Government Fleet News

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Council Chairwoman, try out a new Chevy Volt purchased by the DOE. (DOE Photo: Charles Watkins)

GSA Launches EV Pilot Project for Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON – The GSA launched a pilot project to bring 100 electric vehicles (EVs) into the fleet, which will be leased to 20 federal agencies in five cities.

Federal Fleet Must Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles and Right Size

WASHINGTON - The memorandum includes a requirement for all new light-duty vehicles, leased or purchased by agencies, to be alternative-fueled vehicles by Dec. 31, 2015.

Networkfleet Releases ePaper: “Don’t Sit Idle While Fuel Costs Rise”

SAN DIEGO -A new ePaper from Networkfleet, Inc. titled “Don’t Sit Idle While Fuel Costs Rise” provides details on how fleet management technology can hedge against rising fuel costs.

Gainesville Cuts Take-Home Vehicles to Save Money

GAINESVILLE, FL – The City of Gainesville reduced the number of take-home vehicles used by City employees from 40 down to a total of five.

The station holds enough E85 fuel for all of UCF's 45 flex-fuel fleet vehicles to each fill up more than 16 times. Photo courtesy University of Central Florida.

University of Central Florida Fueling Fleet With New E-85 Station

ORLANDO, FL –The University of Central Florida (UCF) has opened a new E-85 fueling station on campus to fuel its fleet of 45 flex-fuel vehicles.

Sacramento Fleet Receives Clean Air Award

SACRAMENTO, CA – The City of Sacramento’s Fleet Management division received an award from Breathe California of Sacramento that named the organization the 2011 Clean Air Champion Government Award winner.

Buffalo Superintendent of Fleet Operations Pleads Guilty to Auction Theft

BUFFALO, NY – John Womer, the superintendent of fleet operations for the City of Buffalo, has plead guilty to one count of attempted grand larceny and one count of falsifying business records in the Buffalo City Court.

Retreaded tires are separated and marked with agency names for redistribution.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Tires

DOWNEY, CA - A meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) on May 19 included a tire retreading tour and information about tire sealant, the Fiat 500, and the Nissan NV commercial vans.

GAO Finds US Postal Service Lacks Funds for Fleet Overhaul

WASHINGTON – The U.S. GAO issued a report that found the USPS' fleet of vehicles is aging, seeing higher maintenance costs as a result, and needs new vehicles to meet federal sustainability standards.

NCSFA to Host CNG Virtual Roundtable Discussion

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) will host its first virtual roundtable discussion on June 9, addressing questions and concerns about compressed natural gas (CNG) use.

Johnson County Breaks Ground on New Fleet Maintenance Building

OLATHE, KS - The new fleet maintenance facility will be 22,250 square feet in size and is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.

Bergen County Reducing Fleet Size

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County, N.J. recently received a report from an outside company that suggested the county reduce the number of law enforcement vehicles in service.

El Paso to Buy New Communications Tech for Fire, Police Vehicles

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso’s city council has approved the purchase of new communications technology to connect the City’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to the first responder vehicles the City owns, specifically police and fire vehicles.

Corpus Christi Converting Vehicles to Natural Gas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - The City of Corpus Christi's city council approved a service agreement to convert 16 City vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.

New Haven Takes Delivery of Hybrid Refuse Truck

NEW HAVEN, CT – The City of New Haven unveiled its first hybrid refuse truck. The City said this new vehicle will use 30-percent less fuel than non-hybrid trucks in the fleet.

McKinney Installs Charging Station, Converts Hybrids to EVs

DALLAS – The City of McKinney (Texas) plugged in its first electric vehicle, a converted Toyota Prius, at a new charging station at the Roy and Helen Hall Library downtown.

Titusville PD Uses Forfeiture Funds to Buy Mobile Command Center

TITUSVILLE, FL – The City of Titusville’s police department has a new mobile command vehicle, a 2010 Ford F-650 diesel truck.

Stamford Facing Higher Gas, Diesel Prices With Upcoming Fuel Contract

STAMFORD, CT – The City of Stamford is looking at higher gasoline and diesel prices for its fleet of 400 vehicles when a new fuel contract goes into effect on July 1.

GFX Pre-Registration Discount Ends Friday!

TORRANCE, CA – The deadline to pre-register and save $100 off the registration price for GFX (Government Fleet Expo) is this Friday, May 20, at 5 PM Pacific Time.

Town of Wallkill Adds GPS to Fleet

WALLKILL, NY – The town of Wallkill has decided to add GPS tracking systems to its 93 vehicles.

Durham County Manager Proposes City Maintain County Vehicles

DURHAM, NC – Durham County Manager Mike Ruffin recommended that the City’s fleet maintenance department maintain the county’s 430 vehicles.

Virgina Clean Cities Helps Convert 1,000+ Vehicles to Propane Autogas

LONG BEACH, CA – The Virginia Clean Cities' grant program is helping fleets convert more than 1,000 vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas and implementing more than 25 fueling stations.

WMUA Utility Uses GPS to Increase Driver Productivity by 25%

MANALAPAN, NJ – The Western Monmouth Utilities Authority (WMUA) increased driver productivity by 25 percent, and reduced fuel costs by 10 percent, by integrating a GPS fleet tracking solution.

Mecklenburg County 2012-FY Budget Cites Vehicle Replacement as Imperative

CHARLOTTE - The proposed business imperatives for the 2012-FY Mecklenburg County, N.C. budget includes money for replacement of aging, high-mileage fleet vehicles.

Trimble Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Fleet Management Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA - Trimble announced it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the GSA for its fleet management solution.


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