Government Fleet News

The Electrical Training Institute in Commerce, Calif., hosted the MEMA meeting on Sept. 15, 2011.

MEMA Meeting Spotlights Electrification Efforts

COMMERCE, CA - A Sept. 15 meeting of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) focused on electrification, with presenters speaking about grant funding, charging infrastructure, and EV readiness.

Toyota Reveals 2012-MY Prius Plug-In Hybrid Details and Retail Pricing

RICHMOND, CA – Toyota launched its new Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Green Drive Expo in Richmond, Calif.

inthinc Adds Verbal In-Vehicle Idling Alerts to Its Fleet Management Solution

SALT LAKE CITY - inthinc Technology Solutions' new technology speaks to drivers when their vehicles are left idling for too long.

Scott County and Johnson County Partner for Fleet Study

DAVENPORT, IOWA - Scott County (Iowa) Board of Supervisors approved Sept. 15 a contract for a study of fleet services. The Johnson County Board is expected to vote on the study this week.

U.S. GSA Announces FY-2012 Vehicle Contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the its FY-2012 vehicle contracts for various vehicle types. Included are eight electric vehicles.

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Chevin Fleet Solutions Releases FleetWave2

FITCHBURG, MA - With its new and improved features, enhanced speed, and sleek user interface, FleetWave2 provides the data fleet managers need to effectively control their fleets.

Aurora, Ill. Receives EPA Award for Eliminating Lead Wheel Weights

AURORA, IL – The City of Aurora has received an award from the EPA for eliminating lead wheel weights in its fleet of approximately 360 vehicles and equipment assets.

Kansas City Police Invests in Alt-Fuel Vehicles

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Police Department's first venture into alternative-fuel vehicles begins with 12 CNG sedans and one propane-autogas vehicle.

City of Santa Rosa Signs $5M Fuel Contract

SANTA ROSA, CA – The City of Santa Rosa, Calif. has signed a two-year contract, with three one-year renewal options, for gasoline and diesel fuel.

Public Agencies Purchase Electric Transit Connects

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corporation recently sold eight electric Ford Transit Connects to various municipalities and public agencies in North America.

The average odometer reading for the vehicles was about 30,000 miles.

GSA Program Saves New Bedford $226K on Vehicle Purchases

NEW BEDFORD, MA - The City of New Bedford purchased 13 vehicles from the General Services Administration (GSA) New England Region at discounted prices through the Exchange/Sale Program.

Cat Lift Trucks Launches Lift Truck Cost Calculator Tool

The tool provides real-time cost savings analysis for electric and internal combustion lift trucks.

Calif. Police Agency Equips Fleet with Wi-Fi Video Download Capability

LOS GATOS and MONTE SERENO, CA - The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno (Calif.) Police Department has equipped its cruisers with additional Wi-Fi capability that allows officers to offload video to the main network in the station.

Midwest City, Okla., Attracts Grant for Biofuels Station

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has awarded Midwest City, Okla., a $147,190 grant to fund construction and installation of a biofuels fueling island for use by city fleet vehicles.

City of Cypress Adds 2 Propane Autogas Trucks to Fleet

CYPRESS, CA - The City of Cypress recently added two ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 pickups fueled by propane autogas for use in administering community street work such as asphalt repairs and refuse pick-up.

Madison Cuts Requested Fleet Budget by $5.5M for 2012

MADISON, WI –The Mayor’s proposed budget provides less than half of the amount originally requested for Fleet Services due to the City's current budget situation.

Missoula Police Receives Grant to Update Patrol Car Technology

MISSOULA, MT - The Missoula Police Department is purchasing new patrol car video equipment and computers with a $750,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Jefferson County Approves Construction of New Fleet Facility

HILLSBORO, MO - The new facility, estimated to cost $2.96 million, would replace an old building constructed in 1950. Funding has not yet been approved.

GSA Offers Tool to Optimize Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON – The U.S. GSA’s Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM) helps agencies determine the optimal size and composition of their fleet, further propelling federal efforts to move to alternative fuel.

Cuyahoga County Implements New Vehicle Use Policy

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County has a new vehicle policy that requires County employees to pay for their own parking and traffic tickets.

Bergen County Using GPS Tracking System in 100 Fleet Vehicles

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County is using GPS in 100 of its fleet vehicles and is considering adding GPS to 100 more.

Fleet Manager Salaries Average $75,510

TORRANCE, CA - Data shows only a 1 percent increase in average fleet management salary in the past two years, to $75,510. The GF Fact Book, now viewable online, provides salary statistics and more.

King County&#39;s four new Nissan LEAFs will be used by employees in the  Seattle Children&#39;s Hospital for commuting purposes. Photo courtesy King  County Department of Transportation Metro Transit Division.<br />

King County Kicks Off EV Commuting Program with 4 LEAFs

SEATTLE - Metro's Rideshare Operations has committed to purchasing 20 Nissan LEAF vehicles to pilot electric-vehicle technology for commuters. The four LEAFs are the first step of this pilot.

Boynton Beach Tables Refuse Collection Privatization Plan

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Boynton Beach City Commissioners voted to give the Financial Advisory Committee a year to determine whether privatization is a good fit.

U.S. Dept. of Justice and City of Winchester Settle Lawsuit Over Fleet Manager’s Termination

WASHINGTON – The complaint by the DOJ alleged that in 2009, the City failed to properly re-employ the fleet manager in his pre-military service position managing the City police department’s fleet of vehicles.


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