted government prices.

Sonoma County to Receive First All-Electric Vehicle for Fleet

SANTA ROSA, CA - The new Leaf is the first electric vehicle the fleet will use as part of the County’s ongoing efforts to be more sustainable.

QinetiQ North America Sends Unmanned Bobcat Systems to Japan

RESTON, VA - QinetiQ North America announced that the government of Japan has accepted its offer to provide unmanned vehicle equipment and associated training to aid in Japan’s natural disaster recovery efforts

LKQ Corporation Launches Government Sales Department

CHICAGO - LKQ Corporation has created a new department to provide its products to state, local and federal government entities at competitive prices.

Bryans Road Auto Clinic Receives GSA Contract

TAMPA, FL - GSA Application Services announced that Bryans Road Auto Clinic, Inc. has been awarded a GSA Schedule 23V contract and are now certified to provide goods and services to the Federal government.

Huntsville Selects Fleet Management Solution

HUNTSVILLE, AL - The City of Huntsville has selected a new fleet management system for its fleet of 2,500 vehicles and other equipment.

Montclair Township Approves RFP for Outsourcing Refuse Collection

MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Montclair plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to outsource refuse collection, based on comments from Township Manager Marc Dashield.

Massachusetts DOER Grants Fund Hybrid and Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

BOSTON – Massachusetts has awarded $3.6M in grants to the State’s 18 newly selected “Green Communities.” Part of these funds will go to alt-fuel vehicle and "green" vehicle technology purchases.

Mississippi Sheriff to Replace Crown Victorias with Tahoes

TUPELO, MS - Instead of choosing one of the trio of new patrol cars as a replacement for its Ford Crown Vic cruisers, the Lee County, Miss., Sheriff's Department has elected to purchase Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs.

California State Fleet Reduction in Planning Phase

SACRAMENTO, CA – California’s effort to reduce the size of its fleet is currently in the planning phase, according to representatives from the state’s Department of General Services (DGS).

BAE to Integrate Caterpillar CX Series Transmissions into HybriDrive in Heavy-duty Trucks

JOHNSON CITY, NY — BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. have signed a joint development agreement to collaborate on a parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty trucks.

EPA Streamlines Regulations for Car and Truck Fuel Conversion Systems

WASHINGTON - EPA’s process for regulating fuel conversion systems is now based on whether a vehicle or engine is new, intermediate age, or outside its expected useful life.

Rensselaer County Finds Fleet Maintenance Records Well Maintained

TROY, NY - The New York State Comptroller’s Office found Rensselaer County’s fleet maintenance records are well maintained and are a valuable resource for tracking costs.

Boise Fleet Services Using Weather-Resistant Kiosk

BOISE, ID – Boise’s Fleet Services Division is using a secure self-service kiosk and key control solution specially designed to withstand the extreme changes in temperature and inclement weather common in the region.

Report Finds Chicago Fleet Motor Truck Drivers Efficient, Cost Effective

CHICAGO - The Chicago Inspector General's report on the efficiency of the City's Motor Truck Drivers found Fleet Management's drivers to be cost effective.

Obama Plan Limits Fed Fleet Purchases to Alt-Fuel Models After 2015

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's plan cited the GSA’s purchase of 5,603 hybrid vehicles in 2010, which doubled the number in the federal fleet, as progress toward the goal of greater energy independence.

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Freightliner Trucks to Offer Pre-Wire Option for Telogis Telematics Platform

LAS VEGAS - Freightliner Trucks announced that it will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option. Available in Cummins-equipped Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD, and 114SD vocational trucks, Freightliner Trucks' pre-wire option allows for a quick upfit of the Telogis system.

Energy Xtreme Wins The Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI— Energy Xtreme of Austin, Texas has won The Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award for its new U36 Crossover mild-hybrid plug-in system.

Sacramento Approves Carshare Agreement (Updated)

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento City Council approved an agreement for 10 Zipcars on March 29. This would allow the City to save $35,000 this year by retiring five motor pool vehicles.

Pennsylvania Conducts Study to Reduce Size and Cost of Fleet

HARRISBURG, PA - State governor Tom Corbett (R) ordered the review to reduce costs after campaigning on tax reductions and government reform.

Dennis Brooks (left) and Dave Snow have accepted new positions in fleet management with Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Fleet Managers Promoted

SAN JOSE, CA - Dave Snow has accepted the position of Deputy Director, Facilities and Fleet Department for Santa Clara County. In addition, Dennis Brooks has accepted the position of Fleet Manager, Facilities and Fleet Department.

The Eaton HLA solid waste collection vehicle uses up to 25 percent less fuel, according to preliminary tests.

Manteca Takes Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Truck, Plans to Add More

MANTECA, CA - The City of Manteca, located north of Modesto in northern California, has taken delivery of its first Hydraulic Launch Assist (Eaton HLA) solid waste collection vehicle (SWCV).

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