Government Fleet News

In Memoriam – Graham Frazier, 1967 - 2011

WINFIELD, KS – Graham Frazier, the operational fleet services coordinator for the City of Winfield, Kan., passed away on June 14 after a seven-month battle with cancer.

Contra Costa County Updates Patrol Car Look

MARTINEZ, CA – The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s department plans to update its new vehicles to black and white and add new decals.

Sparks to Outsource Street Sweeping

SPARKS, NV – The City Council in Sparks voted to outsource street sweeping services to a company called Contract Street Sweeping Services.

California DGS Fleet Facility Closures Leave One Garage in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Government Fleet magazine contacted DGS to find out how many employees are affected by the closures and how these closures fit into the overall fleet reduction plan for the State of California.

GFX 2011 Photo Gallery Now Online

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet Magazine has produced a photo gallery for the 2011 Government Fleet Expo and Conference.

Government Fleet Magazine Introduces Fleet Toolbox

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet Magazine has introduced a new suite of online tools for public sector fleet managers called Fleet Toolbox.

Mike Hill Returns to Municipal Services Group

LITTLETON, CO - Mike Hill has returned to Municipal Services Group as the West Coast Regional Manager.

Lake County to Analyze Fleet Management Options

LAKEPORT, CA – The Lake County Board of Supervisors decided to further analyze its fleet management options.

California DGS to Shutter Four State Fleet Facilities

SACRAMENTO – The State of California’s Department of General Services (DGS) is shutting down four of its fleet facilities, which includes facilities in Fresno, Los Angeles, and Oakland, and its fleet office in San Diego.

Pictured is the new look for the Capitol Police's cruisers that it's putting into service.

U.S. Capitol Police Updates and Redesigns Cruiser Fleet

WASHINGTON - The timing was right for the U.S. Capitol Police to launch a new look for their patrol cars, as the agency is replacing its entire fleet of 201 patrol vehicles.

One of INDOT's new bi-fuel propane cargo vans.

Indiana DOT to Convert 600 Vehicles to Propane

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is converting nearly 600 work trucks and cargo vans to run on propane.

Report Proposes Consolidating City of Chicago and Cook County Fleet Maintenance

CHICAGO - A new report issued by the City of Chicago and Cook County proposes consolidating City and County fleet maintenance, with the City as the service provider and the County as the client.

San Carlos Considering Fire Truck Options

SAN CARLOS, CA – The City of San Carlos is considering contracting with Redwood City for fire truck service, according to City documents.

Ingersoll Rand Wins TechShop Magazine Top 5 Tools Award

ANNANDALE, NJ – Ingersoll Rand, global leader in vehicle service tools and equipment, has been awarded with TechShop Magazine’s 2010 Top 5 Tools Award.

Government Fleet Magazine Announces Advisory Board Members

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet's new Advisory Board was created to help guide GF strategy and direct brand improvement.

2012 Chevrolet Impala to Feature New Engine, Improved MPG

DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Impala will offer a new 3.6L V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, according to General Motors.

City of West Point Converts Patrol Cruisers to Propane

WEST POINT, MS – The City of West Point, Miss., converted eight 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers from gasoline to propane autogas.

Public Sector Salary Survey — Last Chance!

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine is currently conducting its third biannual Public Sector Salary Survey. Are you paid enough? Find out by participating in this survey by June 27.

Plan Approved to Close MoDOT Facilities and Cut Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The six Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission members adopted a plan that calls for reducing MoDOT's staff size by 1,200, closing 131 facilities, and selling more than 740 pieces of equipment.

Pittsburgh Council Approves Fewer Vehicle Purchases Than Recommended

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh City Council voted to purchase only 26 vehicles rather than the 55 vehicles that the City’s Equipment Leasing Authority previously recommended buying.

Sonoma County Voted ‘Most EV-Ready’ Community

SANTA ROSA, CA – The Bay Area Climate Collaborative selected Sonoma County as the most “EV-Ready Community” for 2011.

San Bernardino Buys Natural Gas Vehicles and Earns Blue Seal of Excellence

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – San Bernardino’s Fleet Management Division purchased new CNG and LNG vehicles during this budget cycle in its effort to further green the fleet.

Marin County Replaces 35 Vehicles, Buys Hybrids

SAN RAFAEL, CA – The Marin County Department of Public Works approved the purchase of 35 vehicles to replace aging fleet vehicles among various County departments.

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GFX Wednesday Keynote Covers Fuel Trends and Purchasing Strategies

SAN DIEGO – The keynote speaker for Wednesday, June 8 at GFX 2011 was Denton Cinquegrana, Senior Markets Editor for OPIS. His presentation covered the topic of fuel management and planning strategies in today’s volatile market.

Sam Lamerato gives his acceptance speech for the 2011 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. (Photo by Steve Riley)

Lamerato Named 2011 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

SAN DIEGO – Sam Lamerato, Superintendent of Fleet Maintenance for the City of Troy, Mich. was named the 2011 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year by Government Fleet magazine at the 2011 Government Fleet Expo and Conference. The award was sponsored by ARI.

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