Government Fleet News

Southern California City Fleets Go Green with Reusable Filters

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - The City of Culver City and the City of Westminster in California have been using Pure Power! oil filters in an effort to reduce waste and maintenance expenses.

Madison Gas and Electric to Expand EV Charging Network in Dane County

MADISON, WI - Coulomb Technologies and Madison Gas and Electric announced on September 28 plans to install 18 additional ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in and around Dane County.

FleetCor Announces New Chevron and Texaco Universal Business MasterCard

ATLANTA - FleetCor Operating Company, LLC announced the availability of the Chevron and Texaco Universal Business MasterCard, which provides companies the tracking benefits of a fuel card system with the flexibility to make fuel purchases wherever MasterCard cards are accepted.

Center for Professional Fleet Certification to Hold First Meeting

KINGSTON, NJ - The Center for Professional Fleet Certification (CPFC), an alliance of fleet industry associations, entities, and universities formed to advance the fleet management profession, will hold its first Board of Directors organizational and strategic planning meeting Oct. 10-11 in New Orleans.

NAFA PSW Chapter to Hold Golf Outing Oct. 20

TUSTIN, CA - The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter will hold its annual Outing & Management Meeting Oct. 20 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Reservations are due no later than Oct. 14.

New Fleet Dept. Proposed for Delaware Port Authority

CAMDEN, NJ - The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board approved the creation of a new Fleet Management Department, which will result in the creation of two new staff positions: a director of fleet management and a fleet shop manager. The resolution is now being reviewed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Westmoreland County Updates Take-Home Vehicle Policy

GREENSBURG, PA - Westmoreland County, Penn., commissioners on September 23 adopted a revision to the County's fleet policy that places restrictions on how nearly 30 take-home vehicles can be used.

City of Columbus Technicians Commended by City Officials

COLUMBUS, OHIO - City of Columbus, Ohio, Division of Fleet Management hosted a fleet celebration luncheon on September 15, honoring staff and their achievements and emphasizing the City's continued investment in technician education and training.

City of Columbia Hopes for Increase in Fleet Budget & Staff

COLUMBIA, MO - The City of Columbia, Mo., is hoping for slight increase in fleet budget for the upcoming year for staff additions.

Five Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies Win New Vehicles

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Five police vehicles were given away to five Ohio law enforcement agencies at the Enforcement Expo in Columbus on September 15. The eighth vehicle giveaway was sponsored by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).

North Miami Beach Converts Fleet to microGreen Oil Filter

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL - The City of North Miami Beach Public Services Department, Fla., converted its vehicle fleet to the SOMS Technologies' microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter.

Highway Safety Experts Meet in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division are hosting GHSA's 2010 annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 25-29.

Approximately 45 fleet managers and product vendors were present at the September 22 MEMA meeting.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Oil

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - Approximately 45 fleet managers and fleet suppliers were present at the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) meeting on September 22, which focused on vehicle oils.

Chandler Appointed Executive Director of W.Va. State Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - Claton Chandler, CPFP, was appointed executive director of the West Virgina State Fleet Management Office, effective October 4.

The County of Santa Clara, Calif., held a grand opening ceremony on September 16 for its new fleet facility.

Santa Clara County Opens New Fleet Facility

SAN JOSE, CA - The County of Santa Clara, Calif., held a grand opening ceremony on September 16 to celebrate the completion of its new fleet facility in San Jose. The facility consolidates the previous three fleet sites and incorporates new technologies to improve the quality of County fleet services.

North Texas Governments Get Ready for EVs

DALLAS - North Texas state and local governments will be working with Ford Motor Company and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC to help prepare the region for the operation of electric vehicles.

Georgia Counties Receive Propane Conversion Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Carroll County, Cobb County, and Muscogee County fleets in Georgia had 49 law enforcement vehicles converted from gasoline to propane autogas since August as part of the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.

Converting fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas has helped Alagasco reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save fuel.

Alagasco Fills Fleet Up with CNG

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Alagasco, a Birmingham, Ala.-based natural gas public utility, has been operating 60 of its approximately 600-unit fleet vehicles on compressed natural gas for about 18 months.

Update Your Fleet Information for Top Fleet Listing

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet updates our Top Fleet listing throughout the year to ensure we have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

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Detroit 3's Next Generation Police Vehicles Tested

CHELSEA, MI - About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

Most Texas Criminal Justice Fleet Vehicles Won’t be Replaced

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS - Some 800 of the 2,300 vehicles in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice fleet have reached their lifecycle limits. However, with the $2.5 million available this budget year for replacements, depending on prices and models, only 30 to 40 will be replaced.

Housing Authority to Auction One Third of Fleet

ROCHESTER, NY - The Rochester, N.Y., Housing Authority will auction off a third of its 65-vehicle fleet and has imposed stricter ethics policies and new whistleblower protections as part of a house-cleaning effort within the authority.

Florida Communities Take Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Vehicles

MIAMI - The City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Hialeah in Florida took delivery of a total of 11 hybrid-powered Autocar E3 refuse vehicles after successful field trials last summer.

Natural Gas Training Courses to be Held in Hayward, CA

HAYWARD, CA - Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is offering informational courses to ensure that natural gas vehicle fleets are maintained, fueled, and driven to meet or exceed current safety standards. Two upcoming classes will take place in Hayward, Calif., October 5-7.

Counties Deploy First Propane Autogas Fleet Vehicles

HARRISONBURG, VA - Two South Carolina vehicle conversion centers, Greenville County and Light’N’Up, deployed 15 propane autogas vehicles last month as part of a large-scale, Recovery Act-funded alternative fuel vehicle project in the Southeast United States.

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