Government Fleet News

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.

Duluth to Use DOE Grant for GPS Systems

DULUTH, MN – The City of Duluth expects savings of more than $59,000 during the first year of using GPS systems to track and manage use of 300 vehicles.

Minnesota Fleet Auction at New Location Brings in $700K

NEW ULM, MN - A four-hour auction of two Minnesota state departments' fleet units brought in $715,000, which will be used to offset equipment costs - including high fuel prices.

San Jose Accepting Bids for Car Sharing Program

SAN JOSE, CA – The City of San Jose is in the process of accepting bids from outside service providers for a car sharing program.

Cape Coral Issues Request for Input on Fleet Maintenance

CAPE CORAL, FL - The City of Cape Coral issued a request for information (RFI) from private companies to provide information on ways to improve fleet maintenance operations for the City’s 600 cars and trucks.

Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Lab Partner on Fuel Economy Study

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway and Argonne National Laboratory are conducting a new fleet research project designed to identify areas where the Tollway can reduce fuel costs.

Volusia County Adds “Green Driver” Tech to Fleet

DELAND, FL – Volusia County added new "green driver" modules to the existing GPS systems in more than 550 county vehicles to improve driver behavior to reduce fuel and maintenance costs.

Santa Ana Plans to Have 75% ‘Green’ Fleet by 2016

SANTA ANA, CA - Santa Ana's five-year alternative energy plan will convert the fleet to 75-80 percent alt-fuel and hybrid units and will decrease fleet size by 10-15 percent.

Montgomery County Faces Possibility of Take-Home Cuts

ROCKVILLE, MD - Montgomery County's "lax oversight and incomplete reporting" of take-home cars has officials worried about potential financial consequences from the Internal Revenue Service and questioning the need for these vehicles.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Saves Millions in Operating Costs

PLEASANTVILLE, NJ - New Jersey's Atlantic County Utilities Authority, which employs biodiesel, compressed natural gas, renewable natural gas, solar energy, and wind, has saved more than $2 million per year in operating costs.

Through the Clean Trucks Program, the Port of Long Beach calls for drayage truck owners operating at the port to replace old, polluting trucks to reduce truck-related air pollution by 80 percent by 2012.

Port of Long Beach Hosts Clean Cities Meeting

LONG BEACH, CA - Port of Long Beach staff members discussed environmental initiatives under the Clean Air Action Plan.

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Cars to Run on Propane

GREENWOOD, SC - The Greenwood County Council voted May 3 to convert nearly half of the 40-car sheriff's office fleet of marked uniform patrol vehicles to run on propane.

Pierce County Implements Fuel-Use Reduction Policies

TACOMA, WA – Pierce County has implemented policies for driving, maintaining, and purchasing vehicles that applies to all vehicles and equipment owned or leased by the county.

State of New Mexico Extends Fleet Card Contract With Wright Express

SANTA FE, NM - Wright Express announced the State of New Mexico has awarded the company a new fleet card contract for an additional year.

Solar Powered EV Charging Station Listed on GSA Schedule

ROCKY RIDGE, MD - Officials at Merit Builders, Inc., announced that the company’s Solar-Powered Charging Station was added to the GSA Schedule.

The City purchased 24 Miles EV ZX40ST Trucks.

Dallas Adds 24 Electric Vehicles to Fleet

DALLAS – The City of Dallas marked Earth day earlier this month by unveiling 24 electric vehicles it has added to the City’s fleet.

NYC Sustainability Plan Calls for Fleet Greening

NEW YORK CITY - The City’s updated plaNYC for sustainability includes plans for fleet reduction; increased alt-fuel, hybrid, and plug-in electric vehicle use; installation of EV fueling sites in City-owned garages; increased biodiesel fuel use; and facility consolidation.

Austin to Install Anti-Idling Tech in Patrol Vehicles

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The City of Austin has approved a 36-month supply contract for an anti-idling/alternate power system for 80 police vehicles in the City's Police Department.

San Mateo County Urged to Commission Study of Hybrid Vehicles

SAN MATEO, CA – The county of San Mateo has urged the Public Works Department to commission a new study of the operational costs associated with hybrid vehicles.

Redmond Selects Fleet Management Software System

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond has selected a new fleet management software application for the City's more than 300 pieces of rolling stock and 150 pieces of equipment.

Norman to Install CNG Filling Station

NORMAN, OK – The City of Norman, Okla.’s City Council has approved $850,000 for a planned compressed natural gas fueling station.

Pictured is the Equipment Services team. Standing left to right: Michael J. Quattrone, James Billitier, Jenelle M. Dunn, Marlene Davidson, Frank O&#39;Hare, Gary T. O&#39;Donnell Jr., and Scott Corser. Sitting left to right: Lakshmi Kasturi Rangan, Lynne Kita, Lisa M. Smith, and Amanda L.Smith. There were also two members of the team who were unavailble when the photo was taken, Richard E. Haynes and John D. Pecora.<br /><br />

Rochester Completes Sentinel World Class Fleet Certification Program

ROCHESTER, NY – The City of Rochester has completed the Sentinel World Class Fleet Certification program with a high score of 97 percent.

Durham and Southern Research Demonstrate New Clean Diesel Technology

DURHAM, NC – The City of Durham’s Fleet Management Department has partnered with Southern Research Institute to install emissions-reduction technologies on a number of diesel-powered vehicles and equipment in the fleet.

New York City Issues RFP for Outside Parts Management

NEW YORK CITY – New York City has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an outside vendor to provide just-in-time automotive parts room operation service.

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