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Fleet Managers' Solutions to Today’s Challenges – Video Series Part Two

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers who attended the 2011 Government Fleet Expo and Conference in San Diego, Calif. present their solutions to the challenges facing today's fleet manager in an ongoing video series.

CAFM graduates were recognized during the 2011 NAFA Institute & Expo in April.

GF Congratulates CAFM Graduates 2010-2011

PRINCETON, NJ - Of the 42 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates in the class of 2010-2011, 23 were from the public sector.

"Monitoring engine performance can save money, helping us to keep our vehicles fuel efficient and less polluting," said Butch Smith, fleet services supervisor for the City of Fontana, Calif.

Fontana’s Fuel Management System Expected to Reduce Downtime & Overtime Costs

FONTANA, CA - The City of Fontana has installed an initial 68 fuel monitoring devices in its fleet vehicles and expects to expand its fuel management system to all City vehicles within the next two years.

Networkfleet Launches Mobile Website for Smartphones

SAN DIEGO - NetworkFleet's new mobile site allows users to access its online fleet management system via their mobile phones, including iPhones and Android devices.

Crane Carrier Co. and BAE have formed an agreement to use BAE's HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion systems in refuse vehicles that Crane plans to offer by the end of 2012.

Crane Carrier to Use BAE's Hybrid Electric System in Refuse Trucks

JOHNSON CITY, NY - Crane Carrier Co. plans to offer vehicles that use BAE's HybriDrive technology in North America by the end of 2012.

Burnett Retires from City of Macomb, Capping a 38-Year Career

MACOMB, IL - Walter Burnett, CAFM, public works director for the City of Macomb, Ill., retired on April 30.

U. of Colorado Reduces Costs with Automated Motor Pool

BOULDER, CO - Through use of an automated motor pool system, the University of Colorado Boulder reduced administrative costs by 60 percent and increased reservations by 5 percent.

Alt-Fuel Amendment for U.S. DOE Fleet Adopted

WASHINGTON – Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) proposed an amendment that requires the mandatory use of alternative-fuel vehicles by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and related agencies.

City of Martinez to Adopt Some Grand Jury Fleet Report Findings

MARTINEZ, CA - City staff said they plan to revise Martinez’s take-home vehicle policy but disagreed with other recommendations.

Virginia Clean Cities Offering Grants for Propane Vehicle Conversions

HARRISONBURG, VA - Virginia Clean Cities said this project provides the funding to cover the full cost of conversion, including parts and labor.

Bellevue Police Add T3 Motion to Fleet

BELLEVUE, WA - The police department made the purchase with donated funds from the Bellevue Police Foundation.

California SCIF Cuts Fleet by More Than 90 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A spokesperson from California's State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) said that no SCIF jobs are being eliminated, and that no facilities are closing, as a result of this reduction.

Fleet Toolbox’s fleetCOMPARE Benchmarking Tool

Fleet Toolbox offers a great way to benchmark your public-sector organization against other organizations called fleetCOMPARE.

San Diego Audit Recommends Reducing Number of Police, Fire Vehicles

SAN DIEGO - The audit recommended eliminating 76 vehicles in the fleet to reduce costs.

Clean Cities Atlanta to Hold Alternative-Fuel Fleet Workshop

STOCKBRIDGE, GA – On July 27, Clean Cities Atlanta will be holding an event called Advancing the Choice 2011: Fleets and Alternative Fuels.

Fleet Toolbox's fleetDOCS

This library of documents features more than 700 different items, which includes policies, RFPs, bid sheets, employee career path programs, fact sheets, information about fuels and fueling infrastructure, strategic plans, and more.

Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell signs two bills and an executive order related to alternative-fuel vehicle use in the State fleet. Photo courtesy of Michaele White.

Virginia's Governor Signs State Fleet Alt-Fuel Bills and Executive Order

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell signed two bills that promote the use of alternative fuels in the State fleet and an executive order that sets a development path for the State’s alternative fuel plan.

Albany, Ga. Looks to Fuel Contract to Offset Higher Costs

ALBANY, GA - The Albany City Commission voted to give Jim Hinton Oil Co. a contract for $3.4 million for E-10 blended gasoline and two kinds of diesel.

Photo by Emile Wamsteker for Chevrolet.

New York City Adding 70 EVs to Fleet

NEW YORK CITY – New York City is adding 70 electric vehicles to its fleet, which brings its total fleet of EVs to 430, according to a news release from the City.

Fleet Toolbox’s fleetSHARE

In this era of social networks that are blurring the personal and professional worlds, we here at Government Fleet want to provide public sector fleet managers with a private, professionally focused network, called fleetSHARE, that helps them work together to tackle industry challenges.

Fleet Managers' Solutions to Today’s Challenges – Video Series Part One

TORRANCE, CA - Fleet managers who attended the 2011 Government Fleet Expo and Conference in San Diego, Calif. present their solutions to the challenges facing today's fleet manager in an ongoing video series.

Red Bluff Hires New Public Works Director

RED BLUFF, CA – The City of Red Bluff has hired Bruce Henz as its new public works director, according to the Contra Costa Times.

Pittsburgh to Retrofit Diesel Vehicles as Part of 10-Year Plan

PITTSBURGH - A newly passed bill directs the City’s Equipment and Leasing Authority to create a “10 Year Diesel Policy” and the adoption of the “best available” retrofit technology for the City’s diesel vehicles.

California Fleet Reduction Has Eliminated 3,800 Vehicles So Far

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California governor's office said the Department of General Services expects savings of $57 million over the course of five years.

City of Cypress to Acquire Mitsubishi i for Motor Pool Fleet

CYPRESS, CA – The City of Cypress will purchase two to three Mitsubishi i all-electric vehicles, along with two to three charging stations, said Council/Agency Board Member Doug Bailey.

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