Government Fleet News

Standing with the City's new vehicles are (l-r) Cash Johns, City of Longmont, fleet operations; Joe Boatwright, Terex Utilities Inc.; and Joel Trotter, LPC operations manager.

City Of Longmont Adds 4 Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

LONGMONT, CO - The City's four new trucks, a digger derrick and three bucket trucks, are equipped with Terex' HyPower Hybrid System.

Pensacola to Transition Public Utility's and City's Fleet to Natural Gas

PENSACOLA, FL - The City of Pensacola and local utility Emerald Coast Utilities Authority plan to begin transitioning their fleets to run on natural gas. In addition, the City's natural gas utility Energy Services of Pensacola will install fueling stations.

City of San Diego’s Fleet Services Division Wins Managed Competition

SAN DIEGO - San Diego City employees won the bid to provide fleet maintenance services. Fleet services' proposal cut costs by more than 13 percent over the current budget for vehicle maintenance.

City of Laredo Moves Fleet Facility to a Former Dodge Dealership

LAREDO, TEXAS - The City of Laredo's new fleet facility has been operational since early September.

Funding Available for California Hybrid & Electric Buses/Trucks

SACRAMENTO, CA - $11 million of funding is still available to California fleets, public or private, to purchase hybrid or electric buses and trucks through the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

City of San Francisco Signs New Fuel Contract

SAN FRANCISCO – The City of San Francisco has signed a new one-year fuel contract with Western States Oil for $27,800,000.

USPS Upgrades Its Vehicle Management System

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has ordered software upgrades and related support for its wireless vehicle management system.

The Victory Vision was one of two new 2012 police bikes tested by the Michigan State Police. Photo: Paul Clinton.

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles in Michigan

CHELSEA, MI - This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

ClipperCreek Introduces Online Store for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

AUBURN, CA - ClipperCreek's new e-commerce site will allow for more convenient electric vehicle charging station purchases.

GPS units are currently installed in approximately 1,500 of San Bernardino County's light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles.

San Bernardino County Fleet Uses GPS to Reduce Emissions

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - GPS units in 1,500 of San Bernardino County's fleet vehicles have resulted in a reduction of greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions and reduced vehicle maintenance and repair costs.

DriveCam Videos Showcase Studies and Driving Behaviors to Avoid

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet is hosting a new video section that highlights case studies of safety improvements fleets have gained by using DriveCam.

State of Kentucky to Save $750,000 Annually by Self-Insuring Vehicles

FRANKFORT, KY - The program took effect Oct. 1 and covers approximately 12,500 vehicles and pieces of equipment.

Corpus Christi to Eliminate 144 Vehicles

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - A cost-cutting plan suggested Corpus Christi eliminate 144 vehicles from the City fleet, about 8 percent of the total fleet size.

Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard spoke at the ceremony.

Clearwater Gas Opens CNG Fueling Station

CLEARWATER, FL - Clearwater Gas System's new CNG fueling station will fuel the utility's vehicles as well as the City of Clearwater's vehicles. It will be open to the public by the end of this year.

City of Las Cruces Reduces Fleet by 251 Assets

LAS CRUCES, NM - This right-sizing effort is part of an effort to identify efficiencies and cost savings, according to the City, and constitutes a 23 percent reduction in the fleet's size.

City of Eau Claire Installing GPS Tracking Devices in Fleet

EAU CLAIRE, WI - The City expects to see ROI from the system in two years.

Town of Greenwich Selects Fleet Management Solution

GREENWICH, CT - The Town of Greenwich, Conn., has signed a contract to implement AssetWorks' FleetFocus fleet management software to manage its 500 units.

Vehicles and Equipment Displayed at the 2011 RMFMA Conference

FORT MCDOWELL, AZ - At the 2011 Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Conference, companies brought a wide range of vehicles and equipment to show.

2011 Green Fleet Conference Sees Record Attendance

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - With more than 550 fleet professionals present, the 4th annual Green Fleet Conference was the largest and best attended one yet.

Gallaudet University Expands Student Transportation Fleet

WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University will expand its student transportation fleet with the order of two new 32-passenger commercial buses built on the S2C chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Elisa Durand of ARI moderated a panel titled "Coping with Environmental Compliance." Panelists were (l-r) Bill Gibson, SCT Solutions; and Brandon Morris, DIRECTV; Clay Chandler, MBA, CPFP, State of West Virginia; and Steve Altus, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

GFC: ARI Hosts Environmental Compliance Panel

DALLAS - Automotive Resources International (ARI) moderated a panel titled "Coping with Environmental Compliance" at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4

Fleet professionals from both the public and private sector accepted their Sustainability All-Star awards at the Green Fleet Conference.

GF Congratulates Sustainability All-Stars

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - Of the 40 fleet professionals recognized as Sustainability All-Stars at the Green Fleet Conference on Oct. 4, 16 work in the public sector.

Puradyn Issued Patent for New Filtration Technology

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated has been granted a new patent for "Lubricant Filtration System," which provides the capability of integrating the engine's oil filter with Puradyn's bypass micro-filtration product.

Chrysler to Deliver Ram 1500 PHEVs to City of Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS, MI - In addition to Auburn Hills, seven other partners across the United States are slated to receive vehicles for demonstration and testing purposes.

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett talks at the Green Fleet Conference.

GFC: City of Tulsa Developing Sustainability Plan

DALLAS - The City is working with a fleet consultant to find ways to reduce its fleet's emissions and fuel costs, for example by converting vehicles to CNG.

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